#1 Posted by Demoskinos (14733 posts) -
#2 Posted by Purpz (81 posts) -

Replace the plastic with a custom metal blade. *Ding* Epicness will occur.

#3 Posted by ThunderSlash (1652 posts) -
#4 Posted by Zleunamme (655 posts) -

Aside from looking like safety hazard. Who would thought that Gamestop was selling hand jobs.

#5 Posted by Moonshadow101 (560 posts) -

Of course it could put an eye out. Almost anything could put an eye out. Eyes are squishy. Pencils are more dangerous than this, really.

#6 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -
#7 Posted by HatKing (5876 posts) -

Sometimes I wonder who buys this shit. Maybe I'm just a total cynic.

#8 Posted by Skyfire543 (675 posts) -

Buy one for Ryan and send it to him. I would but I'm poor.

#9 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7074 posts) -

@ThunderSlash said:

Oh fuck that made me laugh so much harder than it had any right to.

#10 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

Oh fuck yes!!! I want this... like insanely badly! I would wear it CONSTANTLY! Sure goofy as hell and a safety hazard but so fucking worth it!

#11 Posted by pekarn (86 posts) -

I like how the image is setup so you can't really tell if the person had to cut off a finger or not. I hope they include instructions on the best technique for removing a finger.

#12 Posted by Sterling (2147 posts) -

Lame, you can't pop the blade from the inside with your wrist. You have to hit a button on the outside.

#13 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

@ThunderSlash said:

Oh fuck that made me laugh so much harder than it had any right to.

So good!

#14 Posted by Inkerman (1451 posts) -

I seem to remember a guy making a real one that could be activated by flexing the arm or something. It was a built bulky and looked like shit (as well as being dangerous as fuck) but it worked.

#15 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

@HatKing said:

Sometimes I wonder who buys this shit. Maybe I'm just a total cynic.

Collectors, cosplayers. Also, when you see it in the shop, it looks like a really good idea to buy it. I bought three Bioshock 2 Adam syringes because they were at a reasonable price ($20) and looked cool. Only later did I realize my mistake...

#16 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

So how long until someone trys mugging someone with it.

#17 Posted by HatKing (5876 posts) -

@Yanngc33 said:

@HatKing said:

Sometimes I wonder who buys this shit. Maybe I'm just a total cynic.

Collectors, cosplayers. Also, when you see it in the shop, it looks like a really good idea to buy it. I bought three Bioshock 2 Adam syringes because they were at a reasonable price ($20) and looked cool. Only later did I realize my mistake...

The costume thing is really the only thing that this makes sense for, to me - it doesn't seem like the sort of thing that'd be particularly cool looking just sitting on a self. And really, just buying all your costume pieces pre-made like this kind of defeats the purpose. I find it far cooler when somebody builds their own costume and accessories.

#18 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

@pekarn said:

I like how the image is setup so you can't really tell if the person had to cut off a finger or not. I hope they include instructions on the best technique for removing a finger.

I'm... pretty sure Da Vinci just wanted to scare Ezio when he talked about cutting his finger, since he laughed afterwards and told him he's messing around.

#19 Posted by Slaker117 (4836 posts) -

Single action = boring. I wonder if there is some legal concern about making it double action, or if they are just being cheap about it.

#20 Posted by Vextroid (1382 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@pekarn said:

I like how the image is setup so you can't really tell if the person had to cut off a finger or not. I hope they include instructions on the best technique for removing a finger.

I'm... pretty sure Da Vinci just wanted to scare Ezio when he talked about cutting his finger, since he laughed afterwards and told him he's messing around.

This is true. In AssCreed 2 Da Vinci modified the design so the finger didn't need removing.

#21 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

@HatKing said:

@Yanngc33 said:

@HatKing said:

Sometimes I wonder who buys this shit. Maybe I'm just a total cynic.

Collectors, cosplayers. Also, when you see it in the shop, it looks like a really good idea to buy it. I bought three Bioshock 2 Adam syringes because they were at a reasonable price ($20) and looked cool. Only later did I realize my mistake...

The costume thing is really the only thing that this makes sense for, to me - it doesn't seem like the sort of thing that'd be particularly cool looking just sitting on a self. And really, just buying all your costume pieces pre-made like this kind of defeats the purpose. I find it far cooler when somebody builds their own costume and accessories.

