Sean Hollister
seanhollister
Sep 20 2015
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Notice how all of those are listed as “collectable” and cost more than most Nerf blasters.

Sep 20 2015
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So only one of them is an *Elite* Alpha Trooper. The CS-12. It comes in blue. The other one, the Alpha Trooper CS-18, is yellow, and it has an inferior reverse-plunger mechanism that doesn’t work (even modded) nearly as well.

Sep 20 2015
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Modulus has longer range stock, so if you don’t plan to mod... but I would get a Stryfe and mod it. If you can find one.

Sep 20 2015
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I play with the Bay Area Nerf folks. Check Meetup or something, maybe there’s a group near you?

Sep 20 2015
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Show me where you can buy one. They only ever came with the Raider, as far as I know, and even the smaller 25-dart drums aren’t produced anymore?

Sep 20 2015
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Thank you! Yesterday was my last day at Gizmodo, but check @starfire2258 on twitter on Monday and I’ll tell you where I’m going next. :-)

Sep 19 2015
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Not getting paid by Hasbro, not getting paid by Mattel either. I like toy blasters, okay?

Sep 19 2015
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Worth noting that the Drop Grip and Dual Rail barrel come with the $50 Modulus, so if you’re sure you want a Modulus and also want those accessories, you’d be better off getting the $50 package deal and get a stock, 10-shot clip, darts, and crummy scope too.

Sep 18 2015
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The tragedy isn’t that I wore it. The tragedy is I had no idea what photographic white balance was at the time.

Sep 18 2015
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Thanks, Ray! I really appreciate you saying so. It’s clear how much effort went into this brand and its products... and equally clear that some good ideas got cut off at the knees here. Hoping for more from BOOMco! And in the meanwhile, you can be sure I’ll be buying my own Halo pistol set as soon as the toy stores Read more

Sep 17 2015
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Thanks for the perspective! It’s super hard for reviewers to judge a kid computer at a glance... so many things parents will want their kids to be able to do / not do with the thing.