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We only have stock or close to stock blasters as well. We also only do normal darts. ie kosh, waffle head, accufake, z tip darts. So that would be my choice, but I am open to other options.
Hopefully the OP 464 logs back on as he hasn't been here since April.
When we bought a bunch of blasters from someone a while back there were these darts that I do not recognize in with them. They are yellow with an orange/red semi translucent suction tip. As you can see in the pictures they are bigger than the normal micro dart (koosh dart in the pic) and they are smaller than a modern Mega dart. I tried them in an old tech target blaster with the larger barrel and they were not big enough for it. I also tried then in an ERTL dart gun and they were too long for it.
I suspect that someone on here knows what they are. So what are they?
Lime Green Nerf
If the one Pineapplepies showed the link to are the same as the ones I got from the link below I can tell you that they are not the same as ACCurate darts. The red ones have tips that are solid and hard. Not something I want to be shooting at little kids.
Here are what I bought to test.
If anyone wants me to cut them open to show just let me know.
My preference is still the Koosh darts gen 3. The FVJ darts and the ACCurate darts tend to sting more. While I don't mind the more sting, we deal with lots of people that have 5 yr olds - teenagers and adults using them and the younger ones don't like that sting and I need to keep our customers happy. They all fly more accurate. The only benefit of the FVJ and ACCurate darts over the Koosh is price which can be a big benefit. However the FVJ have also been banned from some wars.
HI, I just had to add about both of these darts- black ACC and knock-off megas. I got them both off aliexpress last week.
the black ACC look neat, but my voltage modded stryfe pulled off the head of one out five darts shot. and ranges are inconsistent: sometimes crap, sometimes awesome. they don't seem to be glued well at all.
as for the knock-off megas. the foam isn't as stiff as Hasbro megas. the rubbery heads are a mediocre cast- almost too thin on some sides. I tested them with my spring enhanced cyclonshock and this is what I think: the dart don't seal the barrel as well as the brand darts. ranges are far worse than regular megas. don't waste your money on these. oh, and the don't whistle since they have no hole.
LarpBeard - I got some knock off megas on ebay from China. Mine have the holes and whistle and the quality seems to be good.. However I can't compare to real nerf megas as I have not had any.
The koosh darts sold by beautifulwoman work great in stock blasters, including the retaliator.
nineofspades some of us buy even more darts than 400. Our last order, and our largest to date was for 2000 darts. Plus right after that we ordered 1400 glow in the dark darts. However we will never use most of them. We sell them when we sell blasters and we are in the process of setting up a nerf rental business for parties and they will be used for that. Plus if I could ever find the manufacturer of the koosh darts and buy them in bigger bulk and at a better price I would start selling them on ebay so that there was someone selling them from the US.
In case anyone is wondering, this is what a box of 2000 koosh darts looks like.
I wanted to use the crayola markers (which I know can work) because they were free. If I have to buy them it adds an addition $4-$5 in cost to the blaster and that is a big chunk of the profit.
As far as dead space goes, I realize there is some of that but with the dollar tree markers in there I am getting elite blaster range. Also I really like the koosh darts and find that they work very well.
I used some Dollar Tree markers. All I had to do was take apart the marker and stick it into the tubes and it worked. I just got a bunch of crayola markers from one of my son's friends and I did the same thing with them to another Berserker and the performance was sad. At first I thought that the Berserker was bad but when I put the Dollar Tree marker tubes in it works great like it should. I also took a drill and drilled out the ridges on the inside of the crayola markers and it helped some but not much.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what I am doing wrong, or what else I need to do to make it work with the crayola markers?
Thanks,we recently acquired a few hundred tagger darts so don't need them right now, but the church that I sold 50+ blasters to asked about velcro darts. I told them your idea and they liked it. I will keep this in mind for when I need more.
You want to keep the kiddos happy so that they don't bug the parents and make them take time away from the game.
I am not really much help for the main game. However you will want to have a main table as your command center as well as one or two strong helpers so that when things happen fast and you get bombarded that they can help you. You will have to be there manning that table the whole time. You need to be the one in charge making the final decisions on anything. You want it so that when someone needs to know what to do that either your two helpers can answer the question with confidence because it was simple or that if not simple everyone knows that you are the one to go to and get your answer. Basically there needs to be a person in charge that makes the final decision when there are different opinions on what to do. I have been to many other large events not related to nerf and where there isn't one person in charge chaos happens.
I know personally I am still looking to find the manufacturer as BW claims not to be the manufacturer.
We have been trying to track down the manufacturer so that we could buy in bulk and resell on ebay as a USA seller but we haven't had any luck.
There are taggers in ToysRus. Have you checked there yet? Or do you just want a cheap source?
I can get them but even at the Toys R Us sale price of $11.04 / 36, it is still $.31/dart plus tax. At 3 - 4 times the price that I pay for the elite koosh darts I am trying to find a better priced source that I am assuming will be coming from China.
I do realize that they don't work in clip systems but my son sells a large portion of his blasters to parents for their kids nerf war birthday party. Power and distance are not as important to the 6 - 10 yr olds. Fun games are what is important. There are lots of fun things the kids can do with the tagger darts.
My ultimate plan is to build a shell grinder and filament extruder to feed my 3D printer. I shall call him Oroku Saki.
Is that possible yet to grind your own plastic up and extrude filament for a 3D printer? If so the idea of getting a 3D printer might be moving up on my list.
BTW, Nice write up.
I realize that I could just paint it and make it look cool. However, I am looking for something at least somewhat functional, other than just as a prop or decoration.
Does anyone else take their leftover blaster shells and turn them into anything non nerf? Or do you just toss them or rip them apart and use the pieces of plastic for spare parts?
(If this should be in the mod section please let me know)
With my big beast Ultra Rainbow and this small but powerful blaster I am all set.
We call it ULTRA RAINBOW. Taste the rainbow (stole this part from someone else that did this)
I am asking because I want to order a large number and then resell them. I want to get the manufacturer to use a better glue on the heads and also to get them in other colors. We have searched on alibaba and some other sites but have had no luck.
Also any feedback you have on the koosh darts would be appreciated.
I am thinking either a mid December Saturday morning or in January. Let me know what you think of these months for a war.
I am also thinking of Moon Valley park near 7th Ave & Greenway. I know it is on the north side and not as central but it is a good park and close to me so I can provide support. However I am open to other locations.
Please sound off and let me know if anyone on here is interested.