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Attacktix is one of Hasbro's new gaming properties. Players select an "army" of figures, then try to use the figures' special abilities (firing missiles, spring-loaded strike attacks, and the like) to knock down the opposing force. The games rules are set as such that the game can be played very simply and quickly between two players, or more involved battles with multiple players and more rules and turnarounds.

Initially, the Attacktix line consisted solely of Star Wars characters; however, Hasbro has since introduced Transformers characters to the mix -using a combination of characters from the Unicron Trilogy and Generation One series, even dipping into Universe and a few unique creations, plus recently added heroes and villains from Marvel Comics. Most strikingly, the Attacktix line featured a "Intergalactic Showdown" crossover pack, pitting Transformers characters AGAINST Star Wars characters for utter supremacy of the Male Action market. Marvel Comics characters soon got their own assortments as well.

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HA HA FETT.

Most of the pieces are available in randomized, blind-packed Booster sets. Originally these came three to a pack, but with the addition of Transformers, the sets were reduced to cheaper two-packs. The Booster-pack figures are (somewhat misleadingly) rated "Rare" and "Super Rare": each pack contains one of each, but there are twice as many "Super Rare" pieces in an assortment as there are "Rares".

All of the Attacktix characters are compatible and you can use multiples of any one; you can have a team consisting of Yoda, Ransack and Spider-Man if you wish, or nothing but multiple Decepticlones.

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The entire line was put on "indefinite hiatus" in early 2007, with a great many planned and revealed pieces being put into limbo. Its return is questionable.


Gameplay BasicsEdit

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Tabletop gaming condensed down to simply knocking things over. Awesome.

The most basic setup of the game involves two players picking an equal number of pieces and placing them on a smooth surface about three feet apart. Players then move as many pieces as they wish as many "tix" as shown on their piece by "rolling" them. At any time during movement, the player can attack with a set number of their pieces; the last player to have any pieces standing wins.

Most pieces fall under two attack categories: Missiles or Melee. (There are a few special cases, but so far, all Transformers pieces are combat-only.) Missile-launching pieces can attack from a distance (the spring mechanisms in Attacktix pieces are very strong), but typically cannot move as many "tix" per turn. Melee pieces need to get up-close for their swipes, stabs, and lifting actions to be effective, so to counter that they typically can move a greater number of "tix" per turn.

More advanced methods of play are set up using Point Values and Special Powers.

Point ValuesEdit

Every piece is rated a certain number of Points. Typically, the higher the point value, the more effective the piece is in battle (more "tix" per turn, more effective attacks/special powers, wider bases to make knocking them down more difficult, etc.). While most pieces range from 10 to 40 points, the large and very powerful "Battle Master" pieces can be worth up to 80. Players may set a maximum total point value to even the playing field, adjusting strategy to match: use a large force of weaker troops to wear down the other team with multiple attacks, or only a few very strong ones in the hopes of overpowering the opponent quickly.

Special PowersEdit

On the bottom of every piece's base is a Special Power that goes into effect when the piece is knocked over, if the "Attacktix Window" on the bottom shows white. These vary wildly, from giving you retaliatory moves and/or attacks, replacing the fallen figure with another piece of a specified Class, Allegiance or even a specific character, and such. It is a good idea to assemble a team whose Special Powers complement each other; while this typically means sticking with a "theme" (Imperials, Autobots), this is not always the case, thanks to the Class markings.


Transformers Attacktix piecesEdit

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Note: More detail on each pieces' Special Powers are given on their individual pages.

