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PeterSripol Modifies A NERF Blaster

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

YouTube content creator Peter Sripol has recently released this video, where he modifies a pump-action NERF blaster into a pneumatic cannon of sorts. Due to its design, it can launch virtually any object that can fit down its barrel, which is shown to great effect during the footage.

You can check out more of PeterSripol’s YouTube content on his channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC7yF9tV4xWEMZkel7q8La_w

NERF Dart Breaking The Sound Barrier

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

YouTuber Giaco Whatever built a custom pneumatic cannon, and launched a NERF dart from it which achieved a speed of roughly MACH 2.3, or 2.3 times the speed of sound. While NERF darts are designed to, at best, sting a little, even a foam-body projectile will do quite a bit of damage going that speed.

Anyone want to try an guess the foot-poundage coming out of the muzzle on this one?

Check out more of Giaco Whatever’s videos on their YouTube channel here.

NERF John Wick

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Another video from the insanely-talented Corridor Digital, NERF John Wick combines the cinematography and combative styling of the John Wick films with more than a few NERF blasters.

It’s actually really entertaining, I swear.

Did Someone Say ‘Select Fire’ NERF Blaster?

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Regulator

NERF is releasing their first select fire blaster, the N-Strike Modulus Regulator. Powered by 4 ‘C’ batteries, the Regulator will feature single-fire, 3-round burst-fire, and full-auto fire modes, along with two tactical rails, and it will feed from standard NERF ‘dart clips’. It won’t be out until Fall of this year, so there’s a bit of time until we’ll see this on store shelves.

nerf.hasbro.com/en-us

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Custom NERF Rifle

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

AstonishingStudios – Working LEGO Replica NERF Maverick REV-6 Blaster

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Take a look at the video above, where YouTuber AstonishingStudios creates a replica of the NERF Maverick REV-6 Blaster, entirely of LEGO pieces. While that’s impressive enough, the resulting model not only actually fires, but fires real NERF foam darts.

You can check out more of AstonishingStudios’ work at www.youtube.com/channel/UCW-nTiduQso39qU-nwRLFnw

NERF Rebelle – CornerSight Blaster

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

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For those who don’t remember, NERF’s Rebelle line is a series of dart blasters and accessories aimed principally at the young girl market. It also happens to have some of the more unique blasters to come out in recent memory, such as the CornerSight blaster. Possibly inspired by the Israeli CornerShot weapon system, the NERF CornerSight features a barrel that can bend left or right, as well as mirrors that allow the shooter to fire around corners. The CornerSight fires 1 dart at a time, and can hold a total capacity of 4 darts, with storage for 2 additional darts.

Currently available wherever NERF Rebelle products are sold.

NERF TerraScout Now Available

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Terrascout

NERF’s TerraScout, the RC NERF blaster drone that was unveiled back in June, is now available in stores. The TerraScout is a blaster drone that features a 720p video camera, which can be controlled via an included remote; the remote features an integrated LCD screen for live viewing. An additional detail that has come to light is users can record the video feed onto an SSD card.

The drone itself comes complete with an 18-dart mag/clip, which it fires full-automatic, and is compatible with NERF N-Strike barrel extensions. It is also capable of traveling on (mostly) all terrain via its tank-like treads.

MSRP is still $200, so this one might have to wait until Christmas.

NERF N-Strike – Mastodon Mega Blaster

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

For when your current dakka is just not enough (and you can never have too much dakka), it never hurts to introduce a bigger gun with a large capacity. Such much the philosophy behind the development of NERF’s new N-Strike Mastodon Mega Blaster, because this thing is big, and it holds a health amount of mega-sized darts. The first ever motorized mega blaster developed by NERF, the Mastodon shoots MEGA Whistler darts out of a 24-round drum, distances of up to 100 ft.

nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/product/nerf-n-strike-mega-mastodon-blaster

World War NERF

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

World’s Largest NERF Gun

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Yeah, I want one.

NERF Terrascout

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Terrascout

NERF is upping the coolness factor of their N-Strike Elite series with the addition of the upcoming Terrascout RC Drone. The Terracout is a blaster drone that features a 720p video camera, which can be controlled via an included remote; the remote features an integrated LCD screen for live viewing.

The drone itself comes complete with an 18-dart mag/clip, which it fires full-automatic, and is compatible with NERF N-Strike barrel extensions. It is also capable of traveling on (mostly) all terrain via its tank-like treads.

The Terrascout won’t be released until this Fall, and it’s projected MSRP is $200, which is heavy for anything NERF related. It also features a hi-def on-board camera and is remote controlled, so the price is understandable.

I’m really looking forward to this one.

