Monday, January 31, 2011


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Saturday, January 29, 2011

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Group shoot- final words!

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dead Space 2 w/modded Nerf Maverick, turned into Plasma Cutter!

Hey all! I don't feature a lot of mods on this site (if at all) but this is a cosmetic (far as I can tell) mod done to a Nerf Maverick for the video game, Dead Space 2. Now the game's got an M rating so BE AWARE THE CONTENT IN THIS VIDEO MIGHT NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER INDIVIDUALS.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Curious about getting into the Toy industry? University of minnesota has an idea!

U students take new course, become toymakers | - Serving the University of Minnesota Community Since 1900
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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lol nerf randomness

Nerf alarm clock, when sandals weren't enough!
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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Yup! Here it is fresh from my google reader now!

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Well, how about that? The new Dart Tag blasters are live on!

Because we're not about reinventing the wheel at FoamFromAbove, I'll link the blog posts. Urban Taggers let the cat out of the bag weeks ago (months?) regarding the new Dart Tag items in 2011 (the new type of clipped blasters, jerseys, etc.) and SGNerf has been pretty close behind.

Check out their blogs, they've got all the details including pricing. Or you know, just head over to NERF's main site. and check the online store.

Great work by Urban Taggers and SGNerf! Keep your eyes open for the new stuff!

Don't forget, it's Nerf or nothin'!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Hydro shots spotted!

Seen at target, around $25!
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Thursday, January 20, 2011


Hey all! Hot off the twitter feed, @Jtumbry found N-Force Vantage swords at Wal-Mart for $12.88. Here's a (sideways) pic!

Check your stores, and see what's up! Personally, I haven't received one yet but at first glance it looks like an aesthetically redesigned sword from the first Fury series (Thunder, Shadow). Only time will tell!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Check your Target stores¡!

Looks like ammo boxes are being phased out. I got this streamline box at 30% off last week. Good hunting!
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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Don't Forget: New York Toy Fair 2011 in 4 weeks! Nerf galore!

I put up THIS announcement a while back, but just a reminder to leave a comment there if you have any questions regarding Nerf toys and blasters! I'll try to take questions and have something answered, but no promises. Remember, the toy industry is pretty secretive and there's no telling how forthcoming anyone'll be, but put your questions in the comments of THIS POST and cross your fingers!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Get on it! Nerf Gear for the New Year!

Hey all! The promotion ends soon! Check Nerf's website and see how to get a Nerf Nation shirt! Get your entries and UPCs in ASAP and good luck!

Monday, January 10, 2011

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Hammer! FFA fanart!

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WInvitational pics!

Full writeup to follow shortly:

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Footage as it happens!!

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FFA finally goes out of state!

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In wisconsin!

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Alright, big announcement in regards to FoamFromAbove...

Alright, I've been writing this blog for about 5 years, most of the entries happening in the last year. When I started this project, it was to get me writing again, and I chose something I enjoyed and knew a bit about. I liked shooting nerf blasters with my friends, and had my fair share of stock wars with my buddies. Besides that, there were also the reviews of blasters I owned.

Then came the Nerf Dart Tag League, and fortunately it landed in Chicago. This led to me contacting Nerf, which to me has exploded into a trip to NYC, products to test and look at, and Nerf fun to spread around to the current group I play with.

So what's the point? What's the big news?

I'm going to Toy Fair, in New York City this February. With a media pass.

Which to me, is the big time. It's a toy industry-only conference where a lot of toys for 2011 from all over the industry will show up before they hit stores. Buyers make their orders for the following year, and this is a lot of stuff involved with the holiday shopping for 2011. The news about the Stampede initially broke at one of these events, as well while it was still under its code name, "Big Blast". Nerf showed early photos on their facebook page, and that's where the clear blasters were first put on display. The N-Strike tac vest first popped up there as well last year.

And I'm going to be there, this year. After five years of blogging on/off, it's come to this. A lot of Nerf news has already come out before this event, but it'll pretty much be the first official news on US shores. The big press releases come out from this event.

Now, this trip isn't compensated by Nerf or Hasbro, like the other media event in NYC. This is going to be all out of my own pocket, and for those that don't know FFA is a one-man show. But I enjoy doing it because I never totally grew up and enjoy running around with silly blasters with my friends and other like-minded individuals.

But yeah, here's the thing for you dear reader. I would never have gotten this pass if not for you visiting my site. For that, I thank you. In the meantime, if there is anything you want me to ask people from Nerf when I go there, please leave a question in the comments below. I obviously will not be able to take ALL QUESTIONS. I am going to select a few, and try to get answers. Any question involving a crossbow rerelease will not be taken, hehe. But anyway, I'll leave it at that for now. With this event being next month there's plenty of time for you all to figure out stuff to ask. So, fire away and see what sticks. I wouldn't have this opportunity without readers, and so this is a way of me being able to represent you as well, sort of.

Thanks again, and I look forward to your questions. And be realistic, they obviously won't disclose everything, much less have at-length discussions regarding the use of inverse plungers etc. They also won't respond to questions in-depth about modding, opting to just say they don't support it. But yeah, take a shot and I'll see what I can use. Thank you, so so much.


Friday, January 07, 2011

Hey! Klaw hatchet!
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Monday, January 03, 2011

Fresh from the inbox; new super soaker stuff from Hasbro!

Hey all!

I know this news got leaked awhile back, but I'm received the official ok and word to announce some of the new Super Soaker stuff due out this spring! Unless you already live in a warm climate in which case you already have warm weather and this is more relevant to you and I hate you :)


(HASBRO/Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2011)
There’s nowhere to hide from the ultra-wide spray of the NERF SUPER SOAKER SCATTER BLAST water blaster. Simply slide the pump forward to load and pull back to release the power of five blasts of water, up to 25 feet! Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on

(Yes, now this is different from the Lanard Scatter Blast. Make the distinction!)


(HASBRO/Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $6.99/Available: Spring 2011)
Ready, aim, soak! Always be prepared for a water fight with the compact and portable NERF SUPER SOAKER POINT BREAK water blaster. Using pump to fire action, surprise your friends with a steady stream of soakage. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on

(bonus points for yelling and firing straight up into the air with this one, Johnny Utah)


(HASBRO/Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/ Available: Spring 2011)
Severe storm warning: the blasting capability in the NERF SUPER SOAKER THUNDERSTORM water blaster, the first ever battery powered SUPER SOAKER, will send rivals running for cover. Fire a continuous stream of soakage, no pumping required! For lightning-fast reloads on the go, use the new NERF SUPER SOAKER CLIP SYSTEM refills. Requires 4 “AA” batteries, not included. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on

Nerf Hydro Cannon!

(HASBRO/Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/ Available: Spring 2011)
Blast your enemies from up to 35 feet away with the massive power of the NERF SUPER SOAKER HYDRO CANNON water blaster. Simply pump to pressurize then pull the trigger to let loose a massive burst of water. Customize your HYDRO CANNON water blaster with the detachable shield accessory, included. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on

That's it for now! Take care you all!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy new year!!