|UT Santa keeps the AT on him at all times. He's not giving THAT away:D|
Wow it's been a massive 12 months for us here at UT- So many cool blasters have come out; we've had the release of new Nerf Dart Tag and Super Soaker lines, new players in Max Force and X-Shot, a revitalised Air Zone line, some of the best N-Strike repaints as well as a new Laser Tag system with Wow Wee's Lightstrike and then some! That's a BIG year.
On a personal front though, while I haven't wanted to be too much of a sad sack on this blog I have to admit it's been filled with many emotional lows. I lost my dear Dad to cancer a few days before Christmas last year, my mum was hospitalised for over a quarter of the year with mental illness, and I went through the massive highs and lows of both getting engaged and then breaking up with my partner of 7 years. While I've been rather recluse over the past month, on the whole I've enjoyed my time working on Urban Taggers as it gives me an outlet away from those things I have no control over; I've also really enjoyed meeting new peeps in the toy blaster community, both locally and overseas. It's 12 days till Christmas, and I think it's a good time to reflect on the year we've had and to also remember the true spirit of the festive season; that spreading cheer and goodwill to our fellow peeps.
And sooo.. this year's Urban Taggers Christmas Giveaway is going to be just that; I want to do something that's really.. well going to be all about making each other happy and looking out for your fellow taggers:) For this particular season, we're taking the role of Santa and what we want is to see some really nice examples of the toy blaster community doing really nice things for others. Make your claim to Santa by proving you've been good this year- Send us a letter, a photo, a video or some other way of how your love of Urban Taggers and toy blasters spreads goodwill to the world.
Examples could be putting Nerf blaster presents under the giving tree for disadvantaged children. You could write us a letter about how important your family Nerf wars are, or how you helped fix your neighbour's Longshot. Maybe send us a photo of you with your grandparents holding a Super Soaker, or rally your family and friends together for some blaster related project. Honestly, I really don't mind what you do, as long as it addresses the statement and shows we as a community as genuinely good folk who care for others, contrary to the way mainstream media continues to attempt to portray us as gun happy violent psychos:) Make it special and heartfelt and prove you've been a good Urban Taggers boy/girl this year! Yes, Santa's judging you!!!
What's up for grabs? Well the "real" Santa's got nothing on us:D We've gotten together some amazing kit that you're going you love. Wait for it... ok here it is..
|Although after Nerfenstein finishes with it.. it's gonna look a whole lot different..|
|10 round motorised goodness: Speedwarm|
|Power in your hands.. Orange Mod Works kit up for grabs|
NOW.. the dark horse prize: If you HAVEN'T been nice, we're offering you a way to redeem yourself by confessing how NAUGHTY you've been with your Toy blaster. 'fess up to Santa and send us a confession letter, photo or video with a toy blaster related depiction of how bad you were and how terribly sorry you are:) We'll be giving away... a secret bad boy/girl prize for the Urban Taggers naughtiest tagger. Remember we see naughty as being fun and playful still, so any violent or nasty acts are gonna be disqualified straight away. We're not condoning naughty (ok maybe a bit), we're just wanting to be entertained:D Santa will send you.. whatever it is Santa wants to send to naughty taggers:)
Santa doesn't like fence sitters- you're either naughty or nice this year kiddies, so make your case for the prizes over the next 12 days of Christmas.
Contest finishes on 12am Christmas Morning (Australian Eastern Standard Time), with winners to be announced before the New Year. Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header "Naughty" or "Nice". Remember we reserve the right to post some of the entries on our Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and the Urban Taggers blog itself.
You can only enter once, so make it count. The big news people- this giveaway is WORLDWIDE. We're going to loosen our purse strings and cover the shipping costs. Thats right folks.. we want as many entries as possible, from ALL over the world.
Get cracking peeps and good luck!