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This article is about the type of catalog item. To view all accessories, see Category:Accessories. To see the class page, see ExplorerImageIndex 32.pngAccessory.

An accessory is an item that users equip to the head, neck, shoulder, face, front, back or waist region of their Robloxian avatar.

Accessories were once called "hats". Roblox released a catalog/avatar update in late 2016 that changed "hats" to "accessories"; accessories were categorized by the type.

Types of accessories

Hat

This category is for hats, hoods, masks, and anything located on the top of an avatar's head. Up to three accessories of this type can be worn by a player without the use of Advanced mode.

Hair accessory

Screenshot from 2007 of a test with hair. On this photo, the user "Sappho" is wearing a hair, which goes unused.

This type is for hair and wigs. Only one accessory of this type can be worn by a player without the use of Advanced mode. The first hairs were made on June 12, 2009, but the hair category was supposed to be released in 2007.

Face accessory

This type is for facial additions, such as glasses and fake mustaches. Only one face accessory can be worn by a player without the use of Advanced mode.

Neck accessory

This type is for accessories located to the neck, such as ties, necklaces, or scarves. Only one hat of this type can be worn by a player without the use of Advanced mode.

Shoulder accessory

This type is for accessories located on the player's shoulder, and only one can be worn without the use of Advanced mode. Because they are usually animals or creatures that sit on the player's shoulder, they are often portrayed as living companions when actively shown with the player.

Front accessory

This type is meant for accessories on the front of the torso. Very few accessories belong to this category, and only one can be worn by the player without the use of Advanced mode.

Back accessory

This type is for accessories on the back of the avatar torso, such as capes or backpacks and only one can be worn by the player without the use of Advanced mode.

Waist accessory

This type is for accessories around the avatar's waistline, like tails and belts. Only one can be worn by the player without the use of Advanced mode.

Obtaining accessories

The most common way to obtain an accessory is to purchase it from the avatar shop using Robux. Accessories can also be won in contests and events, or obtained from gift hats during the holidays. Exclusive items can be acquired during promotional events. There are free accessories made for new users, but anyone can buy them.

Note that accessories sometimes become Limited or Limited Unique items, which typically are sold for much higher than the original price.

A player wearing the Valkyrie Helm, Green Banded Top Hat and the Bunny Ears.

Criticism

Accessories on Roblox are known to be one of the main subjects of criticism. Many users consider them to be overpriced; many of them cost 500 Robux or greater and are expensive to the point where often only Premium members can afford them.

A large portion of the free accessories, shirts, pants and more was criticized for being ugly when tickets (known as Tix) were removed.

Since the first half of 2018, many Roblox users, especially new or young players, have often created hoaxes about certain retextures of valuable accessories, such as the Counterfeit Domino Crown and the Dominus Venari, as they are either intended to be a joke or believe that the sole user who won a single-copy item used an exploit to obtain it (leading to the user or the creator of the accessory being harassed and/or multiple hoax accounts to be created).

Counter

The main purpose of Roblox is for gaming and building, not holding a fashion show. Accessories on Roblox is just an addition for a Robloxian. Gameplay is barely affected with Accessories.[1]

You can have 400 Robux by paying only US$5 to Roblox. This makes about 80 Robux per dollar.

Most RP games or fashion show games provided many ways for you to dress up without buying accessories from the Avatar Shop.

Limited and Limited Unique accessories

This is the label that a limited item would have.

Limited items are accessories or faces that were once sold, but then chosen to be put on limited sale. When put on limited sale, no new copies of this accessory will be produced, and the people who bought the accessory during its sale will be able to sell the accessory at a price chosen to their desire, given that the user has Roblox Premium.

This is the label that a limited unique item would have.

Limited Unique items are accessories or faces that have a certain amount of copies, and when first published, are sold by the admins. All copies of a limited unique accessory have a special number to it, and when a user buys the accessory, they get that specific copy of the accessory. For example, if an accessory is limited unique and has only 100 copies, and you buy the 50th, your accessory will be designated by a #50/100. Once the accessory is sold out, all owners of the accessory that have Premium can sell the accessory at a price they desire.

Free accessories

This list features all free accessories available on the avatar shop excluding purchasable free items from events. Please note that it is ordered in the date of release.

