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Star Wars – Tatooine Cosplay Starter Kit

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016


OK, so these two items are in no way, shape, or form known in any official terms as the “Tatooine Cosplay Starter Kit”. However, if you are looking for either a foam Tusken Raider’s Gaffi Stick, or are cosplaying as a Gamorrean guard (The pig guys that guard Jabba’s palace) and need one of their weapons (in foam), then these are honestly your best bet. We got ours on Disney property, so if you’re ever in the area be on the lookout for them.

Batman Cosplay Breaks World Record

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

This Batman costume features 23 individual working gadgets, which makes it the Guinness World Record holder for most functioning gadgets in a costume.

Aliens – 30th Anniversary Fan Trailer

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Before anyone gets excited: this isn’t a remaster, and this isn’t official; it’s a fan trailer. That doesn’t take away from the excellent production values of this trailer.

Anyway, Aliens is still the peak of science fiction action/horror, and this trailer totally embodies that fact. It’s worth the watch.

Centurion MilSim – Operation Gladio

Sunday, August 28th, 2016


Join Centurion MilSim October 8th and 9th in East Stroudsburg, PA for Operation Gladio 2016, a two-day MilSim event. Just by the description it’s sure to be a rip-roaring time:

At Operation Stonewall the Green Forces of the Southern Army were overwhelmed by enemy troops in an almost 2 to 1 ratio. So many targets of opportunity with so little man power to follow through. Eventually the Northern Raiders would overpower the Bastards… but there was always a back-up plan in place.

The Bastards had already placed a complete network across the North to cover any region that could be used as a strategic advantage… A secret ‘stay behind Army’ has been just waiting for their chance to make a difference… and now that time has come.

Join us in East Straudsburg, PA for a TWO DAY event that will test you and your team to new objectives, new enemy forces as well as a new location. This GUERRILLA ARMY needs your help to push down the Raiders and take the motivation away from their advancing forces.

Join up at joincenturion.com/events/operation-gladio

Tactical Outfitters – Dickbutt Air Freshener 

Saturday, August 27th, 2016


If you’re not familiar with Dickbutt, it’s an internet meme; ’nuff said about that (Google it if you’re interested). Given the name, and the potential smells associated with said name, any wariness about the odor of an air freshner such as this one is fully understood, but it smells fine, honest! Just a generic, ‘fresh’-smelling air freshner… that looks like Dickbutt.


MecArmy BL47 Bullet Flashlight

Friday, August 26th, 2016


MecArmy’s BL47 is a 130 lumen flashlight designed to look like a copper-jacketed, brass-case cartridge. It features a Lithium Ion battery with a max runtime of 6 hours, and the light is rechargeable via USB.


Ash For President!

Thursday, August 25th, 2016


He’ll make America groovy again.


Join The AFT Fan Club

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Not to be confused with the ATF Fan Club, which is currently at 0 members and counting.

Get the full details at actionfiguretherapy.com/join-aft

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Trailer

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

A 60’s Batman animation, complete with Adam West and Burt Ward reprising their roles as Batman and Robin, respectively. Genius!

Böker Tactical Pen

Monday, August 22nd, 2016


Like virtually all ‘Tactical Pens’ on the market, Böker’s Tactical Pen is designed to also be utilized as a defensive tool, with a flat head for a secure thumb rest. It is made of CNC milled titanium, and features a ‘Clip Integrated Design’, as well as a “bolt action” mechanism for extending and retracting the pen head. It is compatible with LAMY #M22 ink refills.


Resident Evil VII: Biohazard – Lantern Gameplay

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Recent Rash of Police Fatalities Revamps TenCate Advanced Armor’s Plate Up, America! Campaign

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2016) – Today TenCate Advanced Armor (TCAA) renewed its pledge to protect the nation’s law enforcement community through the Plate Up, America! campaign. Sparked by the recent increase in highly publicized active shooter incidents in the United States, the campaign’s primary goal is to equip all law enforcement and first responders with enhanced rifle threat protection.

