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Star Trek TNG Captain Picard Facepalm Bust – Bronze Edition

June 2nd, 2019

If you’re a fan of dated memes and Star Trek, and need something in your office or study that shows this, then you might want to get one of these Captain Picard Facepalm Busts from ThinkGeek. Manufactured by pop culture collectable maker IconHeroes https://www.iconheroes.com/, this bust depicts Picard mid-facepalm, complete with bronze colloration, and non-marring felt on the base.

You can get it at: www.thinkgeek.com/product/kukp

Rambo: Last Blood – Teaser Trailer

June 1st, 2019

In this latest (and last?) movie in the Rambo series, Rambo undertakes a mission to rescue the sister of a reporter from a Mexican cartel. It looks alright; plenty of explosions, booby traps, and violence, so definitely a Rambo film.

Rambo: Last Blood — In theaters September 20, 2019.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare – Reveal Trailer

May 30th, 2019

They’re rebooting/reimagining the Modern Warfare series for this year’s CoD release. Fan favorite character Captain Price is back, along with a completely new story. Oh, and reportedly cross-play between Xbox One, PS4, and PC is going to be a feature, along with all DLC multiplayer maps being free content for all players.

Modern Warfare launches October 25th, 2019.

The LYRA EDC ‘Morphing’ Knife – Currently On Kickstarter

May 29th, 2019

LYRA is an EDC ‘Morphing’ knife, and the second Kickstarter campaign by California-based Horizon Knives. Named after (and inspired by the shape of) the constellation of the same name, the LYRA consists of a titanium grip/housing that folds out using a unique linkage system, and a 1.2″ D2 tool steel blade.

This linkage allows the LYRA to fold out from a compact 2″ stowed length to a full length of 4.7″, 3.2″ of which is the extended handle. This also has the added benefit of a full, four-finger grip.

While stowed, the blade is fully protected, and sits within a “U” channel.

The LYRA also features a lanyard hole for attaching to a pack or a keyring, and also makes for a solid, albeit unintentional, bottle opener.

The campaign is currently going strong, at about half-funding with 46 days to go (at the time of writing), so check out the campaign page below for more info:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/horizonknives/lyra-the-fascinating-titanium-morphing-everyday-carry-knife

Shell Shock Technologies Sponsored Shooter John Vlieger Wins Open Division, Second Overall at the 2019 LimCat Custom and Precision Delta Mississippi Classic

May 27th, 2019

Westport, Conn. (May 2019) – Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, is pleased to announce its sponsored shooter, John Vlieger, took home the High Open Division and Second Overall titles at the 2019 LimCat Custom and Precision Delta Mississippi Classic, held May 18, 2019 in Byram, Mississippi.

Vlieger competed against 259 competitors to finish with 1177.2938 match points and a time of 196.05. Watch the competition video here: https://www.facebook.com/JohnVliegerShooting/videos/339921083374248/.

“The 2019 Mississippi Classic was a movement intensive technical match with everything from 40-yard shots to a mop on 11 courses of fire. From sunshine to a thunderstorm, 25 – 100 percent humidity changes, and 55-90-degree temperature shifts, my equipment ran true throughout. My ammo loaded in Shell Shock Technologies’ cases ran flawlessly in the pouring rain the same as in the dry heat, and I couldn’t ask for better reliability. When you’re shooting 5,000 rounds a month to stay competitive, there is no room for questionable ammunition, and Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases keep me focused on the targets, not on my gear. Here’s to preparing for the next challenge!” commented Vlieger.

Vlieger has fired over 55,000 rounds of ammunition with Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases since becoming sponsored in 2017 and plans to continue using it.

Vlieger can be seen competing next at the 2019 Ohio State USPSA Cheely Custom Gunworks BUCKEYE BLAST, to be held May 31 – June 2, 2019, in Zanesville, Ohio.

Star Trek: Picard Teaser

May 26th, 2019

CBS is releasing a new series on their streaming service about Captain Picard 15 years after an unknown event, presumably after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis.

Star Trek: Picard is “coming soon” to CBS All Access.

Terminator: Dark Fate – Official Teaser Trailer

May 24th, 2019

Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger reprise their roles as Sarah Connor and the T-800, respectively, in a movie directed by Tim Miller of Deadpool fame, with a teaser synopsis which deliberately states the film takes place after Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Seems to be equal parts nostalgic pandering, and an overt attempt to try to discredit any other sequels or spin-offs of the Terminator franchise. All the same, it’s got guns, explosions, and a liquid-metal Terminator, so all the pieces are there. Hopefully it’s decent.

