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The Insider

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  • Birthday 09/09/1972

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  1. The Insider

    CTW / DTW Kaput 2

    Inquired with other insider at a management level.... and was told there was a significant investment made into Celcius by another party... and i would assume returns could not be meet... forcing the company to do a runna.... And on another note... I'm also told Systema are actually no longer making models or parts for the PTW systems... due to the general increase in the GBBR models market. Although being the 2nd highest price product in the market (after the DASm4), there is still plenty of product available. And the Systema purist fanboys go "BOOOO...."
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    CTW / DTW Kaput 2

    ok... last thing i want to be is a repeated bearer of bad tidings... so I wont make another post like this. ( unless its something wonderful... like cybergun going under! lol) Please also consider this is a natural progression as companies open and close all the time, and we are generally unaware of the closures. So don't get in a panic that the airsoft manufacturing is collapsing ...as this could be considered as normal. And unlike the previous kuput post, I don't think these companies are directly linked together, other than they were selling the same / similar products. Which obviously impacted each others sales. But it does seem like both the makers of CTW models Celcius Technology and even DTW models = G&D may now be defunct. Again there is no official announcement... and this is my own guesswork. But I'll go over some of the facts for your perusal and you can make your own decision. And please... please correct me if anyone has alternative intel to prove I'm wrong. Ok firstly Celcius Technology based in HK since 2008....the CTW model maker is the first PTW copy, and maker of the first ever AKM versions with a PTW system. There website is actually still up... and August last year went on a "up to 70% off sale"🚩... but are is still on sale now! 🚩eg: nothings changed on there website since. There facebook page last updated Sept 27 2017🚩... and were even offering CNC Machine Operator / Programmer jobs... Sept 25th... to go work on the mainland. But... no reply to any coms... Visiting there HK address you'll find its already occupied by another company,🚩 and there's no answer / dead lines for the couple of phone numbers listed.🚩 A friend, that was close to those on the inside say hes weirded out cause, said one girl quit over a year ago, and other... just disappeared. 🚩 Best case would be... there moving... and still settling in. I guess the middle case would be the went belly up. But sadly worst case I could consider here is they tried to move there operation to the mainland and now someones doing jail time. (if your not aware its totally illegal to manufacture or be in the possession of replica firearms in China.) And then there's G&D the makers of the first copy of a copy of the PTW... which wasn't a bad thing, especially for those on a budget, and the Max3 version were quite reasonable being nearly 100% compatible with the original Systema PTW. Sadly I have less information on this mainland company, but I can no longer order quantities of there out of stock items.🚩 (which actually sent me hunting for the CTW range, and leading to this post.) There website is still up, but never updated with there later products.....🚩 and Facebook page (referring to they had a HK office as FB being banned on the mainland) last updated exactly 1 year ago,🚩 after previously regular monthly posts. Although same with SHS available stock, there's still plenty of there less popular G&D items instock in the warehouse, but for the more popular lines, the well is already going dry. But for CTW stocks... would already be a much more rarer breed now as it seemed it was never mass produced as much as the DTW range was. Anyways... again... i hope i'm wrong, I hope don't know jack and talking shyt out my piehole.... They maybe just moving... a shuffling the company / factories to return at a later date. Although as time goes on... and no more definitive facts come to light.... this could well be the end of production of both of these brands and models. But i guess so long as Systema keep making parts, irrelevant of cost, those with theses models can remain operational. And the Systema purist fanboys go "YAY!!!!!!" All 2 of u... lol. oh... FYI... i have a small stash of Celcius tactical pens. http://www.celciustechnology.com/sierra/14-tactical-pen Not the best "pen" ever invented due to there weight.... but surely the best pen ever invented if you wanted to Joe Pesci someone. 🤺 ...lol. us$35 + shipping.
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    SHS / PPS …Kaput?

    Yeah.... i could be wrong.... hope i'm wrong. and they just reshuffling... to come back stronger. Although one of there websites is down... but do you really need 2? ...and there FB page last post was in march, but no reply to coms there ether. Which again... is nothing definitive. May even have to wait till the toy fair next year to see if the turn up (as they have done... last half dozen years at least. ) to get any exact intel... or if they are a no show... maybe we can call it unofficial end then. at least atm... plenty of HT motors still available... which is my core upgrade part i have used in the past. https://imgur.com/s2sD9XM
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    SHS / PPS …Kaput?

    someones already copied there shotgun shells.... so hopefully your orphan can still be feed. xm26 mags on the other hand... might be a much rarer breed.
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    SHS / PPS …Kaput?

