Thursday, February 07, 2013

Yikes! Pre-Toy Fair is in Swing! (Nerf News, other news...)

Hey all!

Sorry about the dearth of info here.  I've been posting a blaster-a-day on Facebook but I have admittedly fallen behind on reviews, posting, everything!  But with good reason.  I've got a lot of off-the-net stuff going on that will bring better content here.  There's a method to the madness!  And it starts where I really got a good start, where everything pretty much changed and I went from just writing to writing with a bit more of a purpose:  New York City.  It was where I went when the Stampede was released at my first Nerf release party, and now I head out there for my 3rd go at New York Toy Fair.

While Nerf is always on my visit list, there's always a few others that I've found along the way.  And I'll be posting it all right here and on Youtube as I can!  I'll have a full list of the blaster/shooty related companies I'll be visiting, but of course I'll take some photos and everything of whatever else along the way I find interesting.  Specialization is for insects, remember that.

HOWEVER, I am a bit behind on posting info from the fine folks at Nerf (Basic Nerf posted his info already) but what's one more source?  That's why Nerf reaches out to me, eh?

 
NERF N-STRIKE BLAZIN’ BOW Toy
(HASBRO/Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2013)
Who’s ready for more NERF action? Send NERF foam arrows soaring across the sky with the NERF N-STRIKE BLAZIN’ BOW toy. The BLAZIN’ BOW toy features an authentic pull-back bow design that you simply pull back, aim, and release to fire the NERF foam arrows. The BLAZIN’ BOW toy can hit targets from up to an impressive 40 feet away, and comes complete with integrated storage for two additional foam NERF arrows. Includes three NERF foam arrows. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com. 

Also, it looks like the Nerf Stockade is finally hitting American shores, but only at Wal-Mart:

NERF N-STRIKE ELITE STOCKADE Blaster
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $21.99/Available: Fall 2013)
With motorized blasting capability, the STOCKADE blaster utilizes features such as a rotating
10-dart barrel and a removable stock with storage for 10 extra darts. The N-STRIKE ELITE
STOCKADE blaster comes complete with 10 N-STRIKE ELITE darts as well was a removable
stock accessory with storage for ten additional darts (sold separately). Blaster requires three
“AA” batteries, not included. Available exclusively at Wal-Mart nationwide.

The descriptions for the Jolt and the Nerf Reflex (Eliminator) don't contain 75' range info, so it looks like the discerning eyes of some readers was correct that while the paint jobs are new, the ranges for those are not.

Then the new Nerf Vortex:

NERF VORTEX REVONIX360 Blaster

(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 2013)
Amp up freestyle foam blasting performance with the NERF VORTEX REVONIX360 blaster which achieves the farthest VORTEX distance yet, up to 70 feet! This disc blaster features new, awesome deco and has a revolving drum that rotates each time you fire the blaster. Plus, the SLAM FIRE Handle gives you total control over your rate of fire – blast a single shot or hold the trigger down and slide the handle repeatedly to unleashan unstoppable stream of discs. Includes 30 multi-color XLR discs. Available at most major toy retailers
nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.

I'm not even sure where to start with that, but I'm intrigued!

There was some Nerf Sports info, but THIS CAUGHT MY EYE:

NERF FIREVISION SPORTS FLYER Set
(HASBRO/Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Spring 2013)
Featuring the innovative Microprism technology and a comfortable grip, the FIREVISION
SPORTS FLYER set will keep your competitive disc game with friends going even as the sun
goes down. Whether a hardcore game or practicing with a friend, you’ll be at the top of your
game with the FIREVISION SPORTS FLYER disk! Includes one FIREVISION SPORTS
flyer disk and one pair of FIREVISION FRAMES eyewear. FIREVISION FRAMES eyewear
require 4 “A76” batteries, included. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and
HasbroToyShop.com.

And it looks like a frisbee.  (will get a pic to post later).  So, Nerf (Tron) Firevision?  


Either way, there's going to be plenty to see at New York Toy Fair, stay tuned and thanks for coming by!

1 comment:

Mylast Dart said...

Hope you have a blast man! Will be watching intently :) keep up the good work :)

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