Tactical Fanboy
Silynx
Home Categories TacticalFanboy Archives Email

Polaroid Cube Action Camera

September 30th, 2014

Cube

Polaroid has now decided to step into the action camera game with the Cube. Priced at only $100, the Polaroid Cube has the following features:

- 1080P/720P video
- 6MP still photo
- Built in rechargeable battery capable of recording up to 90 min
- 124° wide angle lens
- LED indicator
- Microphone
- Weatherproof/Splash proof

It also has plenty of accessory mounts already available, such as a tripod mount, bicycle mount, helmet mount, and inarguably the best mount:

Monkey stand

With its low entry price and established accessory line, this could end up being an excellent starting action camera, or at the very least a good backup or supplementary camera.

www.polaroidcube.com/polaroid-cube

BreachBangClear – Buy A ‘Do You Even Liberty’ Shirt, Support The Brian Terry Foundation

September 29th, 2014

Do You Even Liberty

Breach Bang Clear and Article 15 clothing has announced that they will be donating all profits from the sale of the ‘Do You Even Liberty’ t-shirts to the Brian Terry Foundation, courtesy of Trek’s Trek: 2000 Miles for the Brian Terry Foundation.

www.article15clothing.com/do-you-even-liberty

Hollywood Haunted Sports – Zombie Killhouse Runthrough

September 29th, 2014

This is a runthrough of the Zombie Killhouse at the Haunted Hollywood Sports Media Night at Hollywood Sports Park in Bellflower, California. One of two killhouses being offered for Haunted Hollywood Sports, the Zombie Killhouse has a squad of attendees armed with airsoft G36s run through a pre-set path as they shoot at zombies who attack from the shadows and hide in corners. Each attendee also wears two flags, which the zombies will attempt to snatch. Losing both flags means you failed the mission, and have joined the ranks of the undead.

Note that this run was taken roughly a week before they officially launch, and isn’t necessarily representative of the final configuration of the killhouse.

Special thanks to Gregory Wong AKA spartan117gw for attending the event with us and doing the runthrough seen in the video. You can check out his YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/user/spartan117gw

Stay tuned for more coverage of the Haunted Hollywood Sports Media Night and more.

www.hauntedhollywoodsports.com

GoKnuckles On Kickstarter

September 28th, 2014

GoKnuckles

GoKnuckles is a project on Kickstarter to produce a hand-held mount shaped like a pair of brass knuckles for the GoPro Hero series of cameras. The final product will be made of injection molded rubberized plastic and will be available in Blue and Orange. On the GoKnuckles mount, the Hero camera can be mounted facing either direction, allowing for dexterous filming of yourself and others.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/astroworx/goknuckles-for-your-gopro-hero-camera

Knott’s Scary Farm – Special Ops: Infected Review

September 27th, 2014

Special Ops: Infected is the latest attraction currently available at Knott’s Berry Farm for their ‘Knott’s Scary Farm’ Halloween event.

With the exception of ‘Trapped‘, Special Ops: Infected is quite possibly the most interactive Scary Farm event yet available from Knott’s, and unlike ‘Trapped’ won’t cost you an additional fee. The concept is such: squads of parkgoers armed with laser rifles and led by a squad leader patrol a transformed Camp Snoopy, eliminating the undead while completing objectives, battling Road Warrior-esque militia forces, and saving an important scientist who holds the cure to the zombie plague.

IMG_2524.JPG

In order to even take part in the Special Ops: Infected attraction, you must obtain a ticket. These tickets are free, but are limited. They are given out at the entrance of Camp Snoopy, and denote the time and entry point you’ll be allowed in. During our visit, they ran out of cards before our appointed 9:15 time. Reportedly, less than half of all parkgoers will be able to participate, and given how rapidly the tickets ran out that seems to be the case.

IMG_2535.JPG

From one of the two assigned entry points, Alpha and Bravo, which take place on opposite ends of Camp Snoopy, guests were herded into a orientation tent, where they were assigned their guns and given their objectives. There was a lot of showmanship on the part of the squad leader, including his use of the accented ‘zambies’ to denote the zombie targets, and being decked out in tactical gear.

