Dude Constructs Fully Automatic Nerf Lancer (VIDEO)
The dedication of people who make things for the purposes of cosplay never ceases to amaze me.
The above video is a mod a Nerf Stampede gun you can buy at your local toy store, modded into a Gears of War Lancer. The gun has automatic fire capability with a 20-dart drum magazine that loads in from the bottom, same as a Lancer’s actual magazine. In addition to being a real working Lancer rifle, it’s also a real working Lancer chainsaw — except the teeth are foam, rather than, you know, razor-sharp saw teeth.
Apparently the guy responsible, a Kotaku reader named Nick G., does lots of cosplay-type mods like this. He’s currently got the Lancer for sale on eBay UK (it’s going for about $131 U.S. as a starting bid, with a buy-it-now price of about $360), and you can check out some of his other work on his Tumblr and his etsy.com page.