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Extra Sledgefire Shells on HasbroToyShop.com

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Sledgefire shells are now available on HasbroToyShop.com at $4.99 for a pack of 3. It’s something we’ve known about for a little while now thanks to BackyardLazers on Reddit, but I wanted to actually get some in my hands to give a full report.

As I had assumed, these are refill shells and not a retail package. They don’t come with darts and they don’t come in a normal package as you can see in the image below.

Shells in PackageIt’s a little disappointing that I can’t go to my local Target and purchase these right off the shelf. I think this is a positive sign though; that they may decide to offer them in a retail setting at some point in the future and/or they may develop more blasters that use this shell.

If you happen to own a Sledgefire, click on over to HasbroToyShop and pick some up!

 

 

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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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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.

NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE DOUBLESTRIKE Blaster

(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.

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AFoN Anniversary Giveaway Update

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As of 12:00 am CST this morning we have stopped taking submissions for our 50th episode Anniversary Giveaway.  Thank you all for your time and effort in preparing your entries!  It’s going to be a lot of fun going through them :)  We are currently deliberating and all that fun stuff and will be back to you soon with and update.  As promised we will announce the winners along with our new episode of The AFoN Show next week!!

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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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The AFoN Anniversary Giveaway!

Giveaway5We just released our 50th Episode of the AFoN Show on January 8th, and the AFoN website will be turning 5 years old on June 19th! In honor of our anniversaries we’ve decided to have a contest. We have TWO, yes TWO Elite Pinpoint sights to give away!

For this giveaway, you’ll have to design the next big blaster. The Slingfire is cool, but it’s not the big bad blaster this year, so if you had a chance to design the next big blaster; what would it be?¹ Be creative and use your imagination, but be realistic. Write something up and send your entry to giveaway@afon.us (please don’t post entries in the comments, but questions are welcome).

Be sure to include (at least):
  • Blaster Name
  • Unique feature(s)
  • Ammo Type (must be an existing ammo type)
  • Description and/or drawing (drawings will not increase your chance of winning).
    • Don’t use the build-a-blaster app on Nerf.com, we want something unique.

The giveaway will end on January 29th, 2014 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time. After the giveaway, we’ll deliberate on the two best entries while taking in to consideration the creativity, practicality, and overall idea behind the blaster. This is a worldwide giveaway so no matter what country you’re in, you can win!

Winners will be announced on February 5th along with the release of our 52nd episode of the AFoN Show.

If you haven’t already, stop by and subscribe to our YouTube Channel as well! (It won’t make your odds of winning any better, but it can’t hurt!)

 

1. Nerf is not sponsoring this contest, so none of your ideas will be made in to real blasters. That would be awesome, but the Nerf design team doesn’t solicit ideas from fans for legal reasons.

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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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