Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Nerf Vortex Release #2!



Nerf released another look at its upcoming Vortex line this past Monday! The video above is what we saw on facebook. The highlights on this vid were: another look at the "Gear Up" N-Strike repaints, another look at some of the Nerf Vortex blasters proper, and highlights the single-shot pistol entry of the Vortex line.



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already has a pretty good writeup up of the video, for anyone curious. I'll put up a few of the screen caps I've grabbed as well though.

Family photo - Gear Up Series
From Nerf Vortex reveals!


Family photo - (Some of the) Nerf Vortex line:
From Nerf Vortex reveals!


You can see what might be the Nitron, the Praxis, and one other blaster. The Nitron name was revealed the last video, and the Praxis is pretty much the blaster that was test-fired the last video as well. The blaster at the top has the integrated clip, while the other two blasters (one of which is at least pump-action) use a removable clip system for discs. Note, the stock!

Also, it's a little fuzzy but Nerf's confirmed on their facebook page that the Vortex line will indeed have tac-rails and can accomodate your favorite scopes/sights/lights.

Annnnnd the test-fire! Here's the pistol, which could be the Proton or the Vigilon but it hasn't officially been announced yet which blasters are which. The video starts like this:

From Nerf Vortex reveals!


and you can spot the discs, and the muzzle of blasters. As expected, the muzzle of the blasters is going to be flat to accomodate the discs. How this might affect handling ergonomics and holstering, it's simply too early to tell without having one in-hand.

From Nerf Vortex reveals!


Here we see the priming mech/loading slide for the pistol. What I like about the vortex line so far is the release switch being situated near the thumb. To me I can see that being a lost faster mechanically to hit that, reload, and resume firing. That's pure speculation, but we'll see. The priming arm takes out the slot where you load the disc, primes the blaster, and hitting the switch returns the assembly back into position.

From Nerf Vortex reveals!


Very interesting stuff, I think. And the accuracy wasn't bad either.

One final shot of the integrated clip blaster:
From Nerf Vortex reveals!


The last blaster, that has the Stampede-like foregrip.

From Nerf Vortex reveals!


Hopefully next week, we get to see what that one looks like in full functioning awesomeness!


See ya next time!

1 comment:

Bryen said...

In that last shot, it looks like they're releasing a new light/scope as well for the Vortex line, what a twist!

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