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#1 Cats

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 05:46 PM

I was watching American Gladiator because I had nothing better to do, and In one of the challenges the goal was to evade fire from a nerf turret. I was wondering if anyone else noticed.

http://www.nbc.com/A...a/assault.shtml
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#2 CaptainSlug

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 05:48 PM

Nothing new about that. There was one in the original show.
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Posted 21 January 2008 - 05:49 PM

Yea definitely noticed. Except it shoots tennis balls. Also, when they get to a certain spot they have to grab a titan missle out of a sand box and I haven't seen anybody make it past that so maybe they have to shoot it out of a titan? We will see tonite.

PS. American Gladiators, best show of my life.

Edit: Slug, yea there was one in the original except this one is all coloured like a nerf gun and says nerf on it.

Edited by WratH, 21 January 2008 - 05:51 PM.

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 05:59 PM

I think Axelion burnout posted this already in the nerf in popular culture thread.

Edited by nerfalchemist, 21 January 2008 - 05:59 PM.

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#5 Axelion burnout

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 05:59 PM

Yeah, I added that to the Nerf In Popular Culture thread (page 3).

Edit: Gah, beat me to it! Oh, hey 100th post.

Edited by Axelion_burnout, 21 January 2008 - 06:01 PM.

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#6 Lynx

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 06:30 PM

I wish we could bring a cannon onto their show...

The "missile" is a titan missile.

Yeah, a snap ball gun could work but a spud gun would be beastly!
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 12:22 AM

Heh, I had a weird thought while watching that video...what if the big ball launcher is actually the Vulcan, and Hasbro releases it to the public?

I mean, it's not...and they're not going to...but it would be pretty freaking awesome (if not practical in a war), am I right?

Edited by jwasko, 22 January 2008 - 12:22 AM.

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#8 Axelion burnout

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 12:45 AM

That would be ridiculous, but sadly I can only see them making a smaller more kid friendly version of it that shoots ballistic balls. It would end up looking like a Ballzooka with a barrel in front of the turret with a tripod like stand for the whole thing.
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 01:20 AM

One of the events from the old show involved jumping down into a huge ditch on a bungee cord, bouncing up, and shooting through a sideways basketball hoop with a BNA. They had to make as many as they could in a time limit or something (pulling preloaded ones off a rack behind them). Always remember that one.
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:31 PM

Most of it is cosmetic. All it is, is a gravity fed magazine, a manually opperated breech and an air compressor. The BS8 and ABP by far more complicated.
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 07:00 PM

I paused it on my TV and right under the barrel is a bright orange and red Longshot stock.
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 10:13 PM

I paused it on my TV and right under the barrel is a bright orange and red Longshot stock.



I noticed that as well. Looks like they took a couple of LS parts and spread it all over the cannon.
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 11:49 PM

It's very common for TV and movie prop makers to use commonly available parts for what they need. Case in point, the PKE meter from Ghostbusters was a shoe buffer or something like that, just wired up (extra nerd points for knowing they used a PKE meter in John Carpenter's "They Live" as a communicator). There are countless examples in the Nerf in popular culture thread.

I've seen the stuff on Gladiators too.
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