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Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Video Series – Strength

September 13th, 2015

With Fallout 4 roughly 2 months out, Bethesda has started to release a weekly series of videos detailing the S.P.E.C.I.A.L attributes within the game. Strength, understandably, is first. For those who are curious as to what S.P.E.C.I.A.L stands for:


HARDCORE – Official Trailer

September 12th, 2015

HARDCORE is an action movie, but shot entirely in first person through the eyes of the protagonist. Looks a bit disorienting, but pretty cool all the same.

Today Is The 14th Anniversary Of The September 11th Attacks

September 11th, 2015

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.

Humble Tom Clancy Bundle

September 10th, 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.

Tom Clancy Bundle

This time, the bundle opportunity might be more interesting to the TFB readership, considering its all Tom Clancy games. Pay what you want for the original Rainbow Six, Rainbow Six 3 Gold, Rainbow Six Vegas, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, the original Ghost Recon, and access to the Rainbow Six Siege multiplayer beta. If you pony up more than the average ($8.51 at the time of writing), you also get Vegas 2, Splinter Cell Conviction Deluxe Edition, the original Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell Double Agent, and EndWar. Any amount of $10 or over will also get you Splinter Cell Blacklist and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and the ultimate tier, of $75 or more, will guarantee you Rainbow Six Siege, an exclusive Siege t-shirt, and 66%-off any three Ubisoft titles in the Humble Store, in addition to all the previous rewards.

The original Rainbow Six was one of the very first, if not the first, tactical first person shooters, featuring real-world weapons and equipment, one or two-bullet lethality for both terrorists and Rainbow operatives, and an extensive pre-mission planning feature which you could set custom movements and waypoints throughout the map for your AI operatives, ensuring a successful mission. I’ll admit it was a bit slow paced for my younger self, but it is still one of my personal favorites as far as games go.


Forgotten Weapons Takes A Look At The Pancor Jackhammer

September 9th, 2015

Forgotten Weapons had the extremely rare opportunity to take a look at the only existing working model of the Pancor Jackhammer automatic shotgun. Due to its futuristic design, its been featured in myriad video games and more than a few films and television shows, but only three working models were ever produced, with the other two having been destroyed some time ago.


Monty Python And The Holy Grail 40th Anniversary Castle Catapult Blu-Ray Set

September 8th, 2015

Fetchez le vache

“Fetchez le vache!”

The 40th Anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail will soon be upon us, and in celebration, Monty Python is releasing a special Blu-Ray box set. The set contains new artwork by Terry Gilliam, the 30-minute “Monty Python and the Holy Grail at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival” featurette, a Q&A with Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, John Cleese and Eric Idle, hosted by John Oliver and recorded live at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, exclusive introductory letters from Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, and, perhaps best of all, collectible castle packaging with real catapult action and rubber farm animals.

I dunno if the set is Amazon exclusive, but that’s where the link provided by the official Monty Python YouTube channel goes to, so it’s the link I’m using: www.amazon.com/dp/B013P0WZVS

Star Wars VII NERF Blasters

September 7th, 2015

Last Friday, Hasbro released a few new Episode VII NERF blasters as part of the Force Friday toy release.

These were available at Toys-R-Us, but they should be available at other stores as well.


Steampunk Gas Mask

September 6th, 2015


Unfortunately, this is a costume piece, not a working mask, but it’s still really cool looking. It’s made of silicone with machined aluminum with a copper finish, and adjustable jeweler’s lenses over both eyes. Reminds me of Karl Ruprecht Kroenen from the first Hellboy flick.


BB-8 Sphero

September 5th, 2015


Sphero is an app-enabled robotic ball that can be controlled with your mobile device. BB-8 is the new R2-D2. Thanks to the power of marketing, both have been combined into a licensed technological offering that added $20 to the MSRP when compared to the original. All snark aside, it’s a pretty neat little toy. The head stays level while the spherical portion moves, and according to the manufacturer “BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands.”


Star Wars: The New Republic Anthology Teaser Trailer

September 4th, 2015

Star Wars: The New Republic Anthology from Eric Demeusy on Vimeo.

Did someone say Star Wars fan film?

It’s just a teaser, but already it looks pretty impressive.

Support Team USA in the Giant Robot Duel on Kickstarter

September 3rd, 2015

In case you didn’t hear the news, US-based MegaBots, Inc challenged Japan-based Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a giant robot duel, a challenge which was readily accepted, with the condition that the two bots engaged in hand-to-hand combat. Now, MegaBots has turned to Kickstarter to fund the transformation of their current bot from this:


To something more like this:


The funds are going towards practically overhauling the bot with armor, new weapons, and a custom track base replacement courtesy of Howe & Howe:

Check out the project at www.kickstarter.com/projects/megabots/support-team-usa-in-the-giant-robot-duel

Dumpbox – Killgore ‘Death Cards’ Playing Card Set

September 2nd, 2015

Death From Above Cards

Dumpbox has reproduced Killgore’s Death Cards playing set for a very limited release. Only 50 of these sets were made, so get yours while you can.


The Ultimate Finish Revisited (NSFW)

September 1st, 2015

It’s been almost a year since this little bit of hilarity was released, so I figured it was worth putting up again.


Magpul – 2016 Calendar

August 31st, 2015


Magpul has just finished photography on the upcoming 2016 calendar, and is now working on choosing the best shots and formatting for the final product. It’s still a few months out, but Magpul has provided a behind the scenes video of the photoshoot:

Plus, if you use the Add To Wishlist option on the product page, you’ll receive an email when they calendars are available for purchase, and you will receive a special offer for 10% off your entire order when you add the calendar to your cart.


