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All right, real talk. My brother got one of these Techno Punch Terminators for Christmas in 1991. It was awesome. The eyes glowed red, and it had heavy duty elastic bands that mimicked hydraulic waist torsion. The thing threw mad punches at other figures. .
But what always perplexed me, as a kid and up until 5 minutes ago, were the accessories with this otherwise awesome figure. I thought they were both supposed to be some kind of future guns. Maybe I was/am dumb, but I'm 33 and don't understand a few things:
Why did the toy makers decide to combine a Terminator with one accessory that completely covers the bombest of early 90's play features? The glowing red eyes were damned cool, and they worked without batteries basically by low grade fiber optic properties. The translucent red bits of plastic connected from the eye sockets to the top of the head. Thus, any light hitting the head would also come out of the eyes. The gray plastic "scope" was supposed to do... what? Terminators already have Terminator vision and glowing red eyes! The overly-contrived scope didn't even fit well on the head. "Oh cool, let's give the Terminator glasses that block the eyes that WE FIGURED OUT HOW TO MAKE GLOW. Forget that, as a Terminator, it can already see through walls and magnify distant objects."
The second accessory is a real head scratcher. Wreckage. Literally they must have said, "Okay, our Terminator has wicked red eyes and a sick super punch. In fact, it's damn near perfect. We just need an accessory to compliment the pointless gray Geordi visor thing. Missile launcher? Hmm. That might make it *too* good. Break away brick wall? Too sensible. No, how about a piece of crappy plumbing that looks like one of those hobo guns from Star Trek V? Yes!"
I could never understand the point of the scope and plumbing wreckage as a kid, and wondered silently in the back of my mind for many years what I was missing. The scope always slipped off, like it was too tight for the head. The pipe wreckage looked like some weird kind of gun. They gave it a handle that made the thing look like a gun, after all.
26 years later, and I now know it was just crappy design. Case closed.