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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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[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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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Nerf blasters revealed!

Following the force friday barrage of Star Wars merchandise, we now have full, official knowledge of Nerf’s Star Wars lineup. Let’s jump right into it!

First of all, a big shout out to Blaster Labs for the images and content. Check out their website too!

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STAR WARS NERF CHEWBACCA BOWCASTER

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Fall 2015)

The fight to restore order to the galaxy comes home with the first-ever STAR WARS NERF blasters! Battle against the First Order in the style of your favorite Wookiee with this blaster that features a removable scope, real crossbow action and five NERF darts that fire up to 65 feet!

Comparing the blaster to the dart size makes it seem kinda small, but then, when did we ever get a full size movie replica?

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STAR WARS NERF FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER DELUXE BLASTER

(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 2015)

The fight to restore order to the galaxy comes home with the first-ever STAR WARS NERF blasters! Battle against the Resistance with this blaster that comes with a 12-dart clip, slam-fire action, removable sight, detachable stock and twelve NERF darts that fire up to 65 feet!

Reshelled Rampage, get over it.

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STAR WARS NERF FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER BLASTER

(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $12.99/Available: Fall 2015)

The fight to restore order to the galaxy comes home with the first-ever STAR WARS NERF blasters! Battle against the Resistance with this blaster that comes with a removable sight and three NERF darts that fire up to 65 feet!

Very small draw, a cool looking sight. Otherwise, you’ll probably never hit anything with it *wink wink*.

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STAR WARS NERF DART REFILL

(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Fall 2015)

The fight to restore order to the galaxy comes home with the first-ever STAR WARS NERF blasters! Choose your side – Resistance blue or First Order red – and blast into battle! Each refill pack comes with 18 foam NERF darts compatible with all STAR WARS NERF blasters, sold separately.

As far as I know, the dart tips are translucent to mimic the ‘laser blasts’ from the movie. Won’t recommend getting them as they’re just plain old elites with a limited edition coloring.

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS BATTLE ACTION MILLENNIUM FALCON

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $139.99/Available: Fall 2015)

The fastest ship in the galaxy returns for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with Hasbro’s most innovative and action- packed Star Wars vehicle! The new BATTLE ACTION MILLENNIUM FALCON opens into a playset for your 3.75-inch scale Star Wars figures and features a pop-up blaster that fires NERF ELITE darts, a turbolaser turret, light-up LED cannons, hyperdrive sound effects, as well as a playset area featuring a holochess board and smuggling compartment! Also includes exclusive CHEWBACCA, FINN and BB-8 3.75-inch figures. Requires two AA batteries, not included. Other figures sold separately.

An absurdly expensive one shot blaster that has petrified mini figures. You’re better off getting the more expensive but worth it Lego Millennium Falcon.

Well, that’s it for Nerf’s new blasters. Comment below for more information, or queries and which blaster you like the most. Till then, May the Force be with you.

In other news, my telescope arrived ^_^ . Not actually thinking about starting a blog for astronomy, but it’s a possibility.

Summer Blaster Pic Spam!

Its that time of the year again, when the sun shines with its full blaze, when the only people braving the arid streets of the city are ice-cream vendors, when China brings us an unexpected galore of blasters in excess! Tighten your seat belts, major pic spam ahead!

Baidu, the Chinese mish-mash of forums, search engines and e-encyclopedias, can rightfully be called the true messenger of the NERF world, where various Hasbro factory workers get their hands on unreleased products and post it on Baidu. Owing to the lack of my Mandarin skills, I have to depend on Rob from SBNC, one of the few major bloggers that constantly keep their blogs up to date. A big shout out to him, as he is the sole source of all these pictures that will be shown below.

So, where do we start?……oh yes, I’m pretty sure this particular blaster has created some buzz in the streets already. Without further ado, enter, the Vagabond!

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First things first, shotguns are back!

With some slung-back handle and pump grip shenanigans, first impressions for this blasters are kinda mixed. It looks fine, seems to have a decent length to it, BUT, those slots. Man, they’re nasty. They might make reloading on the fly pretty easy, but the chances of the dart hitting the muzzle wall will make this gimmick pretty useless. Now that I’ve mentioned the muzzle, take a look at this,

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6 barrels, if you don’t mind, but I don’t understand why did anybody mind putting extra muzzles on a single-shot revolver. NERF might just have made a major lapse of judgement trying to make the blaster look cooler and messing up its functionality, or there are other things at play we don’t fully understand. Rest assured, the Vagabond fails to make the necessary impact on first looks and aesthetics, and unless there’s something special going on with the barrels and the slots, it looks like this one ain’t the thing.

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Clear plastic looks goofy, kinda reminds me of the Stampede’s clear window.

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In case you think that you’ve seen the Vagabond’s internals somewhere,it’s because you have. It’s same as the Rebelle Guardian Crossbow, which wasn’t anything spectacular either.

And did I mention about Doomlands? It’s NERF’s new ‘cyber-western’ lineup, which will be including the Vagabond and another blaster known as the Lawbringer. This new line has some Mad Max stuff going on in it, and it seems that NERF’s just riding another cultural wave of cyber western themes, following the immense popularity of the Zombie Strike line, which too rode the similar Zombie-Apocalypse wave.

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Next up, we have a little gimmick with some purpose, the Elite SplitStrike!

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On the first glance, it appears to be a Firestrike-Doublestrike fused together, and then doubled again! But if they can be fused, then the can also be…….

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Split! You got that right, this another 2-in-1 blaster that literally splits in two blasters. Even if it has less practicality, its a pretty neat design. The white part of the blasters has a ‘switch’ thingy that disengages the lock holding the blasters together. The grip also has the a tab on it’s lower end that can be used to prime the other section when you are dual wielding.

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Internals shot. Seems to be running an a pretty basic springer design with a two-shot smart AR system. Nothing fancy going on here. Let’s have a look at the box art, shall we?1be21390f603738da2c5c5a5b61bb051fa19ec8a

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We can clearly see the Elite-xd gimmick going on there. Seems like the open box thing is NERF’s latest trend in box design, along with .the same old over excited model.

I need to stop now, but there is more news due in the week. I just hope this much is enough for now. I’ll see if I can free myself up in a few days, because there is some pretty special Rebelle and MEGA stuff in my backlog.

Ciao