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For Valentine’s Day: the Bulletproof Thong

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Nothing says I love you like a bulletproof thong. (They also have bulletproof wraps and regular bulletproof bikinis, if she doesn’t like dental floss defining her ass.) Note: absent the documentation of a proper ballistic test, we wouldn’t recommend you wear these skivvies to a gunfight.

Hat tip to Predator Intelligence Blog!

Here’s their video:

US PALM does feminine protection

Friday, January 27th, 2012

This load-bearing kit redefines feminine protection.


Thanks to US PALM for sharing this on their Facebook page and feel free to go LIKE ’em. Then tell ’em Tactical Fanboy sent you.

Hat tip to the Mad Duo for letting us know.

Extreme Gear Labs: The Micro Melly PC

Monday, December 26th, 2011

After the popularity of their Kiddie Plate Carrier (KPC), Extreme Gear Labs has released the Micro Melly PC. This itty bitty operator sized plate carrier, with foam SAPI plate insert, are sewn identically to real plate carriers except for scale (and they’re set up so they won’t actually accept plates, to prevent any accidents on the part of the phenomenally stupid). It was immediately described as

Tactical Fanboy: The Micro Melly from Extreme Design Labs

Operator kitted out in the Micro Melly from EDL

“better than a MultiCam onsie” once pictures were released. The exact amount of load capacity at this point is unknown and is likely dependent upon the size of the operator. Potential loadouts are projected to include a spare bottle, tactical bink (the word pacifier cannot be used to refer to gear like this), an emergency dash of baby powder and definitely some non permissive environment suitable butt wipes. There is a drag handle in the event of an exigent situation after cribside brawls.


Like the EGL Kiddo Plate Carrier, the Micro Melly is multi-Nerf hit rated.

Tactical Fanboy: The Micro Melly from Extreme Design Labs

The Micro Melly from Extreme Designs Labs

Tactical Fanboy: The Micro Melly from Extreme Design Labs

Rear view of the Micro Melly, with drag handle.

Tactical Fanboy: The Micro Melly from Extreme Design Labs

Tactical Fanboy: The Micro Melly from Extreme Design Labs

Tactical Fanboy: The Micro Melly from Extreme Design Labs

Side view of Micro Melly: pistol mags for size comparison...hand sanitizer or butt wipes are a more likely loadout.


TacHacker – Articulated Street Sign Armor

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Looking to perfect that Mad Max or Fallout cosplay? Then you might want to follow the example of Ivan Owen and build a set of street sign armor. Although the exact details are scarce, the piece was constructed from forming street signs using an anvil and ball peen hammer and affixing said signs to a belt harness. Mr. Owen also has an Etsy store where it’s entirely possible you can commission said armor, provided your smithing skills aren’t up to snuff.

MAKE – Street Sign Armor

Stormtrooper Motorcycle Suit

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

From UD Replicas comes the most awesome motorcycle suit ever come from a galaxy far, far away. The Stormtrooper Motorcycle Suit is made from grade-A cowhide and features CE-approved body armor in the shoulders, forearms/elbow, back spine protector, thighs and knee/shin which is easily removable for day-to-day wear. The jacket and pants zip together, converting the suit into a one-piece unit, while raised rib detailing on the sleeves, shoulders, legs, torso and midsection perfectly replicate the look of rigid armor. Above is Shadow Trooper black (it’s an Expanded Universe thing; Google it for more info), although the classic Imperial White is also available for those purists out there. For those interested, you’re better off getting your order in soon: sales close January 31st of next year, and the sets are limited to only 500 suits combined. Now if only someone would make a TIE Fighter-themed bike…

UD Replicas – Stormtrooper Motorcycle Suit


Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

It sounds a trifle misanthropic, but check out the introduction to the Tactical Corsets. Yes, Tactical Corsets. As in load bearing female underthingies.

“For too long, women have had to compromise practicality for beauty. Men got pants with integrated cargo pockets and knee pads, women got clothes whose only built-in feature was cuteness. But why should men get all the high-speed low-drag tactical toys? Tactical gear is no longer an all boys club. Tactical Corsets bring female operators MILSPEC features like PALS modular pouch attachment webbing, self-adjustable quick-release buckles and Cordura construction in a load-bearing carrier designed to support the female form as well as men. And we’re just getting started…”

They are apparently looking forward to making (no kidding) tactical corsets that provide ballistic protection, using such gel material as the British MoD’s (Ministry of Defense) d30 material. Plus, they are modular. Your favorite fightin’ wench can add mag pouches or a hydration pouch or whatever you want. That ought to make it more interesting at a Steampunk gathering or rave, eh?

“Lace has grace but buckles are quick release.”

We like it, leather and kevlar clad beauties. We like it. Go forth and conquer.