Saturday, March 29, 2014

Mattel's Blaster Line - BoomCo - Summer 2014

As has been heavily covered already (seriously, I'm basically the last one to post about this), Mattel's jumping into the blaster market (again!) with a product called BOOMco. I heard rumblings about this at New York Toy Fair, amidst other companies and apparently the group at heard about it during the International Toy Fair Nürnberg. Not having anything solid to go by, I haven't been able to say much at all about it. Mattel was also booked solid by the time I found out, so I wasn't able to bug them.

Proper news broke on Reddit - MarcusH26051

ANYWAY, here we go.

"Twisted Spinner Blaster - BOOMco. Blasters - Mattel 2014"

“Rapid Madness, Twisted Spinner, Farshot & Clipfire - BOOMco. Blasters - Mattel 2014”

Much EXTREME, such stunt. Wow.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

GIANT ATTACKNID (not a photoshop) - BBC Absolutely Genius segment

Not the Nerf Attacknid coming out this Fall 2014 (for $79.99) but a much larger version! If there's one thing to take away from this video, eye protection is always important. (Although, when the darts are the size of pool noodles, maybe a full mask might be good.)

This version is the current original version out there, and the Nerf version will have a few differences. Click Click BAMF did some initial investigative work, so have a look there as well!

I also posted a quick look at an Attacknid I purchased on the Foam From Above Facebook Page - get some initial thoughts there.

"Nerf AttacknidFall" - Trekkieb47 (

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Toy Fair 2014 Two-Fer: Marshmallow Shooters & Geospace Rockets

So, there are some constants to New York Toy Fair, and Marshmallow Shooters is another one of those brands who keeps chugging along. Every year there's something new, and this year they revealed a few things. Now, in my opinion they most famously have many repaints of existing models, but given the circumstances, I don't mind in this case. They landed the Ghostbusters license, so the next round of Marshmallow Shooters are going to look fresh out of 1984 (Happy 30th Anniversary to "The Ghostbusters" and it's a sad thing that Harold Ramis had to pass away this year. As a fan of his work, I couldn't believe it when I first heard it. But that is a whole different blog post. If you missed out on the original Ghostbusters pop guns back in the day, maybe these will take the edge off. But at the very least, it'll be for a new generation.

Ghostbusters paintjobs for Marshmallow Shooters

A concept image of an upcoming Marshmallow shooter. Think... scattergun. Scattermallows. Something like that.

A Beaver Blaster. Not only will it shoot Marshmallows, but it is supposed to also have a foam ball.
I'll update this post with prices and info.


Geospace Rockets:

A commonly seen push-pull style of rocket, but they also have a few other tricks up their sleeve:

These rockets glow in the dark.

Some of the smaller handheld launchers.