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#1 popatachi

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 09:08 AM

Does anyone know what this blaster is?

It's like a mini shotgun. There's a pink priming handle, light at the top front, and I think it shoots megas.

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On the shell:

1993 TYCO PLAYTIME, INC.
MADE IN CHINA

The only thing I could find was that Tyco acquired Playtime in Jan of 1991. Also, Playtime in Dec of 1991 acquired Helm Toys, but there isn't much on that company to search through.

Playtime also made some water toy guns:
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The first sample is called "The Ripper," model number 3020. This water gun is approximately twenty (20) inches long. The water gun is predominantly bright green. There are orange paw designs overlaying the green. The trigger, side hand grips, water magazine, and pump action portions are purple. "Made in China" is imprinted on the gun just above the magazine opening. The markings on this gun comply with the regulations.

The second sample is called "AK Centerfire," model ASST. 3021. This water gun is shaped like a machine gun and is approximately twelve inches long and seven inches high. The plastic magazine cartridges are black and there is a black ring where the barrel extends from the main body of the toy gun. The predominant color of this water gun is red with flashes of blue. We conclude that the predominant red color is not bright; therefore, this toy gun fails to comply with the regulations.

The last sample is the "Water Hawk," model ASST 3022. The size of this water gun is similar to the AK Centerfire above. The magazine cartridge is bright green. The predominant color is blue with red diamond shaped designs on the sides. We conclude that the predominant blue color is not sufficiently bright and fails to comply.


Here are some internal pictures:

Overview:
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Close up of catch system: (I couldn't find any compression springs in the catch system. It was just the big torsion spring underneath the catch)
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Plungers: (these are completely closed on both ends, but seems easy enough to pop off. They are 4 3/4" in length and just a hair under 1" in diameter)
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Inside the Plunger: (The plunger cap is the orange disk, clear plunger head, black disk. This assembly was screwed into the plunger rod. I was able to remove the front by scoring joint with a knife and wiggle it until it pops off)
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Exterior:

There are two sizes of screws all around the blaster. There are two screws in the side of the orange cap that I missed as well. The pink priming handle is attached to the rod by two pins.

Front without light setup: (There is about 1 15/16" from the plunger to the front of the shell)
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Front light setup: (requires two AA batteries)
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Let me know if you need any more pictures.

Edited by popatachi, 17 November 2009 - 08:17 AM.

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#2 Blue

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 10:04 AM

What brand is it? It looks like part of the tyco line, but if it doesn't shoot balls I don't think it can be.
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 10:47 AM

Good question. I'm not sure, but when I get home from work I'll get as much info on the blaster and edit the first post.
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 11:25 AM

I believe the name for that blaster is simply: "Awesome".
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 01:43 PM

I had this exact same blaster with a different paintjob (and no light) when I was a kid, but the trigger broke and proved to be unfixable, at least by me.

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I don't have any assembled pictures, but that little piece all on its own had broken off from the shell and the stresses placed on it by the catch spring kept breaking it off despite my best efforts to reattach it.

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The part I labeled "WTF" is actually just a guard to keep the gun from firing until the priming handle was back in the starting position, like in a FuryFire.

Anyways, it's pretty cool to see somebody else who has one. I would recommend that you just put new barrels on it, it should get decent ranges with the stock springs. I got 40 just by holding a marker with a stock dart to one of the plunger tubes when it was out of the gun.

I never could find the name of the gun. The company (which I can't remember) is stamped onto the plastic somewhere, and although I was able to find mention of it through google they had been bought out by somebody else and didn't have a website or anything. I really wish I could find another one though, it was indeed awesome.

↓ Yeah, I might have only posted them on NerfHQ.

Edited by VelveetaAvenger, 16 November 2009 - 04:21 PM.

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#6 popatachi

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 09:13 PM

More photos and info from the blaster has been updated in the first post.
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 09:41 PM

Thats realy awsome! So it fires one shot after the first?
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 11:44 PM

@Seven7h Man: It fires the two barrels when you depress the trigger all the way, but is releases the plungers at the halfway point and then another at or near the end.
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 12:10 AM

I have the same blaster and don't know what it's called either but it does get a lot of attention. I just put some CPVC down the barrels and used it. Gets ok ranges, not great but ok.
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 08:12 AM

@father time: Would you mind getting some pictures up of your blaster and how you attached the CPVC?

I found that PVC fits into the plunger tube (but the plunger rod ends right at the lip of the tube) so I figured the easiest method would be to cut the prong (?) from the plunger cap and glue CPVC to that. But I wasn't sure how to stabilize the CPVC.
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 12:43 PM

@Just Some Bob: I'll get those pictures up for you tonight. The shell is odd in that the top is circular and the bottom isn't, but I'll place in some couplers and PVC/CPVC for comparison.

One of the funniest parts on the blaster is the light switch.
"0 Off / 1 On"
I guess it was written that way just in case machines pick it up and need to turn on the light! (Ahhh computer humor)

Also, the person I got this from might have another one. If I am able to get a second, I'll make it available to buy here. I'll know in a couple of days.
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 03:50 PM

Also, the person I got this from might have another one. If I am able to get a second, I'll make it available to buy here. I'll know in a couple of days.


That would be really cool. I've been looking to find a working one ever since I got back into nerf.
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 09:40 PM

I got a semi-homemade (with Sandra Lee) on my mind. Store bought NF plungers and some great Acrylic parts fo' the shell. Really, this looks pretty do-able, making a +bow like catch and smaller blaster plungers.

(Another idea is modifying a PAS trigger n' using smaller plungers for the blaster.
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Doing this as I speak. I have no idea when I got it...my DAD got it some 15 years ago, but that doesn't matter. Anyways, it keeps jerking around all over the place. I try to hold it with a rag...It doesn't look like...much.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 03:48 PM

I would be interested in buying this blaster.
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:49 PM

Hey all,

I was able to get the second blaster! I will be putting this up in an auction but since I'm going to be busy until after Thanksgiving, it won't go up here until then to give everyone a chance who might want this.

Looking it over, there aren't any cracks in the shell. It primes and fires, but the pink handle sticks a little when pushed back (could just need a little cleaning). There is scotch tape on the pink handle, but doesn't look to be anything broken underneath. I didn't check the working condition of the light and have not opened it up.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Edited by popatachi, 18 November 2009 - 08:51 PM.

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