Accessory Type Created on Status Remarks
Red Roblox Cap Hat March 23, 2011 Onsale Originally the starter accessory for people who chose male as gender.
Pal Hair Hair July 17, 2012 Onsale Became free in November 2018.
Brown Hair Hair July 17, 2012 Onsale Part of the Man bundle.
Brown Charmer Hair Hair March 2, 2016 Onsale Released when Tix Removal was announced.
Orange Shades Face March 2, 2016 Onsale Released when Tix Removal was announced.
Jade Necklace with Shell Pendant Neck March 2, 2016 Onsale Released when Tix Removal was announced.
Straight Blond Hair Hair March 2, 2016 Onsale Released when Tix Removal was announced.
Black Ponytail Hair March 2, 2016 Onsale Released when Tix Removal was announced.
Blond Spiked Hair Hair March 2, 2016 Onsale Released when Tix Removal was announced.
Roblox 'R' Baseball Cap Hat May 20, 2016 Onsale A newer version of Red Roblox Cap. When Guests were still available on Roblox, this was a Guest's default accessory if they did not choose their gender.
Lavender Updo Hair July 8, 2016 Onsale Was female Guests' default accessory when Guests existed.
True Blue Hair Hair July/August 2016 Onsale Was male Guests' default accessory when Guests existed.
Stylish Aviators Face December 25, 2016 Onsale Released when Tix Removal was announced.
Roblox Logo Visor Hat January 16, 2017 Onsale Released as a part of the logo change.
Roblox Baseball Cap Hat January 16, 2017 Onsale Released as a part of the logo change.
Medieval Hood of Mystery Hat January 18, 2017 Onsale Originally was a limited item became a free permanent item in 2017.
Orange Beanie with Black Hair Hair October 21, 2017 Onsale Became free in December 2019 following the release of the avatar creation sign-up feature.
Down to Earth Hair Hat May 26, 2018 Onsale Default when a user creates a new Roblox account without selecting a gender.

2019 Roblox Visor

Hat January 3, 2019 Onsale Released as a part of the ROBLOX Visor series, preceded by the 2018 ROBLOX Visor
Belle Of Belfast Long Red Hair Hair March 17, 2019 Onsale Became free in December 2019 following the release of the avatar creation sign-up feature.
The Encierro Cap Hat July 5, 2019 Onsale Released as a commemoration of San Fermín.
Colorful Braids Hair September 6, 2019 Onsale Unknown.
Cool Side Shave Hair September 6, 2019 Onsale Unknown.
International Fedora (series) Hat 2019-2020 Onsale Released as a commemoration to the countries that plays and supports Roblox.
Happy New Year Rat Shoulder January 21, 2020 Onsale Released for Chinese New Year 2020.
Robox Hat April 1, 2020 Onsale Released for April Fools' Day 2020.
Happy New Year Ox Shoulder February 10, 2021 Onsale Released for Chinese New Year 2021.

UGC

On August 2, 2019, the test account Hatsoffto2019 was used to publish a hat called Fresh Red Baseball Cap, potentially suggesting UGC to be uploaded into the avatar shop. This was later confirmed during RDC 2019, and soon after the convention the first wave of UGC hats were published.

Trivia

This section is a trivia section. Please relocate any relevant information into other sections of the article.

  • Development on accessories began in 2007 and continues to this day.
  • Since accessories make Robloxians a bit heavier, players jump lower with lots of them on. This was fixed when the Massless property was added to BaseParts.
  • Most accessories only fit the default head, however, some accessories fit other heads, like the Blockhead Baseball Cap.
  • Before January 9, 2017, users could drop accessories in-game using the '=' key. It was removed due to having no use in games and created a lot of mess. It can be brought back by using the following script in this thread: [1]
  • Roblox makes accessories randomly, or on holidays, or for promotional purposes.

    The old "New" tag.

  • For the first three days after an accessory is released, it carries the "New" tag on the top right corner of the accessory's picture.

    The current "New" tag

    Current "New" tag with a clock, which indicates that an item is only available for a short time.

See also

References

  1. Large accessories can increase the distance of where your Robloxian can be hit, and the distance of where you can pick items up.
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