“Law enforcement officers are often first on the scene for active shooter incidents and require protection from high-caliber weapons that standard soft body armor simply cannot provide,” said Michael Haynes, Plate Up, America spokesman. “Our advanced armor bridges the gap between soft armor which is designed to protect against common hand gun threats and the ever increasing use of high power rifle threats.”

Launched last year, the campaign provides a platform for officers, their families and concerned citizens to take an active role in lobbying local governments and police precincts to provide funding for the appropriate life-saving armor.

“Now, more than ever, there is a need to protect and serve those who protect and serve us,” said Haynes. “By partnering with city administrations, precincts, law enforcement officers and their families, as well as concerned citizens and other industry leaders, we are confident the Plate Up, America campaign can reverse the alarming trend in police fatalities.”

To learn more about Plate Up, America! or to sign the petition advocating for necessary funding for law enforcement hard body armor, visit plateupamerica.com.

Mechanix Wear Woodland Camo Tactical Gloves

Friday, August 19th, 2016


Los Angeles, CA (August 2016) – Mechanix Wear is proud to present The Original, FastFit and M-Pact tactical gloves in Woodland camouflage. Mechanix Wear has partnered with 1947, LLC to bring you Woodland camouflage tactical gloves with a 60% larger disruptive pattern and improved irregularity to prevent the camouflage from blotting at distance in the field.

Woodland camouflage combines irregular markings in green, brown, black, and sand to effectively disguise the wearer in mountainous regions with varying vegetation. The integration of Woodland camouflage into Mechanix Wear tactical gloves expand our line of color-ways and camo patterns for military professionals operating in mountainous

View Mechanix Wear’s Woodland Camo Gloves :: glov.es/Woodland-Camo

11 Reasons Your Girlfriend Needs Tactical Yoga Pants

Thursday, August 18th, 2016


Our friends over at TacticalGear.com came up with an image list titled ’11 Reasons Your Girlfriend Needs Tactical Yoga Pants’. I think the title speaks for itself.

Check out the full thing at tacticalgear.com/tactical-yoga-pants

German Battleships Hit the Waves in World of Warships

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Discover German efficiency at its finest with eight mighty battleships, and brace for a line of British cruisers

August 17, 2016 — World of Warships welcomes the highly anticipated addition of German battleships. Meticulously engineered, sleek and powerful, eight new warships are already available in the game. And that’s not all. Captains can also ready themselves for a second wave as World of Warships is poised to add British cruisers this autumn.

“We’re extremely excited to be finally letting these fearsome German vessels loose on the battlefield,” said Artur Plociennik, Global Publishing Producer, World of Warships. “They’re versatile warships that are adept at bringing the battle to the enemy. Plus, with British ships on their way, it’s just another way we’re giving players as much freedom as possible to make the battle their own.”

German battleships dive into the heart of combat, bringing to players several iconic heavy-hitters: the legendary Bismarck (Tier VIII) with its vast expanse of armor and 8 main caliber guns in 4 turrets; the strongly armored Bayern (Tier VI); and the tough Großer Kurfürst, whose strong torpedo protection, enhanced horizontal armor and more advanced AA guns can even compete with mighty ships such as IJN Yamato and USS Montana.

German battleships leverage thick armor, a high rate of fire, and powerful secondary weaponry to make them extremely tough in close quarters combat. At the top of the branch, these vessels also benefit from “Hydro-acoustic search” equipment, which allows them to rapidly detect nearby opponents. In short, German battleships are perfect for the captain who isn’t afraid to get up close and personal.

Not long after the launch of the German battleships the first branch of the British fleet will also be preparing to set sail. A full branch of 10 British cruisers will include Caledon at Tier III, Leander at Tier VI, Edinburgh at Tier VIII, and Minotaur at Tier X. Commanders will be able to discover more about these vessels, lurking across the horizon, in the very near future. Guests to the Wargaming booth at gamescom 2016 can even get a first glimpse of the new line today, during the World of Warships presentation, commencing 12PM (GMT +2) at the Wargaming B2C booth.

