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PSA Cheap Blasters Amazon

26 January 2018 - 11:13 AM

I'm not sure if this warrants an entire topic, but I found some blasters that have been somewhat heavily discounted that haven't really been fully taken advantage of by this community yet.

 

First off, the Boomco Halo Assault Rifle in Blue (looks better than in Red), is about half off. Grabbed myself one of these a couple weeks ago when it was a similar price. The package arrived in a huge box that wasn't properly sealed, but the item was still in new condition.

 

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Second, the Buzz Bee/Advenure Force Eradicator, basically a Retaliator with a shorter stock and longer barrel extension. What makes this good is that it's only $8, comes with 3 (as far as I know) Nerf compatible 10 round magazines, and 30 or so darts. From what I've seen, anything under the Adventure Force name on Amazon is usually super expensive, so this is a pleasant surprise.

 

After a quick Google search, I couldn't even find pictures of the internals for this blaster, let alone any mods; so I picked one up. Haven't figured out what I'm going to do with it yet. Expect photos of guts in near future.

 

EDIT: No longer $8 Nevermind

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I have no idea how long these discounts last, just wanted to spread the word. Sorry if this is old news.

 

EDIT: feels like there should be a designated topic for discounted items. 


Boomco Clip Feeding Mechanism Question

30 August 2017 - 07:49 PM

Back at it again with an incredibly specific question...

 

This time it's for my 2017 Contest Submission, so hopefully that won't turn too many of you off to giving me a hand. Because this is for a competition, I've been holding out on asking for help; but screw it, there's around 24 hours left and I'm pretty much stuck.

 

Right now, I'm working on my hammer action, clip fed blaster, and I'm having issues making the mechanism for cycling the clip.

 

The idea is that a [poorly placed] tab on the hammer will push a piece forward, moving the clip slider (standard Boomco piece, black) thing down. Ideally, there will be some springs to help make this more fluid, but that's a problem for later.

 

Tab on hammer:

 

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Plastic piece:

 

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Wide view:

 

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So the problem I've been encountering is that the "clip slider" comes out of alignment (I will put in rails for it later) when placed under pressure and messes the whole thing up. I've tinkered with the homemade plastic pieces without the Boomco slider in place and it works just fine, so this is the only known issue right now. I think I need to change the shape of the front of the plastic (I've already tried one other shape), but I don't know what to change it to.

 

Another solution could be to shave off the circular nub and put a triangular nub in its place, but that is too risky/permanent, and I'm not that desperate yet.

 

I know this mechanism might not be the most efficient way to do this, but I've already invested too much time into it for now.

 

I would be very grateful if someone were to help me out here. If this works, I'll be able to put up a tutorial write up within the next 24 hours with some more juicy pictures.

 

 


PSA: Huge Nerf Sale Today Only Amazon

21 August 2017 - 10:00 AM

Amazon has a sale today on Nerf guns...'Nuff said.

 

Actually though, I just found a $30 Zeus, $20 Modulus, and $25 Tri Strike, among others. 

 

The sale is only today, so get busy I guess.


Boomco Crankforce Disassembly and Internals

03 August 2017 - 10:38 AM

I understand that not a lot of people own the Boomco Crankforce, and I feel pretty dumb for asking this; but how do I open it?

 

The front of the barrel is a solid plastic piece that needs to be pried off, but I'm not sure whether its glued or not. I tried searching for a solution, but pretty much nothing came up. I know Boomtendo has a video with the disassembled blaster, but he didn't say how he did it.

 

I managed to get one side really close to coming off, but it didn't last.

 

The last time I tried using brute force to open a blaster, I ended up breaking the plastic. 

 

Not sure what to do here.

 

UPDATE: Tried dipping the part in boiling water, didn't seem to do anything. Still stuck. Thanks for all the help.  :mellow:

 

FINAL UPDATE: Remembered I paid $5 for the blaster, so I went at it with the dremel then pried the rest off. Turns out the piece was glued where the two halves of the blaster met... Guess I didn't dip it long enough. 

 

Oh well.

 

Here are some pics:

 

Glued portion on front

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"Jaw" piece

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Internals

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Close up

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University of Chicago Nerf Email

02 May 2017 - 08:22 PM

So last year I unfortunately made the mistake of giving colleges my contact information, and although most of the emails and letters I have received are either scams or brochures, I did manage to stumble across several interesting attempts at making colleges appear captivating to teenagers.

 

But out of all of them, I'd have to say this one from the University of Chicago is the most interesting.

 

The email was called "Our campus is zombie ready." (They know how to get my attention)

 

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(If the image doesn't load for some reason, the university is basically using HvZ to lure kids into their college... Not that there's anything wrong with that.)

 

Idk if this is old news, but I just thought that was cool and worth sharing. I never would've guessed that colleges would use HvZ as one of their main hooks (probably says something about the college), but I can't complain. And considering emails like this get sent out to high schools across the nation, maybe this brought some new people into this hobby.

 

Wishful thinking I guess.