Monday, January 19, 2015

REVEAL! Nerf MEGA Rotofury Press Release (Fresh from Nerf!)

***NERF MEGA RotoFury Blaster*** NEW FOR 2015!
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $34.99/Available: Fall 2015)

By: Vas The Stampede

"Supersize your NERF battles and dominate the field with the highest capacity MEGA blaster ever! The MEGA RotoFury blaster gives you the option of firing one MEGA Whistler Dart at a time, or slam firing a steady stream of ten darts in a row. Hear the darts whistle as they fly through the air and hit targets up to 90 feet away.  Includes 10 MEGA Whistler Darts. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com."





Thanks to Nerf for the image! There you have it, their Raider/Rampage gone MEGA. 10 shots. Single fire or slam. I don't see a way to attach a stock, (which I liked using on a Rampage) buuuut as always, I need to see this blaster in person before I can really comment on it. But I can admit I'm a bit excited to shoot that much Mega ammo with slamfire. 2015 is looking pretty good!

What this tells me is that large ammo rules in my game groups are getting more and more interesting with every extension of the Mega line. What I wouldn't give though to see something like this that shoots Demolisher missiles.

Or, can I just hope that a big release this year is going to be a full auto Mega blaster? A guy can dream. 

Still working on my 2014 roundup, stay tuned! It'll coincide with the roundup of brands I'll be visiting with at New York Toy Fair this year.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Paper Shooters: The Return! Launches January 30th!

Paper Shooters Launches Website January 30! (Paper shooting blasters)
Vas The Stampede

Paper Shooters is back, and this time, with funding. After a couple attempts at crowdsourcing, the product is ready to roll out and take orders! Featuring a familiar "paper ammo" (a la Max Force, if anyone remembers), these blasters are different for a few reasons:


+ A trigger!
+ Instead of buying more ammo, the product is supposed to include a mold that people can make their own out of normal paper (which then gets loaded into a shell, that loads in to the magazine, that loads into the blasters.)
+ A trigger!
+ Customization is something encouraged with these blasters as well. Make your ammo, build your own blaster (it starts out as a construction kit, from what I understand), and the game is yours.
+Nerf designers are part of the team working on this line.

Some things about this release that make me a bit nervous -

- The cost. Between $35 & $49.
- The Clan App gets used on a wristmounted smartphone? Hrm.
- Accuracy of the paper wads
- Using paper wads! They got messy before, and I can see loading each individually into a separate shell being time consuming.
- Shells/magazines sold separately, I assume. And when I first learned of this blaster, PvP wasn't a big part of the conception, as I understood it. A Clan App to track stats changes that. But until I try it all out, I can't say strongly either way if this is a good option for even casual or office wars.
Given the past history with other brands and their mobile apps, I'm a little reserved about that until I see it. 

Do I have reservations? Sure. But without the blaster in front of me, I'm at least willing to try it out. New blasters, new companies, new innovations can only help the hobby!

Previous articles:


Paper Shooters 1
Paper Shooters 2 
 
Countdown to Paper Shooters at their website, here.


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Nerf 2015 (some of it)... have you got yours?

My Nerf 2015 pickups so far: Nerf Sharpfire, Slingstrike, Mega Cycloneshock. Still need to get my Flipfury, and waiting to find a Crossbolt.

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