You want a SIG 550/551/’2/’etc. with real trades???…looks like the world will soon be knocking at CYBERGUN’S door a little bit harder, as Cyber-G announces at the IWA Show in Nurnburg, Germany they are acquiring Swiss Arms in a major new Cyber-Deal.
Coverage again by several European financial services and sites (all duly attributed and linked below…Thumpy suggests opening in Google Translate or Chrome with translation features switched ON) show that the maker of SIG SG550-series carbines and rifles will have a much-more direct working relationship than their original marketing/licensing agreements that brought clear-plastic SIG guns to the Airsoft marketplace.
“Among the iconic models marketed by the company include the range SG550, SG551 and SG552 team that many armies around the world, as the French GIGN and the U.S. Navy SEALS.”
Background on Swiss Arms…via Wiki:
Some of the coverage, via financial sites in French, German and Italian media, or open with Google Translate for your favorite native tongue:
STARTING HERE, at Bourse.lci.ft: LINK
and HERE, from http://www.romandie.com: LINK
and, MORE HERE, from http://www.investir.fr: LINK
MORE AS IT COMES IN….CYBER-G WATCH CONTINUES!
Looks who is moving in on the “Home field advantage”…well, at least ONE DEALER’S Worth…ECHO ONE announces a connection to Cyber-G’s “Homeland”
Questions outbound to Echo 1 USA and Brian Holt et al……Details as they develop!
NOW, TODAY FOR THE BIG NEWS….CYBERGUN ANNOUNCES THE TERMS OF A PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF I2G, INTERACTIVE GAMES GROUP….
CYBERGUN WATCH is back… with HUGE NEWS that Cyber-G is setting terms for their next major expansion, moving into the world of VIDEO GAMES, themed and tied to their portfolio of Airsoft Guns, gear and accessories.
At a press conference with business media members in Paris on 28 February 2011, (reported HERE and HERE) CYBERGUN announced terms of an on-going negotiation to purchase I2G, Interactive Games Group, described as an “executive” company headed by former Atari Interactive Chief Exective Officer Frederic Chesnais, and formed around a corporate strategy, much as CYBER-G was, of leverage of intellectual property rights in the convergence of real property (ie: CYBERGUN’s Product physical airsoft and other “lines”) and the digital world (Video games and entertainment products) “coordinated” by I2G….according to I2G’s Website, partners in game production include Atari (LINK), Interplay (LINK) producers of the “Fallout” games, Southpeak Games (LINK), 3-G Studios (LINK), Collision Studios (LINK), and others….
A DEAL VALUED AT 16.8 MILLION EUROS!
So, in today’s economy, What does 16.8 Million Euros get you?
Well, apparently I2g has already negotiated rights with Gene “KISS” my “FAMILY JEWELS” Simmons (WEBSITE HERE) for video game-related projects….
AND, Add Jillian Michaels Athletics to the proposed CYBER-G Stable, too. (WEBSITE HERE) (And, while you are at it, insert your own “BIGGEST LOSER” punchline here, if you must….we’ll wait till you finish….OK.) And, you could even add on to the “Double D’s” jokes from Jillian’s “other” new partner, Go Daddy…which means she may even be tempted to wear a 6 “M-M” BB or two in future commercial endorsements, perhaps along with former MTV-babe Daisy Fuentes (LINK HERE, to her SEGA game title), also developing exercise/fitness related video products via I2G.
THUMPY’S BACKGROUND: This was not an un-predicted move by Cybergun, as we heard directly from Cybergun representatives, up to and including CEO Jerome Marsac, who revealed at the SHOT Show 2011 that they would be producing/distributing a new line of BLACKWATER USA-trademarked Airsoft guns and gear, as seen in Thumpy’s photos from the Cybergun/Palco/Softair USA display hub.
We will have expanded details, and further announcements on our query to CYBERGUN HQ for their direct input on this breaking story….as it develops!
For those new to the old CYBER -G Watch, let’s do a brief recap:
HERE’S a look at the MAJOR HEADLINES that Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft has covered since CYBERGUN WATCH BEGAN:
LINKS HERE and DROPDOWN MENUS that will take you to our CYBER-G WATCH information section:
AND, Thumpy’s joint journo-piece with our buddies at POPULAR AIRSOFT, with the first major Airsoft interview with CYBERGUN, is RIGHT HERE:
For background on I2G: Click THIS LINK
The place too busy for mere mortals…and we LIKE THAT!
One of the busiest booths at this year’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas was one familiar to almost EVERY Airsofter in the USA…Spartan Imports, the home of Classic Army and a slew of other innovators. Check out what everyone saw at SPARTAN as Thumpy turns the camera on the INNOVATIVE GUNS on the way in 2011 and lets them do the talking. Thumpy’s SHOT Show videos sponsored by Big Boy Toys!
