During a time when most airsoft replicas depended on externally powered air apparatuses, Tokyo Marui changed the game entirely when they debuted the Airsoft Electric Gun in 1992. Adapted from their expertise in hobby trains and RC cars, this new generation of replicas were powered by a compact internal battery and driven by a system of gears. A completely unrestricted and efficient system it outperformed and outlasted every other airsoft systems out there that required regular refills and reloading practices. The Tokyo Marui AEG soon became would become the model nearly all modern airsoft guns are adapted from. Developed in Japan where regulations dictated that replica firearms could only have a firing muzzling velocity of under 300 Feet Per Second (FPS), Tokyo Marui produced these airsoft guns in perfect balance even with a primarily plastic build with few metal parts where they were needed most. As a company that prides itself on honor, their intense commitment to safety and quality have led many to consider Marui guns to be the best in build quality that could perform without fail time after time without any modification.