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#1 Grumschnitz

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 04:29 PM

Greetings all,
I live in australia, the anti-nerf capital of the world. For a few years now all toy gun lines have been removed from our shelves and my only gun (a switch-shot no less, peice of crap it is) took me four years of on and off searching to find and eventually turned up at a swap meet.
What's the point to this bitching you may ask? I merely wonder if there are any other aussies who share my problems, or can offer an explaination to our government's apparent anti-nerf policy.

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#2 Renegade

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 04:38 PM

You can see some of the Australian Nerfer's at the big list of nerfers.

Edited by Renegade, 21 February 2005 - 04:39 PM.

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#3 taita cakes

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 05:58 PM

A lot of these guys are idle. I'm from Blackburn, Victoria.
When the INDB is done, there will be an end to such topics as these.
I suggest using the Search function next time.

[VIC] Lech - Heathcote - This dude was a key figure in Nerf World and the early NIC [not near me]
[VIC] taita_cakes - Blackburn
[VIC] N3maN - Camberwell [near me]
[VIC] INsecurity - Frankston [near me]
[VIC] White_Noise
[VIC] star
[VIC] Longy
[VIC] AtiLa_TheHUN - "Around" East Bentleigh
[VIC] davboy88dc - Prob same as below, but says in Knox City, which is real close to me...
[VIC] snyper88dc - Scoresby, near Ferntree Gulley [near me]
[VIC] Silent Scope - Near Tullamarine Airport
[VIC] tounges - Fitzroy - Central Melbourne.
[SA] The Inventor Guy [TIG] - Adelaide itself i think.
[SA] Ballman64
[SA] Gj64 [related to above?]
[SA] notorious_oxide
[SA] +tom-
[SA] croc
[QLD] atypical
[NSW] Beaches
[NSW] Monkey Man50 - "Sydney"
[NSW] Whist - Lithgow
[NSW] Sorax - Blue Mountains or such
[NSW] headshotguy - wars with sorax and whist
[???] Trauma
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#4 Grumschnitz

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 08:20 PM

My apologies for asking a stupid question, I live in Box Hill (Melbourne).
My second question still stands, anyone know why nerf doesn't seem to be in shops here anymore?
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#5 taita cakes

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 08:23 PM

Chris Noone is disgusting.

Edited by taita_cakes, 15 May 2007 - 05:04 AM.

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#6 Grumschnitz

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 08:26 PM

hehe, yeah we are close. I'm in year 11, doing IT right now but reading forums instead of doing work. I noticed kmart had some silly x-stream thing that fires balls, but no actual nerf.
Where do you go if you're looking for guns?
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#7 notorious oxide

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 12:13 AM

im in adelaide and the only nerf gun i can fin is the switch shot max at toys r us

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 12:23 AM

Lech - Heathcote - This dude was a key figure in Nerf World and the early NIC


THIS. DUDE. ROCKS.

plainly said, he was real awesome and he's unfortunatly never online anymore, but he's real cool once you get to know him.
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#9 taita cakes

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 12:59 AM

Chris Noone is disgusting.

Edited by taita_cakes, 15 May 2007 - 05:04 AM.

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#10 Grumschnitz

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 01:21 AM

moi? I attend St. Kevins, overpriced lumbering elephant of a thing that it is.
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#11 taita cakes

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 03:59 AM

Chris Noone is disgusting.

Edited by taita_cakes, 15 May 2007 - 05:03 AM.

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#12 Grumschnitz

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 04:41 AM

nope, can't say I know them. what year are they in?

Edited by Grumschnitz, 22 February 2005 - 04:43 AM.

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#13 taita cakes

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 04:58 AM

Chris Noone is disgusting.

Edited by taita_cakes, 15 May 2007 - 05:04 AM.

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#14 Grumschnitz

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 03:10 PM

How rude of me, I'm Chris Noone (pronounced as in midday, I've heard all the jokes already) can't say I know those two since I'm in 11.
Knox, awwwwww. But that's so damn far away! Think I'll try chadstone this weekend and if nothing come up I'll go to knox.
Thanks a bunch!
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#15 taita cakes

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 10:32 PM

Chris Noone is disgusting.

