Nerf Youtuber Coop772 To No Longer Take Commissions

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Yesterday, Nerf Youtber Coop772 took to Facebook to announce his closing of commissions.

Commissions are closed for good. I’ve said this many times in the past, but I think it’s for srs(serious) this time. I’ve come to the conclusion that working on other people’s modifications that aren’t innovative or truly unique is pulling from my innovation within the hobby. My recent goal of trying to output cooler, faster, more unique pieces is more difficult when taking commissions for blasters with “normal” modifications that I’ve done dozens of times. I will still be selling blasters on my webstore, but they will be whatever modifications and paint I feel like adding at that time, rather than things specified by a customer.

I realize this won’t make sense to a lot of people, but I feel it’s the best way to keep this hobby fun for myself and to only output awesome mods that I’m truly proud of, rather than the normal internals with a normal paint job that I could do blindfolded. I’m trying to challenge myself and do new stuff, hopefully something useful or enjoyable will come out of it for you guys, the viewers.

Webstore link: http://www.freewebstore.org/coop772

While commissions can be a good way to make money, it can be draining on your mental and physical as well. At the end of this statement, Coopy says he’s “trying to challenge myself and do new stuff”. So it looks like he’s aiming for the long run enjoyment in Nerf.

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Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer, While Hasbro Stock Worth Increases

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (left) with Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner (right) at the GI Joe Retaliation premier. Photo thanks to Zimbio.

A bit of humbling news on Hasbro’s Brian Goldner appeared yesterday. However, it may not be as bad as it seems.

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Target Website Reveals New Zombie Strike Magnus Pack, Zombie Strike Mega Darts & Elite Precision Target Set

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The box art for the upcoming newly repainted Mega Zombie Strike Magnus Pack

Thanks to Target web listings once again, we have a heads up on 3 newly revealed items. The first, as you can see, is a Zombie Strike Magnus Pack. It retails for $29.99 at Target and features new Zombie Strike Mega Darts. Product descriptions and web listings for the items can be found in this post. Once again, this info is about the USA Target’s only, no clue when or if any other countries are getting this.

The Magnus gets a slightly darker red repaint for one of the blasters, and a sort of dark turquoise for the other.

Scroll down the post to see more info about the new Zombie Strike Mega Darts and the Elite Precision Target Set.

Your battles against the zombies are about to get Mega bigger! Arm yourself and a friend with the 2 Magnus blasters in this pack. These big blasters fire bigger darts that are engineered to fire farther than ever! Pair up for a Mega strike at zombies up to 85 feet away and take them out one by one, or go it alone with one in each fist. Each blasters built-in, 1-handed clip lets you reload fast to get back in the game, and they come with 6 Mega Darts! Hit the battlefield with Mega power with these 2 Magnus blasters!Nerf and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.Includes 2 Magnus blasters, 6 Mega Darts and instructions Magnus blaster 2-pack includes 2 blasters that fire Mega Darts farther than ever Fires Mega Darts up to 85 feet Includes 6 Mega Darts Top-loading clips let you reload fast one-handed Ages 8 and up. CAUTION: Do not aim at eyes or face. TO AVOID INJURY: Use only darts designed for this product. Do not modify darts or dart blaster. Magnus blaster works with Mega Darts only.

Manufacturer 8 Years and Up
Features: Easy loading
Material: Plastic
Dimensions: 2.68 ” L x 14.02 ” H
Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp Cloth
Battery: no battery used

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Online Item #: 15268009
Store Item Number (DPCI): 087-11-0430
Item can be gift wrapped.
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If you’ll notice in the product description for these darts, the Mega Magnus Pack, and the Zombie Strike Longshot CS-12, their advertising something called “ZED Squad”, which I assume is a way to get kids and peopel to play with each other. These darts, as well as the ones shown in the Longshot CS-12 box art, feature syringe style darts which seems to be the cure for zombies. This retails for $9.99 on the Target site.

