Snipe Kickstarter Canceled due to Middle-Eastern Turmoil

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We received some news from the Snipe camp yesterday. They have to cancel their Kickstarter due to the conflict going on in their home country of Israel. The problems going on there have been preventing Snipe’s contributors from being able to work on the project and spreading word about it.

This is unfortunate, but once things settle down a bit, they’ve said:

“We plan to regroup, reevaluate, and prepare ourselves for a relaunch! At the same time we’ll work around the clock to improve the SNIPE gear and game features, in order to create a one-of-a-kind gaming experience.”

As soon as they do re-launch their Kickstarter we will be certain to let you know. Mr. S and I hope that the Snipe team and their families remain safe in this chaos.

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New Nerf N-Strike Elite Rhino-Fire!

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Early this morning, Amazon Spain leaked a listing for a big bad blaster: the Rhino-Fire. After a good part of the day was spent pouring over the images, trying to see what kinds of features it may have, we received word from Nerf HQ. The Rhino fire is the ‘Mystery Blaster’ that was teased during the recent US blogger hangout with Nerf as well as during this year’s Nerf Event in New York (Check out our video here discussing the party with Foam From Above and ClickClickBamf)

Here’s the blaster blurb we received this afternoon:

NERF N-STRIKE ELITE RHINO-FIRE Blaster

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $99.99/Available: Fall 14)

Dominate the competition with the biggest, baddest NERF blaster yet! The N-STRIKE ELITE RHINO-FIRE blaster is the first fully automatic NERF blaster featuring rapid-fire, double barrel blasting, an amazing 50 dart capacity and two N-STRIKE ELITE dart drums, turning ordinary battles into extraordinary ones. The epic RHINO-FIRE blaster sends darts soaring impressive ELITE distances of up to 90 feet, and features both a front handle for mobility and tripod to ensure awesome accuracy. Includes 50 N-STRIKE ELITE darts.  Six “D” batteries required, not included. Available exclusively at Walmart.

This blaster is definitely large and looking to take charge! At pretty much $100 this bad boy is certainly the most expensive blaster to date, and that’s most likely a combination of being expensive to make as well as only being available in limited quantities at Walmart and select international retailers (TBD).

We could speculate on exactly how it operates, but we’ll definitely be getting one or two to show you exactly how later this year!

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Prime Swords – Soft Customizable Swords on Kickstarter

Check out these swords by Formidable Toys, now on Kickstarter! They’re more than half-way to their goal of $40,000 and need your help to make their toy a reality! I’ve already backed their effort, and when they succeed, I’ll be getting a Eon Sword for myself to use on the battlefield.

They’re very interesting toys, with interchangeable handles, hilts,and blades. Personally I lean toward liking the more futuristic swords myself, but I can’t help but like where they’d like to take this in the future with the dragon head hilts.

You should also check out Snipe while you’re on Kickstarter; it’s another campaign I’ve backed!

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Nerf All Access 2014

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This morning I returned from this year’s Nerf event. Due to circumstances beyond our control, unfortunately Mr. S was unable to attend this year’s event. But I worked closely with Foam From Above and ClickClickBamf, so everything wound up working out in the end. Right now, I don’t have too much to say about it; I’m working with F2A, CCB, and ShiningFoam to put something together that we can present to everyone.

In the meantime, check out Blaster Labs’ coverage of the event, and we’ll provide our coverage at some point in the very near future. If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments below and we’ll answer them if we can!

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SNIPE! Mobile Shooting Game now on Kickstarter!

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SNIPE, the mobile game and specialized dart system is now on Kickstarter! The fundraiser is available here: http://kck.st/1uVDjvs They’re looking to get 100k, so they’ll need all the help they can get! I will be personally contributing to their efforts,  as I’ve been waiting for someone to do something like this for quite some time. Check it out!

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AFoN Show on Temporary Hiatus

Hello out there Nerf Nation!  We wanted to take a few moments to formally announce that Mr. K and I are putting The AFoN Show on a temporary hiatus due to our busy hectic career schedules.  Both of us have decided to take advantage of great new opportunities in our individual careers which have been very demanding on our time.  Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you all :)  We will be returning with new awesome episodes in late June so please be patient as we get our lives back in order :)

Keep Nerfin’ !!!!!!

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