They all had something to do with the movies. The Buster gun was made by TakaraTomy to make him even more accurate as the ROTF Optimus didn't even come with a gun. It was known by watching the films that Prime's guns came from his fuel tanks. TakaraTomy did the best they could and made both tanks into one gun.
The Jetwings are clearly from the film DOTM. I mean, Optimus flies around Chicago with them on for like...40 minutes or so.
The Striker piece (the Mechtech transformation add on that's in the Striker mold) was from a design that never made it to film. The original idea was that Prime and his trailer would become one giant Mechtech vehicle. You can Google for images, it's a good thing they scrapped it.
My point was the items in question are not made to homage anything. These pieces they're selling have already been made by TakaraTomy. This company is bootlegging them in different packaging to cash in. Bootlegging and homages are completely different animals.
First of all, as you are part of the news crew
I dont expect that sort of shortness with someone asking a question, dont be a dick!
Its been some time since I watch the movies so a little slack wouldnt do no harm when responding to a user of the website you work on?
Guess I will have to pop in DOTM for that 40 minutes Jet Wing flight, in fact all the movies, just so i can feel better about myself maybe!
So which is the 'Striker' piece, perhaps someone can answer or pop a picture in this thread so I and other not quite in the know can remember/understand?
I dont remember Optimus' tanks turning into his gun, but i guess a lot of stuff did happen quickly sometimes?
I remember him flying in ROTF with Jetfires parts, so maybe i just thought the 'Wings' had something to do with that.. but no.
So, these parts do look quite cool as an add-on for Prime, but referencing them as part of little bits from all the movies is a definate advantage to purchasing them.