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Honored Place on Mantle
I thought my F.M.O.M. was the cat's meow, but my Unnatural Selector... Read more.
I thought my F.M.O.M. was the cat's meow, but my Unnatural Selector is by far the most over the top weapon in my arsenal. It's so heavy that it feels like one could vaporize an aircraft carrier or a small town. Reading previous reviews, I was careful to try to unpack the blunderbuss in a safe and cautious manner. Unfortunately, my wife, who helped with this laborious but not unpleasant task, became somewhat giddy and let her attention lapse. A small flick of a switch here, and an unintentional trigger pull gave us a larger back yard, albeit at the expense of vaporizing a brick wall, 7/13 of our neighbor's garage, and several fruit trees (OK, an acre of them then). But no matter. The Unnatural Selector, with its gleaming phlogiston tubes, dials, switches, polished tremontium ray emitters, now sits in a place of honor over our mantle, ever vigilant and ready to dematerialize any known danger. Hopefully soon. Hide.
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I just wanted to summarize my Blunderbuss experience in one word: euphoric.... Read more.
I just wanted to summarize my Blunderbuss experience in one word: euphoric. If I had to use another word, it would be "nirvana." This definitely ranks up there with the silver Chief and Grunts as the most amazing collectible artwork I have EVER owned! :)
And many thanks to Magnus for his suggestion about insisting that I open the crate on my own, rather than utilizing the assistance of any manservant or mistress...I had to beat back several of my manservants and a few of my mistresses who got too interested in #39. In fact, I actually had to use Death From Above on one servant who got too giddy and curious and insisted on taking a peak inside the glorious wooden crate. His giddy smile quickly turned to a frown of shock as his face was vaporized into ashes...
Anyways, the smell of the wood from that magnificent crate was tantalizing as I worked feverishly to remove the screws holding the lid in place. I finally removed the lid to find (much to my delight) a nice shirt...which was perfect, because I needed another Dr. Grordbort shirt to replace my old one that was tattered from a few too many scandalous raygun duels I had participated in over the last few months.
I finally was able to remove the first foam layer to reveal my Precious inside. I knew exactly how Gollum felt at that very moment. However, the only suggestion I would make for the last few remaining Blunderbusses is to include an owner's manual. I engaged a particular switch without knowing what exactly it did, and it began emanating a very sweet and melodic humming sound that was quite soothing...until I inadvertently pulled the trigger. Hilarity and drama ensued as a rather massive blast proceeded forth from the lovely metallic barrel of the Blunderbuss, thereby blowing a significant hole in the side of my house, decimating my neighbor's SUV in a spectacular fireball, and vaporizing 3/7ths of his dog as well (taking out 3 of his legs and his entire hind region). Fortunately the neighbor was not home, but I'm sure he was none to pleased at the sight of his smoldering SUV and his whimpering dog sniffing around his own ashes on his one remaining leg.
Nonetheless, I was much more careful as I proceeded to take the display stand out, set it up, and set my precious #39 on it in my room. The level of detail on this thing is absolutely incredible. It's like a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter night. So kudos to my Weta friends for creating such MAGNIFICENT art! :) Hide.
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I vote for a MINI Blunderbuss
Especially after achieving the detail on the F.M.O.M. mini. Read more.
Especially after achieving the detail on the F.M.O.M. mini. Hide.
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WOWEE!!!! : ) The Unnatural Selector is awesome beyond words -... Read more.
WOWEE!!!! : ) The Unnatural Selector is awesome beyond words - what an amazing Steampunk weapon, 45 inches of beauty and destructive power! There's switches that toggle, dials, gears and triggers and things that move, glass tubes with doodads inside them and other interesting bits everywhere. I've had my #10 since before Christmas 2008 and am still finding surprises.
It's so huge and heavy you'll need to develop an ape-like arm to hold it, or use the shoulder of one of your bearers. It'll vapourize his or her head when you fire but that's a small price to pay for being able to decimate swarms of moonmen or other miscreants with a single blast. The fire power of the ray blunderbuss is far ranging and you can cover acres of ground in minutes. This weapon will melt everything include any rock or objects the blighters might try to hide behind. Such joy!
Beautiful Venusian wood stock embellished with all the necessary devices made of the new miracle material METALS crafted by the skilled hands of Dr. Grordbort's workers under the watchful eye of his head lackey Greg Broadmore. There's a sturdy black iron metal stand for display above your mantle but you won't want to stay at home with this masterful aether oscillator, you'll be making up any excuse to go out and shoot something.
And the crate, there should be a picture of the crate on the Aethernet catalog page! It's a wonderful thing in it's own right made of another wonder material PLIED WOOD, stained a military green khaki and proudly emblazoned with Dr. Grordbort's logo on the top and ends. Careless handling will result in splinters and the REAL rough rope handles are perfect for giving rope burns so it's probably best your lackeys heft it around. It's a crate perfectly made for safari or journeys to Venus and can also serve as a shelter or a canoe.
All the rayguns are fantastic though the Ray Blunderbuss tops them all. It's so good that it's disappointing it actually doesn't fire aether oscillations (those haven't been banned by international treaty have they?). It's unfortunate not everyone can have one. Originally, I was just going to buy the Victorious Mongoose but it was delayed a long time, so I bought a Manmelter and then the others. When this was announced I tried to guess how much it would cost and if I underestimated I wouldn't buy it. That resolve lasted less than an hour when I saw the pictures and edition size. To own one of the 50 made, wow! Yes, it's pricey but is worth every dollar (even with the tanking Canadian $ and the import duties), assembled by caring skillful hands and if you can find a way to buy one I'd recommend this highest form of science fiction sculptured art. I may be buried with this!
Sincere and heartfelt THANKS to Greg, Dave, Richard (we are not worthy) and all the artists who worked on my gun, you can feel the positive vibe of all the people involved. A round of pints for everyone (on Greg, until I can get there in person). That's a lot of words for something that's beyond words but WOWEE!!!! Hide.
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Over the Moon (ahem) !
Utterly fantastic. Beyond reason and joy. It is an eqsuisite... Read more.
Utterly fantastic. Beyond reason and joy. It is an eqsuisite item, objet d'art, not-so-guilty-pleasure, first born child, true love and a room full of Dom Perignon, caviar and drunk Bond girls in one crate.
O.K. it's not quite that good but it is bloody fantastic.
I happen to be the delighted owner of #1. I initially missed the kidney to cover the deposite but with a few more years? (it's dark down here) of
helping the good Dr. with his "studies" I eagerly anticipate rejoining civilised society.
Heavily armed and having furthered the cause of science.
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