Series 1Edit

NUMBER CHARACTER ALLEGIANCE CLASS ATTACK TYPE POINTS RARITY
TF01 Mini-Con (Skyboom) Autobot Trooper Missile 10 Rare
TF02 Omnicon (gold Signal Flare type) Autobot Trooper Missile 10 Rare
TF03 Decepticlone (gray Light Unit) Decepticon Trooper Missile 10 Rare
TF04 Insecticon Decepticon Trooper Missile 10 Rare
TF05 Rodimus Autobot Captain Missile 20 Rare
TF06 Battle Ravage Decepticon Specialist Melee (flail) 20 Rare
TF07 Scourge Decepticon Specialist Melee (swing) 20 Super Rare
TF08 Starscream (Cybertron) Decepticon Captain Missile 30 Super Rare
TF09 Hot Shot (Cybertron) Autobot Warrior Missile (wide) 40 Super Rare
TF10 Excellion Autobot Warrior Missile (wide) 40 Super Rare
TF11 Vector Prime Autobot Leader Missile (wide) 40 Super Rare
TF12 Landmine (Energon) Autobot Warrior Melee (stab) 30 Super Rare
TF13 Super Optimus Prime (Cybertron, robot) Autobot Leader Missile (wide) 40 Super Rare
TF14 Super Optimus Prime (Cybertron, vehicle) Autobot Leader Missile 30 Super Rare
TF15 Scorponok Decepticon Captain Melee (lift) 30 Super Rare
TF16 Megatron (Cybertron, robot) Decepticon Leader Missile (wide) 40 Super Rare
TF17 Megatron (Cybertron, jet) Decepticon Leader Missile 30 Super Rare
TF18 Ransack Decepticon Specialist Melee (grapple) 20 Super Rare
TF19 Overhaul Autobot Leader Missile (wide) 30 N/A
TF20 Dirt Boss Decepticon Warrior Missile (forked) 30 N/A
TF21 Skyblast (robot) Autobot Warrior Melee (stab) 30 N/A
TF22 Skyblast (vehicle) Autobot Specialist Missile 20 N/A
TF24 Omega Supreme N/A Mega Melee (manual throw) 80 N/A
TF25 Crumplezone Decepticon Captain Melee (punch) 30 N/A
SVT01 Omega Sentinel N/A Mega Missile (quadruple) 70 N/A
SVT05 Super Optimus Prime (Cybertron, robot) Autobot Leader Missile (wide) 40 N/A
SVT06 Megatron (Cybertron, robot) Decepticon Leader Missile (wide) 40 N/A
P01 Decepticlone (white Light Unit) Decepticon Trooper Missile 10 N/A

Series 2Edit

Series 2 of Transformers Attacktix is currently "on hold", as is the entire line so far. According to Attacktix creator Brian Wilk in an interview at San Diego Comic-Con 2007, Hasbro is re-evaluating the presentation of the line, from packaging (how the pieces are presented, emphasis on the game, the whole blind-packed issue) to placement in the aisles to better grab kids before re-launching the line. As such, this list is certainly subject to change.

NUMBER CHARACTER ALLEGIANCE CLASS ATTACK TYPE POINTS RARITY
TF01 Arcee Autobot Leader Missile 20 Rare
TF02 Omnicon (blue Signal Flare type) Autobot Trooper Missile 10 Rare
TF03 Mini-Con (black Skyboom type) Decepticon Trooper Missile 10 Rare
TF04 Decepticlone (purple Light Unit) Decepticon Trooper Missile 10 Rare
TF05 Dark Crumplezone Decepticon Warrior Melee (punch) 30 Rare
TF06 Bumblebee Autobot Specialist Missile 20 Rare
TF07 Grimlock Autobot Leader Melee (rammer) 20 Super Rare
TF08 Soundwave Decepticon Captain Missile 30 Super Rare
TF09 Checkpoint Autobot Specialist Missile 20 Super Rare
TF10 Strongarm Autobot Warrior Melee (axe swing) 30 Super Rare
TF11 Starscream (Energon, vehicle) Decepticon Captain Missile 30 Super Rare
TF12 Thrust (robot) Decepticon Specialist Melee (stab) 30 Super Rare
TF13 Thrust (vehicle) Decepticon Specialist Missile 20 Super Rare
TF14 Whirl (vehicle) Autobot Warrior Missile (x2) 30 Super Rare
TF15 Super Optimus Prime (Cybertron, "spark attack") Autobot Warrior Missile 50 Super Rare
TF16 Prowl Autobot Captain Missile 30 Super Rare
TF17 Dark Scorponok Decepticon Warrior Melee (lift) 30 Super Rare
TF18 Galvatron (Cybertron) Decepticon Leader Missile 40 Super Rare
TF19 Optimus Prime (Generation One) Autobot Leader Missile 40 N/A
TF20 Megatron (Generation One) Decepticon Leader Missile 40 N/A
TF21 Skywarp (Cybertron LOC) Decepticon Warrior Missile 30 N/A
TF22 Landquake Autobot Specialist Melee (stab) 30 N/A
Note: The last four pieces on this list, The Generation One Optimus, Megatron, and Unicron Trilogy Landquake and Skywarp, did in fact see a limited retail release, popping up mainly in stores like Meijers or TJ Maxx.


Other known piecesEdit

Several other Attacktix pieces were revealed at various conventions (oddly enough, most at the Star Wars "Celebration IV" convention), or through official solicitations, but ultimately never saw release. Some were slated to be in "starter packs", but most were likely boosters. Most of their in-game statistics are unknown.

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