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New Nerf N-Strike Elite Rhino-Fire!

N-Strike Elite Rhino-Fire blaster

Early this morning, Amazon Spain leaked a listing for a big bad blaster: the Rhino-Fire. After a good part of the day was spent pouring over the images, trying to see what kinds of features it may have, we received word from Nerf HQ. The Rhino fire is the ‘Mystery Blaster’ that was teased during the recent US blogger hangout with Nerf as well as during this year’s Nerf Event in New York (Check out our video here discussing the party with Foam From Above and ClickClickBamf)

Here’s the blaster blurb we received this afternoon:

NERF N-STRIKE ELITE RHINO-FIRE Blaster

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $99.99/Available: Fall 14)

Dominate the competition with the biggest, baddest NERF blaster yet! The N-STRIKE ELITE RHINO-FIRE blaster is the first fully automatic NERF blaster featuring rapid-fire, double barrel blasting, an amazing 50 dart capacity and two N-STRIKE ELITE dart drums, turning ordinary battles into extraordinary ones. The epic RHINO-FIRE blaster sends darts soaring impressive ELITE distances of up to 90 feet, and features both a front handle for mobility and tripod to ensure awesome accuracy. Includes 50 N-STRIKE ELITE darts.  Six “D” batteries required, not included. Available exclusively at Walmart.

This blaster is definitely large and looking to take charge! At pretty much $100 this bad boy is certainly the most expensive blaster to date, and that’s most likely a combination of being expensive to make as well as only being available in limited quantities at Walmart and select international retailers (TBD).

We could speculate on exactly how it operates, but we’ll definitely be getting one or two to show you exactly how later this year!

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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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Final Hours for accepting entries!

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That’s right folks, there are only a few short hours left to get your submissions in for our Anniversary Giveaway!  Get your entries in by 11:59 pm CST tonight (Wednesday January 29th 2014) for your chance to win one of two Elite Pinpoint sights.  For complete contest details go here.

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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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Elite Spectre Update

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We still don’t have any information as to the release of the Elite Spectre in the us, but thanks to AwesomeNerfer1999 of the Awesomely Nerf blog, we have more information about the blaster itself. It appears as though the blaster has had more than just a paint job and a power upgrade; the shell of the blaster appears to have been slightly redesigned to accommodate the internal changes.

Since we don’t have one ourselves, check out AwesomeNerfer1999’s unboxing article and review video:

Unboxing: http://awesomenerfer1999.blogspot.sg/2013/06/elite-spectre-eye-candy-unboxing.html

Review Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctpnxnMvmXU

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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

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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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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

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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

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