All posts by Stryker450

I am an 19-year old, living in New Delhi, India. I like NERF, astronomy, anime and drawing.

[Review] Buzz Bee Sentinel

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!

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[NEWS] The complete 2017 blaster release info

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.

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Official info on 2017 Rival releases

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.

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Nerf Zombie Strike Sledgefire Review

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.

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[NEWS] Accustrike, Rogue One and more

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.
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The complete 2016 Nerf Release info.

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!

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