What would you expect from a TF accessory pack?

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  1. Quantum_Penguin

    Quantum_Penguin Be seeing you...

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    I know this is a very obscure subject but I'm surprised Hasbro has never released anything like this before.

    Takara did it in a way during Superlink with the repainted energon weapons and Hasbro did make a (very) few minicons that transformed into actual weapons for larger bots, but never before has there been a dedicated accessory pack completely independent of a larger figure.

    I think this lack is particularly vexing since most toys nowadays come with no handguns at all (Classics Bumblebee) or guns that are big and kooky-looking so that they can hold missiles (Classics Starscream and Rodimus).

    On top of that, almost every figure since Armada has had standardized fistholes and no weapon to go in them!

    So, as the title states, if Hasbro were to make an accessory pack sold as a separate entity from the figures, what would you like them to include? I'd like to see them do proper handguns and rifles at least.
     
  2. RandomFerret

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    They would have to transform. Otherwise, I can't see anybody but collectors buying them.
     
  3. daMooseVS

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    That's the thing: we'd buy them for sure, but most kids just aren't collecting these things anymore. Mom or dad buys them a toy in the store to shut up and it goes in the toybox with everything else. So, you end up with a box full of three Turtles, a handful of Power Rangers of various generations, a couple of Transformers, some cheap generic store-made toys, and the like all going to war. And big explosions. While everyone waits for Goku ^_^

    Otherwise, yea, some neat generic weapons ala Energon (maces, axes, guns, swords), mebbe some cool clip on colored pieces to customize your bot, knick-knack items like Classic Bumble's jet ski...I'd get something along that line f'sure.
     
  4. Alpha Prime

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    i would love to have some swords. New guns would be nice. I would LOVE for them to make non-seperating Star Saber, Skyboom Sheild, and Requim Blaster sets.
     
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    Various generic weapons, maybe some energon cubes, and a targetmaster or two.
     
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    Lots of melee weapons, no more guns. Or at least guns without crappy flame-missles or "its a gun because we say its a gun".
     
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    Guns, swords & melee weapons. Also maybe some "Aha!" accessory that could be used on a particular Transformer. Unicron.com is a good example. They made stands for some hard-to-stand Transformers, Energon Cubes, Cheetor swords etc. An "Aha!" accessory would be something that could be used with a Transformer that wasn't first tought of. Okay, here's an example. Energon Omega Supreme can "power-up" with Energon Prime's OP drones. An "Aha!" accessory would be something that could be used like a OP drone but wasn't necessarily a drone. It really would take some creative thinking.
     
  8. KA

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    junkion body parts cum troop builder.
     
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    Weapons, spike and friends to ride in the alts, more weapons, target masters, energon cubes, key to vector sigma stuff like that
     
  10. redsquadron

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    One thing I've always wanted to interact with my TF toys were human figures. In just about every incarnation they're on Earth and have human companions. Scale figures would have been cool when I was a kiddie. (a MIKAELA figure from the movie might be nice!!!;) )

    But then, I guess getting that scale would be nigh on impossible considering no two TF's tend to be in scale!!!

    Other than that, I don't really think the franchise lends itself to accessory packs in the same way something like GI JOE does. Maybe computer stations released in individual packs but when combined, form a large base or command deck or something like that would be a good idea.
     
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    I really don't think there would be much use for anything like that.

    The only things that would be needed are energon cubes, most TFs come with weapons anyways.
     
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    Some decent weapons for Alternators would be nice.
     
  13. Codimus Prime

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    How about a trailer and roller for classics prime?
     
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    my Energon Prowl's gun is being used by Bumblebee, G1/G2 Grimlock's gun fits in Classic Grimlocks hand, Armada Prime's rifle can be used by both RID Prime and Classics Prime (looks better with Classics) and I guess Energon Hot Shot's rifle I'll give to Cliffjumper.

    For an weapons pack, it would be nice if we got generic blasters and rifles (like in the BW show), riot shields, a CR chamber. Another idea could be bases for minicon size to Ultra (I know that this is unfeasable now, since the minicon class will probably be done by TF Heroes and the time to make a minicon base playset would have been Armada)
     
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    Guns of various sizes and styles with standardized peg sizes, melee weapons cast in transluscent plastic ala' Energon, energon cubes. I am just sick of bots that have no weapons. All bots need a gun or an axe or something, it's a fact.
     
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    How about drivers for Alternators that came with some extra weapons for the Alts their selves?
     
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    How about some drivers for the alts that BECOME weapons? I'd buy those in a heartbeat.
     
  18. Alpha Prime

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    Some Energon Stars & Weapons would have been nice too.
     
  19. Codimus Prime

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    repaint some Minimates... they apparently fit well in the seats... saw it on a toy review.
     
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    I'd love to see some Classics Minicons that only become weapons. The triple changers from Armada have weak weapon modes.
     

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