« on: September 20, 2011, 08:26 AM »
Kids like extra guns, they'd like extra lightsabers, too*. Watching some stop motion vids on youtube, some of which are made by kids, they use the extra weapons, the EMP launcher (?) is used as a bazooka. Going by my yard sale hunts, its also the weapon most likely to survive and be sold at a yard sale (got two of them this year).
All the clones that needed rifles had a chance to get them.
For those of us who do buy used figures that often come without accessories, it was an incentive to get some new figures.
Also, you can sell your unwanted weapons on ebay, same with the BAD parts.
*This is strange that lightsabers have only been offered in the Episode 1 accessory packs, vintage Kenner didn't include any in their mail-in offer and Bespin Luke's saber was soooo easy to lose.
I'd bring the concept back and make 6 assortments, one per movie...cut it back to 5 weapons per set but include some lightsabers.