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James May’s Toy Stories: Action Man

February 26th, 2015

The Christmas Day episode of BBC 2′s James May’s Toy Stories featured Action Man. For those of you unfamiliar with Action Man, he was the British version of GI Joe. Here is the trailer.

To watch the whole episode, visit Daily Motion.

$6 Mil 1:6 SCALE WWII Comedy “JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL,” Nets £20k

February 25th, 2015

Film making duo, the McHenry Brothers, spends $6 Million assembling a cast of vintage GI Joe and Action Man figures in order to create a 1/6 scale, stop action World War Two comedy entitled, “Jackboots on Whitehall”.

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Read the whole sordid tale at patchesofpride.wordpress.com.

The Norseman Cometh

February 24th, 2015

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The Norseman Cometh. The first offering in the Agents of the Collapse Series. Sculpted by Mikkel Frandsen. Available as 1:9 and 1:35 scale figures with bases. Cast in Flesh and Grey resin.

To see forward in some situations you must look to the past. Or at least that was the words of a man known a Hrafn. At the twilight of the 21st century the world was in utter chaos. Between devastating natural disasters in the United States, Africa being over run with disease and famine, and the nuclear holocaust in Russia after the fall of the second Soviet empire. Europe stands alone crumbling with what resources and technology they have left. However one island nation formerly known as the United Kingdom still has resources and a sense of society. In relative isolation the inhabitants of this once proud nation struggle to rebuild and preserve the culture of modern man. Myths of the Norsemen of 723 were nothing but a some historical tale told to children. Until one day when ships appeared on the horizon of the Thames Estuary. Not the ships of modern man, but some wooden vessels of the past with the heads of dragons. This incident stuck fear into the heart of the surviving nation. Looting and pillaging began to occur up and down the english coast. This incident became known the second coming of the Norseman. This scourge will continue on as resources continue to dwindle in this once so called modern world.

The preorder will be in three stages for the 1/9th scale offering with the price going up every few months to the retail price. Initially if you get in on this it will be 99.00 USD with free shipping in the USA, It will go to 125.00USD at the 1st of March and 150.00usd in May. With a projected shipping date of July 2015

The 1/35 preorder will be 20.00USD till May with 25.00 after that. The finial retail will be 35.00 usd. Shipping will be Free in the USA

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www.collapseindustries.com

Halo: Nightfall to Feature Helikon-Tex CPUs in PenCott-BadLands Camo

February 23rd, 2015

Featuring the use of Helikon-Tex CPUs in PenCott-BadLands camouflage pattern, Halo: Nightfall will become a feature-length film scheduled to release on March 17 this year for DVD, Blue-ray and on digital channels including iTunes.

See the new trailer here…

Now on Kickstarter – Draggin Bags

February 23rd, 2015

Now, on Kickstarter is Draggin Bags, the creation of SSD reader Garrett Lommatsch.

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These bags are completely made in the USA, and are built out of 3″ military spec webbing instead of fabric. This makes them significantly tougher and more durable than any other bag on the market, perfect for hard use applications. As an EMT, Garrett wanted a better bag for my personal first aid kits, with a dash of engineering they became tougher than any adventure.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1375595671/draggin-bags-the-toughest-bags-on-earth

They Are Everywhere

February 22nd, 2015

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MashUp – Avatar/Apocalypse Now: Ride Of The Valkyries

February 21st, 2015

Snake Eyes Unhooded

February 20th, 2015

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Good luck finding another pic of Snake Eyes without his helmet on.
This is Matt from Tactical Pro Shop with Ray Park on the set of GI Joe in New Orleans during filming in 2011.

Browning’s Buck Mark Carries Crimson Trace Laser Sight

February 19th, 2015

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(Wilsonville, OR)—While Browning Buck Mark pistols have been produced for several decades, and made available in many styles, the newest version introduced at the recent 2015 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show is a tactical Buck Mark .22 pistol equipped with a Crimson Trace Rail Master. The Browning Buck Mark Black Label Carbon Fiber has a unique carbon fiber finish, a 4-inch steel barrel and an under barrel accessory rail. The firearms are shipped with a red Crimson Trace Rail Master laser sight pre-installed on that rail.

“We are very pleased to have a laser sight pre-installed on such a high-quality Browning product,” said Jeff Goddard, Crimson Trace Director of Sales. The new Buck Mark Black Label Carbon Fiber features textured grip panels, a gold plated trigger, and detachable magazine. There is also a second model, the Buck Mark Black Label Carbon Fiber Pink, with unique pink grips. The equipped handguns can be seen at: www.browning.com.

