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The AFoN Show Episode 53: Zombie Strike Pt. 2

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.

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UK Nerf’s Toy Fair lowdown

321253 Nerf Demolisher 1[2]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!

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Promo photos from UK ToyFair 2014 surface

01_Nerf_Rebelle Agent Bow_318776_001We managed to get a few new promo images and descriptions thanks to UK Nerf from the 2014 Toy Fair. Apparently he won’t be able to actually visit today, the first day of the fair, but he will be going tomorrow. So check out their site tomorrow for more up-to-date information.

Here’s the promotional description for the Nerf Rebelle Agent Bow:

Nerf Rebelle Agent Bow

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 14)

The Nerf Rebelle Agent bow is perfect for high-profile missions that require accuracy and skill. Release the string and watch as the first ever Nerf Rebelle foam-dart arrows soar up to 85 feet across the sky making a whistling sound! For added precision, the Agent Bow features an electronic glowing red dot that provides better aiming accuracy with every shot.
First of all, let me say that the arrows are weird. They remind me quite a bit of Green Arrow’s quiver full of different arrows. I wish Hasbro had a DC License so they could make one for Green arrow with little fists on the end. But I’m sure we’ll see one for Hawkeye at some point in the future. I’m really glad we’re finally seeing some real bow-powered blasters come out. I hope that this makes the Rebelle line even more successful!
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We’ve got a couple more images of blasters we’ve already seen. As you can see in the Demolisher image it appears as though the grenade launcher is indeed affixed to the blaster, and is not removable. This one actually looks to be an image of the production version too. We’ll have to wait for images or video to surface from the fair to be absolutely certain, but I think it’s not going to be able to come off. We can also see that the banana clip is not clear on either side, more than likely to hide the empty space in the bottom for the spring mechanism.A6563 Zombie Strike SlingFire[2] 326596 Nerf Thunderbow[2]
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Nerf N-strike Elite Demolisher 2-in-1 unveiled

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Another Monday, another blaster! Introducing the (prototype) N-strike Elite Demolisher 2-in-1! This blaster has been unveiled by Popular Mechanics in it’s prototype form, and it’s amazing!

They say that this is a prototype blaster, so we can’t be certain it’ll look exactly like this on release. But I would say that since they’re willing to show it, it’s pretty close to what we’ll get in our hands.

The article says that it uses Mega darts in the lower barrel, but as you can see they aren’t really Mega darts so their terminology is a bit off. I would think they’ll be called Mega Missiles or something similar to that. But without actually having it in my hands, who’s to say that it can’t fire Mega darts? The hole on that missile looks like it could be pretty close to the hole on the Mega darts.

Beyond the missiles we see a wonderful 10-round banana clip, which is something the fans have been wanting for a long time. Of course since this is N-Strike the clip will be backwards compatible with previous blasters, and previous clips will be compatible with this blaster. The Demolisher will retail for $39.99 and looks to be another flywheel blaster, which doesn’t make me mad as I’ve had good luck with flywheel blasters so far.

This blaster appears to be customizable up the wazoo with at least 3 tactical rails, a shoulder stock attachment point, and a barrel extension attachment point. There’s no word yet whether the under-slung missile launcher will be detachable but it really doesn’t appear to be from the picture above. The Popular Mechanics article does mention that there will be ‘laser sights for the foam sniper in you’ so we have yet another piece of information telling us we’ll see more accessories. That’s wicked sweet; I want.

This blaster will apparently be at ToyFair UK (probably ToyFair NY too), so we’ll get to see more of it then. Aside from the color, this has got to be the blaster that most of the NIC had been asking for. I know I can’t wait, it looks sweet! We’ll try to get more information and get back to you as soon as we can!

UPDATE: We just got the official description from Nerf:

NERF N-STRIKE ELITE DEMOLISHER 2-IN-1 Blaster

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 14)

Take NERF shots to the next level with the 2-IN-1 blaster that dominates both MEGA and ELITE missions! The DEMOLISHER 2-IN-1 blaster is impressive in size and power firing up to 100 feet, featuring semi-motorized blasting, a 10 dart banana clip, and all new missiles.  Connect NERF scopes and lights to the blaster’s top Tactical Rail System and set sights on some of coolest NERF shots performed. Blaster includes two missiles and 10 N-STRIKE ELITE darts.  Four AA batteries required, not included. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.

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Nerf Mega Thunderbow Announced!

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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

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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

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Announcing the Nerf Zombie Strike Slingfire!

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Here it is, boys and girls: the newest blaster coming to shelves near you Fall of this year! The Nerf Zombie Strike Slingfire is the latest addition to the Zombie Strike line, continuing the unique designs of the Sledgefire and Hammershot before it. There’s no telling yet whether this is the big release of 2014 (I think it may be the Rapidstrike of this year) but it certainly is a blaster that we’re eager to get our hands on.

NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE SLINGFIRE Blaster

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 14)

Zombie hordes are no match for the ZOMBIE STRIKE SLINGFIRE blaster! The blaster’s lever-action allows for quicker reloads on the run and DIY-style designs lend an authentic feel to any NERF zombie attack. Blaster comes complete with one six dart clip and six ZOMBIE STRIKE darts which can be fired up to 75 feet. Features the NERF Tactical Rail System customizable with NERF N-STRIKE scopes and accessories, each sold separately. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.

