I have a little experiment that I want the reader to conduct the next time you go to a Nerf war. When you’re at the venue, close your eyes mid-game and listen to the sounds around you. Does the whirring drone of flywheels drown the rather subdued click-click-bamf of springers? If yes, you’re not alone in witnessing the downfall of the springers across playgrounds, offices, colleges and apartments. There’s no argument that super-stock flywheel blasters have changed the Nerf game to a level at which springers fall short in almost every aspect. People would rather just spam the opponent with a volley of darts than take shots from afar. Nobody has the patience to repeatedly prime the blaster while hiding under cover when they can just hold a Stryfe above their heads and shoot away. The flywheel system had the springers on the ropes, or so it was until the Sentinel was released.
Now I know nobody is a stranger to the Sentinel’s incredible stock performance and compatibility with Nerf darts and magazines. Sure, any Nerf springer can be souped up to perform better, but it wasn’t just about the performance. What mattered more (to me, at least) was that Buzz Bee, the budget blaster brand nobody really compared with the industry standard of Nerf, had made a blaster so good that it instantly became a crowd favourite. Not only that, they continued to belt out great blasters like the Brute, the Snipe, the Destiny and the newly released Thermal Hunter and Monorail blaster. Everyone loves an underdog, and the Sentinel not only represents the resurgent spirit of springers in the community, but also Buzz Bee in general. Let’s get on with the review!
Continue reading [Review] Buzz Bee Sentinel
February is almost upon us and the blaster scene is lighting up with new blasters reveals from Hasbro. Even as i began to write, 3 more blasters were unveiled, making it really hard to keep up with the onslaught of information. I’ll make this post the ‘official’ one having all the product info and prices once Hasbro puts up the PR package on their website, and continue to update it as more products are revealed from Hasbro, Buzz Bee and hopefully BOOMco (fingers crossed).
[18/2/2017 Update] Hasbro’s PR toolkit is out so this post now includes all the official images, prices and product descriptions, along with a few unseen blasters.
Continue reading [NEWS] The complete 2017 blaster release info
Spring 2017 blasters aren’t really spring 2017 at all. Most, if not all, have already been spotted and the remaining ones are single shot Rebelle disappointments. The folks at BlasterHub were kind enough to share some official info regarding the new Rival blasters and accessories. I’ll be covering the rest of the releases in a future post, so for now, here’s the Rival products for spring 2017.
Continue reading Official info on 2017 Rival releases
Nerf as a hobby encapsulates a lot of aspects of what people call ‘Nerfing’. It can be anything from performance modding, to cosmetic modding, to organized competitive games or even office wars. However different these areas might be, one thing that all aspects of this hobby share is having fun. And there is perhaps no other blaster that conveys this notion in a better way than the Sledgefire. It’s slow to reload, takes shells which aren’t sold separately, and has mediocre performance, but it’s still a much loved blaster for one simple reason; it’s fun to play with.
Continue reading Nerf Zombie Strike Sledgefire Review
Hello everybody, again, long time no post. This time, its more Nerf news, although not exactly new. Rogue One blasters are already being spotted in the wild in Singapore, and Accustrike leaks are now off the Nerf subreddit’s front page. But still, here’s my take and speculation regarding the new blasters that have or will be hitting the shelves soon.
Continue reading [NEWS] Accustrike, Rogue One and more
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?
Continue reading The Terrascout rolls into the scene!
No doubt February is the busiest month for my channel. I’ve hardly posted any news concerning the new 2016 releases and already stats are going through the roof! As you would know, the New York Toy Fair begins today, and as per norm, Hasbro releases information regarding this year’s new toy releases. So I’m back with a a lot of product info, never-seen-before blaster images and, of course, speculation regarding the more interesting blasters. Buckle down, 2016’s going to hit our wallets hard.
First of all, I would like to credit UK Nerf Facebook’s page for almost all the Official information, product images and descriptions. Do check out his page too! Also, I would like to credit About Nerf for the the Brainsaw, the Modulus Close Quarters Combat Kit and The Zombie Strike Silentstrike. Thanks a lot guys!
Do note that some of these products have been released and reviewed, but since they come under the 2016 banner, I’ll mention them anyway. So let’s get on it!
Continue reading The complete 2016 Nerf Release info.
Well, its January. And what do we get in January? Nerf News! And things look pretty intense this year, as Hasbro has shown what it means to be the industry standard in toy guns, with the 2016 releases looking unbelievably cool! Let’s check them out!
Continue reading Nerf’s Fall 2016 Lineup Revealed!
To be honest, the BOOMco Mad Slammer isn’t something you’ll like on first glance. Its a simple, non-intimidating red colored toy blaster. That’s what it is. No shields, no hidden shotguns, not even a trigger. People usually go either for a blaster’s aesthetics or its practicality, so its no big surprise that it hasn’t endeared itself to either of the demographics. And that’s really unfortunate, because underneath all that gaudy red mediocrity, the BOOMco Mad Slammer is versatile, fun and justifies its name and position in the BOOMco lineup. Let’s check it out! Continue reading BOOMco Mad Slammer Review
A few days ago, while looking through Outback Nerf, one of the better Nerf blogs out there, I found that he had joined a certain website called Blasterhub, a sort of conglomerate of Nerf bloggers and writers that write reviews, report on new stuff and also have forums for further discussions. The website has been termed as an ‘unofficial off-shoot of Blasterlabs’, and anybody familiar with it would see the similarities.
More importantly, they were looking for more writers and bloggers who could contribute to the website, so I decided to drop a comment if I could contribute too. Soon, I was contacted by the admin who help me set up my account, and now I’m an author for Blasterhub!
Needless to say, I will be writing on both the blogs. I currently have plans to review more BOOMco blasters, and I will publish the Rapid Madness review on Blasterhub before publishing new reviews simultaneously. This will be a great opportunity of getting in touch with the Nerf community, and also a great platform to build DeltaNerf upon. Be sure to check out Blasterhub!