Welcome to my website! Enjoy your stay!
As I mentioned in a recent video (the video has since been taken down), I’m closing UnicornTactical.com. For those of you that didn’t know, this webstore was a place where I sold modified Nerf blasters for those that did not have the time/ability to modify their own toys. I’m closing it for a variety of reasons, but the main reason is to expand my free time to explore other projects.
I won’t go into too much detail regarding the non-Nerf projects I plan to pursue with this time, but much of this free time will be diverted into more time consuming videos and fun Nerf tests. I’ve been changing the channel format a bit over the last few months and I’m still ~6 months from the channel I want, so planning and producing quality videos is a high priority.
I had a video announcement to let you guys know I was closing to give everyone an equal chance at buying one of my last blasters. I took the video down because I sold my entire inventory in two days and didn’t want people to view the video late only to find an empty webstore.
I will still sell the occasional blaster, but it will not be on a regular basis. I will continue modifications and paint jobs when I have the time and those blasters will be put up on eBay when the video are published. I am not offering commissioned work and I have no intention of offering these services in the future. I have modification tutorials on my YouTube channel that are meant to help you build your own cool project – I urge you to consider trying the modifications yourself!
Nerf on and stay tacti-cool bros,
To clarify – I no longer offer commissions or custom work. If it’s not on the webstore, it’s not something I offer. The items on the webstore are pre-modified items that are ready to ship – I don’t offer additional modifications or paint work on those items. It’s unlikely that I will ever open commissions again.
To explain: My free time is limited because of a heavy course load and other things in my life. I’d rather put the free time I do have into new videos or cool, innovative projects that make for cool videos. I’d rather make a video that 50,000 people can view and think “oh that’s cool…what if [idea generation]” because a big part of why I do what I do is to motivate people to get out and modify their blasters and fling foam with their friends. These videos carry more weight than a single commissioned piece that a single person gets to enjoy.
“But my commission idea is innovative” – well that’s cool, but the problem with innovative projects is that they often don’t end up as originally planned. If I run into a snag, I can’t drop what I’m doing and email the client and put the modding on hold for 12 hours while waiting for a response. While this is definitely possible, it’s totally not fun for me. And in case you forgot, modifying Nerf blasters is my hobby! I do it for fun! If a project isn’t fun, I don’t want to do it again.
It really isn’t even about the money – offering a higher price on your desired project isn’t going to help. I just don’t get the same enjoyment from a project when I’ve done it 5 times and my hands are just going through the motions. I will not risk burning out of this hobby by milling out custom work that I’m not passionate about.
I’m not really blocking you from getting the blaster of your dreams, though! I have tutorials on my YouTube channel about how to modify and paint blasters. If you want a custom piece, you can build it yourself! Even if you mess it up and have to restart 5 times, you’re still under the price of one of my commissions and you gain all that experience from messing up! No XP waste, bro!
I will no longer be responding to emails about commissioned work. I may link you guys to this page when I get an inquiry, but I’m not explaining this stuff any further so I’ll simply delete any follow up emails prying for more information or begging to make an exception for your supah leet project. I realize I’m coming across as a d-bag, but I honestly don’t care at this point – I am so tired of explaining this to everyone even though my site has displayed this information for a while (commissions page has since been deleted).
I've changed things on the website.
I've deleted the text portion of the reviews. My videos cover all of the important things, so the review pages will now be used just to share photos of the blasters.
New page added. Hopefully I can find time to write helpful articles in the future. If I do, this is where you'll find them.
Changed the page's name from contract to commission to make more sense. Commissions are still closed, though.
I reformatted the 'material links' page and added notes about the items listed.
Simple 'about me' page. Needs no explanation.
I made a second YouTube account for Vlogs, channel updates, and other nonsense that doesn't belong on my primary channel. This will not be pulling any videos from my normal channel, it's just more content. Instead of uploading nonsense on my primary and forcing all subscribers to see it in their homepage, I'm putting these videos on a second channel so you can "opt in" if you want.
So it turns out I'm not quitting. I'll be back making videos, modifying Nerf guns, and slaying zombies soon enough. My channel will change a bit over time straying away from some features and habits I didn't like that were present in the last few months before I took my break.It seems I'm unable to quit this silly hobby. It'll be the death of me, haha.