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Introducing the Nerf Zombie Strike Doublestrike!!

News of this little guy surfaced yesterday on other sites, so we are a little slow on the draw, but here’s our first look at the Nerf Zombie Strike Doublestrike.download_20140204_120042

At first glance this blaster looks like a pretty typical two shot derringer pistol.  the Doublestrike’s unique feature is its hammer priming mechanism like that on the Hammer Shot.  It appears as though the Doublestrike will fire one dart at a time each of its two barrels, hinting at a dart sensing mechanism similar to the Elite Roughcut/Triad.  Size wise it appears to be somewhere between the N-Strike Scout/Zombie Strike Side Strike and the Elite Triad.  From the pic and description, we here at AFoN are excited for this addition to the Zombie Strike line.  Being able to truly dual wield blasters now, prime and fire one handed is proving to be a fantastic development in Nerf’s ever growing arsenal of awesome.


(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Fall 14)

When zombies are on the loose, double dart firing power is a necessity. Load two ZOMBIE STRIKE darts into the DOUBLESTRIKE blaster, pull back on the hammer mechanism, and fire to unleash both darts in a row! Blaster includes two ZOMBIE STRIKE darts. Available at most retailers nationwide and HasbroToyshop.com.

More will be said on this blaster as new info comes on the scene so stay tuned here for more info and opinions on your favorite new blasters.


Nerf MEGA Summer Bash Event Teaser


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!








Light it Up series Lumitron Review

Hey guess what, it’s the Lumitron!  Nerf added a new blaster to the Light it Up series recently, and while it’s basically a repaint of the Vortex Praxis it has those wonderful little features that set it apart from its darker green counterpart.

Let’s talk about the paint on the Lumitron first, because this is the only real thing that sets the Lumitron apart from the Praxis.  I’m going to call this new almost neon green color shared by the Lumitron and Rayven “Light it Up Green”, I like the hue more than the darker alien green of the Vortex series and think it looks really sharp on the Lumitron. Continue reading Light it Up series Lumitron Review


Light it Up series Rayven Review

Nerf keeps throwing us firsts.  We like it, keeps the game fresh, keeps people talking.  There has been lots of talk about the first blaster released from Nerf’s new Light it Up series; the Rayven.  I’ve heard the comments, this design isn’t very popular right now.  Let me assure you, this unique blaster is worth every penny.

The Rayven’s design is a major cause for concern throughout the community, the bullpup idea not sitting well in the stomachs of many a fan.  The bullpup puts the clip and firing action behind the trigger saving on space and weight.  I like the feel of the Rayven, it fits nice against my shoulder and the angled foregrip out in front makes the blaster very stable while aiming.  This design doesn’t differ much from that of the original glow in the dark blaster; the Firefly, which can’t technically be called bullpup as the firing action was on top of the trigger, not behind.  That being said, the Rayven is a lightweight, compact fly wheel powered blaster of awesomeness.  It really is.  Aside from the green paint job which I don’t really care for this thing has all the right things going for it.  It uses only 4 AA batteries, making it as efficient to power as the Barricade and stole my favorite feature from the Nitron; a second trigger on the grip to activate the fly wheels only when needed, not only saving battery life but keeping stealth a factor in play.

My least favorite thing about the good old Firefly was the giant flash that went off when you fired, it was annoying and totally gave away your position which is not ideal when dealing with a night fire situation.  Thanks to the Rayven’s new clip which charges darts individually as they move up the 18 round straight clip using 4 UV lights mounted at the top of the dart slide(where you load the darts into the clip) there is minimal risk of alerting your enemy to your presence.  The clip itself uses 3 AA batteries making the Rayven a total battery load of 7 AA’s which isn’t that bad.  The blaster is comfortable in both right and left hands and is not too difficult to dual wield if you so desire(it kinda makes you feel like a badass). Continue reading Light it Up series Rayven Review


Vortex Series Preview Review

Anticipation is building as the release date for the Vortex series grows ever closer.  Ever since Nerf held their exclusive media event in New York but a short couple weeks ago, we have been buzzing over our experience with this innovative disc blaster series.  Now that we’ve seen what these blasters can do, it’s time to spread the word to one and all with a preview review of the remaining 3 blasters of the Vortex series.  Check out our full review of the Vortex Vigilon by following this link.

The Vortex series oozes SciFi goodness from every inch of their highly detailed forms.  With their out of this world designs, toxic neon color scheme and a dramatic naming convention adding to the alien allure, the Vortex series stakes its claim as an entity far removed from the very familiar N-Strike series.  Add the introduction of new mini frizbee inspired ammo in the XLR Disc, and it is clear that Nerf can do pretty much anything with some plastic and a bit of foam. Continue reading Vortex Series Preview Review


Nerf Vortex pre-launch event NYC


This week at La.venue in New York, Nerf held a media only event to preview the Vortex series of blasters to launch on 09/10/’11 and we at AFoN were privileged enough to get an invite.  Last year at the event kicking off the Stampede we were blown away with the attention Nerf gave to showcasing the blaster, as well as celebrating 5o years of Nerf fun.  This year, the event took on an energy as unique as the Vortex line itself.  Impressive displays showcasing the all stars of the N-Strike series as well as the N-Force, Dart Tag and Super Soaker lines adorned the entry to the event as well as a big screen playing Nerf commercials. Continue reading Nerf Vortex pre-launch event NYC


Nerf Vortex Vigilon Review

The Vortex series is set to launch on 9/10/11, and we at AFoN have a special invitation to attend the pre-release media event in New York.  In preparation for the event, our friends at Nerf have gifted us a little sneak peak with the Vigilon, the first blaster in the series.

The Vortex series is unique in many ways; not only do they use a completely new ammo in the Vortex disc, they utilize an innovative new firing mechanism.  I was expecting the discs to feel like a cut down ballistic ball, man was I wrong.  The discs are composed of foam wrapped around a squishy rubber or plastic center making for a sturdy, bouncy thing that really looks like a mini frisbee.  Continue reading Nerf Vortex Vigilon Review


Gear Up series Overview

It’s that time of year again!  Time to prepare for the next anniversary release from Nerf.  Last year we were told to “Clear the way!” for the 09/10/’10 release of the Stampede ECS 50 blaster.  The clear the way series took come of our favorite blasters and stripped them down, showing off their innards for all the world to see.  This year Nerf is asking us to “Gear Up!” for the unleashing of the Vortex series of disk launchers on 09/10/’11.

Thanks to our friends at Nerf we have the opportunity to give you a preview of three of the repainted blasters from this limited edition series.  The Gear Up series consists of the Raider, Maverick, Barracade and Recon blasters featuring a new two tone grey, black and orange color scheme with diagonal stripes marking parts of the body.  Continue reading Gear Up series Overview


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