The zombie threat is getting bigger every day, and you need bigger ammo to fight back! This ZED Squad Dart Refill has 15 Zombie Strike Mega Darts for mega distance. With this 15-pack of far-flying darts, you’ll have an edge on the battlefield. They work with Zombie Strike Magnus blasters and all Nerf Mega blasters. Ammo up with this 15-dart refill pack!Nerf and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.[PRODUCT INCLUDES LIST]Includes 15 darts.[PRODUCT FEATURES] Reload against the zombies with this 15-dart refill pack Pack includes 15 Zombie Strike Mega Darts Bigger darts for bigger battles Darts work with Zombie Strike Magnus blasters and all Nerf Mega blasters (sold separately)[PRODUCT BULLETS] Ages 8 and up. CAUTION: Do not aim at eyes or face. TO AVOID INJURY: Do not modify darts.

Manufacturer 8 Years and Up
Features: Easy loading
Maximum Firing Diameter: 10.5 “
Includes: Darts
Material: EVA Foam
Dimensions: 1.73 ” L x 6.42 ” H
Care and Cleaning: Spot Clean Only
Battery: no battery used

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Online Item #: 15268008
Store Item Number (DPCI): 087-11-0429
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And lastly, we have the new Elite Precision Target Set. It looks and seems to serve a similar function to the Rebelle Star Shot that was released late last year/early this year. Looking at the darts, it seems that we won’t be getting Elite Darts. This retails for $19.99 on the Target site.

Test your accuracy with the Precision Target Set! The set includes everything you need for target practice: a Firestrike blaster, a target, and 10 Suction Darts in 2 different colors. Just stand up the target or hang it from a door, and take aim with the light beam when it’s your turn. Your Suction Darts stick to the target, so you can see your accuracy improve with each shot! Sharpen your dart-blasting skills alone or take on a friend in a suction-dart showdown. Either way, you’ll become a sharpshooter with the Precision Target Set!Nerf and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.[PRODUCT INCLUDES LIST]Includes Firestrike blaster, target, 10 Suction Darts (2 colors), and instructions.[PRODUCT FEATURES] The Precision Target Set has everything you need for target practice or a competition Target can stand up or be hung on a door Blaster’s Light Beam Trigger activates the precision Light Beam, which works on targets up to 15 feet away 10 Suction Darts work with most front-loading N-Strike blasters (sold separately) Darts come in 2 colors so you can tell whose shot is whose[PRODUCT BULLETS] Ages 8 and up CAUTION: Do not aim at eyes or face. TO AVOID INJURY: Use only darts designed for this product. Do not modify darts or dart blaster. Requires 2 “AAA” batteries (not included). Suction Darts only work with front-loading blasters.

Manufacturer 8 Years and Up
Features: Trigger mechanism
Material: Plastic
Dimensions: 2.01 ” L x 11.26 ” H
Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp Cloth
Battery: required, not included: 2 AAA
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Online Item #: 15268014
Store Item Number (DPCI): 087-11-0448
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Armageddon XV (15), The Biggest West Coast NIC War, Is Scheduled for June 21, 2014

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In case my Southern California readers weren’t aware of this, the biggest (or arguably biggest) Nerf War on the NIC Modding Community is coming up this Saturday, June 21 2014. This has been a long time tradition (we’re on number 15 now!) with usually someone SCUN related hosting them.

This year it’s a bit special, we have Langley (one of the Nerf Haven Forum Creators) flying in from New Jersey to host and play! We also have people coming in from the Arizone, Utah, and San Francisco areas.

In case your not familiar with what the NIC is, it stands for Nerf Internet Community. While the internet has connected and help popularize “mainstream Nerfing” (Nerf with clip/mag fed blasters, Nerf blasters being modded and used for Wars) the term NIC within the NIC usually stands for blasters exhibiting higher power. Blasters and darts are often homemade. What rate of fire and ammo capacity is a little behind most Elite blasters, they make up for in range and accuracy.

I’ve been playing Nerf for about 5 years now, but I’ve never been to an Armageddon event. This year, I plan on changing that! I want to get better as a player, an event organizer, and experience a little different side of Nerf. Feel free to come and play Nerf, say hi to me and other Nerfers, and generally have a good time. I’ll be the guy wearing a panda hat and something panda related. 32 different people have marked themselves down as going on the Nerf Haven Forum topic, and some people are even bringing or inviting more.

To check out rules and what you need to bring, and see who’s marked themselves down as going, look at the rest on the post below or read here.

You can view the weather forecast for that day right here.

