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Crossbow Snow Launcher

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Winter is rapidly approaching, and with Winter comes snowball fights (well, in most places anyway). So get the drop on any potential enemies with the Crossbow Snow Launcher. By loading a snowball in the front and pulling back the lever, this launcher can deliver snowballs up to 60 feet. It comes with a snowball press to form perfectly spherical projectiles and a target, presumably so you have something to practice your aim with. The target’s a nice gesture, but neighborhood children make for much better practice, since you’d also gain the benefit of learning how to hit moving targets.

Sharper Image – Crossbow Snow Launcher

The Professional – Léon Figurine

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Because you can never have enough Jean Reno in action figure form. This highly detailed 1/6th scale figurine comes with an incredible amount of accessories: a Ruger SP101, a Beretta 92FS, a Smith & Wesson Model 586, a Smith & Wesson Model 41 and Springfield M1911-AS SASS, six grenades, a set of clamps/pincers, a folding dagger, a brown pleather worker vest, a grey woolly beanie hat, a dark grey long felt coat, a black longsleeve t-shirt, a white longsleeve t-shirt, a pair of black trousers, a pair of round glasses, a houseplant, a milk carton, a milk glass, and a pleather suitcase. The figure also features 10 pieces of interchangeable hands, 30 points of articulation, and a figure stand.

You can buy it here.

Prince Harry The Action Figure*

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Hornby, a UK-based model company, is set to release a collection of eight 3-inch figures depicting British troops in Afghanistan along with various vehicles including tanks and helicopters. Interestingly enough, one of the troops being modeled is Prince Harry. More specifically, a famous picture of him on patrol in Helmand Province in 2008 is being used as the basis for the figure. Although his uniform and equipment will be featured on the model, his likeness will not. The collection will be available in February, 2012.


Original Story- Express.co.uk

*This figure does not feature Kung-Fu grip

Nerf Vortex Nitron Blaster

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Say hello the newest addition to the Fanboy Toy Gun Armory: the Vortex Nitron Blaster. It’s part of a new line of Nerf blasters that fire small foam disks with plastic centers instead of entirely foam darts. Understandably, these new projectiles happen to hurt quite a bit more as a result :D. It’s also fully automatic firing roughly 120 disks per minute, so you’ll burn through the included 20-round magazine (actually called a magazine for once) fairly quickly. My only real complaints are it takes 6(!) C batteries to operate, and the included scope (which takes 2 AAA batteries itself) is more obscuring than helpful.

hasbro.com – Nerf Vortex Nitron Blaster


Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Established in 1999, SILLOF’s WORKSHOP offers custom-made action figures of alternative versions of characters from popular franchises, including Star Wars and DC Comics. Everything he makes is amazing, but if anything else, the Rocketeer-esque Steampunk Boba Fett, appropriately named Boden Ferrett, is a must have.



Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

This is the kind of video that has us all asking: “Why didn’t I have toys this cool when I was a kid?”

While full of clever special effects, Youtuber ‘shaycarl‘s’
‘EPIC WAR!’ video reminds us of those younger days playing with toy soldiers, and how we wished they would actually shoot at each other like they do in the vid. I’m also pretty sure that cop was going overkill when he was firing his pistol at that castle. Then again, a fully-automatic no-recoil sniper rifle is pretty overkill itself, so I guess everything is balanced in the end.


Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

This is the kind of video that has us all asking: “Why didn’t I have toys this cool when I was a kid?”

While full of clever special effects, Youtuber ‘shaycarl‘s’
‘EPIC WAR!’ video reminds us of those younger days playing with toy soldiers, and how we wished they would actually shoot at each other like they do in the vid. I’m also pretty sure that cop was going overkill when he was firing his pistol at that castle. Then again, a fully-automatic no-recoil sniper rifle is pretty overkill itself, so I guess everything is balanced in the end.

Coalition Forces VS Taliban and Insurgents Chess Set

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Jeffrey Train, former Master Corporal in the Canadian Army, came up with this series of chess sets, which showcase either American, British, or Canadian forces against Taliban or Iraqi Insurgents. Both sides feature the various classes of pieces in their own unique ways. For example, the American forces have ‘American Assault Soldiers’ for pawns, ‘American Heavy Gunners’ for knights, the World Trade Towers for Rooks, ‘American Snipers’ for Bishops, the Statue of Liberty for a Queen, and either George W. Bush or Barack Obama as the king. The chess sets can be purchased from Hedwig & Sergeant Major (click the image above) in these configurations:

Canadian VS Afghanistan Taliban Figures
American VS Afghanistan Taliban Figures
British VS Afghanistan Taliban Figures
American VS Iraqi Insurgent Figures
British VS Iraqi Insurgent Figures

A portion of the sales goes towards Canadian troops to help fund fun-runs and provide food for events in Afghanistan.