IMG_2539.JPG

The guns we were assigned were zombie-green plastic, with useable albeit unneeded (and honestly distracting) flip-up iron sights, very large magazine/sensor boxes, and bungee-retention slings. The stocks were fixed, and intended or not, the guns were only capable of semi-auto fire. Additionally, the guns were noted in promotional literature as having LCD screens which would allow for individual score tracking, which was not featured on these guns; overall, not that impressive. Ammo was not an issue, as the guns are set to automatically reload after 50 shots, after which a 5-or-so-second reload was supposed to take place, but never seemed to. They also fired a strange triangular burst of three lights instead of traditional projectiles, which activated a sensor on the zombies’ heads, letting them know when they were shot.

Speaking of the zombies, they were actors strewn throughout the course, made up to look undead. They shambled, they rushed, they went down pretty quickly if their sensor managed to get hit. Their enthusiasm was greatly appreciated throughout the course, as you could tell they really enjoyed playing their part, trying their damnedest to assault our squad. The other enemy, the militia, was more a plot point than a true threat. We were forced to be captured as part of the experience (your guns are worthless as they don’t wear sensors) and were led into a cage, where we were taunted, insulted, told to keep our hands behind our head, and had zombies paw at us through the openings. This lasted for a couple of minutes, until we “escaped”. Kinda fun, but it was also jarring to pump round after round into a screaming man wielding a Beretta and a trash can lid shield only for him and his buddies to take you all hostage.

IMG_2541.JPG

The objectives were occasional breaks in the action, such as enter a cabin to activate a communications array, or find a point on a map. They were actually a cool way to add a bit of variety to the mission, even if they were always a prelude to a zombie attack.

Ultimately, Special Ops: Infected is a great concept with a flawed execution. It’s a good event, but if it’s to be great, there will have to be improvements to the weapons and implementation of the promised scoring system. An expansion of the interactive events, and maybe a chance to actually battle the militia instead of forcefully playing prisoner, would also be appreciated. We’re looking forward to see if Special Ops: Infected makes a return next year, and if it does, ends up being better than it is now.

It’s also worth mentioning that technically we didn’t get to experience everything Special Ops: Infected has to offer. One of the squad leaders alerted us that both Alpha and Bravo offer different experiences, so it’s likely you’d have to attend multiple days to experience both paths.

www.knotts.com/knotts-scary/ride/SPECIAL-OPS-INFECTED/cat/Haunted%20Attractions

Sideshow Collectables – Deadpool 1/6 Scale Figure

September 26th, 2014

100178_press07

Sideshow Collectables will soon be releasing a highly-detailed fully-articulated Deadpool 1/6 scale figure.

100178_press15

He comes equipped with the following accessories:

- Two interchangeable heads
- Six pairs of interchangeable hands
- Dual katanas
- One knife
- Two grenades
- One suppressed ‘Whoop Ass-ault rifle’
- Dual pistols

1001781_press01-672x448

Additionally, Sideshow Collectables is offering an exclusive Zombiepool head included with the figure if purchased through their web store.

Available for pre-order now at www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/marvel-deadpool-sideshow-collectibles-1001781.

Gerber Gear Multi-Plier 600 Bladeless

September 25th, 2014

MP600-Bladeless_fulljpg

Gerber Gear’s Multi-Plier 600 Bladeless offers everything you could possibly need in a multitool, and complies with “no-knife policies”. Constructed from stainless steel with a black oxide coating, the MP 600 features the following tools:

- Scissors
- Phillips screwdriver
- Flathead screwdriver – 3 sizes
- File
- Replaceable RemGrit saw
- Ruler
- Bottle opener
- Rotatable, replaceable carbide cutters
- Can opener

Made in the USA.

www.gerbergear.com/Industrial/Tools/MP600-Bladeless_30-000952

US ARMY Playing Cards On Kickstarter

September 24th, 2014

The US ARMY Playing Cards are the first in a series of US Military-themed playing cards designed by illustrator and playing card designer Jackson Robinson. This initial offering is officially licensed by the U.S. Army, and consists of four individual decks: 1910 Army, Premium Army, Black Ops, and Black Ops Display.

standardarmy

The deck shown above, for example, is the Army 1910 deck, a Kings Wild re-imagining of the original 1910 Russell & Morgan ARMY NAVY 303 playing deck. The campaign has officially reached its goal, however there is still plenty of time to own one or more of these commemorative card decks.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1722808047/us-army-playing-cards

SilencerCo – How Do Silencers Work?

September 23rd, 2014

New Animated Infographic Illustrates Technology and Science Behind Firearm Silencers

WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH – September 23, 2014 | Aimed at educating the general public about the science and application of firearm suppressors, leading manufacturer SilencerCo released today an animated infographic.