Kinda cool to see a Fostech Origin, though. I had to repeat that part a few times to confirm, but the skeletonized drum mag is a dead giveaway.

Terminator: Dark Fate is slated for a theatrical release November 1st, 2019.

Black Aces Tactical announces release of $399 Pro Series S Max Semiautomatic Shotgun

May 22nd, 2019

Black Aces Tactical (BAT), a veteran owned American manufacturer, is proud to announce the release of the Pro Series S Max line of 12-gauge shotguns.

Said Black Aces Tactical, “Over the last months, our company is in the midst of a major shift. No longer is Black Aces Tactical only offering boutique weapons that are not what we would call, shall we say, price point. Our focus has shifted to one concept, and that is value. Value drives the market and value can be seen in every one of our new offerings.”.

S Max Specs are:

  • 12 Gauge shotgun with chokes
  • 6061 T6 Aluminum Receiver
  • 18.5″ Barrel
  • 39.75″ Overall Length
  • Choice of Black finished Walnut or Walnut Furniture
  • Front blade sight with white dot
  • 6+1 capacity
  • Comes with short grip as a bonus
  • Extremely smooth action
  • The S Max features many of the same highly sought-after options available on more expensive semiautomatic 12-gauge models such as a complete set of chokes, extended magazine tube, and dual sling points included in the purchase price. Black Aces Tactical is excited to give the customer more for their money with the inclusion of real walnut furniture in place of the usual synthetic, which is industry standard. And what may be the best inclusion of all, Black Aces Tactical includes either a short black finish walnut or natural finished walnut grip free of charge.
    For more information about Black Aces Tactical, contact Eric Lemoine at 407-630-9359, email sales@blackacestactical.com, or visit www.blackacestactical.com

    MasterPiece Arms (MPA) Introduces New Colors for their Rifles and Chassis

    May 21st, 2019

    Over a dozen new colors and patterns now available for all MPA rifle and chassis orders.

    Comer, Ga. (May 2019) – MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is pleased to introduce over a dozen new color or pattern options for their popular MPA rifles and chassis. The new color options include Stingray, Kracken, Caiman, Surge, Rose Gold, Poseidon, Viper, Mongoose, Cutlass, Ingot, Multicam, Multicam Black, and Patriot.

    Any of these new colors can be added to an MPA rifle or chassis order; simply select the color or pattern and add it to your order. MSRP ranges from $150.00 – $350.00.

    MPA makes every effort to get the product to the customer as quickly as possible. These are hand-built precision instruments and not production components. To see MPA’s latest delivery and lead times for all Bolt Action Rifles and Chassis, visit https://masterpiecearms.com/bolt-action-rifle-and-chassis-current-delivery-times/.

    For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of rifles, chassis systems, and accessories, visit www.masterpiecearms.com.

    John Wick: Chapter 4 Already Announced!

    May 20th, 2019

    Just minutes ago, the John Wick text service (which you could sign up for prior to John Wick: Chapter 3’s release) revealed that John Wick: Chapter 4 is confirmed, and it already has a release date: May 21st, 2021.

    NERF Zombie Strike Nailbiter

    May 19th, 2019

    With the post-apocalyptic-DIY aesthetic of NERF’s Zombie Strike series, I suppose it was only a matter of time until a blaster modeled after a nailgun would be introduced to the line. However, the Nailbiter, as it’s called, actually happens to be one of the cooler blaster designs to come out lately. Requiring “no priming” / chambering of a dart, the Nailbiter feeds from an 8-dart “vertical indexing clip” which feeds upwards as it fires (see below video). The blaster is compatible with NERF stock and barrel extensions that work with other N-STRIKE and Zombie Strike blasters, and an accessory rail on the bottom of the blaster allows for the attachment of additional accessories.

    You can pick this one up wherever NERF blasters are sold.

    nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/product/nerf-zombie-strike-survival-system-nailbiter-blaster

    Violent Little Machine Shop Has Your John Wick Needs Covered

    May 17th, 2019

    “John Wick 3” releases today and VLMS has some cool items for you fans.

    Gold Coin Patch Set

    Continental Hotel Notepad

    “Baba Yaga” Morale Patch

    Strike-Hold! – Top 10 Must-Have Airsoft Guns That Don’t Exist – Yet

    May 16th, 2019

    One advantage of airsoft over ‘real steel’ firearms, is you can own airsoft replicas of guns that would normally be out of reach of civilian hands. Having a gas-powered, training-grade airsoft clone of a select-fire, cool guy gun, like, say, an MP7, sure beats not being able to have one at all. However, even with the myriad awesome airsoft replicas out there (Stoner 99 LMG, anyone?), some guns – whether they be classic, early 20th century weapons, rare pre-production models that never got far past the prototype stage, or modern firearms still in development – are just begging for an airsoft replica, but inexplicably don’t have one available. Strike-Hold! has compiled a list of 10 of these guns that are just begging for an Airsoft replica.

