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Get a SNOWSTORM of BB’s and help TOYS FOR TOTS

If you are looking for an interesting combo of holiday spirit, ammunition hoarding, charity and mirth..yea, THAT Mirth…then check out what our buddies at On Target Airsoft are doing for the Marine Corps Reserve TOYS FOR TOTS program.

And, hey, you could score the Mother Load of Airsoft bb’s to share with all your friends AND enemies in 2012!…

Note from Daryle Sewell:

“We are doing a number of charity BB Auctions (Bulk Rice Bags). We are donating a portion to charity. Last week it was Operation  Home Front, Our current auction is Marine Toys for Tots.  Could you share this with your audience?”

The URL is http://tinyurl.com/br9wgc5

Crosman’s Official Word on Thumpy’s Marines Airsoft Comments…and YOUR COMMENTS, TOO!

OK, our “insider” contact with Crosman has been in touch about THIS prior week’s comments (LINK HERE) on the launch of MARINES AIRSOFT, the official “marketing” arm of Crosman and the USMC.  In the interests of full disclosure, we’ve redacted part of Laura’s e-gram at her request.

We’ll leave it up to Crosman and/or the Marines to clarify their choices….

“Hello Alan,

Thank you for sharing the sentiments of yourself and your audience.  We value your opinion.

We do, however have a plan in place.  Since entering into the agreement with the USMC, we have planned to roll it out in phases:  opening price point, better/best, and possibly collector grade.  As this has been our plan since day one, we ask that the airsoft community be patient with us.

(REDACTED INFORMATION HERE: Withheld at Laura’s Request)

We appreciate your candor.  Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.


Laura Evans”

AND, again for disclosure, here was THUMPY’S Letter that prompted the response above:


You asked for comments, and airsofters are talking.  Here are some of the links to comment threads and articles on Marines Airsoft.  Obviously your market for the Marines Airsoft brand is not targeted towards mainstream airsofter game players; perhaps some further conversations with the American and world airsoft community might be beneficial.  I know from our prior discussions that more is on-the-way, and at a different level of productions (we all hope) that will reflect positively on your efforts.  I am always available to assist where ever I can.  As an American Airsofter, former newsman/news director and businessman, a supporter of the Marine Corps here in my “hometown of the Marines,” where I routinely play airsoft with Marines and Wounded Warrors, and as a concerned parent of 3 boys who is deeply worried about the direction of the airsoft business, I want to help facilitate conversations and real change in the sport.

I believe your company is uniquely positioned in the USA to make change happen.  Do you?




Please feel free to contact me for any followups.


Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft

Marines Airsoft website is open….Epic Fail for Crosman?

OK, Airsoft World…they want “feedback”. Give it to them.  COMMENTS BELOW WILL BE LINKED TO CROSMAN CORPORATE:

Hand it to Crosman; as the ONLY MAJOR US Airsoft manufacturer/distributor, for signing up the honest-to-God United States Marine Corps as a partner in this adventure-in-recruiting.  This COULD be great for the Marines and for AIRSOFT…but not this way.

An OPEN WORDpress-LETTER to my “Friends” at Crosman, and with the United States Marine Corps

TO: USMC and Crosman, aka “Marines Airsoft”

FROM: Your Best Pal, Thumpy

Hope this finds you guys well. How’s school going this semester?

And, What were you both thinking?….

From our perspective, all that’s likely to come from this is BAD NEWS.  Other than some goodwill in the entry-gun market, leading some young people into the inevitable headlines in local papers or TV…”and, at the time of the INCIDENT, he was carrying a “fake gun” that looked just like a real “ASSAULT RIFLE”, a gun SANCTIONED BY THE UNITED STATES MARINES!”  GASP, OOH..>ROLL THE VIDEO< HARRY!

PLEASE, Crosman…rethink this whole idea.  The people YOU want to capture are NOT the parents buying their kid a Craptastic-Plastic “desert tan” Marine Airsoft Pistol, with desert tan ammo, and a desert tan holster at Wally or another ‘big box” store.   In fact, your timing on “desert” anything and the Marine Corps is bad…did you hear the President the other day (Warning, Propaganda Link)? US Troops are coming OUT of IRAQ, and soon will be coming OUT of AFGHANISTAN…and when they go back “into battery”, it is going to be along one of the Earth’s riparian/littoral regions…where 70-percent of the world’s population resides. Bank on old Thumpy’s DECADES of covering the Marines in “every clime and place:” It won’t be pretty, it will be deadly, and you’ll be left holding a warehouse of CRAPTASTIC-PLASTIC guns that “Mom” and her Apple Pie won’t have anywhere near her “little Junior, (who’s) all in a rage.”  He’ll be “Coming of Age” without your products.