MORE DETAILS: An awesome STONER you see on the main table was just the beginning of the Spartan “life”…they have TangoDown and KREBBS CUSTOMS licensed rifles on-the-way, along with all the new releases from their familiar lines, such as Classic Army, G&G, KWA USA and many more. We wanted to explore and discuss the CYBERGUN business arrangement with the top-dogs…and with the video done and the show over, we hope they will entertain some more in-depth questions. But, understand: This show is about BIG BUSINESS…and we appreciate that Spartan Staffers too some of our questions…lets us show you what they have…but used their precious time to SELL guns and gear…and we’ll get up with them soon and update!
Wow, we are so far behind now…but today is CATCH YOU UP Day from the 2011 SHOT SHOW, AGAIN, With the 3-D House of Airsoft trip out-west Sponsored EXCLUSIVELY by BIG BOY TOYS!
We have a TON OF GUNS to show you, reporting on an almost DIVINE meeting of Airsoft Media members at CYBERGUN’s Massive Display…yea, they DID talk with us, although they had so many “suits” in the afternoon we never did get an on-camera interview…they WILL be in 2011, though!
And first surprise later this morning, as Thumpy show you the meeting with one group of HIS PERSONAL HEROES….the gang from OPSGEAR! Yea, Jaeger, Brandy, John and Bryan…in a THUMPY’s EXCLUSIVE….
Thumpy’s SHOT Show 2011 AIRSOFT NEWS–#1
11:18AM Local VEGAS Time—17 January 2011
That’s Right…the THUMPSTER has made the BIG MOVE, and is setting up the 3-D HOTEL of Airsoft in Las Vegas for all the Airsoft Innovation News from the 2011 SHOT Show!
THUMPY WAS ON-THE-MOVE on SUNDAY…Flying US AIRWAYS to Las Vegas, via Charlotte and Phoenix…for the SHOT Show!
A HUGE THANK YOU to our buddy Jack “Kamikaze” Richmond and BIG BOY TOYS, who are the EXCLUSIVE SPONSORS of ALL of Thumpy’s INNOVATION NEWS FEEDS from the SHOT Show 2011! We could NOT have done this without you, Kami! CLICK ON THE BANNER ABOVE TO GET TO BBT’S ON-LINE STORE…OH, And Kamikaze and the guys have their OWN BIG NEWS, COMING SOON!
CLICK on the LOGO BELOW to go to the SHOW Show 2011 Home Page for all the details you’ll want…except, of course, what THUMPY will be breaking here this week!
SHOT has become THE EVENT for several major companies and gear manufacturers to make announcements of new products coming to distributors and dealers…and that’s why THUMPY IS HERE!
We’ll take on a slightly different look from the REGULAR 3-D House of Airsoft…as we’ll be pushing out POSTS instead of our usual HOMEPAGE….so you should ALSO PLAN ON signing up to the RSS FEED OR The 3-D House, via the site, over at FACEBOOK (THUMPY COVEY) and on the TWITTER Feeds, too!
WE Will also be feeding details as we can get them up at Arnie’s Airsoft, Popular Airsoft and over at the North Carolina Airsoft Organization forums…so, check EVERYWHERE ALL WEEK for the latest from THUMPY!
MORE LATER MONDAY, WE HAVE picked up our credentials, get some video and photos of the setup over at the SANDS Convention center…and get BUSY telling you what’s what in AIRSOFT AND MilSim from the SHOW!
We’re bangin’ away at the edit bay today…hey, that rhymes…and we’re posting up new videos at THUMPY’S just as quickly as YouTube will take ‘em! Also LOTS OF CYBER MONDAY SALES Goodness to report on…and some great video FINDS, all today at the 3-D House of VIDEOS!!! Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft Http://Thumpmaster6.wordpress.com
What brings a THOUSAND Crazed Russian Airsofters to a once-secret MILITARY BASE for a major event? Its the TANKS!!! See for yourself, in some great video we’ve uncovered…also, A Cybergun Watch update, as investors fork over 9-MILLION EUROS in just ONE MONTH to Marsac and crew!..Airsoft must be big business???
All the details, all the AIRSOFT NEWS, over at THUMPY’s 3-D TODAY!
Check out the amazing videos we’ve uncovered, of what looks like a THOUSAND Crazed Russian Airsofters taking over a MILITARY BASE for a major event…also, Cyber-G Watch update, as investor give up 9-MILLION EUROS in ONE MONTH to Marsac and crew!.. All the details, all the AIRSOFT NEWS, over at THUMPY’s 3-D TODAY!
We have new photos and test video of the PolarStar High Pressure Air (HPA) Mechbox Replacement engine…the past is a new FUTURE for Airsoft….along with update on major games, another Dr. Airsoft facemask test that is FAIL material for your teeth….and all the latest INNOVATION news. Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft http://Thumpmaster6.wordpress.com
We asked the questions, and YOU wanted ANSWERS from CYBERGUN. This weekend…CYBERGUN TALKS directly to Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft and Popular Airsoft in their first-ever Airsoft Media Interview. CHECK THE CYBERGUN WATCH..and get the latest NEWS AND VIDEOS from the World of Airsoft, ONLY at THUMPY’S….http://Thumpmaster6.wordpress.com