NERF has upped their dart launcher game with the latest release in the N-Strike line, the Hail-Fire Blaster. Powered by 4 AA batteries, the Hail-Fire’s electronically-assisted semi-auto action can launch the new blue colored Elite darts upwards of 75 feet. Additionally, thanks to the unique rotating loading mechanism up to 144 darts can be loaded into the Hail-Fire because it’s designed to hold up to 8 18-dart “quick reload clips” (dart magazines). Of course, the obligatory top and under-barrel tactical rails allow for the use of accessories, such as sights and grips. The only issue? The Hail-Fire comes standard with only 4 mags and 24 darts, so additional purchases are most definitely necessary to take advantage of its full potential.
It’s also worth mentioning that the official release date of this blaster is September 9th, 2012, although some stores got a soft release and if one’s willing to pay a slight premium, it’s also available on Amazon.