I have been on the usual routine of trolling around local stores looking for trouble in the sporting goods section, but the reason for lack of Shelf Watch posts has been lack of activity.
This time, I was really looking for something to post, so I checked out a Kmart in Gainesville Florida that I rarely visit and found some odd items in stock.
They rotate on the trigger pull with the distinctive half-step action of a Maverick rotation system. Pass!
I admire this gun as a product. It's still pretty toyish in the design quality and safety is obviously done justice as it should be with bright colors in due places, but there is something about this gun's overall no-BS, no-PC approach and vibe that I really think is missing from the nerf industry and even the NIC. Slightly milsim paintjob, firearms references, and a line called Huntsman... Cool. Also note that Lanard called a magazine a magazine, too, and "bolt action" is actually bolt action and not Buzzbee's idea of awkwardly pumping a multi-stroke pneumatic with the bolt.
Awesome. Faith in the industry slightly increased.
Buzzbee Overlord which has been notably absent elsewhere recently. Whether this gun is in production is questionable. This store had obvious NOS product stacked up and doesn't seem to move product very fast at all.
Odd observation: The shelf/hanger tags for the Elite mag pack had something about the old Flip Clip kit in the description. Kmart reuses tags, shelf space and probably item numbers, perhaps.
Also note the NOS Barricade.
Changing gears to recent Walmart observations...
BTW, speaking of clearance, I haven't seen JT Splatmaster products in a Walmart or any other store for quite some time. I found my Z90 in the clearance section of a Walmart and my Z100 online. It seems the original big bad box store is rather aggressive about what nerfy-things they stock and which ones they pull and dump the remains in clearance.
And shifting again, now we are in the familiar Butler Plaza Target in Gainesville, where many a dart destined for a UF zombie was sold.
This is similar to a homebrew special zombie weapon in the last Gators HvZ game which was used to fire lethal socks at humans. It caused my death in the final mission. If it can launch water balloons, it can launch socks... just an idea to save development time/cost if anyone needs such a device for some gaming purpose.
You can't see the price tag on that cardpack of Zing arrows but it reads $9.99 or something similar. Ouch! Ammo cost is a major problem with this system. For that amount of cash (with no online purchase, careful shopping, coupons, promotions or sales of any kind) I could have 30 rounds of the best .50 dart you can buy (Nerf ZombieStrike Elite). Who doesn't want to shoot 10+ times as much stuff for the money?
Also, strangely enough, Target stocks the Zing bow products with the soakers one aisle over from the rest of the non-seasonal nerfy stuff. Unless I'm missing something, they don't have anything to do with water or soakers.