    It’s a good read, so check it out at the link below:

    strikehold.net/2019/05/15/top-10-must-have-airsoft-guns-that-dont-exist-yet

    Seriously, why hasn’t anyone come out with an airsoft G11 yet?

    Star Trek TOS Gorn Latex Mask

    May 15th, 2019

    Arguably, it’s a bit early to start prepping for Halloween, but on the off-chance you were planning on wearing a Gorn costume this year, you may want to take a look at Trick or Treat Studios‘ (the same folks behind the awesome ‘They Live’ mask) Gorn Latex Mask. Officially licensed by CBS, this high-quality mask is based off the ‘Gorn’ fought by Captain Kirk in the classic ‘Star Trek’ episode ‘Arena’. It’s available for pre-order now, with an expected ship date of September 30th.

    Honestly, though, this is really an excuse to lead into the classic primitive gunpowder canon scene from the same episode.

    www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/original-series-movie-era-c-10_338/star-trek-tos-gorn-latex-mask-p-26210

    Hazard 4 – Plan-B Hard Sling Pack

    May 13th, 2019

    This is the Plan-B Hard, the hardshell version of Hazard 4’s Plan-B Sling Pack. Made of 1000D Cordura nylon over a molded-foam shell, the Plan-B Hard features an abrasion-resistant exterior, and padding throughout protects the interior.

    The Plan-B Hard features multiple internal compartments that offer a degree of modularity. These compartments can also be completely removed to store one larger item.

    The backpad of the Plan-B Hard is molded and abrasion-resistant, and is designed to conform to the spine and ventilate sweat. Additional features include exterior PALS/MOLLE webbing, YYK zippers, and Hazard 4’s patented Hardpoint attachment system for the optional attachment of additional loops, PALS/MOLLE panels, lights, etc.

    https://www.hazard4.com/planb-hard.html#

    Thunderball Spectre Ring Prop Replica

    May 12th, 2019

    Website ‘Monsters In Motion’ is currently offering a pre-order sale on a prop replica of the SPECTRE ring from Thunderball, manufactured by Factory Entertainment. Sized at ring size 11, these replicas are “handcrafted in 14K yellow gold over solid sterling silver, with the recessed black enamel SPECTRE insignia accented by polished rhodium.” Simply put, these are a decently high-quality prop replica, with a price to match: $249.99. Each ring also comes with a gift box and a Certificate of Authenticity, and the run will be limited to 500 pieces.

    www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/item-list-fj-c-5_258/james-bond-007-thunderball-spectre-ring-prop-replica-p-26573

    Goat Story – Goat Mug

    May 10th, 2019

    Drinking Horns are one of those cool ‘ancient warrior’ ways to quaff your favorite brew (or any beverage, really; no judgements here), second only to drinking from the repurposed skulls of your enemies. However, they’re not the most practical drinking vessel, due to their shape. And, sure, purpose-made stands do exist for horns, but what if there were a more practical way to carry a horn with you, everywhere you go?

    Well, Goat Story has their own take on the portable Drinking Horn in the Goat Mug. It’s a coffee mug horn that comes with a drink sleeve/holder made of leather or faux leather. This sleeve doubles as a stand for the horn, so it can readily be set on a surface. The Goat Mug also comes with a couple of straps, for attaching the horn to a bag, or even strapped around your shoulders.

    www.goat-story.com/products/goat-mug-brown

    Apocalypse Now – Final Cut Trailer

    May 8th, 2019

    In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Francis Ford Coppola Vietnam War Epic Apocalypse Now, there will be a limited release of a ‘Final Cut’ of the film, in select theaters on August 15th. This Final Cut is restored from the original film negatives to 4K quality, with 5.1 Dolby surround sound, and the film has been reedited by Coppola with a runtime that is 20 minutes shorter than the Redux version. If you’re more of a home viewer type, a 4K Ultra HD release will also be made available on August 27th.

    Kimber – EVO SP Raptor

    May 6th, 2019

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    The EVO SP Raptor is the newest addition to Kimber’s EVO SP line of single-stack, sub-compact, striker-fired 9mm carry pistols. The Raptor designation comes from the aggressive horizontal front and rear cocking serrations present on the slide, as well as the feathered logo grip panels and backstrap panel.

