These images were sent to us by TFB reader Case Jumper via Facebook. They’re of a Mandalorian (that’s Boba Fett’s race for those not in the know) armor that’s been given the ole Crye treatment. Great stuff Case! You can see more on his Facebook profile page, linked above.
CamoTrading.com is a website that sells hundreds of wildlife-themed home decor and clothing items. Everything from camo bedding to glasswear to handbags and more is on offer, in camouflages such as Realtree AP. They also sell other hunting themed items, such as deer clocks, a shotgun shell bird feeder, and camo cooking utensils.
In Case Of is a company that creates small display cabinets filled with props themed around combating a specific supernatural threat. The Zombie cabinet, for example, includes the following props:
- 12 gauge short barrel shotgun
- Hunting knife with belt sheath
- Hand grenade
- Zombie outbreak field handbook
- 10 shotshell box
- 4 shotshell leather belt holder
- Emergency hammer
In Case Of also offers display kits for Demons, Vampires, and Werewolves
First, they took his daughter…
Then, they took him and his wife….
Now, they’ve taken his wife…. permanently (like, they murdered her guys)!
And framed him for the murder!
And reused lines from the first one!
Now, he’s mad as hell, and won’t stop until his wife’s killer is brought to justice!
Liam Neeson in Tak3n!
In Theaters – January 9, 2015
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
- 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sideshow Collectables will soon be releasing a highly-detailed fully-articulated Deadpool 1/6 scale figure.
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
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’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:
- Phillips screwdriver
- Flathead screwdriver – 3 sizes
- Replaceable RemGrit saw
- Bottle opener
- Rotatable, replaceable carbide cutters
- Can opener
Made in the USA.
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.
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.
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.
More information on silencers and ownership can be found at SilencerCo.com/Ownership.
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 has released two new morale patches: Men of Mayhem and Drink.Fight.F***.
Made in the USA.
Available for purchase on nextgenwarfighter.com.
This is an announcement from SilencerCo regarding a new photo contest they’re holding. The full release can be found below.
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?
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.
Anyone who wants to showcase their gear for the chance to win some awesome prizes.
Find more info and submit your photo at www.silencerco.com/living-in-the-red
Being prepared for the unexpected is reason enough, but submitting a photo to the contest gives you the chance to win some great stuff.
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.
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’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.
5BORONYC has produced three hats in a desert camo that’s very reminiscent of AOR1.
Available either online or at select retailers.
Thanks to our Facebook readership, the origin of the Tacticool C96 has been revealed.
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.
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.
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:
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’ 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.
In addition to the print, an in-depth book featuring all 115 guns is also being offered.
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.