Fair enough. But imagine how cool you'll look whipping this out at a party

#22 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

I wonder if they'll release an Altaiir version that only works if you remove a finger.

#23 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Do they come in left-handed models? Because the Power Glove certainly doesn't, and that thing's getting lonely.

#24 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -

@HatKing said:

Sometimes I wonder who buys this shit. Maybe I'm just a total cynic.

Nah, i wonder the same. We all know it will show up in a landfill at some point.

#25 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

@Inkerman said:

I seem to remember a guy making a real one that could be activated by flexing the arm or something. It was a built bulky and looked like shit (as well as being dangerous as fuck) but it worked.

i do too. i think that the person is working on improving them. this was the first thing that i thought when i saw this.

it's pretty disappointing that it requires a press of the button to make the blade come out.

#26 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Why the hell did I make my own then?  
Dang it

#27 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

You could replace the plastic with a real knife. But in a fight I could see it going wrong for the wrist-bladier push them over and they will probably cut their own hand or worse.

#28 Edited by psylah (2169 posts) -

My credit card is moving on its own!

Edit: With a release date the day before halloween, I think they missed the mark just slightly if you wanted to order online.

#29 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Made of PVC and ABS plastics 
 
O well

#30 Posted by Phatmac (5725 posts) -

I can't wait to buy this for my shoddy Ezio cosplay outfit!!!!!!!!!111

#31 Posted by Totori (559 posts) -
@HatKing said:

@Yanngc33 said:

@HatKing said:

Sometimes I wonder who buys this shit. Maybe I'm just a total cynic.

Collectors, cosplayers. Also, when you see it in the shop, it looks like a really good idea to buy it. I bought three Bioshock 2 Adam syringes because they were at a reasonable price ($20) and looked cool. Only later did I realize my mistake...

The costume thing is really the only thing that this makes sense for, to me - it doesn't seem like the sort of thing that'd be particularly cool looking just sitting on a self. And really, just buying all your costume pieces pre-made like this kind of defeats the purpose. I find it far cooler when somebody builds their own costume and accessories.

Well if you did some custom paint on it, it would look better. If you make it look actually metallic and set it up so you can see the assassin's  symbol. I think it would look cool on a shelf.  Put that Assassin's American flag behind it and you got yourself a theme.
#32 Posted by SmilingPig (1337 posts) -

Its the year of the bow, that thing needs to be replaced by a arrow.

#33 Posted by HatKing (5876 posts) -

@pornstorestiffi said:

@HatKing said:

Sometimes I wonder who buys this shit. Maybe I'm just a total cynic.

Nah, i wonder the same. We all know it will show up in a landfill at some point.

God yes, I'm beginning to realize all these video game statues and odd collectibles are just wasting space on my bookshelf. I am so close to just throwing away all those worthless DVD-case-sized art books.

#34 Posted by wardcleaver (172 posts) -

@Zleunamme said:

Aside from looking like safety hazard. Who would thought that Gamestop was selling hand jobs.

Hand jobs with a high probabiiity of castration.

#35 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

@ZeForgotten said:

Why the hell did I make my own then? Dang it

Hey, I bet yours isn't made of plastic. Have fun on your murderous rampage.

#36 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

@Yanngc33 said:

@HatKing said:

@Yanngc33 said:

@HatKing said:

Sometimes I wonder who buys this shit. Maybe I'm just a total cynic.

Collectors, cosplayers. Also, when you see it in the shop, it looks like a really good idea to buy it. I bought three Bioshock 2 Adam syringes because they were at a reasonable price ($20) and looked cool. Only later did I realize my mistake...

The costume thing is really the only thing that this makes sense for, to me - it doesn't seem like the sort of thing that'd be particularly cool looking just sitting on a self. And really, just buying all your costume pieces pre-made like this kind of defeats the purpose. I find it far cooler when somebody builds their own costume and accessories.

Fair enough. But imagine how cool you'll look whipping this out at a party

Uh...are we still talking about the same thing?

#37 Posted by NegativeCero (2988 posts) -

Next they should sell "Assassin starter kits" like they used to sell those accessory packs for GBA's. It'd come with smoke bombs, throwing knives, and this thing. What could go wrong?