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    Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

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    Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  JayDesu on Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:18 pm

    abowden wrote:I hope they are right, because if I am right then long-shots will start becoming "that valuable blaster which is hard to come by" seriously, it is one of the best springers nerd ever made EVER. but nobody knows for sure, But according to my local toy world, they won't be able to get anymore in.

    Ottobat wrote:http://nerf.wikia.com/wiki/Longshot_CS-6

    Ok this was discussed in a longshot sales thread on this site but I know it doesn't belong in trading. I love the Longshot to bits so I had to ask the question... And I did...



    Stock up everyone! It will become a collectors item in the future.



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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  abowden on Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:36 pm

    R.I.P It will be missed, only now will we TRULY appreciate it for what it was.
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  PhantomSambo on Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:43 pm

    Comparable/equal worth to a BBB. Longshot, you will be missed. *manly tears*
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  oznerfnerd on Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:04 pm

    Yep,

    That's a real bummer.

    Why didn't they drop that long strike piece of shit instead...

    I've got 2 nice one's with my ally pump brackets fitted (I'd better brass breach them), and 5 NIB's I'm going to hold.

    A real bad decision I feel...
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  abowden on Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:14 pm

    We all knew the long-shot was a gone when the long-strike entered the picture, and the long-shot packaging wasn't updated there couldn't be two bolt-action snipers. Besides, the long strike looked cooler, and was more ergonomic, and seeing as NERF quote: "doesn't care about people who modify their blasters" it's downfall was inevitable.
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  JayDesu on Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:22 pm

    Yeah I read the email on my phone at work and felt bummed for the rest of the day </3. The longstrike isn't even in the same league as the longshot. Totally no reason for them to discontinue the line.
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  Dietzie on Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:30 pm

    Please, please tell me you are trolling


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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  abowden on Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:32 pm

    the evidence has been there for over a year, all guns get discontinued after a few years, that's one thing nerf can be relied upon to do.
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  JayDesu on Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:40 pm

    Dietzie wrote:Please, please tell me you are trolling
    I wish I was. I reckon, next time there's a sale - BOOM, they're gone
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  Joey on Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:14 pm

    abowden wrote:We all knew the long-shot was a gone when the long-strike entered the picture, and the long-shot packaging wasn't updated there couldn't be two bolt-action snipers. Besides, the long strike looked cooler, and was more ergonomic, and seeing as NERF quote: "doesn't care about people who modify their blasters" it's downfall was inevitable.

    The packaging was updated. I have a box right here where they removed "nerf's longest blaster" from the longshot box. This is why I knew they hadn't quite discontinued it yet, though it was obvious that numbers were running short. I guess it had a good run.


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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  abowden on Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:10 am

    @ Joey Yes, but not recently, it was the only gun that never got the silver bar.
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  Joey on Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:53 am

    abowden wrote:@ Joey Yes, but not recently, it was the only gun that never got the silver bar.
    Very true, I never made that connection.


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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  JacobYeah on Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:11 am

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  inf0rm3r on Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:33 am

    The longshot was discontinued 2 years ago. The stock we are seeing of late is just what's left over from the runs.
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  Eclipse on Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:52 am

    I'm headed down to Kmart in the next couple of days and buying 6. Literally.

    EDIT: Its also gone from the Kmart website!!!! I'm seriously worried...
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  JayDesu on Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:28 pm

    Eclipse wrote:I'm headed down to Kmart in the next couple of days and buying 6. Literally.

    was also considering this... "need more gold"
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  littlebro05 on Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:48 pm

    I already still got 3NIB longshots left. All good mate. Might get like the whole stockpile more though. In the future. $100 each on Ebay = winnah.
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  |Shadow| on Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:02 pm

    Eclipse wrote:I'm headed down to Kmart in the next couple of days and buying 6. Literally.

    EDIT: Its also gone from the Kmart website!!!! I'm seriously worried...

    They are still on the BIGW website : )
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  oznerfnerd on Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:55 pm

    littlebro05 wrote:I already still got 3NIB longshots left. All good mate. Might get like the whole stockpile more though. In the future. $100 each on Ebay = winnah.

    I saw one on ebay US for about $235!!!???

