Tomenosuke Blade Runner Blaster OG Edition

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superjedi

Sr Member
Hi all!
I'm very excited to have gotten my first Tomenosuke Blade Runner blaster today! :D
I know they've been around for a while now, but I've never owned one.
This is the OG Edition, which is currently available from HCG. That's where I ordered it from. It's advertised as a hand weathered replica, and my overall impression is that it's an absolutely amazing piece!
Here are a couple of pics of the box art and the paper goodies, including an assembly booklet that also has several pages of photos of the real deal from Worldcon, and a set of four postcards. Very cute!

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As for the blaster itself... holy cow! The first thing I noticed was the weight. It's quite hefty. The finish looks terrific. Note that the color on the Steyr upper and barrel appear a bit lighter in these pics than they appear by eye. But still a nice medium worn blued finish.

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Even the simulated rounds are fantastic.

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What would a BR blaster be without lights?? There are five red LEDs that have a slow "power up" to full brightness when you turn the slide switch on. The green LEDs in the sight rod do not light up.

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Those of you who own one of the Tomenosuke blasters know that they include a slotted screw to swap out with the Weaver knob, and that's just what I did.

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Overall, I'm thrilled to finally have one of these in my collection! My *only* criticism is that I think they went a bit heavy with the white residue in the grip checkering. I may pick up a set of replacement grips at some point.

Finally, a question for other owners: there's some oil residue on the Steyr upper, which I've read is common to all of the pre-assembled blasters. What's the best way to remove it, or even it out?
Thanks for looking! I'm off to retire some replicants. ;)
 

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el toro

Sr Member
I assembled the kit version, so I’m not familiar with the oil issue. Does this OG version have a cold blued steyr upper - ie aluminum black? If so, then the oil might have been applied to keep the cold bluing shiny. However if the oil is on the version which has a painted steyr, then I’m not sure why the oil is there. Either way, I’d probably just wipe down the excess oil with a clean soft cloth.

Thanks for the suggestions, guys!

Any advice on taking care of those residual oil spots?
 

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Nth

Well-Known Member
Just made the final payment on mine today and got the confirmation e-mail that it shipped. I've actually bought one of each of the Tomenosuke models that have been releasing over the last few years and this will be the 5th variant model.

I'll definitely be cleaning up the grips if they're that cloudy.
 

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