g1Optimus Prime Laser Rifle

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  1. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    I was doing a search for Optimus Prtime related items on BBTS and I came across the Energon Blaster. I don't know how successful this item was, but how many of us would buy a G1 Prime rifle like this?Maybe battery operated with laser sounds? This would be awesome! Here's hoping this could be a future item from the movie!
     
  2. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    It wasn't. You can still find them on the shelves at KB Toy outlets. There was an Energon Megatron sword too, that sold only moderately better because it was a sword.

    I'm sure it was somewhat welcome in cosplay for those who bought one and repainted it. But it was essentially a non-transforming gimmick with the TF logo on it, and for that reason alone, kids and TF fans alike obviously didn't want one.
     
  3. godsenddeath

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    Hasbro probably won't do it.....


    Maybe some other company would. I know i've seen human scale G1 Prime guns somewhere.



    For a second there, i thought this was the Action Master thread.
     
  4. ErikB

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    role-play items like this tend to be popular for a bit, but most companies shy away from them. These energon toys, along with the star saber swords from a while back didn't sell well, so i doubt we'll be seeing more of them.
     
  5. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    I will buy it only if it shoots out real laser blasts.
     
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    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    The Energon ones seem to have sold better than the Star Saber daggers. I haven't seen any of the Energon ones since well before that line ended, while there are still a bunch of Star Sabers at TRU. So either the Energon ones sold better or they just made less of them.
     
  7. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    Let's not equate Action Masters with the goofy Energon gun. Action Masters were cool, I tell you -- my favorite toys as actual action figures. I bought them all. You could also mod them like GI Joe figs and change around their parts for even more fun.
     
  8. FreshDebesh

    FreshDebesh <b><font color=brickred>oye chak de phatte!</font> Veteran

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    Yeah I think they both had O rings.
     
  9. MECHADOOM

    MECHADOOM I'm Doombot and I know it

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    I expect to see Op's gun as a movie role play toy.
     

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