Yesterday, Singapore Modder PSYK released an unboxing video of the upcoming Mega Series Magnus. We learned some new things like how to load the blaster, and got confirmation on its internal magazine/clip. But digging around a bit more on the comments of the video and internet let me learn even more new things in addition to what the video provided. So here’s 8 New Things We Learned From PSYKSG’s Mega Series Magnus Unboxing Video. This post is going to feature a good amount of speculations, and perhaps a bit of exciting news or two.
November 3, 2013 6:40 PST Edit – I’ve received a bit of clarification for the photos and blaster used in Point number 8. You can check that for an update. I also received a possible answer to where PSYK got his Magnus from, and edited that info into Point 2 of the post.
EDIT #2: PSYK elaborated with me a little bit more on how he came across his Magnus blaster. That’s been edited into Point #3.
1. He couldn’t release his unboxing video until he got some sort of “green light.”
In his unboxing video, he mentions that he filmed it on October 28, and only got to release it on November 2. He also mentions that he needed a sort of go ahead or green light. This lead to number 2 on the list, which is..
With the above words and terms being used and thrown, I get the feeling that he’s under some sort of NDA just like how MyLastDart was. PSYK makes a good point with how if it WAS a Taobao leak, a bunch of Nerfers would already have one. However the Mega Magnus has leaked on Baidu/Taobao. Nerf must have really kept this blaster on closer lock then others in the past, since we don’t have many of them leaking online.
Also, note the orange trigger on the blaster, instead of the normal grey ones international ones blasters seem to get to signify the weaker versions they get. Singapore gets orange triggers on their blasters though.
November 3, 2013 6:40 PST Edit: An “anonymous” person from Singapore sent me this email.
The Nerf Magnus was indeed given by Hasbro Singapore PR. As far as I know there is currently only 3 in Singapore.
Do keep a close watch at the upcoming Nerf at Kampong Ubi CC sponsored by People’s Association and Hasbro Singapore event as more of it might be appearing as prizes for the event.
How true or false this information is remains to be seen.
EDIT #2: According to a game organizer who contacted me for the event mentioned above, the Mega Magnus blaster WILL NOT be a prize for the upcoming event. Also since PSYK told me he DID NOT get his Magnus blaster from Hasbro/Nerf PR, the rest of the information above is most likely false.
To view more info on this upcoming Singapore Nerf event, please check out nerffiesta.com.
3. But where he got it from exactly is still a mystery.
After the speculation though, it’s still a mystery as to where he got it. He won’t say exactly where just yet, but it seems like he’ll reveal it in the near future.
So again, it’s still a mystery as how where he got it from, but the how is more or less there.
4. It’s a big blaster, and we now have a sort of scale comparison.
He uses the Elite Firestrike to show off and compare the new Magnus’ size. He also says that it feels comparable in size to a Recon or Retaliator.
The slide that is used to pull back to prime the blaster seems pretty big in size. But the draw is on the shorter side, and it’s much shorter then the Centurion’s. This should help increase it’s effectiveness in games.
PSYK commented back to a viewer saying that the Magnus is much easier to modify then the previous Mega Series blaster, the Centurion. This is going to be a Mega plus (see what I did there?) for the modders, especially when you take into account number 7 on this list.
7. It features a Direct Plunger.
As many of you know (or don’t know) direct plunger blasters have more power and are considered by many easier to mod then things like reverse plunger blasters. Yes, it can be modified to fire Elite Darts, as evidenced by point number 8 on this list.
8. A few others might have it.
The first photo is from an instagram user named lt_sarcasm from Singapore.
Apparently he already has one as well. He’s also modified it already to accept and fire Darts from Nerf’s clip system. It could be possible that other people from the area have a Mega Magnus besides PSYK and lt_sarcasm.
November 3, 2013 6:40 PST Edit: Apparently after word from lt_sarcasm, the blaster isn’t is, it’s PSYK’s. The second photo isn’t lt_sarcasm, it’s another person. PSYK brought the blaster to a Nerf War, and some people there posed with it.
If you have any more new media on the Mega Magnus, feel free to contact me or share it here! With all the influx of information and media on the Magnus, it seems like the blaster will be coming out sooner then later.