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Post by XP20Warrior » Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:56 pm

I was in K-Mart today and sighted the first Storm in two years! The NEW Storm 500, redone in different colors and styles. It has a more solid feel that the old one, and has an improved grip. I'll get stats as soon as possible, maybe as soon as this afternoon. On Monday, I'll probably compare them head to head with the 2001 Storm 500.

Storm has now sold from Trendmasters, Inc. to Jakk's Pacific Corporation. From what I know, you should be seeing more new Storms in the very near future.



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Post by isoaker » Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:48 pm

Interesting! Thanks for the news.. will go check out some stores later to see what's out and about.

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Post by Adrian » Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:05 pm

Jakks has been putting out Storm retreads every year since the 2200. That was the last year of new stuff and they've just been doing recolors ever since.

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Post by soakerman » Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:55 pm

Adrian wrote:Jakks has been putting out Storm retreads every year since the 2200. That was the last year of new stuff and they've just been doing recolors ever since.

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The site says that they are coming out with new ones this year.


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Post by Adrian » Mon Mar 21, 2005 3:24 pm

I sure hope so, but I'm not holding my breath. Kmart, Shopko, and Walmart all have their watergun stock in and only Storm 500s have shown up - at Kmart. Nothing else nowhere else.

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Post by BlueMage » Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:14 pm

booyah- storm lives again! maybe someone other than me will actually review the darn things!:D
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Post by XP20Warrior » Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:19 am

Trust me, I plan on doing that.
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Post by Adrian » Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:43 am

I've done a couple of Storm reviews. Will do a bunch more when time permits.

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Post by LtDan64 » Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:13 pm

Okay... (almost a month since last post in this thread) ...has anyone seen any new Storms, or even recolors of old ones? Originals covered in a thick mat of dust? Anything??
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Post by hunter » Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:38 pm

Yea, perilous recently got a storm 1000
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Post by perilous » Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:49 pm

What! About two or three months aho I bought a Storm 1000! I didn't know that Storms were thought of as extinct!

BTW don't use the Storm QFD. They don't work and your Storm will most likely if you try to use it.




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Post by Adrian » Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:52 am

Storm 1000s are old.

I've seen the new 500. Same as the 610 (I believe) from 2 years ago. Nothing spectacular, but the packaging is new, as are the decals, which means SOMEONE is taking an interest in marketing these guns.

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Post by soakerman » Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:42 am

BTW don't use the Storm QFD. They don't work and your Storm will most likely if you try to use it.


Why, It works fine on my storm.

K-Mart around here still has a bunch of recolored 500's I didn't get to check for a while, so they might have more that I didn't see as yet.


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Post by hunter » Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:41 pm

Uh, perilous, it seems like 60% of your guns are defective...wierd...your devastator fires a fan blast like thing, your FF broke, your storm's qfd broke, your argon was wierd for a while, must i go on?
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Post by soakerman » Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:37 am

What exactly is wrong with the QFD? I may be able to help.
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Post by BlueMage » Thu Jun 02, 2005 12:37 am

erm, i got a storm 550e a while back, are they old?
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Post by soakerman » Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:18 am

erm, i got a storm 550e a while back, are they old?


They have been out since 2003 so if 2 years is old, then yes :;):
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Post by Spinner » Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:08 am

Currently there seem to be a goodly number of Storms on eBay. I haven't got any, yet, mainly because the soakage-to-cost ratio has impressed me.

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Post by BlueMage » Fri Jun 10, 2005 4:52 pm

so did trendmasters turn into jakks pacific? or were they bought out?

Edit: i was being stupid and did'nt realise that jakks makes storm now.




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