Minicons that turn into guns/cannons?

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  1. deliciouspeter

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    Or if anyone can direct me to a minicon resource, I'm looking for a few minicons that arent' vehicles, but guns/cannons/etc. Thanks !
     
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    There was a set of Armada Mini-Cons that turned from cars to bots to guns. Used to have it, just sold them a couple months ago. I'll look for a page.

    Edit: Here-
    http://www.tfw2005.com/resources/ar...ni-con-team-makeshift--prowl-and-firebot-772/

    Doesn't look like any of the pictures show the weapon modes (unless I'm just not looking enough and there are more pictures), but they do have weapon modes. The car turns into a gun, the firetruck a missile pack, and the plane... umm... I forget, but it was something.

    Also-
    http://www.tfw2005.com/resources/ar...eam-thunderwing--gunbarrel-and-terradive-773/

    These too also turned into weapons (again, doesn't seem to show). The red one was a grenade launcher, the gold a big ninja star looking thing, and the blue became Wolverine claws.
     
  3. grimlock1972

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    sounds like you mean targetmasters rather than Minicons as the Minicons that turn into weapons also have vehicle mode
     
  4. Counterpunch?

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    You can weaponize any Mini-con through the use of Lego Technic connectors.

    They fit into the Mini-con ports and are essentially the same size as the 5mm standard hand hole.
     
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    Then looking for something that doesn't actually exist. Like Kusanagi said there are two teams (air military and emergency) that have 3rd modes that are some kind of weapon, in adition to bot and vehicles modes. And there are the 3 weapon combiners (saber, sheild, and blaster). But again that combined weapon mode in addition to the vehicle and robot modes.

    The Nightstick targetmaster that comes with Universe Cyclonus is unique. Nothing like him before or since, so far.
     
  6. Bilbo Boxhead

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    they are called targetmasters
     
  7. videriant

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    DOH!!! And all this time I've been hoarding Cruellocks and Doomlocks to use their weapons as minicon converters.
     
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    There are also some partner minicons like Leader-1/Clench, Overrun/Run-Over that transform into hand held weapons, and minicons whose vehicle mode is basically a minicon-peg-mounted weapon like Safeguard & the Military team.
     
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    There is also Leader-1, Rollout and OverRun that turn into weapons.

    Cool tips about the lego pieces! Thanks CP!

    EDIT: Doh! Beaten by Edgewise.
     
  10. Edgewise

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    Hey, thanks for mentioning Rollout, I *knew* there was at least another one I was blanking out on
     
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    I know they're on my brain because I just picked them up, but the Liokaiser Breast animals all have gun modes.

    Yeah, they aren't Minicons, but I love the little guys!
     
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    Sorry...I mean don't JUST turn into vehicles, but also weapon mode. I can't recall, but I thought I had a little red guy that turned into a missle launcher.

    Anyway, thanks for the input! I'm really just looking for some guns to attach to minicon ports, so those lego connectors are a great idea.
     
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    The Demolition team and Military team are especially good for this as they're basically weaponized anyway.
     
  14. videriant

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    The red guy is firebot from Armada Emergency. Here's two threads from over a year ago:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-toy-discussion/188119-minicon-weapons.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-toy-discussion/168852-rare-minicons.html

    Basically any repaint of:

    Minicons with handles for normal bots
    Emergency Team - all turn into weapons, Prowl is the only one with a peg for normal robots, one of the japanese versions was retooled with handle for all robots
    Air Military Team - all turn into weapons but only the Japanese Team that was retooled has handles for all robots
    Air Defense (Star Saber) Team - most bots can hold it in the saber form or just sonar in a sai form.
    Race (Skyboom Shield) - has a handle
    Space (Requiem Blaster) - has a handle
    Rollout (Overload) - turn him upside down, flip out the blasters and handle
    Over-run (Optimus Deluxe) - has a handle
    Stripmine (Quickmix)

    Minicons that turn into weapons (minicon port only)
    Safeguard (Vector Prime)
    Leader-1 (Megatron)
    Drillbit (Metroplex)

    Minicon weapons by default (minicon port only)
    Land Military Team
    Destruction Team
    technically, any minicon with missiles

    My fanmode (sorry, no pictures)
    Deep Dive (giant planet team) - he has the minicon port at the top that bots can hold. You can split out his front to form blades or I flip up his back and call it a bazooka launcher.

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    I'll try and get pictures tonight of my display. I have the classics with weapon minicons and the universe 2.0 with energon weapons.
     
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    wow videriant! thanks.

    It was firebot who I had!

    And Armada Crumplezone... he turned into a tank.
     
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    Leader-1 is not port only. His arm/hand is his handle.


    Leader-1 (Armada) - Transformers Wiki

     
  17. videriant

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    I'll have to try that when I get home. Is it a standard peg or can bots with smaller hands hold him?
     
  18. Edgewise

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    I think it's just the standard size that he fits. Though it is a bit awkward looking with such an off-center handle.

    Here's a pic of Clench holding Caliburn:
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