    WTF??
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  |Shadow| on Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:34 am

    oznerfnerd wrote:
    littlebro05 wrote:I already still got 3NIB longshots left. All good mate. Might get like the whole stockpile more though. In the future. $100 each on Ebay = winnah.

    I saw one on ebay US for about $235!!!???

    WTF??

    WTF alright, was that a blue one or just standard yellow n-strike?
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    Longshot alternatives

    Post  Philb2323 on Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:13 am

    So the best alternative to a highly modded LS, (staying with springers) once they are gone, would likely be modified shadow hawks? Anybody else have any light to shed on this?


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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  Bacara on Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:26 am

    Best alternative to the LS once it goes out of availablity entirely would be tripleshots and all their possible derivations, ie RSCB'd, Octoshot, etc etc, may even be a way of doing one with a breech similar to that of an LS, someone did it to a PAS. Either that or the brass-breech stampede once it becomes more usable with streamline length darts.
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  oznerfnerd on Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:09 pm

    Bacara wrote:Best alternative to the LS once it goes out of availablity entirely would be tripleshots and all their possible derivations, ie RSCB'd, Octoshot, etc etc, may even be a way of doing one with a breech similar to that of an LS, someone did it to a PAS. Either that or the brass-breech stampede once it becomes more usable with streamline length darts.

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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  sniperdude49 on Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:15 pm

    First the atks now the LS RAGE!


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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  abowden on Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:24 pm

    Isn't it nice of nerf to discontinue one of the best blasters they ever made?
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  oznerfnerd on Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:21 pm

    abowden wrote:Isn't it nice of nerf to discontinue one of the best blasters they ever made?

    I just can't believe it, who makes these decisions???

    If they drop the Stampede, I'll spew.
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  JayDesu on Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:32 pm

    oznerfnerd wrote:
    abowden wrote:Isn't it nice of nerf to discontinue one of the best blasters they ever made?

    I just can't believe it, who makes these decisions???

    they should be fired!!
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  abowden on Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:28 pm

    NERF: "hey guys, I hear the stampede has good modding potential, lets drop it just to piss them off"
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  Dietzie on Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:01 pm

    You are probably pretty close to the truth there mate


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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  abowden on Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:16 pm

    The truth is they don't care about us, we are thorn in their side apparently.
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  Johnnus on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:21 am

    BigW in Forest hill has started stocking Longstrikes, on the pricetag saying 'Longshot'. Looks like the Longshot is now leaving. Pick up some while you can to rampantly profiteer in the future!
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  Luke on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:29 am

    Johnnus wrote:BigW in Forest hill has started stocking Longstrikes, on the pricetag saying 'Longshot'. Looks like the Longshot is now leaving. Pick up some while you can to rampantly profiteer in the future!
    How much was the Longstrike? Was it Whiteout?
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  inf0rm3r on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:35 am

    I don't understand their thinking either.

    It's a cheap and still popular blaster, it's usually the first off the shelf in any toy sale.

    But even direct two years ago I wasn't able to obtain this as the manufacturing had halted. Australia is generally used as a means of getting rid of old stock which explains why we got it last.
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  Johnnus on Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:20 am

    Luke wrote:
    Johnnus wrote:BigW in Forest hill has started stocking Longstrikes, on the pricetag saying 'Longshot'. Looks like the Longshot is now leaving. Pick up some while you can to rampantly profiteer in the future!
    How much was the Longstrike? Was it Whiteout?
    Non-Whiteout (ie the orig blue version) sadly. I assume it would be for $45 like the Longshot and Raider, but didn't bother scanning.

    I read somewhere else on the interweb that the Longshot was supposedly too costly to manufacture. If so, why did they rerelease a yellow version (after the blue) and keep manufacturing them for about 2 years? Being terrible at history, I don't know any events which coincided with about 2009-2010 which would have affected production costs, but perhaps someone else does?
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    Re: Future of the Longshot CS-6 (from the horses mouth?)

    Post  Jeo on Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:46 pm

    It has nothing to do with intentionally pissing off their customer base; why would any company ever do that?

    Instead, I'd take a punt that it's because the old blasters simply don't draw in the sales like new ones. Think how many Rayvens were sold the first day they appeared in Kmarts. Sure Longshots move when they're on sale, but 90% of people who want one, already have one (or several).

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