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SHOT Show Clamps Down on Suitcasers, Outboarders and Scalpers at 2012 Show | SHOT Show Blog


SHOT Show Clamps Down on Suitcasers, Outboarders and Scalpers at 2012 Show | SHOT Show Blog | Thumpy's 3D House of Airsoft @ Scoop.it | Scoop.it

One interesting quote from Chris Dolnack…”Besides for suitcasing, illegal activities reported at the show included trademark infringement —”

Uh, Chris, it was an ALLEGATION of trademark infringement that you cracked down on…NOT A FINDING OR CONVICTION….and not allowing the Airsoft media to openly report this AS IT WAS HAPPENING, but waiting until your press release 3 weeks after the fact probably had very little “deterrent” value during SHOT Show.

“Innocent until PROVEN  guilty” should go right up there with the 2nd Amendment we’re also upholding at SHOT Show.

Perhaps we could work on this with you prior to next year’s show, and let nearly 25 years of journalism experience shine into the dark corners.

Always open, always reachable for Q&A…Thumpy!

ANOTHER SHOOT DOWN IN CYBERG V. JAG PRECISION/ECHO 1….P90’s are being pulled from store shelves!


THUMPY’s CYBER-G Watch has breaking news on the continuing legal fight between Cybergun and JAG Precision…

A source pushed the following along to us this morning….and predicts that yet ANOTHER gun…JAG’s versions of the M249 SAW, also licensed by FN Herstal to CyberG will be next on the “hit list.”

February 10, 2012

Dear JAG Precision Dealer,

The lawsuit that had been filed previously against JAG Precision has been
amended to include the Echo1 E-90 (JP-32) JAG Precision is requesting that if
you have any inventory new in the box, purchased from JAG Precision, that you
cease all sales on these items and return them to us. Please let us know the
quantity of items that you will be returning and we will be issuing credit to
your account, once the items are received at our facility.

If and when more information about this case may be disclosed, we will
release the information to you.

If you need any further information or have any questions, please contact
your sales representative at JAG Precision.

Again we thank you for your cooperation and continuous support.

Sincerely,
Maria Aguilar
General Manager

Link to Thumpy’s previous post, from the SHOT Show 2012 SHOOTDOWN of JAG/Echo 1 USA in VEGAS : LINK HERE

Here was Peter Ho from Spartan Imports, with the definitive information from the CYBER-G camp on what was behind the SHOT Show Restraining Order…from Vegas just hours after the events there in January:

THIS STORY (LINK HERE) from the 3-D House of Airsoft WORDPRESS channel shows the JAG /ECHO 1 USA booth in the process of being shut down and escorted from the SHOT Show floor…VIDEO COMING SOON:

AND, LINK HERE, to the first dealer letter from JAG over takedowns involving the FN SCAR Series licensed guns

Cybergun Watch: Plans for 2012 in the USA include PARKS?…and a SNUB AT SHOT Show 2012


YOU’LL NEED TO READ THE FOLLOWING LINK WITH A TRANSLATOR, LIKE GOOGLE TRANSLATE, VIA GOOGLE CHROME…AND READ BETWEEN THE LINES….

LINK HERE: http://www.zonebourse.com/CYBERGUN-5100/actualite/Jerome-Marsac-PDG-de-Cybergun-13974329/

The way THUMPY’s 3D is reading the translation, part of CYBER-G’s “SYNERGY” in the U.S. market involves some type of franchise opportunity, to create AIRSOFT FIELDS, or to convert PAINTBALL venues with some of the atmospherics of Cybergun’s lines of video games…i.e., to give players an immersive environment “ripped” directly from the graphics of a player map from WAR, Inc, or the BLACKWATER games….and that would feature guns from the Cyber-G Licensed stable of airsoft arms.

I’d like to tell you that I learned this directly from Cybergun at their MASSIVE display again this year at SHOT Show 2012, but lets just paraphrase our TWO encounters with people there as “uncooperative.”  I opened correspondence with Cyber-G again this year prior to the show, asking for permission to set up an appointment to interview at SHOT Show, and was assured that if I went by, they would do so.

