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Prototype Twilight Gun by C-quel Prototype Twilight Gun by C-quel
Behold my original prototype of the Twilight Gun, as seen at Bronycon! She was made for one of my booth games, a daring shoot'em up called "Changeling Challenge" that captivated the individual players beyond belief! ^^

(but bored all the rest of us due to its slow pace, lol). XD

The prototype was built by sandwiching a cheap rapid clip-fire toy gun from Walgreens with two semi-gloss images of the best pony. More tape than expected was used to avoid having players inadvertently tear off pieces off her body during gameplay. >>;

Her tail was added separately and affixed to the reload mechanism... in essence, you loaded each plastic plunger shot by pulling her tail!

In other words, by using this thing, you ARE Pinkie Pie! :iconpinkiehithereplz:

The end result was as effective as it was adorkable, and I made a second gun to take with me as a backup. Both guns were a real riot before the 4000 bronies that attended the venue, and a good number had a chance to fire it during Changeling Challenge.

One of them ended up being defective (not being able to reload the clip with a tail pull, but instead manually), and this one I donated to the charity auction with a suggested starting price of $10. But some people clearly didn't get the memo, cause the darn things sold for $310!!! And we're talking something that's defective and is NOT made of molded plastic... but well, can't complain since it's going to charity after all... :icontwilightclapplz:

I still have the original prototype, though, but this is very likely the last of its kind since I've never been able to find these cheap toy guns ever again. Not that it matters much, since I have big plans for something new along this same theme, which would result in a cheaper, more reliable and more consistent final product. :)

My good ol' Twilight Gun has really started something. ^___^
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gearspinningpegasus Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hah, this is absolutely brilliant.
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C-quel Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you.  It was an idea well ahead of its times, the production versions [which were admittedly smaller] did a little poorly.  ^___^;

Its only claim to fame is that the prototype units had a good showing at the EQLA 2012 charity auction:

www.youtube.com/watch?feature=…
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StrongestInUniverse Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
WANT
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C-quel Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah sorry, approximately one year too late. :)
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StrongestInUniverse Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
dang T_T
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C-quel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah yeah, I was selling these a while ago, but despite high interest there was crushingly-low uptake. So that got shelved, sorry to say. ^^
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StrongestInUniverse Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Lol that's ok, I prob couldn't even aford it anyways xP
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C-quel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It was $30 USD, but yeah got that a lot too. :)
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StrongestInUniverse Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
lol its fine
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rainbowdasy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you are a awsome artist
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