While silencer purchases have increased rapidly in recent years, a vast majority of the public is unaware that the device can be purchased in most states. The image, shown below, was designed to combat many of these misconceptions.

how-do-silencers-work

More information on silencers and ownership can be found at SilencerCo.com/Ownership.

TrackingPoint At The Alamo

September 23rd, 2014

tracking-point.com

Tactical Girls 2015 Calendar

September 22nd, 2014

tgc-2015-ammo-labs-600x480

The 2015 Tactical Girls calendar is now available. Covering 13 months (Jan 2015 – Jan 2016), the calendar features beautiful women with exotic weaponry in realistic tactical settings. Weapons featured in the calendar include the Drake Stalker .50 BMG rifle, Kel-Tec RFB Battle Rifle, FNP-45 pistol, and even an AT4 anti-tank weapon. 10% of the print run of this calendar is donated to deployed soldiers and the organizations that support them.

You can get it here: www.tacgirls.com

Gear Whores Anonymous – 2 New Morale Patches

September 21st, 2014

DFFMOMcrop

Gear Whores Anonymous has released two new morale patches: Men of Mayhem and Drink.Fight.F***.

Made in the USA.

Available for purchase on nextgenwarfighter.com.

I Got Roped Into A Game Of Laser Tag Today…

September 20th, 2014

Scan

2nd place is bittersweet, when the majority of your opponents were 10 year olds.

SilencerCo Kicks Off Photo Contest For Emergency Preparedness: Living In The Red

September 19th, 2014

This is an announcement from SilencerCo regarding a new photo contest they’re holding. The full release can be found below.

WHAT:
Living in the Red means being ready for anything. SilencerCo’s new photo contest represents an opportunity for you to show off your gear, assembled to get you out of a tight spot when the going gets beyond tough. What do you carry in your rig?

WHEN:
Beginning today, photos can be submitted for one month, through October 19, 2014. After the submission period is over, SilencerCo will narrow the submissions and open the best photos for public voting.

WHO:
Anyone who wants to showcase their gear for the chance to win some awesome prizes.

HOW:
Find more info and submit your photo at www.silencerco.com/living-in-the-red

WHY:
Being prepared for the unexpected is reason enough, but submitting a photo to the contest gives you the chance to win some great stuff.

GRAND PRIZE:

Any three SilencerCo suppressors of your choice. Be strategic — the most expensive or largest-caliber suppressors alone may not be the best for you in a survival scenario. But if you win, it’s your call.
A Goal Zero solar station valued at over $800 — the perfect setup to allow you to power necessary devices without the need for fuel.

RUNNER-UP:

One SilencerCo suppressor of your choice.
Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel in Realtree Xtra Camo

For more details, visit www.silencerco.com/living-in-the-red.

Ricoh – WG-M1 Orange

September 18th, 2014

1090_1410298198_20140908002-transparent_large

Ricoh’s WG-M1 is an action camera with a 14 megapixel sensor, capable of full 1080P HD video. It features airtight, waterproof construction, capable of submerging to a depth of 32 feet and cold resistance to temperatures as low as -10°C. The rechargeable Li-Ion battery is capable of lasting up to 150 minutes when recording footage.

us.ricoh-imaging.com/digital-camera/WG-M1_Orange

5BORONYC – Desert Camo Hats

September 17th, 2014

5BORONYC Hats

5BORONYC has produced three hats in a desert camo that’s very reminiscent of AOR1.

5BORONYC_Six_Panel_Bucket_Desert
Six Panel Bucket Desert Camo

5boronyc.myshopify.com/collections/5b-hats/products/six-panel-bucket-desert-camo

5BORONYC_Join_or_Die_Camper_Desert_SuedeJoin Or Die Five Panel Camper Desert

5boronyc.myshopify.com/collections/5b-hats/products/join-or-die-five-panel-camper-desert

5BORONYC_Logo_Mesh_Snapback_DesertLogo Mesh Snapback Desert

5boronyc.myshopify.com/collections/5b-hats/products/logo-mesh-snapback-desert

Available either online or at select retailers.

5boronyc.myshopify.com/collections/5b-hats

The Mystery Of The Tacticool C96 Is Solved!

September 17th, 2014

Thanks to our Facebook readership, the origin of the Tacticool C96 has been revealed.

contest winner

First off, it is an airsoft gun, built around a Marushin Mauser M712 (link is to Red Wolf Airsoft). It was entered into an airsoft customization photo contest where it placed 2nd in the pistol division, hence the photos. It received 62 votes, just one vote behind the modified MK23 which took 1st place.

contest proof

Here’s the contest page featuring the photos, along with a rough translation of the description.

