In this episode we take a look at the Zing Zano Bow.
Over in the UK, Toy Fair is over, and UK Nerf has a write-up covering what they’ve seen at Hasbro’s closed-door booth. Of course he couldn’t take pictures, so along side the pictures we’ve seen he treats us to a description of what he’s experienced.
The Thunderbow doesn’t work like I had previously assumed; it apparently works somewhat like the Heartbreaker bow. When the string is pulled back the top arm comes back and once pulled back all the way, you release the string and off the Mega Dart goes. It seems to suffer from the same drawback problems that the Heartbreaker bow does, where if you don’t pull it back all the way you get shortened ranges.
The Agent Bow’s arms don’t flex like normal bows, but instead the string is made of some sort of latex or silicone like material. I’m very curious about this, since it makes it somewhat similar to the ever-popular Zing bows.
The Demolisher is quite the interesting blaster and while it is semi-auto now, it may become full-auto before it’s released because of the popularity of the full-auto Rapidstrike. The launcher underneath indeed does not come off, just like it appears in the pictures we’ve seen. It also sounds like it gets pretty decent ranges despite having a very simple method of operation. When you push the slide forward it primes the launcher and it launches on the pull back.
There was also a mysteriously empty stand in the booth, and when asked for information, the Hasbro attendants were mum on what was there. It’s speculated that it is a fairly large Elite blaster based on the size and position of the stand, and it sounds as though more information will be unveiled at/before ToyFair NY (Feb 16-19).
I don’t want to give it all away here, go check out his article here for more detailed information!
Announced via Mania.com as an exclusive, the Nerf N-Strike Mega Thunderbow is the latest blaster to be revealed for Fall of 2014. Though the pictures are computer generated, we can assure you that this is indeed a real blaster.
NERF N-STRIKE MEGA THUNDERBOW Toy
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 14)
Awesome NERF MEGA performance transitions from blaster to bow with the addition of the N-STRIKE MEGA THUNDERBOW toy. The bow’s dynamic arms and traditional pull back system can fire five NERF MEGA whistler darts in a row up to an amazing 100 feet. Includes 10 MEGA Whistler darts and holds up to five NERF MEGA darts at a time. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyshop.com
It appears as though drawing the string back pulls the arms back, and fires the bow much like a Snapfire/Crossfire combo. I have to be honest and say that I’m apprehensive about this blaster, because bow-type blasters in the past haven’t had the best performance. But I’ll reserve judgement until I’m able to get my hands on it and see whether it can really get close to 100 feet like it claims.
I’m certain that we haven’t seen anything yet. There are more blasters to be revealed in the coming months, including this year’s ‘big bad blaster’ like the Centurion, Hail-Fire, and Stampede of years past. Check back for information
In this episode, we take a look at the Zing brand (http://www.zingtoys.com) bows!