For a few videos of past events, check out SCUN’s Youtube channel.

Keep an eye out on my blog and Youtube channel for my loadout video and what I plan on bringing to the event.
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XPLORER Xshot Challenge in Singapore is Testing Nerfer’s Skills & Offering Great Prizes

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If you haven’t heard of Xplorer (can’t believe I’ve never posted about them on my site) their a Singapore Nerf Company specializing in modifying plunger based blasters for Stefans. The Longshot & Stampede are their most extensive work. They feature blaster kits, accessories, springs, and more on their site. Their Longshot Ultimate Upgrade Kit is said to go over 260 FPS (Feet Per Second) on their site. To put that into perspective, most modded flywheel blasters go about 85-110 FPS. Airsoft Guns indoors in Southern CA are often limited to 300-350 FPS.

While I’ve never bought anything from them (in part to their high prices) I did want to let you guys know about an event their hosting on June 8, 2014. Instead of a usual or assumed Nerf War of some sort, their doing a shooting/target challenge. People who enter must go through a timed challenge in which they shoot targets and try to compete for the highest times. You can RSVP and view the rules on their Facebook event here.

And the prizes? Their looking great. The top five finishers all get a prize of some sort.

1st Place: A Xshot Xplorer blaster. This is a new homemade blaster from the company, and details are scarce on it. However, you can view more information in this teaser video.
2nd Place: Xplorer Exclusive Ultimate Longshot Kit, 528 Singapore Dollar Value
3rd Place: Xplorer Longshot Trooper Kit, 268 Singapore Dollar Value
4th-5th Place: Sponsor Prizes

Entry fee is 60 Singapore Dollars. You can sign up on their site here.

It’s always a great thing to hear when Nerf Wars & Nerf Events are planned, and just as good when they go through without too many negative incidents. I hope their event goes well!

Excitied for the 2014 Nerf Blasters? Here’s What Some of Them Look Like with Parts Swapped

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Reddit user Buster-99 recently shared this photo mockup on the Nerf Subreddit.

For Reddit. Playing around with some new blaster parts before the real things hit the store… I tried to keep these to scale for size comparison.

As you can see, he’s swapped parts and accessories out from the Zombie Strike Slingfire & Longshot CS-12, the Vortex Revonix360, and Elite Demolisher 2-In-1. I gotta say, that banana mag looks good on the Slingfire and Longshot, and the Revonix360 looks a lot better with a scope on it. However, the addition of the Longshot CS-12 scope on the Slingfire makes it too orange for my tastes.

Which combination above is your favorite?

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New Nerf Zombie Strike Longshot Spotted Online! Looks to be Target Exclusive

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The Box art for the upcoming Zombie Strike Longshot

A bit of crazy news has hit the internet very recently! Thanks to a member of my Nerf Facebook group named Ricky, and the UK/German sites S Myth Toys and IE Toys (same retailer) we have a first look at the upcoming Zombie Strike Longshot blaster! Product description can be found below. It will come with 12 darts, a 12 dart mag, and what looks to be the usual scope it came with back when it was released back around 2006/2007.

If you would rather listen to the details instead of reading them, you can watch/listen to my video below.


PRODUCT DETAILS
The zombie threat is growing bigger every day, and you need a bigger blaster to keep up! The Longshot CS-12 blaster holds 12 Zombie Strike Darts and has a long-range targeting scope so you can aim with precision to take the zombies out. Load up fast with the Quick Reload clip, press the trigger and sweep the field in the battle against the zombies with the Longshot CS-12 blaster!

How looking at the blaster images and box art, there appear to be a few changes with the blaster. First, neither the box nor the description make any range claims. I’m hoping we can at least get this blaster firing Elite Ranges. I would expect Nerf to updated the internals of this blaster since Elite Ranges are the new standard. Also the bipod seems to have been removed from the front. I’m personally digging the dark turquoise colors as well.

Also as you can see from the image below, it looks like it will be a Target Exclusive when it hits the states, and is possibly other parts of the world. While people might think that it’s make, the amount of work needed to edit/doctor the image would be a big on the hard side. Also the original art of the guy on the box makes helps make me think that this is indeed real.

I’ll be sure to keep you updated as more news of this blaster is revealed!

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