Based on the Marushin made ​​Mauser M712, was placed Dutt site direct, Equipped with under rail, M4 grip and (stepping processing), we have customized appearance improbable. Everyone in the Moselle fan, I’m sorry (laughs)

You should also check out the rest of the contest entries here: www.hyperdouraku.com/contest14/index.html. There’s some really cool stuff to be seen.

The Tacticool C96

September 16th, 2014

1937475-718890641533466-4289145245478193327-n

This is a picture of a Mauser C96 that’s been spreading around the internet, however instead of the classic design that served as the basis for Han Solo’s blaster, it’s been bubba’d up to a near unrecognizable state. Now, this could very simply be an airsoft replica gone wrong (or right, if it’s your thing). Unfortunately, the image is too low resolution to read any of the markings on the parts kit, which would be a dead giveaway. However, the image does feature a URL which leads to this page on the Chinese social media site Sina Weibo:

Weibo

Unfortunately, I’m not a Chinese citizen, which is required to get a Weibo membership, so I can’t access the profile beyond the initial public page. Additionally, the creator of this kit hasn’t come forward, so at the moment, I can’t determine if this is a real steel monstrosity, or just an airsoft one.

The Filmography Of Guns On Kickstarter

September 15th, 2014

The ‘Filmography of Guns’ is a project by Cathryn Lavery to create a print that features 115 individual illustrations of iconic guns – real and fantastic – in television and film, featured on a single, large print.

e3ab339a1b24afec547fdc5eb5ce1ecf_large

In addition to the print, an in-depth book featuring all 115 guns is also being offered.

335c990fed5b649f8e96103195d59613_large

This project has already reached its baseline funding goal, however you can still donate to secure a print, book, or reach the higher stretch goals for even greater rewards such as the custom collector book plate.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/cathryn/the-filmography-of-guns

Natural AK Is Best AK

September 14th, 2014

Tz0m3.jpg

Gotta love that 4chan.

Tuuli Armor Tornado Protection On Indiegogo

September 13th, 2014

TUULI ARMOR Tornado Shield from Dustin Storm on Vimeo.

Tulli Armor is billed as the world’s first affordable, mobile, and puncture-resistant tornado protection for individuals and families. Made from layer of ballistic nylon and padding, the Tulli Armor Tornado Shield has been tested to protect against various projectiles such as wood, metal rods, and glass at speed at and above 200mph.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/tuuli-armor-tornado-protection

BoomMorning Coffee Mug

September 12th, 2014

625x465_1439093_6211959_1408885527

Its a ceramic coffee mug shaped like a grenade. Available in a variety of colors, including ‘Avocado’ which is the closest it seems to get to the Mk2 grenade this is seemingly inspired by.

www.shapeways.com/model/1439093/boommorning.html?materialId=70

Today Is The 13th Anniversary Of The September 11th Attacks

September 11th, 2014

World Trade Center
World Trade Center, New York City – aerial view (March 2001)” by JeffmockOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Never forget.

Most Epic NERF War In History!

September 10th, 2014

As I’m sure you can imagine by the wealth of NERF articles we post on this site, this is pretty much a daily occurrence at TFB headquarters.

You can check out RackaRacka’s channel here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCz_cDc_2arKIb6SlJoqFT0w

Violent Little Machine Shop – Durden Bear & WHTFSU Patches

September 9th, 2014

This post was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily.

Violent Little Machine Shop and Soldier Systems

Violent Little Machine Shop has just released two brand new PVC morale patches: Durden Bear and WHTFSU.

Durden Bear Fight Club Patch Group

A PVC patch with hook backing, the Durden Bear Fight Club morale patch pays tribute to Tyler Durden, and acts as a natural progression from Violent Little Machine Shop’s own Creasy Bear patch. Durden Bear features intricate 3D detail, and comes with an art card. Comes in full-color.

www.violentlittle.com/products/durden-bear-fight-club-patch

WHTFSU Stepbrothers Patch Group

The WHTFSU or ‘We’re Here To F*** S*** Up’ patch features Dale and Brennan, everybody’s favorite tuxedo-wearing step brothers duo. Like the Durden Bear Fight Club patch, WHTFSU is also 3D PVC full-color with hook backing, and comes with an art card.

www.violentlittle.com/products/whtfsu-stepbrothers-patch