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#176 flamebo388

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 11:19 AM

It's not curently in stock but I found it. http://www.amazon.co...v=glance&s=toys


edit: Oops, I thought you couldn't find it, my bad.

Edited by flamebo388, 10 April 2005 - 11:20 AM.

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#177 CSMaclaren

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 06:19 PM

I'm going to dissent with McLaren here for one second.  DO NOT BOMBARD HASBRO with letters and calls.  Talio and I have a direct link with the company, how much more do we need? 

This is the ABSOLUTE LAST TIME I WILL ANSWER THIS QUESTION!

The new stuff is coming out in the fall of 05.  That could mean end of the summer, it could mean the beginning of winter.  The main factor is China.  Our toys are manufactured there and distributed across America.  Think about when the NF and Nstrike came out.  The west coast saw it a about weeks before the east coast.  It would make sense if thats where China ships to and then distributes from.  However, being that Newark, NJ is one of the busiest ports in the country, it may very well come in there.  I do NOT know Hasbro's distribution chain, nor the chains of all major retailers.  Even when it gets to the shelf, their lazy ass employees have to put it on the shelf.  So an exact date is out of the question.

TALIO and I are not holding back information other than what the rereleases MAY be only because we were asked to by Hasbro.  Believe us guys (and BK), the second I get an email from our friends at Hasbro that says we can tell you anything, we will bombard YOU with the info.  If we are the "nerf ambassadors" as someone put it at our meeting with them, then how can we serve our role to keep quiet about new information.  We are in a unique position and hopefully all will be revealed soon.

Yes, do not call Hasbro please. What I was referring to was generalities of how companies mathmatically extrapolate feedback. Please listen to OneManClan.

(BTW, if anyone case to know, "MacLaren" is actually a correct historical spelling. So is "McLaren". I go by the "Mac" spelling. The "CS" stands for Counter-Strike as I'm a gamer.)

Usually companies try to target two major seasons: summer and Christmas. Summer is when kids have break from school and so they have to do something constructive like shoot each other with foam darts or water streams. Based on the target season, companies should launch their products 30-90 days prior to the target season to get exposure. Not everyone reads forums or press releases. If they're at the stores at the right place and right time and happen to spot a cool product, and if it's priced right, they'll buy it.

As you may have noticed, even though it's April, Hasbro has already pushed out their latest line of Super Soakers. I've taken apart a $15 model (their basic 3-mode hand-held) and let me tell you it's incredible in terms of mechanics. I took it apart because I was studying the internals to see if it could be modded, but the upcoming N-Strike Rev-8 Firefly may possibly make my plans obsolte; I'll just wait. They have a backpack-based system and it's -- get this -- metal and plastic. The trigger mechanisms feel incredible; they not only have that satisfying feel, but it internally snaps the valve open to release pressure. Whoo-mama.

And I've taken apart the Maverick and studied it. Hasbro has definitely upped their quality and design. Mechanically these are really good designs.

I also want to encourage you all to value the ambassadorial relationship we have with OneManClan. I happen to also participate in a wholly different collector community and know the value of such a relationship. There are manufacturers who don't really talk to people and don't care about their products. They'll even go as far as to squelch or sue anyone who publishes grips or complaints of their marketing or quality.

When you have something like this, it's important to preserve this for the good of the community.

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#178 ssgtsiler

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 04:40 PM

This is GREAT news! New nerf guns and some rereleases sounds great. Thanks for this awsome update.
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#179 Warlock

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 08:28 PM

You know, I think it'd be great if they re-released the SM1500.
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#180 Uncle Hammer

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 08:55 PM

Ya that would be something. I'm praying for a triple torch, because that gun kicks some serious ass. My bets are something from the hyper sight line or airjet power. Those sold really good.
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#181 The Large Moose

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 09:05 PM

You know, I think it'd be great if they re-released the SM1500.

Although they re-released it several times already, it has essentially been replaced by the AT2k, the AT2k gets same ranges, on same pumps, if not less, and is smaller. I don't thnk they would re-release it, but who knows? A rereleased Ballzooka would rule.
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 09:32 PM

Although they re-released it several times already, it has essentially been replaced by the AT2k


I beg to differ. I extremely prefer my SM1500 over my AT2Ks.

, the AT2k gets same ranges, on same pumps, if not less, and is smaller.


SM1500 tends to get a bit more range at the same amount of pumps as an AT2K. AT2Ks are smaller than SM1500s, but that's more of a disadvantage than an advantage. AT2Ks are harder to hold, shoot, pump, they're uglier, and have less space for mods, integrations, and whatever else you want to do with it. Also they have smaller turrets.

My want list for re-releases:
Airjet Power Plus
Hyper Sight
SuperMAXX Larami (old school ones)

Also, it would be funny if they re-released some guns that nobody seems to want, for example Perceptor, Autogrip, etc.
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 09:49 PM

Hey you know, I bet they could realease some of that stuff. My bet on them re-releasing it would be becuase that whole wear stuff on your body thing would appeal to younger children. They would probably think thats the coolest.
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 11:22 PM

I doubt it, 'cause Tailo and OMC said we'd be floored by it. They wouldn't say that if it was dumpy.
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#185 NerfLad78

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 09:22 PM

Holy crap this topic has a lot of pages. Anyway, I'm hoping for a RacthetBlast Rerelease :) . It's been my favorite gun since like, ever. I still remember the commercial... "Now you can get geared up for some serious Nerf Tag!" ::Kids pop out and shoot each other:: "The RachetBlast! With Break - Barrel action"... "I WANT THAT SO BAD!!"- Me, after seeing the commercial. :huh: :P
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#186 the nerf dude

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 12:43 PM

Hey ya!! 1st time post here!

Anyways back to the topic! It sucks here in the UK, no adverts of new NErf, no nothing!! I swear all nerf has stopped here, i use to collect them, but then I stopped, now I want them all back and I cant!! THis is good news, maybe these will hopefully arrive in the UK! I miss my BBB!!
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