"With my last breath, I stab at thee!"- and no better case is that of the terrible love affair fans have with Hasbro Nerfs Stampede ECS-50.
Our good friends over at Urban Taggers had a fan contact them after they stumbled upon something of massive "close but no cigar" whilst site browsing HasbroToys for blaster manuals.
|Manual shows user breakdown of the Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS-50|
|Overall breakdown of how to load and insert the ESC-50 drum|
|A clear look at how a user would have loaded the ECS-50 drum|
|A closer look at the Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS-50 drum|
I was lucky enough to spend the day with a team of Engineers from Hasbro at the London Toy Fair 2013 back in January, and have the opportunity to play with a vast range of Top Secret N-Strike Blasters.
And whilst many fans are disappointed at the fact we will not be seeing an Elite Stampede, I will leave you with this teaser from my NDA - 18 darts in a Dead Mans Chest - does not take Rambo long to expend <wink>
The full manual can be found here
EDIT: speaking to Hasbro, it would appear that the reason it was scrapped was because they could not figure out how to make it cycle correctly, and when it jammed, it put the user at risk of losing a finger when unjamming it failed and you were forced to stick fingers in.
Also the size made the weight overall impossible for kids to wield.
I honestly think they should let some modsmiths have a crack at it and make it work. Kinda like a modding Justice League :P