One Direction Break Out The Big Guns

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Before you ask, the answer is yes: One Direction actually are trying to kill you with their accessible, fun-loving adorableness. Or at least, that seems like the most logical explanation for these photos that surfaced today—fun shots of the British boy band sensations out, about, and playing with Nerf guns at the Licensing Expo 2012 in Las Vegas. (Insert your favorite "babes in toyland" joke here. Go on, we know you want to.)

The guys stopped by the expo to check out the goods from Hasbro, with whom they're partnering on an upcoming line of One Direction action figures and other toys—or in other words, they were pretty much professionally obligated to spend the afternoon shooting each other with foam-rubber darts, which they did skillfully and with great vigor. And considering Niall Horan's awed and delighted expression as he wielded the mother of all Nerf blasters, we wouldn't be surprised if the big gun made an appearance on the bus during the band's upcoming world tour. Zayn better watch himself; that thing is a BEAST.

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