I can’t believe it has been a year since I started this blog.Last year in January,I was sitting with my new Alpha Trooper CS-12,and I thought,”I like Nerf,which isn’t much known in India…should I start a blog?”I opened my laptop and tada!,twenty five minutes later,I was looking at my first post,complete with pictures,and ratings and comments.Seriously,I didn’t think I could get this far with such a small topic to talk about,but after the overwhelming response from the people,I decided to hang on.All the new people I came to know,all the research,picture download,I am happy I stayed.So,I assure my readers that 2015 will be another great year both for my blog as well as Nerf!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here's an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
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Good news for nerf fans in India,the Nerf 2014 line has finally landed on Indian shores. Hurray to that -_-
About a month ago,I found the 2014 product listings on the Funskool website,and about 2 weeks ago,Flipkart,India’s biggest online retailer,began listing them with a ‘coming soon’.Two days ago,they put in most of the products in stock,and boy o boy,you are in for a big disappointment.
Brutally overpriced sums it up pretty good.Almost all the new blasters have a price increment of about 40%.
Following is a price comparison for the main blasters,the first column hs amazon prices converted to INR,and the second column has Flipkart’s prices.
Name——–Amazon.com Prices(INR)——–Flipkart prices
1) Demolisher 2-in-1——–Rs.1890——–Rs.3495
2) ZombieStrike Slingfire——–Rs.1890——–Rs.2000
3) Mega Thunderbow——–Rs.2200——–Rs.2500
4) Mega Centurion——–Rs.2500——–Rs.4000
5) ZombieStrike SideStrike——–Rs.695——–Rs.895
6) Elite Precision Set——–Rs.950——–Rs.1249
Evidently,Flipkart thinks that the bigger the blaster,the higher the price,as seen with Demolisher and Centurion.Nevertheless, other blasters like the Jolt,Triad EX-3.Crossfire and dart refills are being sold at normal prices.
I think it is best to wait and see whether Flipkart decreases its prices,and no,we don’t want gimmicky sales.
P.S.-Flipkart has phased out the old blue Retaliator,and is selling the new XD series Retaliator at the same price.Check out their listings here-http://www.flipkart.com/search?q=nerf&as=off&as-show=off&otracker=start