However, reality bites.  On Thursday afternoon, just an hour after Cybergun’s successful “shoot down” of the JAG Precision/Echo 1 USA booth in an adjoining show floor area, and just minutes after an on-camera interview of  Airsoft Mega-Promoter John “Lion Claws” Lu and “Angel 1″ Ksenia right in front of the CYBER-G Display…

…I approached several CyberG corporate representatives, who referred me to a man we’ll simply call “The Gatekeeper.”  “The Gatekeeper” took a long look at my name and read “Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft” on the official BROADCAST MEDIA pass from the NSSA; accreditation to allow me to do interviews, before he simply shook his head back and forth “NO” several times…and declined ANY further conversation.

I’ll leave it to your own interpretation as to the reasons WHY they might not want to do an interview with the only journalistic Airsoft media representative who’s regularly covering their corporate operations…

Curtains drawn around JAG Precision/Echo1USA Display (background) after CyberG's restraining order "nuke strike" at SHOT Show 2012. NSSA security would not allow interviews or video of the JAG pack-out.

But our encounter happened just minutes after Cybergun had dropped a nuke on JAG Precision and Echo1USA’s booth, having the NSSA throw them off the show floor with a Temporary Restraining Order, alleging Trademark Infringement.  And, Thumpy BROKE the STORY…then went to the source to find out what went down.

DENIED.   Hmmm…?

But the following day, FRIDAY, many of the same media members who were granted access at Cybergun last year were invited back to cover on a small portion of the 2012 Cybergun display…and most of that coverage focused on CyberG’s VIDEO GAME wares, not on anything directly related to new or improved products they intent to market this coming year.  ONE MAJOR EXCEPTION was the coverage by our friends Mark “Dr. Airsoft” Vaughan  and “Rangemaster” Larry you can see below…although ostensibly with PALCO’s, they are part of the Cybergun Family:

And from our buddies at Airsoft Pacific, too:

Restraining Order and first COURT DATE for Cybergun Vs. JAG Precision


We have the latest paperwork, courtesy JUSTIA.COM ‘s excellent on-line legal filings capture service:

FULL LINK TO ORIGINAL TRO HERE: CyberGV.JAG_TRO_120129

Thumpy’s 3D House is also receiving information that ANOTHER SEPARATE ACTION may be underway involving certain retailers, receiving Cease and Desist letters over totally separate merchandise….INFORMATION COMING SOON!

BREAKING NEWS: JAG Precision and ECHO 1 Respond to SHOT Show Shutdown


THUMPY’s 3D House of Airsoft received several “tips” from airsoft retailers that JAG Precision had e-mailed a letter to customers regarding the “dramatic” SHOT Show shutdown of their display by CYBERGUN and FN Herstal…the details of that letter are posted on JAG’s corporate homepage…LINK HERE

And, the text from that letter is also below in a screen-grab from the site on Wednesday night at 11:00 PM Eastern Time:

Spartan Imports responds to JAG Precision/Echo 1 Shutdown at SHOT Show 2012


Via Scoop.itThumpy’s 3D House of Airsoft @ Scoop.it

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

BREAKING NEWS! JAG Precision SHOT DOWN AT SHOT Show 2012 by CYBERGUN


Via Scoop.itThumpy’s 3D House of Airsoft @ Scoop.it



LAS VEGAS, NV: 19 January 2012 Thumpy’s 3D House of Airsoft has learned that SHOT Show officials are closing down the JAG Precision/ECHO 1 USA booth on the show floor, and are escorting company personnel from the site of the 2012 show over a temporary restraining order from CYBERGUN S.A. and FN Herstal.

The shutdown is allegedly resulting from not one but TWO lawsuits filed against JAG, first in Texas on January 10, and the second filed here in Nevada on the opening day of SHOT Show, January 17.  Online records from those filings allege Patent Infringment by the popular California-based airsoft business from the largest holder of airsoft licensing agreements in the world.

SHOT Show media respresentatives are working on a statement, but did confirm that the vendor was being closed down after General Counsel for the NSSF, presenters of the SHOT Show, were made aware of a temporary restraining order from CYBERGUN representatives on Friday morning.

At midday, the JAG Precision and ECHO 1 USA booth was screened off by curtains, as company personnel including wildly-popular American YouTuber Brian Holt, were tearing down their displays.

