In regards to the TR-116, failing (or in addition to) the C-store, I'd be more than happy to accept a bunch of endgame level variants that could be obtained as quest rewards for the Borg missions, as emblem gear or through R&D. And perhaps some of the other items could be included at the end of the game in the same manner. Though I'm not sure all of them level with you, in theory at least those people who might object to losing some exclusivity would still benefit from their unlock keys by having these items from the start.
Seeing these items are not in the store I am working on getting them by other means, got the TR-116 from a very friendly community member here ont he forums, though I had scored that personnal shield but something went wrong and cryptic support is still rubbish (how many damn tiers of support you have?)
So yes I would support this I like fancy things some for game play some purely RP wise.