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BrickForge Dart Tag Accessory Packs

Image courtesy of BrickForge
Image courtesy of BrickForge

Are you an Adult Fan of Lego as well as an Adult Fan of Nerf? Then you might want to check out one of BrickForge’s latest offerings: a Dart Tag accessory pack! They’re offering two different packs, to allow you to construct two different dart tag teams (figures not included). They are both $6 a piece, which is a bit high when one is talking about a few accessories, but these are high quality and made in the US in smaller batches. The packs are:

Dart Tag (Delta Team)
– Maverick Hair
– Dart Tag Vest – Black w/ Medium Orange Crosshairs
– Medium Orange Darts (x2)
– Megagun
– Bow Striker – White
– Multi Arrow Pack
– Canister Gun – Bright Light Orange
– ‘Foam’ Sword – Lime Green & Medium Orange
– Automag – Lime Green

Dart Tag (Alpha Team)
– Hero Hair
– Dart Tag Vest – Black w/ Lime Crosshairs
– Lime Green Darts (x2)
– Megagun
– Shotgun – Bright Light Orange
– Bow Striker – Bright Light Orange
– Multi Arrow Pack
– Canister Gun – Lime Green
– ‘Foam’ Sword – Rust

It also looks like they’ll be offering a pair of Super Soaker accessory packs in the future as well, though as of the writing of this article, they’re not available on their store. Check them out, as well as their other awesome offerings at BrickForge.com.

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The AFoN Show Ep. 30: The ‘Sting’ of something new

 

In this new and improved episode, we discuss our new format, then go on to some recent news, followed by a short review of the Dart Tag Stingers.

Jump directly to News: http://youtu.be/RFH917fnu5E?t=1m33s
Jump directly to Review: http://youtu.be/RFH917fnu5E?t=12m46s

We intend to improve our show from here as well, so stay with us as we continue to make improvements!

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Dart Tag Speed Swarm Review

I know we’re all a little bit sad about Nerf’s recent Facebook announcement of no NTDL for 2012, but there’s still good stuff being released for the blaster line so it’s not a total loss.  The first 2012 Dart Tag blaster I have to review for you today is the SpeedSwarm.

The Speed Swarm is a beefy 10 round pistol.  It feels like you’re wielding a futuristic version of Hellboy’s Samaritan.  The overall weight of the blaster makes it a little off balance, mainly attributed to the battery load.  However, since the SpeedSwarm only uses 6 “AA” batteries the weight could be a lot worse.  The blaster fires at the pull of the trigger with no on/off switch.  Because of this there is a half second or so delay from initial trigger pull to first round firing, but this is really not that big of an issue as the SpeedSwarm unloads pretty quickly(as seen on The AFoN Show). Continue reading Dart Tag Speed Swarm Review

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Dart Tag Jam Prevention Tips

With new mechanisms in blasters, there are bound to be issues. Since their release, this appears to be true of the new Dart Tag line of blasters. Many people have been having issues with the Speedload 6 and Quick 16 internal clip jamming and ruining darts, and coming to us with this issue in hopes of a fix. Well, we’re here to help!
It is my belief that neither the users or the mechanism alone is to blame for these problems, but that it is a combination of the two. We are also guilty of destroying a dart or two in the process of learning how these blasters work (which sucks, because you can’t buy any of the new style darts separately). There just seems to be a bit of a learning curve with these blasters. In the first few days, we have come upon a few key tips in the successful operation of these blasters. Continue reading Dart Tag Jam Prevention Tips

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Nerf Dart Tag Quick 16 Review

From what I’ve seen so far 2011 may be the year of Nerf.  The gem of the lot to date in my opinion is the newly designed Dart Tag series blasters.  This series is a marvel of reinvention, the built in clip design has gifted the lightning fast game of dart tag with the fastest reload time offered on modern blasters not in the Clip System.  My only problem with the series as a whole has to do with jams.  I have had some bad luck with what can only be described as double loading, where a second dart tries to load on top of the dart that is already in the chamber when the blaster is cocked.  This has only happened as a result of children or inexperienced Nerfers playing with my blasters but has had the ultimate end of ripping the dart apart.  That being said it’s time to get to the review, I bring to you the Dart Tag Quick 16.

I have one quick thing to say about the Quick 16.  Slam fire is awesome!  The N-Strike Raider CS-35 is possibly my favorite blaster and it has been quite saddening to have nothing quite as cool in the Dart Tag arsenal.  My prayers have been answered by this 16 round beast of a blaster.  The paint apps follow those seen on the Speed Load 6 which is expected and looks just as good.  Also as I had thought the redesigned trigger that I commented about in my last review is carrying along to the rest of the blasters in the series which makes me happy. Continue reading Nerf Dart Tag Quick 16 Review

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Nerf Dart Tag Speed Load 6 review

If you’re anything like the staff here at AFoN you’ve been waiting very impatiently for the release of the newly redesigned Nerf Dart Tag blasters.  We are very happy to inform you that they’re finally here!  I bring to you the Nerf Dart Tag Speed Load 6.

It has been a while since we’ve seen anything new on the Dart Tag side of the Nerf coin, and it’s nice to see something fresh for 2011.  The Speed Load 6 is an interesting blaster, and is the first I’ve seen to offer the built in clip.  I have to say, the quick load build in clip is an amazing feature that offers dart tag players self contained dart storage and possibly the fastest reload time among similar blasters including clip system blasters from the N-Strike series.  An amazing feature that was discovered while testing this blaster, and something Nerf has not revealed about the blaster is that it has a Slam Fire feature Continue reading Nerf Dart Tag Speed Load 6 review

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Dart Tag Fast-Load Sleeve Review

Specifications:

  • 1 Fast-Load Sleeve
  • 10 Orange Dart Tag Darts
  • 10 Green Dart Tag Darts

I’ve had the opportunity to play around with the Fast-Load Sleeve and put it through the proverbial ringer. I spent hours jogging around my living room like a spaz watching as every dart I stuck to the Fast-Load Sleeve fell to the floor. “If dart tag is supposed to be a fast paced game” I thought to myself, “shouldn’t a device meant to speed up the re-loading process at least hold on to the ammo long enough for you to use it?” I have to be honest, I wasn’t looking forward to this product, there was a strong chance I was going to be disappointed. Though my prediction was correct, and the product performed as I expected, the product isn’t a total waste of money.

The Fast-Load Sleeve looks sharp, comes with plenty of darts and it’s comfortable. Now, I have smaller wrists than some grown-ups so comfort will vary depending on the age and build of the user. If you’re a dart tag player that doesn’t move around a lot, or very quickly, then this product might work better for you. There is also the possibility that the product I received was sub-par, and better iterations of the Fast-Load Sleeve are out there. If there are readers out there that own the Fast-Load Sleeve and have had success with it, please post comments.

Final opinion of the Dart Tag Fast-Load Sleeve:

As it stands right now, I wouldn’t recommend the Fast-Load Sleeve.  Aside from personal comfort, the product failed to serve its primary function: securing spare ammo for use in-game.

Rating Scores

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