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Rubies; yay or nay?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:36 am    Post subject: Rubies; yay or nay? Reply with quote

So I was trekking through Amazon, and came upon this little cutie.

https://www.amazon.com/Rubies-Star-Rebels-Stormtrooper-Blaster/dp/B00HZH6YOW/ref=pd_sbs_21_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00HZH6YOW&pd_rd_r=V5WGT7955G3XAWMV3W1P&pd_rd_w=odYuH&pd_rd_wg=xJBdt&psc=1&refRID=V5WGT7955G3XAWMV3W1P

Wondering how good quality Rubies' items are. (I've heard the name tossed around, but can't recall if they were recommended or to be avoided like a Cornelian Sand-Panther in rutting season...)

If I were to pick it up, what sort of upgrades would it need (aside from painting of course)?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's an Imperial weapon.
If you're wondering about the quality, I'd say the reviews on that page should give you the info you need. Looks like more than one TK has reviewed it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one. It's a VERY simple toy blaster. Literally just a hard plastic shell, no moving parts at all, not even the trigger. It's VERY accurate for a Rebels-style blaster, but only so-so accurate for the OT Stormtroopers. The rails are rounded like the ones in the cartoon, and the proportions are a bit off compared to the OT. They're scaled about 90% size of true E11s. And of course the magazine is far longer than the normal ones, as well.

BUT, I keep one in my TK armor bin as a backup weapon or loaner, in case something happens to my regular Hyperfirm E11, or someone forget their blaster. They should not really be used as a primary, since they're innacurate for all but actual Star Wars: Rebels -based costumes, but they're good stand-ins in a pinch. Just spray them with a coat of flat black paint, and perhaps a few touches of weathering, and they do just fine for backup needs. Especially given the incredibly cheap price.
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