So, with team vacations now over it’s time for Airsoft Action to get back to full speed, and we’d like to kick off a new week with something VERY cool that has caught our attention, and that’s the “LIMITED EDITION VORPAL BUNNY” from the clever airsoft people at TM!
We’ve been very impressed with the latest models to arrive for testing from TM, namely the AKM GBB (that we’ve already covered) and the MP5 NGRS which we’ve had a close look at, given some beans, and have our report ready to drop in Issue 131 on 15 October… but there’s one model in their pistol range that have taken our fancy, and it has both some cool tech and a ultra-cool story behind it.
Fully compatible with other TM “Detonics 45” (a little firectacker of a pistol that we LOVE!) parts, the “VORPAL BUNNY” takes things forward in a startling way; a fully licensed 1:1 replica of LLENN’s custom “Vorpal Bunny” pistol from the hit anime “SAO Alternative Gun Gale Online” which is a Japanese novel series written by Keiichi Sigsawa and illustrated by Kouhaku Kuroboshi, a series spin-off of Reki Kawahara’s “Sword Art Online” series. A manga adaptation by Tadadi Tamori launched in 2015, and an anime television series adaptation came in 2018.
The new GBB has been produced under the supervision of the original author Keiichi Shirasawa with input from Koji Akimoto, and maintains the original performance of the TM “Detonics .45 Combat Master”, and adds a number of new parts such as the characteristic hand guard (frame) that sandwiches the slide, muzzle guard, ambidextrous safety, rear sight, grip panel, and magazine bumper. Internally the new pistol employs a D-type piston cup; the base “Detonics .45 Combat Master” is equipped with a special blowback engine so from the palm-sized body, you can really enjoy a new feel for recoil!
Magazine: 18+1 rounds. Compatible with Tokyo Marui and other compatible DT. 45 magazines
Gas Type: HFC134a, Green gas
Firing Mode: Semi Automatic, Safety
System: Gas Blowback
Hop-up: Yes, Adjustable
Not only does the “VORPAL BUNNY” look great, but given that it’s based on the “Detonics” we know that the performance will also be outstanding; add to this that each pistol comes with a short magazine written by Keiichi Shirasawa, and even the packaging uses the cover illustration of the original novel as a sleeve!
Our thanks to our mates at Land Warrior Airsoft (LWA) for bringing this to our attention; they told us:
“We’ve just unloaded a massive shipment in from the Gold Class in Airsoft, Tokyo Marui. It features many new releases, including the AKM Gas Blow Back Rifle, AM.45 and LCP Pistols as well as the V10 Compact in Black too. Also, we have their new CQX Micro Light Pistol Torches in both Black and Flat Dark Earth variants. Along with a top up of the very popular, magazines, batteries and accessories, it’s taken a while to unload and check, but it was worth it! Check out all this and more of everything airsoft on our website and social media!”