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Old June 22nd, 2017, 12:33 PM #1
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New Toothpick Crossbow

Toothpick crossbow toy craze has China quivering
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/eas...hina-quivering
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SHANGHAI (AFP) - Handheld crossbows that can fire out needles and nails are the latest must-have toy in China but anxious parents want them banned before a young child gets blinded or worse.

Selling online and in shops for as little as seven yuan (S$1.42), so-called toothpick crossbows were originally designed to shoot out just that - toothpicks.

But if swapped out for needles they are potent enough to crack glass, said the Shanghai Daily newspaper, quoting shop owners as saying they were selling out of the "toys" fast and struggling to meet demand.
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 01:28 PM #2
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I must have one.

ETA: Looks like its on ebay for 10 bucks. Stainless steel too, just the way I like my shooting toys.



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Old June 22nd, 2017, 01:49 PM #3
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ordered two.
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this brings a new meaning to "cubicle wars"
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 02:11 PM #5
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 02:13 PM #6
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I have a marshmallow crossbow, that some one made me when I was active in the SCA. It was for use during feasts, you could also shoot peas, hard candy, and a bunch of other food items.
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One inbound for you to shoot Mike when he is walking through the shop
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Waaaay too many sewing needles at your place for a weapon like that.
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I would very much like to order one, but alas, it is less than 18 inches long and therefore prohibited within the city limits of Baltimore. I have an aversion to 90 day imprisonment.

Article 19 §59-24. Mini- and pistol-crossbows.
(a) Definitions.
(1) In general.
As used in this section, the following words have the meanings indicated unless their context
clearly indicates otherwise.
(2) Mini-crossbow; pistol-crossbow.
“Mini-crossbow” or “pistol-crossbow” means a weapon:
(i) consisting of a bow fixed across a stock or pistol-shaped device having a groove or
barrel for the arrow or similar missile and a mechanism for holding and releasing the
string;
(ii) used for shooting arrows or similar missiles; and
(iii) having an overall length of less than 18 inches.
(3) Person.
“Person” means an individual, corporation, partnership, business entity, sole proprietorship,
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(b) Possession or sale, etc., prohibited.
A person shall not wear, carry, possess, sell, purchase, transfer, give, or trade a mini-crossbow or
pistol-crossbow in the City of Baltimore.

POLICE ORDINANCES ART. 19, § 59-26
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(1) a sworn police officer;
(2) a museum or similar institution for historical display purposes; or
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Any person who violates a provision of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject
to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days or both fine and
imprisonment.
(City Code, 1976/83, art. 19, §116A.) (Ord. 94-320.)
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A toothpick is not an arrow, or remotely similar, so you're good.
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Okay where can I get one Amazon is down for some reason.
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A toothpick is not an arrow, or remotely similar, so you're good.
Depends who you ask. Some of those trad guys working on cedar shafts have some very toothpick-like creations to me.
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ebay has removed the listing
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ebay has removed the listing
I kinda wondered about my odd shipping message...

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"2017 new upgrade Suite CZYY..." has shipped.
Yes that is a toothpick crossbow. Dont tell anyone.
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I kinda wondered about my odd shipping message...



Yes that is a toothpick crossbow. Dont tell anyone.
Yeah same message, the removed the item but mine has shipped too.

Estimated deliver July 5th-25 lol
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That's because the single-shot version is now obsolete.

Welcome to the repeater toothpick crossbow. 10 toothpick capacity.



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