In this episode we review some of the 2014 Nerf Super Soaker lineup including the Tidal Tube, Double Drench, Hydrostorm, and Tri-Strike Crossbow.
We go over some of Buzz Bee’s Water Warriors line for 2014. In this episode we go over the Goblin, Steady Stream 2, Python, Colossus 2, and Drench ‘n Blast.
We go over some of Buzz Bee’s Water Warriors line for 2014. In this episode we go over: Power Shot XL, Gargoyle, Outlaw, Charger, & Viper.
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.
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!
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’ !!!!!!
In this episode, we review the Zombie Strike Ricochet and Ripshot Vortex Blasters.
Sledgefire shells are now available on HasbroToyShop.com at $4.99 for a pack of 3. It’s something we’ve known about for a little while now thanks to BackyardLazers on Reddit, but I wanted to actually get some in my hands to give a full report.
As I had assumed, these are refill shells and not a retail package. They don’t come with darts and they don’t come in a normal package as you can see in the image below.
It’s a little disappointing that I can’t go to my local Target and purchase these right off the shelf. I think this is a positive sign though; that they may decide to offer them in a retail setting at some point in the future and/or they may develop more blasters that use this shell.
If you happen to own a Sledgefire, click on over to HasbroToyShop and pick some up!
In this episode we talk a bit about the 2014 New York ToyFair and review more of the current Zombie Strike lineup including the Sidestrike, Crossfire, and Fusefire.
You can check out the images of the blasters we’ve been talking about after the break.
We’ve just received word of this interesting licensed accessory for tactical rails! The Nerf TekStrike is from EyeSpyToys, a company that
I’ve never heard of was apparently behind Launch n’ Attack (thanks Vas of F2A), and who’s company website is currently just showing off this accessory. Check out FoamFromAbove for some photos of the ToyFair Booth, and here’s the media information directly from EyeSpyToys:
Nerf TekStrike from EyeSpy Toys is an exciting new attachment for NERF blasters. With programmable Smart Darts, patented hit recognition technology and Bluetooth connectivity, Nerf TekStrike turns the backyard into an advanced wireless playing field.
- The Nerf TekStrike Storm Shield attaches to any NERF blaster’s tactical rail and casts an invisible sensory grid over the entire playing field.
- The Nerf TekStrike system works with Smart Darts, which each contain a programmable RFID chip.
- Using Bluetooth and RFID technology, the Smart Darts can be tracked. As a dart hits the Storm Shield, the type of ammo it was hit with and who the shooter was, are recorded, displaying the damage on the built-in LCD screen and sending the appropriate HIT points to the shooter’s screen.
- To start playing, select an ammo type, wirelessly program the Smart Darts by swiping against the Nerf TekStrike Storm Shield and then begin firing at the opponents shield, instantaneously being alerted of successful shots.
- The single player training mode allows individuals to improve their accuracy to get ready for the next battle.
- When players are ready for advanced battle scenarios, they can use a smart phone or tablet as a remote base to unlock new weapons, track team stats and select mission objectives – all available with the free Nerf TekStrike app download.
- For the full video game experience, players can attach a smart phone to the Nerf TekStrike Storm Shield for GPS tracking, blaster upgrades, accuracy stats and more!
Pricing / Availability
- Suggested Retail Price: $24.99
- Includes the Nerf TekStrike Storm Shield and 10 Smart Darts
- Availability: August, 2014
- Recommended Age: 8+
This, to me, is incredibly strange. Not that Hasbro is allowing Tactical rail accessories, we’ve known they might allow 3rd party licensing of tactical rail accessories for a little while now. But that it uses Bluetooth and RFID to track darts and sense them. This is basically a re-vamped, 3rd party dart tag device. And the weird thing is that it’s relatively inexpensive considering the technology involved.