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Nerf TekStrike Revealed

Foam from Above and BlasterLabs, who are currently in New York,have discovered a pretty cool accessory for Nerf blasters.



EyeSpyToys have released a nerf accessory called the TekStrike,which acts as a tagging interface during live Nerf wars.The entire concept has been supposedly discussed with Hasbro.Although it isn’t the first third-party accessory produced for nerf,it is certainly the coolest one.

The official description is as follows-

Product Overview
Nerf TekStrike from EyeSpy Toys is an exciting new attachment for NERF blasters. With programmable Smart Darts, patented hit recognition technology and Bluetooth connectivity,  Nerf TekStrike turns the backyard into an advanced wireless playing field.

Key Features

  • The Nerf TekStrike Storm Shield attaches to any NERF blaster’s tactical rail and casts an invisible sensory grid over the entire playing field.
  • The Nerf TekStrike system works with Smart Darts, which each contain a programmable RFID chip.
  • Using Bluetooth and RFID technology, the Smart Darts can be tracked. As a dart hits the Storm Shield, the type of ammo it was hit with and who the shooter was, are recorded, displaying the damage on the built-in LCD screen and sending the appropriate HIT points to the shooter’s screen.

Game Play

  • To start playing, select an ammo type, wirelessly program the Smart Darts by swiping against the Nerf TekStrike Storm Shield and then begin firing at the opponents shield, instantaneously being alerted of successful shots.
  • The single player training mode allows individuals to improve their accuracy to get ready for the next battle.
  • When players are ready for advanced battle scenarios, they can use a smart phone or tablet as a remote base to unlock new weapons, track team stats and select mission objectives – all available with the free Nerf TekStrike app download.
  • For the full video game experience, players can attach a smart phone to the Nerf TekStrike Storm Shield for GPS tracking, blaster upgrades, accuracy stats and more!

Pricing / Availability

  • Suggested Retail Price: $24.99
  • Includes the Nerf TekStrike Storm Shield and 10 Smart Darts
  • Availability: August, 2014
  • Recommended Age: 8+


This accessory has 4 modes-

Training mode-where you can shoot at the Storm shield and improve your accuracy.

Tek Stryke-Normal shooting and tagging gameplay.

Tek Stryke Battle Station-where a smartphone is attached to the Stormshield to unlock mission stats,hit counters and new weapons.

Tek Stryke Ultimate-where you can use your smartphone as a screen to play as a videogame.

All the technology,app development and the darts must have required a lot of work and money,and the fact that it is being sold for 25 bucks is quite surprising.We hope that our messengers at NYTF come to know more about it.

Thanks to Foam from Above,Adult Fans of Nerf and BlasterLabs for the heads-up and the info.Check out their blog too!




This is going to be a little long,so bear with me please,because this is the mother lode of nerf news,this is..wait for it….The New York Toy Fair!(drumroll please..)

The NYTF opened its doors to some selected people providing media coverage for nerf fans all over the world.This post will be divided in four major sectors 

1)N-Strike Elite

2)N-Strike Elite Mega



N-Strike Elite-

We are seeing a lot from this line,as this is the single most anticipated one.

We can see the Demolisher and Cam CS-12 on the podium,but don’t miss the white striped Rapidstrike(sweet!), White Retaliator,Triad and Strongarm(super duper sweet!!) as well as the OJ Firestrike.

Image courtesy-Foam From Above

Pic courtesy-gizmodo

Finally, some official news concerning the robot.It can rotate 360 degrees and shoot 12 darts.The official description is given below.

