@growyoungagain It seems like it was around 1995ish or so. And I don’t recall the exact price, a few hundreds of 1995 dollars at least. I distinctly remember my dad being beside himself when he realized how much I had spent. I thought it was such a fat upgrade over the paltry 14" and 15" CRT displays of the day.
My ex got the demolition one (not this specific one, but another from the same manufacturer)… it’s pretty okay. A bit flimsy and easy to knock down accidentally while building, but ‘go boom’ part is fun.
Still, my 7yo likes zombies, so I’m getting this anyway…
@username, no. The yellow square with the round black parts on it is the ‘exploder.’ The black pegs are pushed in to ‘load’ it, and they spring out when you push the detonator (the other yellow square with the red button, connected by a wire), hitting the walls.
@mehcuda67@hchavers Mehbe they know that zombies don’t want bananas. I do like the contaminated seltzer water thought though. @Thumperchick I don’t like those kind of people. You should use one of your cameras you sell and set it up to catch them. Then you can make them buy a bushel of bananas in return so you have a proper scale to size ratio (and something to eat).
Kind of funny what passes for STEM now. Back when we were growing up (urp) it was more along the lines of “borrowing” Dad’s chemistry set, or doing things outside the design parameters of whatever bicycle /slingshot /BB gun /model rocket/ car battery/ television transformer or capacitor we happened to get our hands on. I had a pretty good understanding and respect for lab equipment and safety, thermodynamics, dynamics, aerodynamics, high voltage and first aid (and occasional “friendly” interactions with local law representatives) long before I stepped into a real chemistry or physics lab. Fortunately, modern concepts like “mass destruction device” were instead treated by local law enforcement as “well, boys will be boys,” and none of my incidents of hearing loss or other injuries were very long lasting.
@therealjrn I’m not sure what the issue with the coke display was. That would be like saying displaying any photograph or artist rendering of the towers is offensive. Now, had they hung a model plane next to it…that’d be a different story.
I’m really psyched to get my can of refreshing BluSky with this kit (Meh has it pictured in the slideshow).
Yeah, I know it isn’t listed in the contents, but I’d really like a can shipped with my order please. Oh, and I don’t really care for Ginger Ale, so could I get a can of BluSky Natural Cola instead?