Kage Ninja Gear

August 30th, 2015


Kage Ninja Gear is a company that sells high-quality ninja uniforms designed for actual Ninjistu use. Made of 14oz cotton, the uniform consists of the gi, special trousers with double waist ties, standard gauntlets, a black belt, and a custom designed 1-piece mask.

The uniforms are offered in XS-XXL, and most components can also be purchased separately.


Thirty Seconds Out – Green Angel Flat Brim Cap

August 29th, 2015


Like the band Slightly Stoopid? Like flat brim caps? Then this is the hat for you. Thirty Seconds Out made a few for the band, and are selling a rest to the headwear-inclined public. It features a flat brim, with a rasta green angel on the front panel, and a mesh rear with ‘Thirty Seconds Out’ embroidered on the back.


The Destruction Of 2000 Cartridges

August 28th, 2015

The title says it all. Pretty impressive display.

Sightmark Introduces ReadyFire Pistol Laser Series

August 27th, 2015


MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Sightmark is proud to unveil the complete ReadyFire Pistol Laser Series lineup, giving shooters the ultimate advantage with four different units; the R5, CR5, G5, and CG5. Each model in this lightweight series of pistol lasers features an ambidextrous digital switch activation, as well as continuous and pulsing operation modes. The ReadyFire series offers units with a red laser (R5 or CR5) and green laser (G5 or CG5). The R5 and G5 ReadyFire models fit both compact and subcompact pistols. The CR5 and CG5 units are compatible with full size and compact pistols. Sightmark ReadyFire Pistol Lasers are designed for when seconds count and there is no time to find your sights in the dark.

The lightweight, streamlined G5 laser mounts between the trigger guard and muzzle of any railed handgun, decreasing snag points. Visibility for the G5 and CG5 extend to 50 yards during the day and an impressive 600 yards at night. The ReadyFire G5 is energized by a CR2 battery and features two modes, continuous and pulsing, to increase battery life up to 15 hours.

The Sightmark ReadyFire R5 Pistol Laser is a compact, lightweight sighting system that’s designed to fit any compact pistol with a weaver or picatinny mount. The visible red laser on the R5 has built-in windage and elevation adjustments and is energized by two AG13 batteries. The R5 also features a continuous and pulsing operation mode to increase battery life up to 10 hours. The ReadyFire CR5 Pistol Laser is designed with an integral weaver mount and is the ideal laser sighting system for any shooting scenario. The R5 and CR5 provide up to 300 yards of visibility at night and up to 20 yards in daylight.


Hazard 4 – Battle-T

August 26th, 2015


The Battle-T is a shirt made from a quick-dry synthetic material designed for wear in hot climates and under vests. The sleeves are made of heavy-duty nylon, and feature Velcro panels for use of an ID or morale patch.

Available in sizes XS-2XL, colors Black and Coyote Tan.


Black Rhino Concealment

August 26th, 2015

Black Rhino Concealment

Black Rhino Concealment is a Veteran-owned and operated business which manufactures custom kydex holsters for over 80 handgun models, as well as magazine carriers. Their holster offerings include the TCS – Tactical Carrier System, a 90/10 mold holster which can be worn either outside the wasteband or inside with the IWB Conversion Kit, which is included with every holster at no additional charge. Aside from also offering the TCS with the option to support a pistol-mounted light, Black Rhino offers a concealed carry specific holster, as well as a trigger guard holster. The holsters can be ordered specified for left or right hand carry, as well as with various cants, and custom colors.

As a special offer to Tactical Fanboy readers, you can take 10% off your order by using the discount code tacfanboy at checkout.


Every Jason Statham Punch. Ever.

August 25th, 2015

Have you ever wondered how many punches Jason Statham has thrown through his various on-screen appearances? Well, YouTube channel Burger Fiction did, and as a result they put together this video showcasing every single time Statham has thrown a punch in a movie.

Cycop – BiTool On Kickstarter

August 24th, 2015


BiTool is a multi-function tool which combines the characteristics of a screwdriver, ratchet wrench, and magnet into a single unit with a small form factor. The body contains either a 5 bit or 10 bit kit, depending on purchaser options, that have a variety of tools that attach to the ratchet-like head.

Check out the Kickstarter campaign at: www.kickstarter.com/projects/cycop-life/bitool-best-integrated-tool-to-ease-your-daily-lif

Hardcore Hardware Australia – MILF Knife

August 23rd, 2015


An industry friend pointed out an amusingly named knife from Hardcore Hardware Australia, the MILF. The MILF is a frame lock folding knife with a 3.45″ modified drop point blade made of CPM S30V steel. The frame is made of 420 stainless steel, with G10 handle scales, which are available in both Black and Desert. As expected, the MILF also comes with a 420 stainless steel reversible pocket clip.


Bastion – EDC Gentleman’s Gear – Gentleman Stainless Steel EDC Comb

August 22nd, 2015

Bastion EDC

The Gentleman Stainless Steel EDC Comb is part of Bastion’s EDC Gentlemen’s Gear line. Made of polished, hand brushed stainless steel, this comb is virtually unbreakable, and features a 1″ diameter on the pocket clip for fitting through any gear or loop, in addition to sporting a 3/8″ lanyard hole. Seems like the perfect comb for grooming any operator-grade beard.


Here’s A Reminder About The Ongoing AEX Flash Sale

August 21st, 2015


Looking to score some high-end airsoft guns and gear on the cheap? Then you’ll want to take advantage of Airsoft Extreme’s ongoing Flash Sale! Starting August 14th and lasting through the 28th, log on to AEX each day and find savings of up to 50% on airsoft guns, gear, and more! Each deal lasts just one day, and is subject to availability, so if you see something you like, go for it quick! And if you don’t, well, there’s always the next day.