Try AIMING with that big red, white and blue CROS-Hair at a more-appropriate market:  Build us some solid AIRSOFT Skirmish-ready guns, like you build your BB and Pellet rifles…guns you can drop on the ground from shoulder height that won’t snap in half, guns you can pass down to your grandchildren that still shoot reasonable straight-and-true, guns that–decades from now, after you’ve done your “hitch in hell” with the Marine Corps–that you will be proud to say “yea, that was my first real Marine Corps love…many are like it, but that one is mine.”

You will attract SOLID CUSTOMERS who want to BUY their Airsoft Products MADE IN THE USA…and people who stand behind the Marines..in fact, most of our local Airsofters here in Eastern NC ARE REAL BATTLE-TESTED MARINES, Warrior-heroes and some Wounded Warriors, and they see this as a MEGA FAIL-FAIL-FAIL!!!

You could retool this effort, more appropriately,” age-appropriate” for the kids your SHOULD be “Recruiting” as customers and “REE-Cruits”…TEENAGERS, not 10-13 year old pre-pubescent kids whose parents can “afford” a toy that will get them in trouble with local law enforcement and likely END any chance they have of becoming a Marine.

Please, for the Love of the Eagle, Globe and Anchor…and on the eve of the 236th Birthday of our Beloved Corps….”TEAR DOWN THIS (CYBER-SHOPPING) WALL!

Crosman adds some AIRSOFT HELP…and clarified the “new” MARINES guns

Flemming Molin is New International Airsoft Product Manager/European Product Manager
Crystal Martin is New Airsoft International Project Manager

Flemming Molin is New International Airsoft Product Manager/European Product Manager
Crystal Martin is New Airsoft International Project Manager

ROCHESTER, New York (October 20, 2011) – Responding to the continuing worldwide growth of airsoft, Crosman Corporation, long known for innovation and quality in products for the shooting sports, has added two new managers to its airsoft team. Flemming Molin becomes the new international airsoft product manager and European product manager. Coming to Crosman with 15 years of experience with companies in Asia and Europe, he will be responsible for the global airsoft product line as well as European product development and will be based in Europe. Prior to joining Crosman, he was with one of Europe’s largest airsoft distributors.  An avid shooter, Crystal Martin is a two-year Crosman veteran with more than 20 years experience in international business.  She will be the new Crosman airsoft project manager based at the world headquarters in Bloomfield, New York and will work with Molin in product development, interfacing between international sales and marketing, and the factory.

According to Roy Stefanko, Crosman’s vice president of marketing, the worldwide airsoft business requires global thinking, but with local execution. “Though airsoft has many common denominators around the world, Crosman Airsoft and its Game Face Airsoft and Marines Airsoft brands must also be sensitive to local demands,” he said. “We want our product to answer those country-by-country demands with designs that excite and marketing messages that make our products the ‘must have’ brands for airsoft enthusiasts around the world,” he said. “Both Flemming Molin and Crystal Martin have experience translating those demands into airsoft products that will do just that,” said Stefanko. “With their efforts, we expect our upcoming airsoft offerings will be right on target, regardless of country.”

Molin began with Crosman September 1, 2011 and Martin started her new responsibilities on October 1, 2011. For additional information on these two new appointments, or on any Crosman, Benjamin, CenterPoint Hunting and Outdoors Optics products, Crosman Archery, or Game Face Airsoft products, visit the company’s Web sites at www.crosman.com, www.centerpointhunting.com, www.gamefaceairsoft.com, or write to Laura Evans, Marketing Coordinator, Crosman Corporation, 7629 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield, NY 14469, email her at levans@crosman.com, or call her at (800) 7 – AIRGUN (724-7486).

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Happy 235th Bithday, Marines!….Thumpy’s Salute Today!

Check out our special salutes to Marines around the Globe…and to our AIRSOFTERS who also happen to be REAL MARINES….over at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft…..OOHRAH!!!!!



If you haven’t heard of Mike Corrado….you NEED TO…and there’s no better time than TODAY as this talented singer/songwriter and former Thumpy’s Real-Life neighbor releases his LATEST VIDEO!

Check it via the link HERE, and at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft, to get the WHOLE STORY on one SINGING MARINE!


Happy Birthday USMC and Marine Airsofters!

With the 234th Birthday of the USMC on November 10th, we here at the 3-D House of Grunts would like to extend a hearty OOHRAH to our fellow Airsofters-from-another-brotha’…Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children, who serve, defend and protect our Rights every day…including the Right to Peaceable Assembly, and the Right to Happiness…at the end of a fun day of skirmishing!

See the People Photo Features, at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft: http://Thumpmaster6.wordpress.com