Crimson Trace’s Rail Masters are well known for being small, powerful, easy to operate, and for producing a brilliant laser dot onto the target. Rail Masters have been available with red diodes, and are now available with green diodes—the affordable CMR-206. Rail Masters feature tap-on Instant Activation, provide three modes of operation (momentary, strobe and constant on) and can be easily and quickly attached to nearly any firearm’s rails with Crimson Trace’s proprietary Secure Lock Technology.

Crimson Trace laser sights and light products can also be found pre-installed on firearms from Kimber, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Beretta and others.

www.crimsontrace.com

As Seen On Reddit

February 18th, 2015

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This photo of a highly motivated Peshmerga fighter and his rather interesting rifle recently hit https://www.reddit.com/r/guns/comments/2ve0p1/peshmerga_fighter_holding_what_can_only_be/. The piece de la resistance (pun intended) is definitely the M16 charging handle.

NSSF Presents “Girl Power”

February 17th, 2015

More and more women are getting involved in shooting sports. The National Shooting Sports Foundation has the scoop.

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www.nssfblog.com/new-nssf-report-more-women-owning-guns-going-target-shooting-and-hunting

Honor Point Is Having Some Fun

February 16th, 2015

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You need to check out Honor Point.

Taurus – FIRST 24 Kit

February 15th, 2015

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Taurus is selling the FIRST 24 Kit, a package which consists of components selected by a team of industry experts, put together for the purpose of surviving the first 24 hours of any crisis and making one’s way to safety. To that end, the kit includes a Taurus Judge and CRKT Sting Survival Knife, customized by Aimpro Tactical to their exacting standards. The kit also includes the following items:

- Brite Strike EPLI Flashlight
- Brite Strike APALS
- Zippo Outdoors Emergency Fire Starter Kit
- Power Pax Slim Line Caddie
- Energizer E92 AAA Batteries
- 20mm Spherical Survival Compass
- 550 Survival Paracord Bundle

All the components of the kit come in an SKB Waterproof/Drop-Proof Survival Case.

www.taurususa.com/whats-new-first-24-kit-4510SSF24

Matrix 1/12 Scale Armored Personnel Unit Pre-Order

February 14th, 2015

Matrix APU

This is a 1/12th scale APU from The Matrix films, specifically the later two films.

Here’s the copied specs, because this thing is seriously cool, and just loaded with features:

Armored Personnel Unit with pilot specs:
*APU stands ~13.5 inches (34cm) tall
*fully posable action joints, articulated arms, legs & toes
*highly detailed mechanical design as seen in the movie
*movable upper shoulder pistons for arms posing
*movable legs with retractable pistons for different combat pose and to simulate APU movements depicted in the movie
*realistic metal spring & rubber hose throughout figure arms and legs
*fully posable pilot figure, which can be positioned inside APU cockpit
*pilot figure comes with detailed fabric clothing
*2 ammo case included *realistic paint application to highlight all the details as seen in the movie
*both arms cannons light up (AG1 X 6 button cell batteries needed for the light-up feature and not included)

Ammo Loader (exclusive to threezerostore deluxe bot set) specs:
*Height: 88mm; Length: 158mm; Width: 85.5mm
*realistic rubber tires with free wheel function
*highly detailed mechanical design as seen in the movie
*manually extendable loading ammo platform imitates the movements depicted in the movie (extended height: ~240mm / 9,4 inches)
*fully posable ground crew figure
*ground crew figure comes with detailed fabric clothing
*2 ammo case included
*realistic paint application to highlight all the details as captured in the movie

So, when’s it gonna be available? This coming Monday, February 16th, from Three Zero Store, where you can pre-order it.

www.threezerostore.com

Ahoy On The M16

February 13th, 2015

Just In Time For Valentine’s Day (NSFW)

February 12th, 2015

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Hitman: Agent 47 – Trailer #1

February 11th, 2015

It’s a reboot of a movie based on a video game series. About the only three things they seemed to have gotten right about Agent 47 are:

1) He is a genetically modified assassin

2) He shaves his head

3) He kills people

Anyway, looks silly and too much like a “generic” action flick. Might be home media worthy.

