I’ve just heard back from my contact in Nerf, and according to them, the Stockade is indeed coming to Walmart stores in the US. Apparently the date is up in the air, and to be determined by Walmart themselves, so when it’ll actually hit shelves is anyone’s guess. I’ve tried to contact Walmart to see if they can shed any light on the time frame for release, but after a week I’m thinking I won’t hear back.
As for the Elite Spectre, my contact is looking in to it further to see if it will be coming to the US at all, or like the Elite PinPoint Sight, be strictly an Asian exclusive. While I’m hoping that we’ll see it here in the US some time this year, I’m not holding my breath. I would really love to add it to my collection, or at least the awesome accessories that come with it. As for where it’ll be if it comes out, it’s anyone’s guess. I’m not sure that Walmart will have two exclusive blasters, especially with the sparse amount of space the already dedicate to one of the most popular boy’s toys.
I also managed to get an update on the Revonix360 and (what I’m calling) the Vortex “Color Splash” series. They will be coming out this fall, which tends to mean somewhere between August and November this year. Whether they are released before or after the Centurion is anyone’s guess, but my money is before, as they may be the ‘Clear the way’ blasters for the Centurion.
As always, check back frequently for official information on what’s coming out in the world of Nerf, and remember: