Posts Tagged ‘nerf’
So it appears as though many out in the Nerf community were absolutely correct about the big reveal being the N-Strike MEGA Centurion! Still no word as to the exact date of release, other than it’ll be this fall, for a retail price of $49.99 US. Popular Science gets to have the honor of releasing this official information first, so check out their article here!
Now obviously we’ve known about this blaster’s existence for some time, but due to our affiliation with Hasbro as an official Nerf news source, we couldn’t post any information until they were ready to release it. But we are hella excited for this blaster! A brand new range with brand new darts, but N-Strike Elite Style? Yes, please!
I’ve seen some discussion online about the Centurion, and most of what has come up is either “How does it work?” or “I hate that it needs new darts”, and honestly I’m curious about the internals as any modder (curiosity is in my nature). Things come to mind like “Why does it need almost 2 feet of draw distance?” and really get me looking forward to what they can do with something like this, because there’s no way in my mind that they’re going to do a single blaster in a new series and call it quits, especially when it uses something that could be so versatile. And that’s something that we’ll probably talk about in a future episode of the AFoN Show. Now that the series is outed, we can share all of our speculation on what they can do with it.
As for the poo-poo’ers of the larger darts, I think it follows the same logic that if they do one blaster like this, they’ll do others. There will most certainly be dart refills available readily once the blaster is out. The wall of the darts do concern me a bit, but my thought is that they’ll wind up being similar to the arrows of the Big Bad Bow in sturdiness.
Overall, I think this will be a great addition to the family, and will probably be just the start of Nerf ‘Heavy weapons’ that will make gameplay more diverse overall.
Just for kicks, I made the image below. This is a scale size comparison between the new Mega dart and some other ammo options.
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)
- 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)
- 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.
Our show has become pretty popular, but our forum is pretty much dead. I believe this is due to the ‘closed gate’ structure that we had implemented on the forum to keep out bots. So I’ve decided to switch to a SubReddit instead, in the hope that there won’t be any bots and it will be more popular. So go and check it out at /r/afon on Reddit!
We’ll keep similar rules, but a bit more lax. We’ll also be monitoring the SubReddit more often so feel free to comment on our videos when we post them, ask us questions, and comments on current blasters! We do keep frequent contact with Nerf, so your opinions will be heard, they do care about what you think!
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!
We just received a little information from our representative in Nerf’s PR firm about Two 2013 blasters!! Below are Nerfs blurbs about the two previously unknown blasters:
NERF N-STRIKE MEGA BLAZIN’ BOW Toy
(HASBRO/Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2013)
Who’s ready for more NERF action? Send NERF foam arrows soaring across the sky with the NERF N-STRIKE BLAZIN’ BOW toy. The BLAZIN’ BOW toy features an authentic pull-back bow design that you simply pull back, aim, and release to fire the NERF foam arrows. The BLAZIN’ BOW toy can hit targets from up to an impressive 40 feet away, and comes complete with integrated storage for two additional foam NERF arrows. Includes three NERF foam arrows. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.
NERF VORTEX REVONIX360 Blaster
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 2013)
Amp up freestyle foam blasting performance with the NERF VORTEX REVONIX360 blaster which achieves
the farthest VORTEX distance yet, up to 70 feet! This disc blaster features new, awesome deco and has a
revolving drum that rotates each time you fire the blaster. Plus, the SLAM FIRE Handle gives you total control
over your rate of fire – blast a single shot or hold the trigger down and slide the handle repeatedly to unleash
an unstoppable stream of discs. Includes 30 multi-color XLR discs. Available at most major toy retailers
nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.
Awesome information! I hope that some intrepid Nerfers out there can take this information and find some pictures!
In this episode, we take a closer look at the Rough Cut 2×4 and the Strongarm, with a brief appearance by the elite Reflex and Jolt.
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