What they sell: Weapons for children
Date: January 11, 2008
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Ever since I was a kid I've loved Nerf products. I remember playing with Nerf guns at my grandparents house and having a blast. We would use chairs and couches to hunker down in our blanket forts. Pitting child vs. child in an all-out foam assault. Though we had a blast, there was always something missing. And I think that something was a canon.
You guys should make a Nerf canon that shoots Nerf canon balls. The balls would need to be about the size of a basketball in order to be effective against an enemy. I have designed the canon with some rough sketches and a 3D model in AutoCAD. The canon would need to be roughly 10 ft long and have small 13 inch wheels in order to move it quickly during a retreat or a Blitzkrieg assault.
After doing some testing I also determined that a 10 inch Nerf canon ball would provide enough weight to knock over an 8 yr old. I have not yet determined the means of propulsion, but I think either pump action or a small amount of gunpowder would do the trick. If you have any interest in the plans please e-mail me, and I can send them along. I require no monetary compensation, my reward will come on the battlefield.
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01/11/2008 08:27 AM
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01/18/2008 09:41 AM
I am guessing by the lack of a response that you guys aren't interested. I guess I'll take my idea to the dude that makes Oxi-Clean.
Discussion Thread Response (Veronica)
01/18/2008 11:17 AM
Thanks for contacting us with your idea for a new product. We apologize for the delay in responding to your email.
We appreciate your taking the time to contact us about what you have envisioned, but we are not permitted to consider your idea for the product line.
As you can imagine, each year we receive many inquiries such as yours, and while we like to hear from our friends, we must decline to accept any unsolicited idea for consideration or review.
At Hasbro, our employees are dedicated to making consumers like YOU smile. While we cannot consider your idea for legal reasons, we want you to know that we will continue to work (and play) toward our goal of making you and your family smile whenever you play with a Hasbro product.
Don't get discouraged...keep being creative and enthusiastic.
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for being a Hasbro consumer. We hope you will continue to enjoy our product for many years to come.