Edited by taita_cakes, 15 May 2007 - 05:04 AM.

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#16 Grumschnitz

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 12:40 AM

arsenal? dunno if you could call it that...
I have one switchshot (regular, not max) with a new barrel made from 25mm orange PVC and the pressure release valve plugged with hot glue. On reflection I could have turned the water system into a second barrel instead of ripping it out...oh well.
I also have a bunch of stefans I made from FBR (I strongly recommend clark rubber for getting this stuff). that's all really, been interested in Nerf for years but only recently managed to get hold of a gun. What have you got?

MSN? what need have we for these primative means of communication when we can annoy the whole board with our prattlings? (Read: I'll add you when i get a moment.)
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#17 chores55

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Posted 27 February 2005 - 12:01 AM

^_^ They have nerf guns world wide? Man, I heard it was impossable to buy nerf guns out of north america!
5 year olds use squirt guns, but nooooo, we NERF!

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#18 taita cakes

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Posted 27 February 2005 - 12:20 AM

K-Mart and TRU are global corperations. I mean, the Nerf Vortexes and such are huge, so the idea of bringing guns into the stores makes sense.
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#19 Grumschnitz

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Posted 27 February 2005 - 03:11 PM

*ARSENAL UPDATE*
Tait, I found these nerf knockoffs in TRU on saturday. They come two in a box with 20 micros(?) for around 25 bucks. They're spring powered (woot) but the ranges with the stock darts are nothing to right home about. They have ten barrels which rotate when you cock the gun.
The reason for the lacklustre ranges is most likely because of the poor seal between plunger tube and barrel, I opened mine up and there's a small gap (although it looks better than the way people seem to be describing the maverick).
After staring at it for a while I see an easy way to mod it to fire stefans, but only in a single shot mode because of the gap 'twixt chamber and barrel.
If I decide to mod it then I'll do a full write-up for my fellow aussie nerfers to take advantage of.
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#20 taita cakes

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 01:13 AM

Great find! Can we have a brand name? And the guns name?

May I ask which TRU? Chaddy or Knox? :D
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Posted 28 February 2005 - 01:48 AM

*ARSENAL UPDATE*
Tait, I found these nerf knockoffs in TRU on saturday. They come two in a box with 20 micros(?) for around 25 bucks. They're spring powered (woot) but the ranges with the stock darts are nothing to right home about. They have ten barrels which rotate when you cock the gun.
The reason for the lacklustre ranges is most likely because of the poor seal between plunger tube and barrel, I opened mine up and there's a small gap (although it looks better than the way people seem to be describing the maverick).
After staring at it for a while I see an easy way to mod it to fire stefans, but only in a single shot mode because of the gap 'twixt chamber and barrel.
If I decide to mod it then I'll do a full write-up for my fellow aussie nerfers to take advantage of.

Those knockoffs would be the Tek Ten, I think.
Modding them is pretty simple; just some craft foam sheet or rubber, lube, and a 3/8" drill bit + press, and a good mod is performed.
They are pretty much the same as a AT1k. On that note, AT1k's can be bought in Australia, they're $20 and are labeled as Toy Story Nerf Blasters.

-TIG.

Edited by The Inventor Guy, 28 February 2005 - 01:51 AM.

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#22 taita cakes

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 01:53 AM

Yes, but all the Toy Story guns I have ever witnessed are badged as Nerf regardless.

By the way, grumschnitz, this is Tidge, he's a prominant figure/post whore on NHQ that you may come accross.
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#23 Grumschnitz

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 03:52 AM

ah, g'day tidge. You're right it was indeed the airzone tek ten by buzzbee toys. I found it at chaddy tait.
The problem with doing a multibarrel mod for this thing is that the barrel material I like to use (25mm electrical PVC which fits my stefans perfectly) is way too wide to fit ten pieces of it on the barrel assembly. And using fewer barrels would make firing the damn thing fidly to say the least.
I'm going to test fire it with stefans using a partially attached PVC barrel to see how it goes, after that I'll decide what to do with it.
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