Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Nerf Battlescout listed on Amazon


I saw the Battlescout popped up in Singapore, but it looks like Amazon is not to be outdone! Just saw it listed today, not sure if anyone else saw this yet. Even better for you if you have Amazon Prime, get on it!

Des Plaines Nerf Tournament, 2016

Des Plaines Park District in Illinois Beats the Heat to host 4th annual Nerf Dart Tournament
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Over the weekend, I dropped in at the Des Plaines Park District for their 4th (pretty sure it was their 4th) annual Nerf tournament! Nerf was nice enough to send along prizes for the players, thanks so much to them for that. Players braved the heat and humidity for a few hours of foam slinging fun, and got a blaster for their efforts. I sincerely hope everyone had a great time! This park district is consistent at their love of the hobby, and is one of the few Park Districts I know of that implements blaster games in their events. Their rules are a little different from the usual NIC rules obviously, using stock blasters and ranges, but given the size of the playing field and the layout, it still makes for some fast-paced gameplay. Keep it going, Des Plaines, and looking forward to the next one!

Full Gallery is HERE

Friday, July 22, 2016

Nerf Platinum Bow - GoPro Demo video (Toy Fair 2016)

POV Video firing the Nerf Platinum Bow at New York Toy Fair 2016



MSRP: $59.99
Coming out this Fall 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Build Demo! KForce K-10V Time Lapse Speed

Building a KForce K-10V blaster (How long did it Take?)
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Spoiler: 

24 minutes

In a new installment, you see how long it took me to build one of the new K'Nex KForce Kits from K'Nex (that means, product provided, but my opinions are my own).

The "Build and Blast" KForce line has a lot of really good ideas in it, from the actual building and construction of the blasters (which any modder out there can appreciate) to the near-limitless possibilities what someone can build with a kit and a whole lot more K'nex pieces (something I would like to test for myself in the future).

I might be tempted to do a slower video in the future, mainly because while time-lapse is cool you don't get a feel for some of the mishaps I had during building (I think the manuals could be a bit clearer on instructions, but that's a discussion for another post, such as when I do a firing video). I wonder if someone who is familiar with K'Nex can do these builds faster, or if even someone who more regularly builds construction kits might have a leg up on me and shave time off what I did.

In any event, the line is still being supported and innovated on, and that's all one can really ask in a super competitive arena like blasters. Companies are going for range, capacity, aesthetics, and K'Nex continues to fuel imaginative building while trying to produce a blaster that fires on par with most others, even if rate of fire may suffer slightly.

So let's try this; if you have the same kit, or any kit that I post here, video yourself building it too and tag me in it! Whatever time I have, see if you can beat it or challenge me to build a KForce blaster faster than you (and get away with it)!

I still have a few more upcoming projects to do, so make sure to come back and keep checking for updates! Blaster reviews, photos, and the NvZ video are all on the way. Thanks again!

Friday, July 01, 2016

Nation Vs Zombies: The Pictures!

500 Players Descend on Missouri State University for Nation Vs Zombies: An Invitational
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THE GALLERY

600 Registered. Approximately 400-500 players. That was this past weekend at Nation Vs Zombies... the first (I think?) attempted event of this scale where players from all over North America (and beyond) were invited to come to Missouri State University and play a game of "Human Vs Zombies", mixing roleplay gaming elements, tag, and Nerf/toy blaster games in a two-day test of survival, planning, and cardio. More on the game later, but for now enjoy the gallery posted above!



Thursday, June 23, 2016

Weekend Update: Nation Vs Zombies


Heading to Nation Vs Zombies this weekend! Not as player, but in a press/media capacity, I leave tomorrow for what looks to be an HvZ of a different scale. They aim to have players from every corner of the United States (and what looks to be the continent, given players from Canada seem to be arriving as well) joining in the fight against the zombie infection. If you're going, drop a comment! I'll be doing interviews, taking pics, talking to players, and seeing how the action goes down.

Also make sure to check the action on my social:

Instagram
Facebook: #roadtoNvZ with the other players
Twitter
Periscope (hopefully, depends on the connection I have)



Also running for Open Play, The Thunderdome -I've checked out the arenas in Colorado and Detroit, this will be a little different, but all roads lead to flinging foam.


Friday, June 17, 2016

Unboxing Zuru Sample Box (Bug Attack, XShot blasters)


Unboxing Video: Zuru Samples arrived!



Many thanks to Zuru Toys for the samples!

Here's an unboxing while I get working on reviews. The Bug Attack Eliminator and I believe the XShot blasters are in stores already elsewhere, but they've been pretty spare in availability where I live. I am really just seeing them in larger quantities now, and even lost touch with Zuru until Toy Fair this year. If you've seen these already, great, I'm going to post a review later, and if you want to check it out, I hope to see you then!


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