Last week, police officers in Paraguay found that at least 42 battle rifles had been stolen from their armory and replaced with toy replicas. It’s unclear if a flag with the word “BANG!” written on it popped out of the barrels.
Just how messed up are American gun laws? If you live in cities like Los Angeles and Chicago, Amazon won’t ship you the toy gun you see on the left. But you know what Amazon can ship you? The rifle scope that’s pictured on the right.
As a kid, I strapped a Nerf gun to my bicycle so I could dive bomb the neighborhood kids, while traveling—I imagined—at five times the speed of sound. As an adult, I’ve carried a foam-firing blaster to no fewer than three jobs. But a funny thing happened last year: I realized my old guns weren’t any good anymore.
This is ridiculous. Nobody needs this much Nerf gun. But the nice thing about Nerf’s new Modulus blaster is you get to pick just how much you want.
Back in February, I got unreasonably excited about a dart gun: the BOOMco Spinsanity 3X. Firing 30 rounds of flying rubber up to 70 feet away, it looked like it could beat Nerf at its own game.
Yes, that’s right—this is a working Halo Needler. It shoots amazing darts that magically stick to targets, just like in the game. (No, they don’t explode.) It’s part of an entire line of new Halo dart guns produced by BOOMco. And I just tried them all.
Halo deathmatches are about to get real. (Except the whole dying part.) Mattel is turning the hit video game's iconic sci-fi weaponry into awesome toy dart guns. First up: The infamous Needler.
Amidst all the toy guns and super soakers, I see a very colorful Samurai complete with a fanciful mustache, an intimidating kabuto and thoughtful ball armor. I love the symmetry of it all.
Hack-A-Day builder TheOreos took a realistic toy version of the Heckler & Koch MP5 and outfitted it with a Wiimote, ending up with the cleverly named and scandalously realistic WeeP5 you see before you. [Hack-A-Day]
For those of us who love to give our dolls more realistic props to play with, toy maker IxTEE Productions is putting out a series of 1:6 scaled guns that do everything from lighting up to shooting darts to squirting water.
Slate's Chad Lorenz does an entertaining and technically sound review of modern water guns, choosing the Water Warriors Tarantula as his top choice for best-in-class accuracy, a 33-foot range, and 47-ounce payload good for 112 rounds per reload. This is all despite what I perceive as it's major shortcoming: It's…