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Peter Ho of Spartan Imports responds exclusively to Thumpy’s Airsoft News about the shutdown of JAG Precision & Echo 1 USA’s display at SHOT Show 2012. Thumpy will have further updates on this breaking news here at the 3-D House of Airsoft and at our new SCOOP.IT Channel…LINK HERE
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
We haven’t posted up since the last SHOT Show update because Thumpy’s 2.0 move is UNDERWAY! Working on a bigger, badder 3-D House of Airsoft experience….coming soon. And we PROMISE, gettin’ through stacks and stacks of vintage wax from the SHOT Show 2011…more videos and surprised OTW this weekend! THUMPY…OVER!
He’s a friend, a Tarheel, and one of the most-solid representatives for Airsoft at the SHOT Show and throughout the shooting sports industry….allow us to present our very best-est buddy, Mr. “I’m turning 50 in Vegas, so Y’all come to my party at Gilley’s and buy me a beer, OK?”… TIM “TC” Ellwood..the legend behind the “No Airsoft for Old Men” blog….
We’ll have MORE of Tim this weekend, with a scary story you WON’T want to miss…and a bunch more videos still to come from SHOT Show 2011….BTW, this was the 25th SHOT Show that Tim has attended…lucky Bas%@$!….Hahaah!
We’ll be running “shotgun” for Tim again at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo 2011 in MARCH, so stay tuned for MORE ACTION!
A HUGE 13 Minute-Plus video from the EVIKE.COM (BTW, that’s OFFICIALLY pronounced “Ee-VICK, not Ee-VIKE) shot late in the week at SHOT Show, with some of the details from CYBERGUN, WE’s James Chan, ICS, our new Airsoft HERO Brian from ECHO 1 USA, G&G and ANOTHER look…like we need to drool any more…over at the KWA USA Booth, this time with the little seen but very friendly JIM…eh, Allen must have lost his voice by this point anyway!
THANKS to the EVIKE Gang…and Thumpy is fighting Compy troubles here at home now, but hopes to push out our visit with REAL SWORD in the next update! THUMPS….OVER
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!