The Terrascout rolls into the scene!

Hey everybody! Long time no post (college stuff), I hope you don’t mind. Yesterday I saw F2A’s post on this thing, thought I would write immediately, but went to sleep. So getting on to this new addition to the drone class of Nerf weaponry, what is this Terrascout?

Nerf N-Strike Elite TerraScout RC Drone blaster

Nerf N-Strike Elite TerraScout RC Drone Controller

This thing. Nerf’s new addition to the remote operated blaster world is for the first time, Nerf made. Unlike the Terradrone, which was third party produced and was sold by Nerf, the Terrascout is completely Nerf made, which maybe why it looks more refined, has better features, and is very expensive. Read the product description and see for yourselves.

NERF N-STRIKE ELITE TERRASCOUT RC DRONE Blaster

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $199.99/Available: Fall 2016)

Get the drop on your friends with the N-STRIKE ELITE TERRASCOUT RC DRONE! This remote controlled blaster drone features high-speed, all terrain tracks (not for use in wet conditions) for quick strikes and an 18 dart clip for remote bombardment. Kids can use the live video feed featured on the controller’s LCD screen to scout the battlefield, locate targets and plan their attack.  Maneuver the angle of the drone’s blaster remotely, and fire a single-dart by pressing and releasing the trigger, or hold down for extreme rapid-fire blasting in battle. Record audio and 720p HD video to an SD card (not included) and share epic battles and campaigns with family and friends. The controller will slide onto the back of the drone’s blaster and snap into place for storage. This product is for use in and outdoors. The drone also includes tactical rails, compatible with N-STRIKE ELITE accessories, each sold separately. Controller requires 4 AA batteries (not included). Includes blaster, camera, remote control with LCD screen, rechargeable NiMh battery, charger, and 18 N-STRIKE ELITE darts. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.

In summation, here are some key facts about the Terrascout, sprinkled with some speculation and opinion.

  • Its clip fed, but the clip goes in horizontally, which might widen the profile of the Terrascout.
  • Its full auto and has an included rechargeable battery. Not sure what’s the rate of fire, but judging from the fact that one NiMh battery is running the tracks, the camera, the angle adjustment(yay!) and firing the blaster, it might not be a dart hose.
  • It has a 720p live video feed and can also record footage (although an SD card isn’t included). I have no gripes with the quality, but there are many other things that make a good camera. We’ll see when it comes out.
  • It has a barrel attachment and a tactical rail, so you can make it ‘tacticool’.
  • it costs 200 DOLLARS. Now there’s no problem in it being so expensive, I see the material costs there, but $200 for a toy not exactly fitting in any category? Not seeing it. Is it a drone, or a blaster, or an RC toy? It looks good, so its got that going for it.

From its first look, I like the Terrascout. It looks like a solid entry into the RC drone Nerf blaster niche, but is it $200 good? It really depends on how well it is received and whether people like this particular category of toys. What do you think? Will this blaster honour its $200 price tag? Or will it sputter and disappear like the Cam ECS-12? Do comment below and share your thoughts. Catch you later!

Also check out Cnet’s exclusive article on the Terrascout, and About Nerf’s take on it. These people are great!

 

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