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#1 SPV999

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 08:20 PM

I'm creating a Crystal Tri-Mav (awesome, I know), and I noticed something...

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When did they change the design? The circular design looks more stable and smooth, therefore I assume the hex design is the new one...
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Posted 26 December 2009 - 08:31 PM

Oh, huh, that's odd. The Nerf engineers that showed up to a Salem war said that they were legally unable to change the design of the maverick, because it sells so well.
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Posted 26 December 2009 - 09:56 PM

if you would, please, check for another change. The engineers talked about how they wanted to change the Maverick's dart pegs to allow it to fire streamline darts, but they could not, because the design was under protection due to the millions upon millions sold. Would you mind checking the pegs?
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Posted 26 December 2009 - 10:14 PM

Pegs seem the same.
And the idea that they cant change it because they've already sold some makes zero sense.
Manufactures change stuff all the time to make the end product cheaper.
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Posted 26 December 2009 - 10:24 PM

Yea and shorter pegs, in theory, should take a bit less plastic. On a large scale.
I don't get hasbro...
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Posted 26 December 2009 - 10:29 PM

The maverick is only protected because it's the most successful Nerf blaster ever made. It has sold more than any others, therefore, Hasbro took a "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach, and protected the design.
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Posted 26 December 2009 - 10:35 PM

The maverick is only protected because it's the most successful Nerf blaster ever made. It has sold more than any others, therefore, Hasbro took a "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach, and protected the design.

Really? The most sold? I guess the close to semi-auto and revolver idea seems attractive to the everyday person.
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Posted 26 December 2009 - 11:33 PM

Stock nerfers love the maverick, especially for indoors. It's cheap, it's very portable, it can shoot up to six shots in rapid succession... there is very little to not like about the maverick for stock wars. Lately, my group at Stony Brook University has been favoring the furyfire, but guess what... that's just a bigger, more powerful maverick with a more comfortable cocking mechanism. However, I suspect the maverick will reign supreme as the choice of nerfers on a budget for a long, long time.
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Posted 29 December 2009 - 03:53 PM

As well as college campuses, as far as stock wars go.
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 04:13 AM

Well, some of the Advertisements were misleading. I initially thought the mavericks were semi-auto. I bought a Maverick when they first came out.

The Maverick appeals to not-so-serious nerfers because of psychology: "more barrels=good/Less cost=good".
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:24 AM

The maverick sells because it is the only nerf gun that offers multiple shots and is under $20

Basically, "more bang for your buck".

Edited by durka durka, 30 December 2009 - 08:25 AM.

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:12 PM

I think that Hasbro should try the internal design change for a short period of time, and if it doesn't sell the same or more then discontinue the design. As long as Hasbro doesn't raise the price, or change the external design the consumer will be happy.
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:39 PM

Also the vast majority of people who buy nerf guns are are under eight years old and leave the gun comepletely stock. So for most nerfers a maverick offers much the same results as a longshot. No kid with a screwdriver iss ever gonna figure out what low potential it has.
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 03:08 PM

if you would, please, check for another change. The engineers talked about how they wanted to change the Maverick's dart pegs to allow it to fire streamline darts, but they could not, because the design was under protection due to the millions upon millions sold. Would you mind checking the pegs?


Both my wife's and my Maverick's shoot streamline's unmodified. This isn't normal?
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 10:16 PM

if you would, please, check for another change. The engineers talked about how they wanted to change the Maverick's dart pegs to allow it to fire streamline darts, but they could not, because the design was under protection due to the millions upon millions sold. Would you mind checking the pegs?


Both my wife's and my Maverick's shoot streamline's unmodified. This isn't normal?


Uhmm what? Any nerf gun can shoot any dart lol, Other than the CS line which can only shoot streamlines and stefans.
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 06:44 AM

if you would, please, check for another change. The engineers talked about how they wanted to change the Maverick's dart pegs to allow it to fire streamline darts, but they could not, because the design was under protection due to the millions upon millions sold. Would you mind checking the pegs?


Both my wife's and my Maverick's shoot streamline's unmodified. This isn't normal?


Uhmm what? Any nerf gun can shoot any dart lol, Other than the CS line which can only shoot streamlines and stefans.


My unmodded Furyfire doesn't shoot streamlines, the pegs are like 3/4 inch to long.....

Edited by pjotrkuh, 05 January 2010 - 06:48 AM.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 10:01 PM

I thought that people were saying that their Mavs couldn't shoot streamlines... Did I misunderstand? I was just saying that ours do in case other people's don't.

My sons' Nightfinders don't shoot streamlines either. Pegs are too long.
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 05:54 PM

With the Nitefinder not being able to shoot Steamlines, that isn't that big of a deal since the Nitefinder doesn't have any sort of thing that goes infront of the dart that would need for the dart to sit far back. That just helps for accuracy.
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Posted 12 January 2010 - 06:32 PM

But removing the Peg from the gun is a good idea anyway, as it interferes with Air Flow, -Air Flow = Dart not go far. Although, with too much Air Flow, I noticed my gun shoots less then other's..... But its broken now so I guess it is not relevant.
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