Minicons as tools

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  1. Locke

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    In the thread about the Classics minicons, I made a comment about getting a Perceptor or Reflector minicon scaled for use by the larger bots, and the more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea of Minicons with a 'tool mode'. It seems that the minicons that have a weapon mode (either solo or combined) are generally popular in the fandom, so would anyone else be interested in minicon tools? While I certainly like the combat aspects of the Transformers mythos, I wouldn't mind having something else for my bots to do as well.
     
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    Any idea that gets us more Mini-cons is a good idea to me.:D 
     
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    I think the idea rocks. and they can make team combination like 3 minicons turning into a giant sledge hammer or Jack hammer. but on another note, it be cool if they even made some beast minicons. cant be that hard to make a rhino, bat, lion or jaguar, they would make sweet homage to G1 Blasters Steeljaw and Ramhorn, and Soundwaves Ratbat and Ravage.
     
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    I'd rather have target master minicons. Not just guns, but also melee weapons. I'd preffer if they were unencombered by vehicle modes, though. Just a robot and weapon.

    Of course, some analog of cassettes for a new Soundwave.
     
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    I love the idea, mini-cons that have a thrid mode are the best and ones that combine to make larger bots are pretty cool as well. I'm a HUGE fan of combiners, I who love to even see even more then just three combine. But back to the topic at hand tool would be prett sweet!!!
     
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    IIRC, in the Armada cartoon, the Mini-cons were originally intended as tools. By that logic, I don't see a reason why quite a few of them wouldn't have the shape of an actual tool (or maybe even a fictitous one such as a sonic screwdriver).

    Some tools make damn good weapons, too. A nice giant hammer is equally useful in construction or destruction (just noticed somebody already mentioned giant sledge hammer in the thread, so I know I'm not saying something that people consider outrageous). Drills work too, and some more futuritic ideas, like an energy-sheathed chainsaw, vibro-blade, etc.

    I could easily get behind mini-cons with a purely tool or weapon-based alt. mode. Weapons are easier to make, but multi-purpose tools are (like a hammer) a neater idea as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    Dude, I LOVE that idea!! A highly articulate mini robot who has either weapon or tool mode, but no vehicle mode. It makes more sense then having some smaller car or vehicle hanging off of a bigger car or vehicle.
     
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    Minicons are nearly always represented as tool-type 'bots, so I'm all for it. Would be cool if we could get some TFs who could be like some of the tool-type accessories of the different Super Robot shows - a TF-styled Dividing Driver or Dimension Pliers would be extremely fun as a concept.
    I'd go for it too if it meant a new Reflector.
     
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    I think the idea of minicons without vehicle modes works very well for us, but I'm afraid it might be a harder sell to children/parents. Certainly, the tool/weapon mode generally suffers because of the vehicle mode, but as long as it looks reasonably close to what it's supposed to look like, the third mode adds quite a bit of play value. If the minicon is packaged with a larger bot, that isn't such a big deal, but it matters more if the only way we're going to be getting minicons is in the twin packs.
     
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    good call.

    also, i'd like to see a space explorer minicon team (rover, lander and shuttle) and....

    BEAST MINICONS!!! AS PETS!!!(than i wouldnt be so gypped for not affording beast HMs and cassettes XD)
     
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    I'd take beast minicons, only if their main companion is a larger beast bot or were sold in a versus two-pack.
     

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