    EVO SP Raptor Details

    The EVO SP Raptor features a 3.16″ stainless steel, match grade barrel; a stainless steel slide with an FNC finsh, overlaid with Kimpro Sliver; and an aluminum frame with Kimpro Silver finish. Dimensionally, the SP Raptor comes in a 6″ long, 4″ tall, and 1″ wide, making it easily concealable. Additional features include a 7+1 round capacity, ledged tritium night sights, right or left-hand configurable magazine release, striker indicator, and an aluminum trigger factory set with a 6-7 lbs pull weight.

    www.kimberamerica.com

    colinfurze – Airsoft Machine Gun Briefcase

    May 5th, 2019

    Here’s a video from YouTube channel colinfurze, which details the creation of an “Airsoft Machine Gun Briefcase” inspired by the one in the Kingsman movie. Of course, I’m sure many of you are aware of H&K’s MP5k Operational Briefcase, which is the real world basis for the briefcase gun in the aforementioned movie.

    You can check out more of colinfurze’s videos via their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp68_FLety0O-n9QU6phsgw

    Today is Free Comic Book Day!

    May 4th, 2019

    As is always the case with the first Saturday of May, it’s Free Comic Book Day! Stop on by your local comic shop to pick up some of the 51 free titles being offered.

    For full details, check out the Free Comic Book Day website: www.freecomicbookday.com

    Orc Wars – Official Trailer

    May 2nd, 2019

    Orc Wars is a trailer for a fantastically schlocky premise where a lone protagonist takes on a horde of fantasy-style orcs with modern firearms. The CGI is noticeably Sci-Fi Channel (I’m not calling it SyFy) bad, but the costumes for the orcs are actually pretty great, and it looks like an overall fun film.

    You can support the creators, Arrowstorm Entertainment, via their Patreon page: www.patreon.com/arrowstorm

    Kenneth Chan – Asian Tactical Conical Helmet

    May 1st, 2019

    This is a concept for a Asian Tactical Conical Helmet by Creator/Artist/Painter/Illustrator/Designer Kenneth Chang. Combining aspects of a modern ballistic helmet and an Asian Conical Hat, the Asian Tactical Conical Helmet would be constructed of NIJ Level IIIA PE with a 4-point chin strap and NIJ Level II rated bulletproof headband, with obligatory helmet pads and accessory mounts. Various ballistic panels would be mountable on the exterior, including some hanging panels of NIJ Level III material to protect the neck and upper back. Rounding out the design is an NVG mount. It would come in at 30cm / 1 ft in diameter, and about 2.5kg / 5.5 lbs fully loaded.

    It’s a really cool concept, and practicality aside, I’m sure plenty of people would love to get their mitts on an actual release.

    You can check out more of Kenneth Chan’s concepts via his Artstation page: kennethchan512.artstation.com

    AKBlasterMOD – ESPER 3D Printed Dart Blaster

    April 30th, 2019

    The NERF aftermarket is pretty extensive, and it’s gotten to the point where there’s even build kits for custom blasters available for purchase. One such example is this ESPER 3D printed blaster available from AKBlasterMOD. Based on a design by NERF custom part designer Captain Slug, the ESPER is a pump-action blaster that feeds from custom magazines, and fires half-darts. As previously mentioned, this is a build kit, so assembly and finish work to remove burrs is required.

    www.etsy.com/listing/701689635/worker-mod-f10555-pump-action-esper-3d

    Tim Mee Toys – 22 Inch Dominator Tank – Olive Drab

    April 27th, 2019

    This is the Dominator M60A2 Battle Tank from US-based toy manufacturer Tim Mee Toys. Coming in sized at 18.75″ (22″ w/ barrel) x 8.25″ x 9.25″, the Dominator is deliberately sized for 3.75″ figures – like those from the 80s G.I. Joe line.

    This is appropriate because the Dominator is actually a reproduction of a similarly named line of generic tanks manufactured by PROCESSED PLASTIC COMPANY (Tim Mee’s parent company) in the early 90s to work with the aforementioned Joe figures, and other similarly-sized action figures.

    Made of Olive Green HDPE plastic, the Dominator features a fully-rotating turret, a commander’s cupola that rotates 90 degrees, a storage trunk, an elevating gun barrel, retractable hatches, and functioning wheels. This tank comes complete with a sticker sheet of reproduction patriotic stickers and shooting star graphics.

    timmeeusa.com/collections/featured-items/products/jl-timmee-tank-dominator-olive