NERF Team Fortress

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

NERF Test Range

Friday, April 8th, 2016

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On the official NERF website, there’s a simple-if-fun flash game called ‘NERF Test Range’, where you can “try out” blasters from various NERF lines, including Zombie Strike and Badlands. It’s a good time killer for at least a few minutes, plus the theme track isn’t half bad.

nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/media/nerf-test-range

NERF Zombie Strike – Crosscut Blaster

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

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We just got one of the new Zombie Strike Crosscut blasters at TFB headquarters. It’s a 2-in-1 gun, part NERF, part spinning foam saw of doom; think a kid-friendly Lancer from Gears of War. The spinning saw action, as it is made of foam, doesn’t really hurt, but if you catch someone on the “blades” correctly, it can sting a tiny bit.

www.hasbro.com/en-ca/product/nerf-zombie-strike-crosscut-blaster

Hauck Toys – NERF Battle Racer

Friday, February 12th, 2016

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German toy company Hauck Toys has created the NERF Battle Racer, a pedal-powered cart with NERF branding and full support and storage for NERF blasters and accessories. It features multiple placeholders for NERF blasters and darts, an ergonomic molded seat, and a handbreak.

www.amazon.com/Hauck-Nerf-Battle-Racer-Ride/dp/B01BH92AG4

NERF Rebelle – Secrets & Spies Arrow Revolution Bow Blaster

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Bow

NERF’s girl-focused Rebelle line has really come onto its own with some pretty cool blaster designs, including the Secrets & Spies Arrow Revolution Bow Blaster. This blaster fires 6 whistling arrows up to 90 feet away, with an intergrated rotating quiver which autoloads a new arrow as the previous one is shot.

www.hasbro.com/en-us/product/nerf-rebelle-secrets-and-spies-arrow-revolution-bow-blaster

NERF Rival Zeus MXV-1200 – 108 Round Mod

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

NERF Blaster: Air Restriction Mechanism

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Usually, I’m pretty content with just showing off cool new NERF blasters without knowing the details of their operating mechanism, but this educational video from YouTube Channel engineerguy shows how a particular pistol-style NERF blaster functions. It’s actually pretty cool to see how this particular model works.

NERF Zombie Strike – Doominator

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Doominator

The Doominator is the latest blaster from NERF’s Zombie Strike line. A beast of a blaster, the Doominator features 4 flipping drums which are manually switched via the two-finger lever underneath the trigger guard. Each drum holds 6 darts, for a total of 24 darts when fully loaded. It’s a pump-action blaster; it comes with a grip that can screw into the 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock positions of the action to make cycling easier.

nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/product/nerf-zombie-strike-doominator-blaster

NERF Rival – Apollo XV-700

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

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NERF Rival is the latest line of NERF blasters, with a strong competitive theme in that each blaster and accessory is available in either a ‘Team Red’ or ‘Team Blue’ configuration (I’ll let you guess what colors are associated with each team). The blasters are also named after Greek gods, and they fire ball-shaped “high impact rounds” rather than the familiar darts.

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This particular gun, the Apollo XV-700, actually has a pretty cool set of features:

– Mechanical safety above the trigger guard
– Top mounted charging handle, reminiscent of the FAMAS
– Accessory rails (a bit smaller than Picatinny standard; trust me, I tried mounting an EOTech just for giggles)
– Seven-shot magazine, which seats within the pistol grip

Oh, and it kicks like a beast, at least by NERF standards, when it fires. Given the projectiles sport a 100 fps velocity, you’d figure it would have to have a pretty strong action.

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I only have two complaints:

1) The charging handle obscures the sight profile of the Apollo

2) There’s not a lot of grip room to place your off-hand, since the rear of the Apollo holds the spring assembly.

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The best part, though? They actually call the magazine a magazine. Now that’s what I call progress.

www.hasbro.com/en-us/brands/nerfrival

Star Wars VII NERF Blasters

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Last Friday, Hasbro released a few new Episode VII NERF blasters as part of the Force Friday toy release.

These were available at Toys-R-Us, but they should be available at other stores as well.

nerf.hasbro.com/en-us

NERF Rival Line – Behind The Scenes

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

I haven’t seen these yet, but I’ll have to pick up a few for myself. They look pretty interesting.

SDCC 2015 – Hasbro – NERF Doomlands

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

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The newest line of NERF blasters and melee weapons, Doomlands is looking really damn cool. Themed around a sort of apocalyptic Western setting takes place in the year 2169, the line is set to release starting August. The line consists of:

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The Swift Justice knife

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The Vagabond pump-action blaster

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The Vigilance tomahawk

The Lawbringer hammer-action blaster

NERF – Rebelle Secrets And Spies Secret Shot Blaster

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Secret Shot 1

The NERF Rebelle line is a line of NERF blasters for girls. One of the more interesting blasters in the line is the ‘Secrets and Spies’ Secret Shot Blaster. Designed to look like a “fashionable bag”, it unfolds into a 4-shot blaster. It reminds me of a Magpul FMG-9, with a bit of a P90 influence. Change it into a briefcase or something similar, color it black with orange accents, and it would be pretty good for boys as well.

Secret Shot 2

It can be bought most places where NERF guns are sold.

www.hasbro.com/en-us/product/nerf-rebelle-secrets-and-spies-secret-shot-blaster-purple