For the latest information, visit the official World of Warships website:

http://worldofwarships.com (North America)

Kootek K1 Tactical Flashlight Knife

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016


Kootek’s K1 Multifunctional Flashlight Knife is a modular flashlight, which comes complete with an attachable survival knife and/or “attack hammer”. The flashlight itself features an 800 lumen output, with 3 brightness levels and adjustable beam focus. The survival knife is 7.6″ long, and made of aluminum alloy. It is fully usable on its own, or can be attached to the flashlight body. There’s also the “attack hammer”, which is a glass breaker/self-defense tool.


Fallout 4: Nuka-World Reveal Trailer

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Shovel AKs and a Paddle Ball weapon – those two things alone are totally worth the price of admission. Everything else is just a bonus.

Nuka-World comes out August 30th.

Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet

Sunday, August 14th, 2016


If you ride a motorcycle, love Halo, and are in the market for a new helmet, then you’re in luck: ThinkGeek is offering an officially-licensed Master Chief motorcycle helmet for purchase. Built to meet or exceed DOT safety standards, the Master Chief helmet consists of an ABS shell with matte UV-protective clear coat and dual layer EPS cheek pads. The helmet features a game-inspired battle worn finish, which also makes it good for cosplay, if that’s your thing.

Available in sizes S – XL.


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Centurion MilSim – ONE+ONE Veteran Program

Friday, August 12th, 2016


Centurion MilSim Event Company is exactly what it’s name would imply, a MilSim event company, and it’s Veteran owned and operated. They have what they call their ‘ONE+ One’ program, which allows Veterans who participate in their events to bring a fellow Veteran along to one of the events at no additional cost (provided this the fellow Veteran’s first event within the company). All that’s required for the guest is to bring their own gear, and they’re in, no strings attached.

The full details can be found at the link below:


Camouflage WWII Training Film

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

I think all training films are only improved by the addition of traditional animation segments.

Tokyo Mauri – AA-12 Automatic Electric Airsoft Shotgun

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016


The AA-12 is a fully-automatic combat shotgun that, unfortunately, never really caught on with any conventional forces. However, as is the case with a lot of cool and rare firearms, there’s an airsoft version of the AA-12 readily available, and well-known airsoft manufacturer Tokyo Mauri produced it. The AA-12 features 3 cylinders and 3 barrels, with 10 rounds per second per barrel, for a total firepower of 30 rounds per second. It comes with a 90 round magazine, which it’ll chew through in seconds, but thankfully there’s also a 3000-round drum for sustained fire.

Available at www.airsoftextreme.com/products/tm-aa-12-automatic-electric-shotgun-preorder

DOOM Marine 1/6th Scale Collectible Exclusive Edition

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016


Bethesda is offering an exclusive version of ThreeA’s 1/6th Scale Collectable DOOM Marine figure from the excellent, recently-released DOOM video game. The DOOM Marine figure stands at 13.2 inches tall, with 27 points of articulation. He comes complete with the following weapons and accessories:

  • 3 Sets of Interchangeable Hands
  • Plasma Rifle
  • Combat Shotgun
  • Super Shotgun
  • Bethesda Store Exclusive Chainsaw
  • This is a pre-order item, and is expected to be released by 2nd Quarter 2017.

    You can get it at store.bethsoft.com/doom-marine-16th-scale-collectible-exclusive-edition.

    Trak – Runner’s Anywhere Knife

    Monday, August 8th, 2016


    Compact and made of titanium, the Trak is designed as a durable, take anywhere knife. The original purpose of the Trak was for use as a back up dive knife for commercial divers entangled in fishing lines, however it has, according to the creators, found use in runners looking for a lightweight knife that can withstand the elements.

    The Trak weights in at less than .5 oz., and features a retention hole, keyhole, and comes with a kydex thermoplastic retention sheath.

    The Trak is currently up for pre-order, and will be available in two sizes and multiple color options.


    Bravoflauge From Suicide Squad

    Sunday, August 7th, 2016

    You may have went to the theater to watch the new movie, “Suicide Squad”. Although it’s not prominently featured in the movie, you may have noticed an interesting camouflage pattern worn by the SEALs. Referred to as Bravoflauge, it was reportedly created by combining four different existing patterns.

    According to SSD (and TFB) friend Spartan117GW, Vance and Brown may be introducing a cap on the pattern soon.