That’s A Whole Lot Of Magazine

February 10th, 2015

Bug-A-Salt 2.0

February 9th, 2015

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Remember the Bug-A-Salt? Well, this is the Bug-A-Salt 2.0. The main draw for this new model, aside from the slick ‘bug camouflage’ exterior, is “more power, less salt”. The Bug-A-Salt 2.0 uses less salt per shot, for better ammo conservation and reduced cleanup, but also shoots farther than the original. Plus, they fixed the broken gear problem that was an issue with the original Bug-A-Salt. Check out the video below to see the Bug-A-Salt 2.0 in action.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/bug-a-salt-introduces-camofly-2-0

Zubin Axe Surivial Staff

February 8th, 2015

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The Zubin Axe Survival Staff is a modular tool with a base staff made of natural hickory wood and featuring an ergonomic rubber grip. The tools that attach to the handle are made from stainless steel, and consist of the following:

- Axe
- Fishing Spear
- Hunting Spear
- Saw Blade
- Slingshot

zubinaxe.com/product/zubin-axe-survival-staff-complete-kit

A Hands-On Look At The .50 Caliber Vulcan Safety Razor

February 7th, 2015

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A few days ago, I posted a link to a Kickstarter campaign for a double-edge safety razor made by a Veteran-owned business called Coxswain USA. I was sent a model for review purposes, my experiences with which you can read below.

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What’s unique about the Vulcan is spent .50 BMG casings are used for the handle. All components of the Vulcan are chrome plated, and Coxswain USA developed a specialized slug adapter to mate the handle to the razor plates.

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The safety razor itself comes fully assembled, without any DE blades. All disassembly requires is to screw the razor plates off. The plates are designed to accept most standard DE razor blades. At 4.3 oz it has a good weight to it, and the chrome coating offers a nice, clean look.

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I figured the best way to actually review the Vulcan was to actually shave with it. I went to closest chain drug store, picked up some DE razor blades, and gave it a whirl. The weight of the razor really helped with the shaving, and it offered a smooth, clean shave. This picture was taken about halfway through my shave. I did end up nicking myself a tiny bit, but that was entirely my own fault.

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Overall, I’ve had a very good experience with the Vulcan Razor. It shaves well, the repurposed .50 BMG casing offers a unique flair, and it’s made by a Veteran-owned business. If you’re interested in picking one up for yourself, you can check out the ongoing Kickstarter campaign, and also check out Coxswain USA’s website. Both links are below.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/653818910/head-shot-with-a-50-caliber

coxswainusa.com

Adventure Force – Navy SEAL Set

February 6th, 2015

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This is the Navy SEAL set as part of the Adventure Force series of toys. It comes with a surprisingly slick looking chest rig, a balaclava, a headset, two grenades, a knife, and an orange-and-green rifle with black camouflage splotches. When I get the chance, I’ll go pick one up at the local Walmart and give it a more detailed review.

RAIDOPS – Vulcan

February 5th, 2015

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Part of the RAIDOPS Martial Arts Collection, the Vulcan is a hand-held striking tool with an index finger loop and three contact points. It’s made from Titanium Alloy with a Rockwell hardness of HRC 50-52. The included pocket clip allows for storage in either a pocket, or clipped into PALS webbing. The finish is Metallic/Dark Brown.

raidops.com

Sharps Bros. – The Jack ‘Skull’ Lower Receiver

February 4th, 2015

The Jack

Sharps Bros. is a manufacturer of custom lower receivers for AR-15 pattern rifles. They recently revealed their latest skull-shaped design, The Jack, on their Facebook page. The model seen above is simply a 3D printed sample used for fit check purposes. Sharps Bros. expects to have sellable 7075 aluminum models available by April 1st this year.

sharpsbros.com

www.facebook.com/sharpsbros

Star Wars Humble Bundle

February 3rd, 2015

If you’re not familiar with a Humble Bundle, it’s a collection of digital media, usually video games, literature, or movies, with a price point that is decided entirely by the purchaser. These bundles are available for a limited time, typically two weeks or so. Humble Bundles generally have a baseline offer that can be purchased at any price, including just $1, and feature incentive rewards, where higher paying customers who reach certain money milestones are offered more content. Additionally, many of these bundles have a charitable organization attached to them, and purchasers can choose how much of their donation goes to the charity, the game developers, and the Humble Bundle organization itself.

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I bring this up because the current headlining Humble Bundle happens to be centered around Star Wars video games, a lot of good Star Wars video games. This time, the charitable organization is the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, partnered with Star Wars Force for Change. Only $12 will net you what is currently $115 worth of Star Wars games to be played on your PC, it’s going towards a good cause (your donation can even go 100% to UNICEF if you want it to), and there’s a good chance that even more games will be added to the donation incentives, which you retroactively get if you donate early.

www.humblebundle.com