Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Nerf blaster: Spectre Rev-5!










Alright, the N-Strike Rev-5 has been out for a good long while now and I've finally gotten my hands on it. Looking at this thing right out of the box, you're looking at somewhere between 20-35' range so there's that question. However, the bread and butter of this thing is the streamlining between this and the maverick as you'll see in the photos.

Now, the Rev-5 functions just like the Maverick Rev-6 and the Recon CS-6 as far as the priming mech, there's a slide on the top of the blaster that you pull back, and it readies the shot. HOWEVER, unlike the Maverick the Spectre rotates every time you prime the blaster, not every time you pull the trigger. The action feels a bit tighter as a result and dare I say it I think it shoots farther than the maverick as a result.

The whole blaster feels more streamlined, between losing one chamber and everything in general it's a smaller feel, even with the stock and silencer on it. Don't think for a second though that fitting into the holster of the Nerf Tactical vest probably didn't play some role in this little piece of ingenuity.



The stock and the silencer; don't bother. The stock's super flimsy (although the flip-out motion is cool) and the silencer's just another faux barrel. But it looks cool too, so if that's your thing then don't let this reviewer stop you. In fact, here're some shots to show you how other things look on it:







I have a minimalist perspective on these matters though... so I like this:



But yeah, I definitely dig the feel of this blaster in its stripped-down configuration and the range is right where I think a sidearm (especially one that doesn't need extra mags) should be. Even if you have a maverick and a recon, this just might offer enough from using each to be worth your while. Minus the extra round, the mobility and range offered is enough to tilt my opinion of the blaster towards yes. Too often I find my mags run out, but then I have a Firefly handy, or when it was on me, the Spectre.

Now, about the barricade...? ANOTHER TIME!

How about a size comparison photo?

Spectre vs. Crossfire vs. Maverick vs. Triple Torch

ATTENTION HOLIDAY SHOPPERS: NERF STAMPEDE ECS VALUE PACK




If you haven't found your way to a Costco yet, you might want to make a point of doing that pretty soon. The Nerf Stampede was reported there in a special bundle!

For the relatively similar price you'd get at Target or Wal-Mart you get 4 (instead of 3) 18 round magazines, 2 (instead of 1) 6 round magazines, a bandolier AND carrying strap, 100 darts and the Stampede/shield/bipod. Batteries still not included. HOWEVER, quantities were limited, so make sure to call ahead if your store has any left. GET ON IT!
Just tried buying a sonic series nitefinder and could not! Proper release date is tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CBS NEWS COVERAGE ON: BLASTER MODS

Just something to think about when you have your nerf games and decide to uber mod your blasters. Remember, it's Nerf. Competition is fine, but there are other ways to do it without needing an uber blaster.


http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2010/11/23/nerf-gun-modifications-can-be-dangerous/

-VasTheStampede

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fresh from Nerf; how to use your Stampede ECS!

There's plenty of videos out there, but this one's straight from the source!




-VasTheStampede

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hmmm, interesting news on Hasbro/Nerf and the green movement-

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=68329&p=irol-newsArticlePR&ID=1499424&highlight=

A quick look over the way Hasbro has implemented more eco-friendly measures in their products; no longer using wire-ties in their packaging for instance!

What does this mean about the type of foam they use for darts? Is that even a consideration? Who knows, but definitely make sure to still pick up your ammo when you're done playing.

-VasTheStampede

Friday, November 12, 2010

NEW NERF BLASTER OFFICIAL - BARRICADE REV-10



Word from Nerf finally happened, and although SG and Kevinericon broke the news months ago, I'm finally allowed to discuss and comment on the NEW NERF BARRICADE REV-10 BLASTER!

NERF N-STRIKE BARRICADE RV-10 Blaster

· Motorized, semi-automatic Nerf blaster

· Revolving barrel

· Holds up to 10 sonic whistle darts

· Compatible with the Tactical Rail System and alternate N-Strike stocks.

· Will be available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com


So the word is it's flywheel, but suprisingly good for a flywheel! I'm going to reserve judgment on it until I have one in each hand (yes, I'm going to dual-wield) but until I have one that's all I can do. I'm excited for this blaster, as it enables me to not need both hands to operate the blaster. More when I finally get one!

-VasTheStampede

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

New FoammeFatale!




Say hi to ALP from Australia! Fresh off the FB page, girls Nerf too!


Thanks again, ALP for letting me use your pic as another great addition to our "FoammeFatales!"


Want to be featured in this gallery, ladies or friends of ladies? Get some shots of yourself at play with Nerf or other foam related blasters and send'em to foammefatale@gmail.com! Once again, pics will NOT be selected if they are overly sexual/scantily clad/yadda yadda yadda. I'm not here to pander on this website!

-VasTheStampede

Monday, November 01, 2010

EpicNerf - HALLOWEEN 2010!

So, we Nerfed on Halloween! (Xposted on EpicNerf, too)



Here are the pics, and some highlights:

Flag zombies = WIN
Free Giveaways, courtesy of Nerf = WIN (1 Clear Deploy, 1 regular Deploy, 1 Longstrike, 1 1 Mission Kit Scope and Mission Kit Red Dot Sight)
Halloween costumes = WIN
Good group getting together = WIN
Oak Lawn = WIN

That's all! As always, if you don't want your pics up on the internet please shoot me word and let me know. ALSO... we had a special visitor to the war! But more on that closer to Thanksgiving. It's such great NEWS.

-VasTheStampede

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