Jump to content


Photo

Identify That Dart...

A finger missle of some kind...

7 replies to this topic

#1 Kneel Before Zod

Kneel Before Zod

    Member

  • Members
  • 3 posts

Posted 19 April 2005 - 10:18 AM

Hi Everyone,

This is my first post - so forgive me if this has been discussed to death or anything like that.

I was wondering if anyone could help me identify a foam dart that we had here at work that finally broke. We want to buy more but don't know what it was called... I picked it up in a clearance cart at Toys R Us and it didn't have any name brand or packaging at all associated with it - just the generic clearance price tag.

Anyways - it was about 6 to 8 inches long, with maybe a 1 inch diameter on the width of the body. The front end was black and it was yellow towards the back end. It had 3 fins on the back - so it looked like a small missile.

Then coming out of the front was a big rubberband - which you just put on your finger and then you pulled it back by grabbing the back end and then you just released it. It flew pretty far. I've looked at Nerf and Ranard's websites - I've tried every combination of Finger Dart/Rubberband Dart/Ranard/Nerf/Airzone etc... that I can think of using Google and Ebay and can't figure out what it was. I'm sorry that I can't take a picture - but I have this artist sketch that a co-worker made of what it looks like.

Posted Image

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

Edited by Kneel Before Zod, 19 April 2005 - 10:34 AM.

  • 0

#2 Hunter

Hunter

    Member

  • Members
  • 312 posts
  • Location:Vancouver, BC

Posted 19 April 2005 - 10:49 AM

Hello Zod,
This type of foam projectile is not actually a Nerf product, although they are very common throughout Toy Stores. If you need more I suggest first looking at local toy stores (maybe the smaller ones) and even Kite shops (which is where I got my 5). If it comes to it, Ebay usually has a dozen or so. I'm sure an online site would let you order them, additionally.
Good choice of office ammunition, by the way.
Hunter
  • 0
Hunter
Organizer Vancouver Area Nerf Series

#3 cxwq

cxwq

    Member

  • Founders
  • 3,634 posts

Posted 19 April 2005 - 10:51 AM

Use one of the searches in the pinned thread in trading. There aren't any on ebay at the moment but they tend to appear every few days. Description is usually something rediculous like "*** SUPER FAR FLYING FINGER ROCKETS -- NERF LIKE!!! ***" but don't quote me on that one. /g/

They usually sell for a few bucks a dozen.
  • 0
<meta name="cxwq" content="mostly water">

#4 Kneel Before Zod

Kneel Before Zod

    Member

  • Members
  • 3 posts

Posted 19 April 2005 - 10:52 AM

Any idea what the brand actually was? I figured it probably wasn't Nerf - and I figured I'd use ebay etc... to look for more, but I've run out of keywords to search... I was thinking it might have been a Ranard/Airzone item - but that didn't pan out either.

Thanks again.
  • 0

#5 Kneel Before Zod

Kneel Before Zod

    Member

  • Members
  • 3 posts

Posted 19 April 2005 - 10:59 AM

Searching for "Finger Rockets" came back with lots of hits! Thanks guys.

http://search.ebay.c...QfkrZ1QQfromZR8

The only thing is that the one we had looks like it was probably more sturdy than those - it was two pieces (the yellow and black parts) and looked like it might have been a more dense foam. Plus, I'm guessing it had to be some kind of bigger name brand to have been at TRU... Either way - we can at least get these ones, and they're cheap.

Thanks again.
  • 0

#6 cxwq

cxwq

    Member

  • Founders
  • 3,634 posts

Posted 19 April 2005 - 11:01 AM

They're stamped out by the millions in China for a number of companies nobody has heard of.

Edit:

Also apparently known as flying torpedoes.
  • 0
<meta name="cxwq" content="mostly water">

#7 J cobbers

J cobbers

    Member

  • Members
  • 586 posts
  • Location:Fort Hood, TX
  • State:Texas
  • Country:United States

Posted 20 April 2005 - 12:04 PM

Do they have drilled out backs?
I wonder if they can be used as arrow replacements if you cut out the rubber band and conver the front end.
  • 0

Don't forget to eat your meat based vegetable substitute children.


#8 Oddball

Oddball

    Member

  • Members
  • 60 posts

Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:47 AM

Actually, cobbers, they don't. Well, the ones they sell over here dont. They do still have good factory-made fins, so if you wanted to you could probably fill up the front with FBR and then drill a hole in the back.. Doesn't sound like a bad idea.
  • 0


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users