Anyone Other Then Me See Topspin As A Weapons Pack?

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  1. Movie PRIME

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    If your like me you have a lot of Transformers that you just feel need more weapons, or in some cases a weapon period. So you always have an eye out for cheap weapons that have a 5mm peg. Sadly most of the time when you do find them the seller wants $5 or more for just one, and then you have to pay shipping on top of that. This makes it really hard to arm you figs.

    Then the other day I saw a pic of Deluxe Topspin. At first I didn't really look at him as he is a movie fig, and I don't collect movie figs (Not because I don't like the movies I Love the movies! I just don't collect that line.) other then Optimus Prime. Good thing I decided to take a closer look because I noticed that he not only had his Mechtech weapon, but 4 smaller normal guns for a total of 5 weapons!

    So yesterday I finally ran out to Target, and grabbed one, and paid with a $5 off coupon. I got him home opened him up, transformed him one time, (The transformation was fun, but the look of his robot mod really put me off) pulled the weapons off him, and now I have 5 weapons for my classics!

    Now the only question is.....what do I do with the Topspin? LoL.
     
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    Yes, I do. I am trying to figure out if I need more weapons, though. Since I have so many 5mm peg weapons already that I don't have enough bots to hold them.
     
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    I love Top Spin, all the extra gear is a nice touch. Might just be me, but the robot mode really gives me a Beast Machines feeling.
     
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    Use it for a contest :) 
     
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    I was contemplating this... though not sure if I'll go for it.

    The HA Scouts with weapons modes I am picking up as weapon packs though... since they've got 5mm peg weapon modes and a couple clip-on weapons too.

    I'd love to see another evolution of the PCC 2-pack/HA scout pricepoint after the movie: "Targetmasters"... a similarly sized robot with vehicle & weapon modes, ditch the human to allow more alt modes and create plastic mass/part count room in the budget for extra weapons... or even a "targetmaster" minicon.
     
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    I might buy one to custom Roadbuster to have more guns.

    Its another problem when almost all my figures' 5mm peg holes are filled already.
     
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    You know now that you say that his head dose kind of remind me of Tankor.

    I don't think that may people will want a Topspin with out any weapons.

    Really I may have to look at some of the HA basics then.
     
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    I was deciding btwn topspin and other basics. Topspin is still a highly customable mold so there may be quite a few ppl onto him.
     
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    Do all of topspins weapons have c-clips?

    I had him in hand yesterday thinking about buying it just for the weapons, but I was really hoping at least some of them had the c-clips.

    SS Grappel needs some shoulder guns.
     
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    Which ones have weapon modes?
     
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    No there all 5mm posts. Hope that helps.
     
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    That helps alot, thanks movie prime.

    Since grappel can't hold 5mm weapons this isn't what I wa hoping it was.
     
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    Use Gundam Model kit weapons or armored core weapons.
     
  14. Movie PRIME

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    Any Time! :) 

    Yeah I dislike that Grapple doesn't have 5mm hands to.

    Really? They use 5mm handles? Also what scale are you using? I may have to look into this!
     
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    For Gundam Model, 1/100 is the best fit, you maybe able to use 1/144. But either way, They don't have 5mm handles. But they do have handles that Grapple can grab.

    Movie PRIME, as for your concern, you can either get the lego pc that's 5mm peg or go on shapeway to buy 5mm pegs from one of our members here. You can easily clip the handles on those model kits and superglue your own handle to them.

    I have a lot of custom weapons using those.
     

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