Just make sure to tell your neighbors it's a toy.
Tesla coils are always fun to watch, what with their awesome displays of electrical power. The real sci-fi dream, of course, is to turn one into a lightning gun. That was the thought that got hacker Rob Flickenger working on a way to make the first Tesla coil gun.
If you took a look at Nerf's 2012 blaster lineup and felt it was a step back from last year's bold new disc-based Vortex guns, I'm right there with you. Hasbro's back to redeem itself before the summer is over with the Vortex Pyragon — a pump-action blaster that's capable of firing 40 discs in succession from its drum. Get ready for disc-ageddon!
With the Toy Fair in New York City, Hasbro dropped a crateful of new Nerf dart guns and Super Soakers at the New York Toy Fair over the last few days. Here's a quick re-cap and a bonus video of what I think is going to be my favorite Nerf gun of 2012 so far.
Hasbro didn't just drop a bomb on us with its new Lightning Storm Super Soaker, it also introduced a whole lineup of new Nerf dart guns. And you know how much we love Nerf guns. Follow on through for the full visual tour of 2012's newest blasters!
This happened a little while ago, but it's going around again and we love it, so here it is.. A lively young tot, under the supervision of his father*, ties a string to his tooth and the other end to his Nerf Big Bow gun. After some brief discussion of potential pain factor, you almost miss the big moment of actual extraction.
What happens when you invite a huge gang of reporters to a Nerf party at a warehouse and let them go wild with the newest Vortex Nerf guns? Mayhem. Nerf's Vortex blasters shoot little green discs instead of cylindrical darts, but they're just as fun. Young kids, old grandpas, middle-aged reporters: no one was safe from a good discin'. Read on for our hands-on with Nerf's newest disc-firing blasters.
Oh boy. It's just about summer, and you know what that means: water gun season. And Nerf's new line of Super Soakers really raise the bar, using swappable water magazines to keep you firing without needing to refill.
How do you make a badass Nerf belt-fed machine gun even more badass? By modifying it to sense out body heat and fire at anything alive that crosses its path. Holy moly.
Oh, to be a kid again. Back in my day, a Nerf gun consisted simply of a foam rocket and a pump-action tube. Rhode Island-based Weston Boeges' weapons are on the other end of the spectrum, taking on the shape...