Security personnel would not allow accredited media representatives to ask questions of JAG officials inside the display, and referred all questions to the SHOT Show media office, where we have place a query for an official response from the NSSF General Counsel’s office.

 

Airsoft Safety Foundation is A GO!


        

Check the NEW WEBSITE: http://www.airsoftsafetyfoundation.org/

We are the Airsoft Safety Foundation (ASF).

From the ASF Website:  “The Airsoft Safety Foundation (ASF) is currently composed of 11 California companies which collectively book over $150 million in revenues through 250 employees. Our collective mission has been to enhance and promote the safe sport of airsoft through training, education and outreach here in California as well as through industry wide initiatives, such as through the development of safe ASTM standards for airsoft products. (ASTM is the American Society for Testing and Materials, a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards).”

Member of the ASF are a veritable “who’s who” of USA and International airsoft companies, including:

101 TECH USA INC., AEX LLC (AKA, Airsoft Extreme), AIRSOFT WHOLESALE, AIRSPLAT.COM, DIVERGENCE CORP dba SPECIAL DISTRIBUT, EVIKE.COM INC., GAMEPOD COMBAT AIRSOFT, JAG PRECISION, INC., KENWAY EXPRESS dba PRIMA USA, KWA PERFORMANCE INDUSTRIES, SPARTAN IMPORTS, GI TOYS, INC. (AKA, Airsoft G.I.), AIRSOFT EXTREME, CYBERGUN S.A., PALCO SPORTS, SOFT AIR USA, and TAC CITY AIRSOFT

YEA, Check that list again…kinda hard to call anyone a bad-guy with that kind of company, and all focused on getting ONE THING DONE…Defeating Cali’s S.B. 798!   But they can NOT do it without the due-dilligence and hard work of EVERY AIRSOFTER in California, supported by everyone else across the USA and around the world.

FOR INFORMATION ON THE ASF’S ‘ Talking Points” agains Senate Bill 798, check THIS LINK, which lays out in detail the major objections to this misguided proposal: Namely

–Undermines “all of our efforts at airsoft safety.”

–It is going to criminalize and limit the property rights of current California merchants and owners

–and it will inevitably lead to an unsafe and unregulated black market in both airsoft and BB guns.

–For safety sake, neither a BB device nor an airsoft device should be colored as toys. The predominant black colors are purposeful expressions of the fact that these devices are only for individuals over 18 years of age. This law would color them in candy pink and green. Young children may believe to believe these are harmless toys for their plan and enjoyment. Airsoft and BB guns are colored black for good reason, they are devices that must be handed with care and respect.

–The military-style marketing which surrounds airsoft may alienate and frighten members of the public who do not understand that airsoft is a legitimate sport that requires strategy, training, fitness and endurance, perseverance, and etc. Please take the time to educate those whom you know what airsoft is, and that its practitioners include those whom are responsible for upholding our laws (police, FBI, military, and etc. who train using airsoft).

THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING INDUSTRY-WIDE APPROACH AT “SHAPING THE FIGHT”…BUT WILL ONLY BE EFFECTIVE IF EVERYONE DOES THEIR PART…CONTACT CALIFORNIA’S SENATE AND HOUSE DELEGATIONS TODAY!   DO IT AGAIN, IF YOU HAVE DONE SO ALREADY…UNTIL EVERYONE GETS THE MESSAGE!

THUMPY’S SHOT SHOW UPDATE #14-Echo 1 and JAG Precision


You know “Top Tech Brian” from Echo 1 USA’s YouTube Videos. Now, Brian Holt gives Thumpy the walk through tour of the JAG Precision booth at SHOT Show 2011, and shows off their BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS for Airsofters.

You can catch ALL the videos from great Airsoft Media Folks, like the guys from AIRSOFTOLOGY, AIRSOFT PACIFIC, Airsoft Outlet NW,  Dr. AIRSOFT with “Rangemaster Larry” and MANY MORE, and See ALL Thumpy’s SHOT Show 2011 Videos and News, Sponsored by BIG BOY TOYS, at THUMPY’s YouTube CHANNEL HERE

And ALSO CATCH EVERYTHING at the 3-D House of Airsoft: http://Thumpmaster6.wordpress.com

THUMPY SHOT SHOW UPDATE #9…DAY 3 is OTW!


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….OVER