Jump to content

Hasbro Q&a


Recommended Posts

Jun 10, 2004

Web site Q & A for the week of June 7th



Q: Are the TRANSFORMERS ALTERNATORS figures meant to be the actual G1 characters rebuilt in new forms or are they just characters with the same names and similar appearances. Takara’s story for their Binaltech line seems to link the new figures directly to their old namesakes, yet the connection is unclear for US fans. How exactly is this line connected to G1?


A: ALTERNATORS is a product line meant to appeal to G1 fans as well as today’s kids. We leave it up to the fans to make the parallels to G1; but we are working on ways to bring a story to light in the US.



this isn't very informative @grumpy@ but it's somethin' I guess! ;)


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ok my version for alts is that they all died in there original forms by unicron & megatron but then the minicons brought them back to life in an upgraded form using there minicon powers & the power of the matrix!


... oh wait a sec!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My question to Hasbro is -- Was this really the most pressing question that everybody wants to know about? Or, was this the only question they wanted to answer with a real answer instead of thier most common answer to most questions which is: "We currently have no plans for this at this time..."


Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was just thinking what if Dreamwave did a comic on it. Binaltech story isnt that bad. And Im sure DW could do some really killer stuff with adding characters and such. Depending on what Licenses Takara got, they could do some cool stuff even if the line isnt complete.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good Q&A maybe now people will stop complaining about Alts. not being 100% G1 acc as clearly they are merely G1 influenced, not a continuation

Well, they said it is up to the fans so it could be influenced or a continuation.


To tell you the truth, I find the answer bs. It is just something they put some fans not bothering them. Companies usually say they are looking into a storyline or currently have no plans, which may mean the same thing. These types of answers are used to get the fanboys off their backs. I also agree with Grondeur with why they answer this question since it is so trivial; I see the alternator line just simply a line for collectors and since it is for them, a story isn't neccesary. Binaltech is different, I guess.


I prefer the japanese storyline and also collect the binaltech line.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...
Sign Up For The TNI Newsletter And Have The News Delivered To You!

Entertainment News International (ENI) is the #1 popular culture network for adult fans all around the world.
Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!

Contact and Support

Advertising | Submit News | Contact ENI | Privacy Policy

©Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. Contact us about any infringements right away - CLICK HERE