Yeah, totally a good thought. I suspect if my sister or niece digs it enough, I'll give them one, but I don't think my mom or grandparents will be into it, and I don't know anybody else who might be. I do think Hasbro could offer it with a stock and a tac-rail sight or red-dot and sell it mass-market at $25 and it'd own the market.
I was definitely surprised by home much I like the Alpha Trooper. So much so that besides not having a shoulder stock, my only other complaint is that I don't need to buy another one.
[FONT=Courier New]We have *however* been buying these up as gifts for people and I have given them to 6 people (including 2 that will be Christmas presents for my nephew and a family friend).[/FONT]
[FONT=Courier New]We will be picking up another one in the next week or two for another birthday (the wife of a friend who got one from us already).[/FONT]
[FONT=Courier New]Part of me wants to load up on these just to have them for future gifts because it really is a great starter blaster that has it all (or close to it); High capacity magazine + slam fire mode.[/FONT]