Hat Tip: The Star

Casio G-Shock X-Large Military Play Set Limited Edition Watch

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

With its mix of olive drab, coyote and khaki coloring, the G-Shock Military Play Set LE Watch looks very much like a tactical watch, and its ruggedness and large volume of features help to further this claim. The Military Play G-Shock is shock resistant, water resistant up to 200M, features a high-intensity LED and a large digital display area. Its powered by a CR2025 battery with an approximate life of 7 years. It can be programed to display up to four different cities’ times, from a list of 48 cities spanning 31 time zones, with city code display and full DST support. Additionally, this watch also features 5 independent alarms, a stopwatch that measures down to 1/100th of a second, a countdown timer that measures down to 1/10th of a second, and a full auto calender (pre-programmed until the year 2099). Of course, it can also display local time in either a 12 or 24 hour format that is accurate to within +/- 15 seconds per month.

And before you ask, yes. You also get the cool G-Shock action figure as part of the package.

Available exclusively* through Tactical Distributors

*in regards to tactically inclined retailers

It’s Cool And All, But The Price…

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

The Pomson 6000 Sub Atomic Wave Gun is yet another wonderful addition to the line of Dr. Grordbort’s Infallible Aether Oscillators courtesy of the fine, creative minds at Weta. If features a urethane resin and metal construction, articulated triggers, levers and switches, a custom built stand, certificate of authenticity and a limited edition art print, provided you’re the possessor of one of the first nine Pomsons. There’s just one problem: it’s freaking expensive! The Wave Gun is neat, and the available colors are pretty spiffy, but it takes a Hell of a lot of neat-n-spiffy to justify spending thousands of dollars on a non-functioning firearm, especially a fictional one. However, if you happen to be a model wave gun enthusiast, have the cash, and don’t mind plunking down a $1000 non-refundable deposit, then the Pomson 6000 can be yours for the low, low price of $4000-7000. If I had that kind of scratch lying around, I’d spend it on real firearms, but that’s just me.

Weta Workshop

Operation Geronimo Stealth Helicopter Model

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Dragon Models Limited, a popular Chinese toy company, is offering a 1/144 scale model of the stealth helicopter used in the raid on UBL’s compound. Highly detailed with distinct edges and angles and a modified fuselage, nose and tail, each set come with two helicopters, allowing modelers to recreate the raid themselves. No word on whether the Chinese government was using these models as the basis of their own soon-to-be-announced stealth helicopter program, but I wouldn’t find that the least bit surprising. It’ll be available in the States this July.



Monday, June 6th, 2011

If you’re looking for something other than your standard Super Soaker for hydro-based Summer fun, then look no further than the Xploderz series of toys. Instead of a stream of water, Xploderz fire ‘H2Grow technology’ gel pellets, which also make an excellent alternative to potentially harmful paintballs. Depending on the model, these pellets can be fired up to 85 feet from a 50 round top-loading ‘Ammo Clip’. If you like to keep extra pellets in reserve, the ammo depot accessory allows you to make and hold up to 500 rounds. Currently, four Xploderz guns are available: XBlaster 200, Face Off 400, XStormer 1000 (seen above), and XRanger 2000.


Backyard Safari Camouflage

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Backyard Safari Camouflage is effective scrim covering from a surprising source, a collection of outdoor gear and toys meant for use with children. Available in two seasonal colors, this scrim is 5×8 feet with a unique, stretchable die-cut design. It’s made from sturdy rip-stop nylon and stands up to wet weather. Great for use as a tent cover, sun shade, blind, or for building a shelter, along with its obvious use as environmental camouflage. It’s pretty cool to see playthings with more practical applications.

Backyard Safari Camouflage

Cyberbots Binoculars

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Juan Pablo Lasa developed this concept art for binoculars that transform into a robot ala Transformers. I could totally see this guy fitting in with the old 80’s cartoon, probably as a Decepticon. After all, Megatron transformed into a pistol and Soundwave turned into a microcassette recorder.

gigowatts (Spanish)

Gears Of War 3 Retro Lancer Replica

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

This replica of the Retro Lancer from Gears of War 3 was modeled from actual 3D data used in the creation of the game. It’s 3 1/2 feet long, and features a machine gun sound effect with a pull of the trigger. Each Retro Lancer is hand painted with weathered and battle worn detail. The Retro Lancer replica will be available stand alone on September 13th, or with any of three GameStop bundles.

Duke Nukem Forever Action Figure

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Duke Nukem, the ultimate alien ass-kicker, is back and this time in toy form! Roughly 7″ tall and featuring over 20 points of articulation, he comes equipped to fight the extraterrestrial menace with his gold-plated 1911 and a cigar. These figures are made by NECA, so it’s easy to assume they’re pretty high quality, especially compared to the horrible ReSaurus Duke figures made in ’97; Duke’s legs broke way too easily.

