Kickstarter is known far and wide for launching interesting and different projects but this one stands out: the Weaponized T-Rex Rubber Band Minigun.
“A fully automatic, made from wood, with a specially designed mechanism that allows you to load it in a matter of minutes.” It’s a scaled-down design sized right for shooters of all ages.
“This is the best and most affordable Rubber Band Minigun on the market,” explains the team on the Kickstarter project page. “Its main feature is a specially designed mechanism that allows you to charge it in a matter of minutes. You can assemble it with kids, use it as cosplay, and it’s an ultimate gift.”
“The design of the Rubber Band Minigun allows you to rotate the drum idle (even without loaded rubber bands) which allows you to impress others,” they add. “Press the trigger to rotate the drum, and then press pusher to release rubber bands in flight. You can shoot single shots, saving ammunition and conduct aimed fire, or release an entire flurry of rubber bands at your opponent.”
Launched a few days ago the Rubber Band Minigun has already met and has exceeded the campaign goals and is guaranteed to ship. Backers have already snatched up most of the “Super Early Bird” guns at a discount but the slightly less-discounted “Early Bird” price options are still available in numbers.
How much is a Rubber Band Minigun? The discounted kits started at just under $100 with more expensive options topping out at $129. Rubber Band Miniguns come in two versions, a plain wood model and a sporty version with a painted black finish.
Each Rubber Band Minigun has 12 barrels, holds 144 shots and fires rubber bands up to 30 feet away.
The bigger decision is which package to get: Rubber Band Miniguns can be had fully assembled and ready to go, or as a builders kit packed in a box. All Rubber Band Miniguns will ship with 500 rubber bands.
Unfortunately, shipping is estimated to start in February 2020, so these won’t be delivered in time for the holidays. Even then they could make for an interesting delayed gift for patient kids and adults alike.
The guns, fully assembled, are capable of fully-automatic battery-powered fire. As a kit they come with 70 finished parts and assembly requires no glue, no soldering, and according to the designers, can be put together in one to two hours.
These prices will be significantly less than the projected full retail price. While some people won’t want to wait and deal with the possible delays and other Kickstarter trappings, they will never be this inexpensive once the project gets off the ground and into full retail production. There are only a few days left to get them at these prices.