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#1 badabing0276

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 09:31 AM

OK I don't know if i'm the only one who saw this but on ebay a hailstorm is being auctioned off. It looks just like a lightnin blitz, and everything on the box is in french. Is there any special value to this, because i need a lightnin blistz anyway?
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#2 DJ Hurley

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 02:18 PM

That's funny as hell. At first I thought someone was auctioning a piece oh hail. But then I realized that you weren't being sarcastic and so I checked it out myself.
Yeah, I'd buy it, for around $5 or in that range.
I had the chance to buy one for $5 at TRU, and I fucking let it go. I'm so pissed.
But yeah, that gun can have some crazy mods. Go for it!
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#3 badabing0276

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 05:17 PM

OK thanks.

I saw your arsenal on NHQ. Is that gold thing a LnL?
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#4 Silencer32

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 12:29 AM

The hailstorm is exactly the same as the lighning blitz. For some reason, Hasbro decided to give it a different name in Europe though, hence the hailstorm. There are no differences in the actual gun. There used to be a nerfer in England called Dr. Genius or something, back in the NerfOnline days who mentioned this I believe.
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Posted 08 August 2004 - 01:25 AM

It was on nerfonline as a previewed airjet gun. Upon release, we all relized it was renamed lightnin' blitz. This section also previewed the wildfire as a 5shot mega dart shooter.
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Posted 08 August 2004 - 01:36 AM

probably because in england "the blitz" refers to the carpetbombing of london by the nazis. not exactly a favorable connotation for a toy.
to add to that, the nazi tactic "blitzkrieg" means 'lightning war'.

Edited by okto, 08 August 2004 - 01:37 AM.

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 10:57 PM

I thought the name had something to do with culture but I never knew the specfics. What okto said makes perfect sense, likke how they renamed a past chevy trcuk in mexico, because in spanish it meant "doesn't run"
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Posted 10 August 2004 - 01:10 PM

the nova. and it wasn't too far off, the stock nova sucks.
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Posted 10 August 2004 - 01:15 PM

yep,thanks for pointing that out.
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