(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/Available: Fall 2014)
NERF battles mobilize when combined with remote-controlled COMBAT CREATURE robots! Using the handheld remote, fans can activate the all-terrain, 6-legged mobility, shoot Nerf darts up to an impressive 45 feet and use the aiming elevator and 360 degree rotation to hit their targets. Battle friends and activate rapid-fire blasting to shoot up to twelve NERF darts in a row, changing the direction of each shot to keep advancing robots at bay. 6 AA batteries required, not included. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com. Credit to Blasterlabs.com

The firing video can be found here-http://instagram.com/p/kc5ksQDLbe/

video by  pony_boy

The video for Cam CS-12 can be found here,by ray from tekunolji-http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Yp29pCE7r_0

The video for Demolisher can be found here,by ray from tekunolji-http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GIUYwqiigik

by Foam from Above.

by Foam from Above.


We all knew about the blasters to come,so here are some of the pictures from Foam from Above,who visited the fair.

this one is from toyspy

this one from ben spark

and this one from Foam from Above.

Watch the Slingfire firing video here-http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zGSYUO3yRLQ by ray from tenkunolji

Nerf Rebelle-

There are a whole lotta pictures here,most of them from the new sub-line called Secret and Spies,which is mostly concerned with darts with invisible ink writings on them and decoders.

Product Description-

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Fall 14k)
Even top spies love to be stylish while on a top secret mission. The NERF REBELLE DIAMONDISTA crossbow is a must-have for spy situations that require elegance with an edge. The crossbow sparkles with studs and glitter to ensure you’re ready for every fashionista mission. Simply load the dart blaster, pull the string back and press the trigger for realistic crossbow action, sending darts up to 75 feet. The NERF REBELLE DIAMONDISTA blaster comes with a separate decoder and three darts, including two “Secret Message” re-writable darts. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Product Description-

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 14)
Mission: Spy Showdown. The NERF REBELLE RAPID RED blaster is the must-have accessory for the quickest spy around. This high-capacity motorized blaster features a 12 dart clip for rapid-fire action with darts soaring up to 75 feet! Not only will you have a super quick NERF REEBELLE blaster, but the RAPID RED blaster also features an integrated decoder to quickly access any secret messages sent your way. The NERF REBELLE RAPID RED blaster comes with twelve darts including six “Secret Message” darts and a separate decoder for your friend. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 14)
The NERF REBELLE AGENT BOW is perfect for high-profile missions that require accuracy and skill. Release the string and watch as the first ever Nerf Rebelle foam arrows soar up to 85 feet across the sky making a whistling sound! For added precision, the AGENT BOW features an electronic glowing red dot that provides better aiming accuracy with every shot. The NERF REBELLE AGENT BOW comes with three secret message foam arrows, a separate decoder, and a detachable quiver. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com. 
The red dot sight looks pretty cool. pic taken from Foam from Above.
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Fall 14)
The best spy missions need to be carefully executed and planned and the NERF REBELLE MESSENGER blaster allows for stealth action. Send secret messages to your friend that no one else can read! Simply write your message on the dart with the special pen hidden in the blaster handle and then launch your message up to 75 feet! Since the text is only visible through the decoder and a special red lens on the blaster, nobody else will know your next step! This 3-shot blaster includes a recipient double decoder, concealable invisible ink marker, and 5 “Secret Message” darts. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com. 
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 14)
Keep your spy missions going, anytime of day! The NERF REBELLE SPYLIGHT blaster features a detachable flashlight to put the spotlight on your targets or to help you light up the scene as you conduct your mission. Featuring a 6-shot rotating barrel, you will be ready to take fire at any time and sends darts up to 75 feet! This blaster also features a secret compartment in the handle that stores two darts for unplanned last minute shots! The NERF REBELLE SPYLIGHT blaster comes with an integrated decoder in the barrel, separate decoder, and six darts including three “Secret Message” darts. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com. 
an image of the Rebelle Triadstrike.
N-Strike Elite Mega
Finally we have the Mega series,with only one release, The Mega Thunderbow.
pic courtesy-F2A
pic courtesy-ToySpy
 View the Thunderbow firing video here,by ray from tenkunolji- http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pjHS0d0npnM
Thanks to Foam from Above & MyLastDart for all the images and videos.Check out their blogs too!