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The Duck Hunt Gun as Accessory
This ubiquitous gun was part-and-parcel of the Nintendo Entertainment System’s Duck Hunt game. JCD1981NL/Wikimedia Commons
This ubiquitous gun was part-and-parcel of the Nintendo Entertainment System’s Duck Hunt game. JCD1981NL/Wikimedia Commons

If you're a child of the '80s, you probably know your way around a Duck Hunt gun. This ubiquitous gun was part-and-parcel of the Nintendo Entertainment System's Duck Hunt game. It was state-of-the-art at the time and worked by employing a series of sensors in the gun that could detect light changes on the TV screen during the game [source: Patent Storm]. After Duck Hunt became outdated, the gun had few other applications. Until now.

Paint it black or keep it as-is, and pair it with a Halloween costume. You can also use it as a play prop or donate it to the kids for pretend play. It's time the Duck Hunt gun was revived for a second round.


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