    If you are not aware.. maybe 18 months or so ago now a very large engineering company gobbled up the much smaller SHS factory, and although those that survived the transfer thought there would be a continued production of the much loved brand of SHS parts and the newly released (2 -3 years ago) PPS rifle models in part limited run at least. Sadly this doesn't seem to be the case, as it seems no new production runs have happened since and communications with the factory have been minimal to none. Although... I have no exact facts to prove other wise, and I'm just (educated) guessing, as there is no “press release” and may never be. Other than being able to talk to those other insiders that matter also saying this seems to be the case. And also seeing there more popular lines at the wholesaler start to dry up and not to be restocked. Oh, and I just tried to order 150 inner barrels today only to be politely told... I may have screwed to pooch on that one. Please please PLEASE, if anyone has any intel to contradict my claims …. please enlighten me. They were actually at the HK toy show 2018 in January, although had nothing new to show, and hopefully the they will be back in future....😳 Anyways.... TL:DR the lesser popular SHS lines will probably still be in stock for some time (years) maybe, as I still see a odd box at the wholesaler now. But the more popular lines have already started to dry up over the last 12 months. And sadly the fine range of PPS rifles and shotguns, once gone, that could most likely be it. The odd retailer still have some shotguns, other than that, good luck hunting if you wanted a XM26, Kar98 or Mosin. second hand maybe the only option.
  6. The Insider

    DAS M4A1 BY GBLS Korea

    delayed to dec.... I heard. hopefully... geting made right!. and on another note... i finally got to have a good shoot with the cnc version recently.... and all i can say is... I WANT!!!!
  7. The Insider

    DAS M4A1 BY GBLS Korea

    Not yet.... I'm told.. "little issues"....
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    DAS M4A1 BY GBLS Korea

    More than likely... the compatible parts design will be closer to a PTW or GBB (so more RS compatible than not) than a TM AEG. I know for a fact at least the mags have been tested with 2 different strengths of PTW mag springs. And hopefully they are reading this thread... (again... lol) and will consider a more reasonable price. But hey.. again... what do i know. Wouldn't be the first time i've been wrong... wont be the last ether. I thought the mk26 stoner would be a bit of a flop, but G&P sold a ton when it was first released (not that i have ever seen one ingame. lol) But if you do the math... it still could be somewhat of a success. Something like the drake equation... there just have to be life out there. lol. Eg: at that price its for the 1% ers...that have money and don't care... and as airsofters are like 0.01% of the population.... so this model would be for the 0.0001% of us...
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    DAS M4A1 BY GBLS Korea

    Yes. But hey...what do I know... even the gold plated delorean sold... two. lol. ok.. I'm in manufacturing... so well aware of the elements involved and can understand the attempt to make a little bucket of money so they can move on to a cheaper mass produced version. But if your initial selling price is so far above market par you are not going come anywhere near the planned targets to be able to move on. Same thing will happen with the planed BL Tech Boss.... and the completed and now not selling Viral Hexcam. Why pay $1000 to look.. green... when $200 to $400 basically the same thing.
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    DAS M4A1 BY GBLS Korea

    meh... I will no longer be getting a sample to promote to other retailers.... due to the obvious flaw in the design! The cost... lol...
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    DAS M4A1 BY GBLS Korea

    your close... half a PTW less... but yeah its up there. There is a little testing / show and tell of the first of the 300 this Friday in Busan. Everyone's invited... lol Hopefully more footage and at a least more pictures available shortly there after.
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    DAS M4A1 BY GBLS Korea

    i have prices... but honestly don't want to say. At least they offering a 6 months warranty, although that's probably not including shipping. still... its the thought that counts... lol.
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    DAS M4A1 BY GBLS Korea

    http://imgur.com/a/Sz2JW
  14. The Insider

    DAS M4A1 BY GBLS Korea

    First batch of CNC samples should be finished before the 9 may... and priced... take your plucked from air number and add in another kidney to the arm, leg and other kidney your already have to sell. Luckily the later of non-cnc version of this model will be a 3rd of that price. But sadly time between the limited additions CNC models and full production models.... is unknown. So still a bit... a lot of wait and see how this model and its planned production runs will progress. Just had few delays so far... but the project seems to be moving fairly steadily as one might expect. Should have a sample on hand in a fortnight or so... and will be hoeing it out shortly thereafter. Fingers crossed. FYI if anyone else is very seriously wanting to order the Limited Edition CNC version, please PM me as it can be arranged.
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