 

Riding on the coat-tails of this announcement, we’ve got a special treat coming Wednesday in the form of our next giveaway! In honor of our 50th episode of the AFoN Show, and the 5-year anniversary of the Adult Fans of Nerf blog (this June) we’ll be giving away 2 Elite colored Pinpoint Sights! Check back Wednesday for more details on how you can win one of these blue beauties!

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Nerf Nation officially announces Mega Magnus!

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After a few weeks of popping up here and there on various sites online, Nerf Nation has officially unveiled the Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega Magnus blaster! This Mega blaster holds 3 Mega darts in it’s integrated clip, and can get up to 85 feet! Check out the blurb below!

 

NERF N-STRIKE MEGA MAGNUS Blaster

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $15.99/Available: Spring 14)

The N-STRIKE MEGA MAGNUS blaster boasts mighty power and MEGA distance, now in the palm of your hands! Made to go mobile, this one-handed N-STRIKE MEGA blaster features an integrated internal clip so you can reload fast and send the MEGA whistler darts screaming through the air. The MEGA MAGNUS Blaster fires MEGA darts up to 85 feet! Comes with three MEGA Whistler darts. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com

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Nerf MEGA Summer Bash Event Teaser

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Hey there Nerf Nation!  Mr. S here.  I know I know, I haven’t exactly been posting on here lately.  Bad me :(  I thought I’d give you guys something to talk about in regards to last night’s awesome Media Event, the MEGA Summer Bash.  As you can probably guess from the name the focus of the event was on the Nerf MEGA Centurion.  It’s been all over the internet with mixed thoughts but, all things considered this blaster has some great points.

The size is impressive, at something like 6 inches longer than the LongShot.  The color scheme is sleek and pretty stylish (although Mr. K wishes it matched the Crimson series more).  The ammo has caused some controversy, but in my opinion it’s not too bad all things considered.  I would love to talk more about the Centurion but all things in due time.  We have a lot of info to cover and updates and detailed descriptions will be coming soon.  Please bear with us.

I also wanted to quickly touch base on the two blasters that kinda stole the show for many of the other guests in attendance.  There were four “shooting galleries” setup this year; obviously the Centurion, the Elite RapidStrike, the Vortex Revonix 360 and the much awaited Rebelle line of blasters.  It was a great opportunity to get our hands on these other blasters that we have been seeing online for quite some time now and run them through their paces.

The RapidStrike was the favorite of many attendees and for great reasons.  This blaster is pretty awesome.  Its has been compared to the Stampede here and there, and there are many similarities between these blasters.  I’m not going to say much right now but I will say a couple things to make the wait all the better.  First off, CLEAR CLIP!!  I’m not talking the half and half elite clips that we’ve seen before, or the see through orange clips either, this is a full on clear clear no color clear 18 round clip.  It looks pretty sweet!  Second, it is full auto and does fire faster than the Stampete.  No burst fire, and Slam Fire functionality is still faster, but for what it is, the RapidStrike has what people want.

My personal favorite of the show was the Revonix 360.  I am a huge fan of the Vortex line, with the Pyragon at the top of the list.  The Revoinx has the potential to knock the king from its thrown.  I wasn’t so much paying attention to how many discs the Revonix can hold, but it has a sufficient capacity for my wants.  The main feature I wanted to mention is something that has been mentioned before, but is so much cooler having actually used it.  I’m talking about the ability to reload on the fly.  This is such an interesting feature for a large capacity Vortex blaster.  It is actually really easy to reload and you can do it really fast, one thing to note is that the blaster revolves the cylinder after every shot so if you’re out, don’t fill up one full “clip” in the hopes of getting to unload it all at once (personal experience).

I’m only going to touch briefly on the Rebelle line.  We have so much info to go through regarding this line of blasters specifically designed for girls.  The concept is solid, and it’s good to see Nerf branching out and shaking hands with the clamoring female fans who wanted something more marketed for them.  The Rebelle line has some great offerings.  We had a chance to try out the HeartBreaker Bow and the Guardian Crossbow.  I have so many comments about this line, but that’ll wait for now to take up its own separate article.  Don’t worry gals, it’s not gonna be a hate fest :)

The last piece of information I’m going to leave you with involves a blaster that we posted about recently.  The Elite Spectre has been confirmed to be coming stateside!!  We are unsure as to the when, but we have information that it will be the second exclusive to grace the shelves of Walmart.  We are so looking forward to the chance to see this guy close up.

So there you have it, a teaser of awesome things to come.  There are so many awesome things we want to talk about, so stay tuned for an episode of The AFoN show with all the great awesomeness!

 

Our flight was cancelled, so we have to deal with that, so our updates will be delayed at least until we figure things out. Sorry!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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N-Strike Elite MEGA Centurion Update

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Like many of the other bloggers in the Nerf-o-sphere, we’ve gotten our hands on the Centurion thanks to our friends at Nerf. Right now, we’re taking a bit of time with it, and trying to bring you the best review we can, so bear with us a bit. We know there have been plenty of un-boxing and review videos, and we hope with a little extra time, we can bring you a great review.

We had intended on bringing you an episode about our Nerf War this week, but since we got our hands on the Centurion, we’ve decided to change it up a bit. Later this week (Thursday or Friday), we’ll be bringing you our next episode, featuring the Centurion. So check back at the end of this week to see our review!

One little thing to whet your whistle, it seems that elite darts fit nicely into the Mega darts. As long as you put them in the correct way (tip first), they will still fire in the blaster. The obvious downside is you’ll get darts that fly only 1/2 to 3/4 the distance of unladen Mega darts, but they will be more accurate than the Mega darts by themselves.

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