Whatever magical creature you may think brings new toys during the holdays has done SOG a big favor and visited Wal Mart with a brand new SOG set, complete with a surprise to make serious multitool collectors rejoice!
With six of the ten contenders already arrived, the Fantastic Five Dollar Challenge is in full swing. I figured that while we waited for the remaining four tools to arrive we might as well recap the initial impressions of what is in already. I have to say, the results so far have not been overly positive, with what I consider to be three out and out failures, although forum members seem to disagree on one of them. Of the two I considered worthwhile, well, let's just say they were worth $5, but I'm not sure even a hardcore multitool and gadget junkie like me would spend more than that on them!
As part of the Fantastic Five Dollar Challenge I knowingly purchased what I assumed were fake versions of a few brand name tools. I did the same during the Two Dollar Challenge last year as well, and I think that it is important to mention that folks really shouldn't be fooled by fakes that come in what appears to be real packaging.
Some time ago we introduced Merit Badges on the forum for members who wanted to share parts of their collection or what they'd accomplished with them. Since they were introduced we have almost doubled the number of available badges, including a number of Challenge Badges. Now, we introduce another Challenge Badge, but this one has a little twist.