Duke figure on Amazon

LEGO De Lisle Carbine

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

This is a custom made LEGO accessory of the De Lisle carbine, a British weapon that saw limited use in WWII due to very low production numbers, best known for its extremely effective, yet very large, suppressor. It was made by JONATHAN ELDRIDGE, a user on MOCpages.

Portal Turret Replica

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Ryan Palser, CitizenSnips on Flickr, built this replica of the turret from the first Portal with a real working laser. Sadly, it doesn’t track targets nor ‘dispense product’ in the form of hilarious spoken lines, but it’s still incredibly impressive. Also worth mentioning is his replicas of the Fallout 3 AER-9 laser rifle and A3-21 plasma rifle. I can’t wait to see what Mr. Palser comes up with next.

Laser Hacked Plasma Cutter From Dead Space 2

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Those who purchased the collectors edition of Dead Space 2 quickly found out that the replica Plasma Cutter that was to be included in the package, was, to be blunt, a cheap piece of crap, completely incapable of staving off an actual Necromorph invasion. Youtuber kipkay remedied this, however, with his laser hack for the Plasma Cutter. He replaced the outer LEDs with high-powered purple and blue lasers, strong enough to pop balloons and light matches on fire. In addition, he also replaced the middle LED with a stronger blue one, for aesthetic appeal. Cool hack!

Necessary warning: CAUTION!! Lasers can be dangerous! Do not point them at any living thing! DO NOT look into the beam or the reflection of the beam. Do not shine them into the sky. Always wear laser goggles. In other words, Tactical Fanboy doesn’t take responsibility for any damage to persons or property resulting from the viewing of this video and doesn’t condone the construction of high-powered laser devices. It’s been posted for entertainment purposes only. Don’t use lasers unless you know absolutely what you are doing.

M4A1 Made From LEGOs

Friday, May 6th, 2011

This LEGO creation by ‘roflcopters ?’ of MOCpages.com is a full-sized model of the M4A1 carbine. It features a removable, magazine, removable carrying handle, removable foregrip, removable butt stock, and realistic iron sights. Pretty damn neat, if you ask me, but can I get it in all black bricks? If not, that’s fine. Less confused law enforcement officials that way.

Action Figure Therapy – Slightly NSFW

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Move over Robot Chicken, Youtuber actionfiguretherapy has definitely raised the bar for toy-based hilarity. In this series, G.I. Joe knockoff Jungle Recon (and the occasional friend) answers those questions we’re all dying to know, like how a mustache helps in combat. These questions are answered through a combination of pure hilarity, crass language, and Magnum P.I. references. Also, this vid is a little on the NSFW side, although they can get a lot more rude (not to mention even more hilarious).

Thanks to reader Nathan for pointing out this amazing series to me.

BAE Systems M777 Field Howizer In LEGO

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Have you ever wanted to see a highly detailed model of the BAE Systems M777 Field Howizer, in LEGO form? If so, then your dreams have come true. It was a model created by flickr user Colonel Henry for the Lego Marines Corps crewed weapons contest. In addition to the Howizer itself, and the environment it’s in, there’s also a full crew to man it. Pretty damn cool, if you ask me.

Colonel Henry’s Flickr page

Radio Rifle

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

James Bond, eat your heart out. This totally ‘spy-a-rific’ (my term) children’s toy from the 1966 J.C. Penny Christmas Catalog transformed from an AM/FM radio* to a kick-ass cap gun. And for only $2.22. What a bargain!

*Note that the radio didn’t actually work.

Bid On A Full-Sized Ghost

Monday, March 21st, 2011

In Modern Warfare 2, Ghost was Task Force 141’s mysterious operative who always wore sunglasses and a balaclava with the image of a human skull’s lower jaw on it. Despite his status as a secondary character (outside of the comic book, of course) he was one of the more popular characters in the game, especially since he shares a VA with Gaz, from the previous Modern Warfare. Originally only available to Infinity Ward and select partners, now it’s your chance to own a full-sized standee of this famous character, brand new in box, while benefiting Japan via #PlayForJapan in the process. Plus, the shipping’s free, which is a very nice bonus.

You can bid on the statue via eBay.

Boba Fett Rocket Backpack

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Child or man, everyone needs a backpack for something. Why not make it a Boba Fett rocket pack? Modeled after the jet pack/rocket launcher of the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter, this plush backpack has one main pocket, a secondary pocket, and two zippered jet tubes. You can hold anything from important papers to disintegration devices, and look awesome while doing it.

You can get yours at Thinkgeek.com