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#1 saxynerfer

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:09 PM

I was browsing the Bass Pro Shops ad, (delivered November 2, Arlington Texas) and I found this picture:

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The picture of the kid is an actual picture, but the other things appear to be drawn, but...

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#2 nerfer9

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:11 PM

God has answered my prayers!!! Hallelujah! Lets hope its made by Nerf, and not ERTL.

Edited by nerfer9, 06 November 2008 - 08:14 PM.

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#3 Rambo

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:14 PM

A full page scan of the page would be nice, or at least some more information like: was it available for purchase or in a coming soon section? Nothing except this looks anything like the picture on their website.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:15 PM

I was browsing the Bass Pro Shops ad, (delivered November 2, Arlington Texas) and I found this picture:

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The picture of the kid is an actual picture, but the other things appear to be drawn, but...

Thoughts?


where did you find this picture? and how old is it??
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:16 PM

No. Not after I found one! No, no, no! I'm going to go cry like a bitch in the corner...(Why is the shell GREEN?)

Or could it possibly an old stock photo? Or a Chinese knock-off? I'm not up for speculation, but I can imagine a large influx of every single person at 'Geddon with one of those. It could offer two things, however:
1. Provide many current Xbow owners with replacment parts.

2.Noobs not spending an excess of 200 dollars.

Edited by Gears, 06 November 2008 - 08:22 PM.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:17 PM

Easy, fellas. Why don't we stop this nerf gun lust orgy and consider the facts:
1. The X-bow is long dead, period.
2. You don't even say what kind of ad it is. Unless it's advertising a "Crossbow that shoots both darts and arrows!" it doesn't mean a god damn thing, because
3. It's WAY more likely to be a random prop than a resurrected item being sold through a totally different company.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:17 PM

I pray for two things.

That it's made by ERTL.

That they installed a proper plunger tube.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:20 PM

Here you go, oops, it was delivered yesterday.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:25 PM

So the SNAPbow and +bow were made for no reason but to be cool now. Shit.

(If rumors are true)
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:25 PM

Here you go, oops, it was delivered yesterday.
<snip>


Two magazine pages @ 320x239px, yeah we can read that...

Edited by Rambo, 06 November 2008 - 08:26 PM.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:27 PM

I can see captions under it. Is that for the gun, or just random crap?
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#12 saxynerfer

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:28 PM

How should I make them larger when the only thing I have access to is a freakin' Eye Toy?
If the rest of the page said anything important I would have posted it.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:28 PM

YES! FINALLY!!!!
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:29 PM

This thread is going to be the longest since the Vulcan thread....

Now that I look at it, wheres the barney purple? All I see is gay ass green.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:32 PM

Here is a link to the toys and gifts section of their website.Havent seen that crossbow thingy anywhere yet. http://www.basspro.c...kids_toys_gifts

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:34 PM

That picture is so old that it's probably your father.

There's no way a re-release could happen without any word reaching the NIC before photos reach retailers.

I agree. Chances are that this is simply a stock photo they're using for illustrative purposes. Why is it green and why is the kid using ERTL darts? So they don't get sued by Hasbro. It's not indicative of a new production run but rather some guy and a can of spray paint to avoid copyright infringement.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:36 PM

This ad is on their website:

http://www.basspro.c..._10151_-1_10001

It just looks like an old photo of a kid playing with a nerf crossbow.

The only foam shooting crossbow on the website is this one:

http://www.basspro.c...__SearchResults

I doubt this is coming out again. OMC will probably shut us all up soon.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:36 PM

JSB: Precisely.

Nerfer9, misc. Salivators: See my previous comment. It doesn't seem to be advertising anything in particular, especially not a Crossbow re-release. Someone used a random "holiday fun" photo. The level of excitement attached to this is a little depressing, considering the fact that the Crossbow is good, but eminently replaceable in terms of performance (+bows, ERTL pump shotguns, SNAPs, etc.). Would I pick one up if I saw it at a garage sale? Of course. But it's going to be a cold day in Hell before I get caught paying $150+ for ANY Nerf gun.

Wes: thanks. That ad pretty much confirms what we skeptics were saying. /Thread.

Edited by rork, 06 November 2008 - 08:39 PM.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:36 PM

Interesting.

I'm trying to decide whether or not readily available crossbows will be a good thing or a bad thing for us in general.

It doesn't look like they'll be making these, though.

Edited by Captain, 06 November 2008 - 08:38 PM.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:37 PM

That picture is so old that it's probably your father.

There's no way a re-release could happen without any word reaching the NIC before photos reach retailers.

I agree. Chances are that this is simply a stock photo they're using for illustrative purposes. Why is it green and why is the kid using ERTL darts? So they don't get sued by Hasbro. It's not indicative of a new production run but rather some guy and a can of spray paint to avoid copyright infringement.

Actually, if they don't have logos on it, it's considered fair use.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:40 PM

This is bad.


Very bad.



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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:44 PM

This ad is on their website:

http://www.basspro.c..._10151_-1_10001

It just looks like an old photo of a kid playing with a nerf crossbow.

The only foam shooting crossbow on the website is this one:

http://www.basspro.c...__SearchResults

I doubt this is coming out again. OMC will probably shut us all up soon.



On the page you linked us, the first one, it say CLASSIC Christmas. It is simply showing what happen way back when during Chrismas. Yeah, thats right- the orgy is stoppin now isn't it. yeah.
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#23 Rover

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:44 PM

Actually, if they don't have logos on it, it's considered fair use.

Ah, I didn't know that. I'm still skeptical about it being a product that a company is making, but rather a photo from a decade ago.
I also don't really see the big hubub about the crossbow to be honest. It's only comfortable for small kids like the one pictured, or people with tiny arms. It's performance isn't so astounding compared to other available blasters, and it's pricetag makes it unavailable to almost everyone. I own a crossbow, I've modded that same crossbow, and used the aformentioned blaster at Apoc. I still envied the folks who had Doomsayers. So to all those who have crossbow fever, just remember my unbiased opinion.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 09:09 PM

I am really doubting that we will be able to find crossbows available as much as they were back in 1994. But if they do you can beat you ass I will get one (more like 12....).

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 09:22 PM

This picture has clearly been photoshopped.
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