I started collecting Nerf guns less than 2 years ago. In that short time, I've gotten my hands on alot of guns, and I seriously mean alot, though nowhere close to Orange's collection. The biggest problem I've had is keeping track of what I already own and what I still need. It gets aggravating after a while to write down every single gun I own, including color and model variations, only to find out that I'm missing something again.
So here is what I am hoping for from the NH community. I would like some help in compiling a COMPLETE checklist. When I say complete, I mean every incarnation of a gun, all color and pattern variations, all guns by known nerf-like manufacturers (Buzz Bee and Lanard, not the cheap knockoffs you could buy for $1), toyline and movie tie-in products, promotional guns (restaurant chain licensed products). The works!!!
I have received in the past some help in the form of websites, but they don't complete the picture, only start it. These are the links I have been sent so far.
NerfCenter, A great resource, but outdated
Another expansive list, but old. Lots of newer guns not listed.
What I was thinking of doing is compiling pictures of every gun in my collection and placing them in PhotoBucket. This will give me a starting point to show everyone what I own and to get an idea of what is missing. It will also be the template for the final form of the checklist, where with every description, there will be a picture to show a collector what exactly they are looking for. I will also post here what I have compiled to date. I have been working on this for quite some time, but it is a daunting task and now I am asking for help. I will start my list later today when I wake up and will edit it as I get more input from all of you. I also ask that anyone who has a picture of a gun not in my PhotoBucket account send it to me as well so I can update the information thoroughly.
Here's to hoping that The Infinite Shindig, cxwq, ompa, and the rest of the moderators won't be pissed at me for the hopefully massive list that this topic will cause. I am doing this for the benefit of not only myself, but of every modder and collector, n00b and veteran, who could use this as a vital tool.
I think also that the serious amount of sleep deprivation that I have been a victim of is taking it's toll on me and I 'm beginning to go slightly crazy.
EDIT: Here's a list of what I have photos of in my PhotoBucket account, which oddly enough is what I own as well. Any new additions will be dated and marked with an asterisk. I will also give credit to who submitted the picture and whether they are from NH or NHQ.
AC-MAG (Demolition Man-movie)
Air Tech 3000
Batman Gun (from Utility Belt toyset, Batman Forever-movie)
Batman Gun with BatSignal light (Batman Forever-movie)
Big Bad Bow (first release)
*Big Salvo (Blue)---13 Jul 2006 by Falcon
Big Salvo (Grey)
Blast Bazooka (Black)
*Blast Bazooka (Orange)---13 Jul 2006 by Falcon
Blast Bazooka (Purple)
Blast Bazooka (Red)
Bow 'n Arrow
Dart Blaster Pen
Dart Tag Blaster (Blue)
Dart Tag Blaster (Red)
Firestrike (Blue, 4th release of Nite Finder)
Firestrike (Red, 4th release of Nite Finder)
First Shot (Blue)
Ghostbusters Toy Gun
Jango Fett's Blasters with Belt (Star Wars Episode II-movie)
Lightning Strike Ball Blaster
Lock 'n' Load
Marvin's Gun (Hitchhiker;s Guide to the Galaxy-movie)
Max Shot (Blue)
Monster Bazooka XXL (Six Flags Great Adventure)
Motorized Ballzooka MP-150
Naboo Blaster (Star Wars Episode I-movie)
NB-1 Missile Blaster
Nerf Rockets with Air Launcher
Nite Finder (first edition)
Nite Finder EX-3 (second edition)
Rapid Fire 20
Rapid Fire Rifle
Secret Shot II
Secret Strike (Orange, Yellow, and Blue)
Secret Strike (Purple and Yellow)
Secret Strike (Tiger-Striped)
Secret Strike (Sonic's Restaurant)
SuperMAXX 3000 (Yellow Tank)
Switch Shots Max
*Switch Shots Super---14 Jul 2006 by SG Pilot
Switch Shots Ultra
Switchfire (1996 pocket ed.)
Tech Target (Blue, mega dart user)
Tek Six (Green, first edition)
Tek Ten (Yellow, first edition)
*Ultimator---15 Jul 2006, new piece in my collection
Ultroz Quadra Cannon (Alien Racers Toy Series)
My PhotoBucket account for all to see.
Let the compiling fun begin.
Edited by badger, 17 July 2006 - 12:20 AM.