While look for the final components of my Jayne Cobb costume I picked up a Nerf Maverick as my sidearm of choice. A cooler person might have went with some kind of replica air pistol or something but well that seemed like a particularly bad idea on my part. Anyway the Maverick is a damned fun little toy, especially for the $9 I paid for it! Talk about value!
Anyhoo while browsing the toy section of a local Target I was struck by how hard it is to find (re: impossible) toy guns nowadays. A fact I readily understand, but a bit curious none-the-less. Anyone in their mid twenties probably remembers these:
For better or worse we’ve come a long way from realistic replic waterguns (anyone remember Airheads?). Nerf is still making a handful of awesome products to fuel backyard battles. The Maverick, Recon, and the motorized Vulcan (a frickin’ Nerf machine gun!) are leaps and bounds beyond the Nerf toys I remember.