>> Status : - Concept -
Interesting photo found hosted at Hasbro.com...
Photo Source: Hasbro.com website
Original Photo Link: http://www.hasbro.com/common/productimages/en_CA/5c866ba219b9f369108829dd6a10762b/59B0AB3219B9F369108DF66CA6A1DF71.jpg
Production or Concept? :)
My theory of how it "might" work:
From the layout of the foam darts as seen through the drum mag's clear panel in the photo, my theory on how it could work is more like a horizontal "S-shaped" ammo feed flow (therefore it'll work quite differently from a Beta C-Mag).
Just imagine all the foam darts lined up in a big continuous horizontal S-shape with only one dart advancement spacer starting from the right-side drum, and both drum springs turning in opposite directions. The foam darts will be "handed over" from the right-side drum to the left-side drum via the rotating drum dart holders and rotated up to the clip feed.
Its just my own theory though... i've not spotted any confirmed info on how it actually works yet.
28th Dec 2010 - Update!
Official sources have confirmed that it was only a concept that was never produced.
Still... i guess its an idea that would have been quite interesting to see in operation. :)
24th March 2011 - Update!
Urban Taggers has spotted a photo from toy hobby website Mouse Droid which showed a photo from the 2011 Australian Toy Fair Nerf booth that had a Nerf Stampede ECS-50 box sitting on a bottom shelf in the back ground, check it out:
Photo Source: Mousedroid.com website
5th April 2011 - Update!
Once again, official sources have confirmed that it was still only a concept with no plans for production.
The box on display at the 2011 Australian Toy Fair Nerf booth was just meant to show retailers how the bonus pack looks like, not meant to show the Stampede ECS-50 concept.