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.
Yep, blaster stock is absolutely way better as a stock.
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. :-)
How else am I supposed to aim it? :-p
Not getting paid by Hasbro, not getting paid by Mattel either. I like toy blasters, okay?
The tragedy isn’t that I wore it. The tragedy is I had no idea what photographic white balance was at the time.
I would strongly suggest a PC with 4GB of RAM or more.
Yeah, okay, that’s a way better prop. But not for $40!
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
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.