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NERF – N-Strike Infinus

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

NERF blasters have been getting pretty creative as of late, and the latest edition to the N-Strike line, the Infinus, is no exception. A fairly bulky design, the Infinus comes with a detachable 30-round drum, and has top mounted N-Strike rails for the attachment of accessories. What makes the Infinus unique, and where it gets its name, is the motorized Speed-Load technology which will load individual darts into the drum via a loading port that’s built into the receiver. Check out the commercial below to see this feature in action.

nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/product/nerf-n-strike-elite-infinus

NERF Rival – Overwatch Reaper Wight Edition Blaster

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

There have been some licensed NERF blasters in the past, although the only instance that immediately comes to mind is Star Wars-themed blasters. So, it’s not completely surprising that Overwatch, a game with a lot of unique firearms, is now getting a NERF blaster in the Reaper Wight Edition Blaster. As the name implies, this blaster is stylized after Reaper’s Hellfire shotguns, and as it’s part of the Rival series, it’ll shoot the spherical Rival projectiles, of which it can hold 8, instead of the traditional darts.

A D.Va blaster will also be released, modeled after the character’s sidearm.

Both of these blasters don’t have a definitive release date, but look for them to reach store shelves sometime in 2019.

Tested – Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: 1000 Shot NERF Blaster

Friday, June 8th, 2018

It seems like the Rival series blasters are the ones to build mods for, because here’s another capacity mod, this time courtesy of special effects designer and former co-host of Mythbusters Adam Savage. Within a single day, Adam not only creates a slick-looking, if bulky, 1000-shot magazine/hopper, but also installs a bipod and an offset electronic optic. It’s honestly like a NERF Bren, turned up to 11.

You can check out more of Tested’s videos on their YouTube channel.

Captain Xander – NERF Rival Minigun

Monday, January 15th, 2018

A year of effort by YouTuber Captain Xander went into the creation of a NERF Rival minigun which is capable of firing 20 projectiles a second, and feeds from a backpack with a capacity of 2000 rounds. The video’s relatively lengthy, but seeing everything from the process to the test fire is worth the watch.

NERF Rival – Flashlight Grip

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

One thing I appreciate about the more recent NERF products is the mimicry of furniture and features found on actual firearms, like accessory rails and optics, or in the case of this NERF Rival accessory, a combination flashlight and foregrip. Called the ‘Flashlight Grip’, this particular foregrip features a quick-release camlock, and features an LED light powered by 3 AAA batteries. The lumens aren’t mentioned, but at $15, I’m guessing it’s not that bright. Still, a pretty cool addition to the Rival line, all the same.

www.hasbro.com/en-us/product/nerf-rival-flashlight-grip

AstonishingStudios – Popsicle Stick NERF Blaster

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

YouTube channel AstonishingStudios combines two of my favorite things: DIY projects and NERF guns, to create a working NERF blaster which is constructed using, along with a syringe and adhesive, Popsicle sticks.

You can check out more of AstonishingStudios’ projects at their YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCW-nTiduQso39qU-nwRLFnw

Reminder: NERF Rival Apollo XV-700 Star Wars Mandalorian Edition Blaster And Face Mask

Friday, August 25th, 2017

I’m not the biggest fan of store exclusive variants, but GameStop is currently offering a pre-order for a NERF Rival Apollo XV-700 Blaster with an exclusive Mandalorian paint job, and a matching mask.

The NERF Rival line consists of various unique blasters that fire foam spheres rather than darts, and feed from translucent magazines. The Rival in the name comes from the fact that the blasters in the series are generally available in either solid blue or red colors, signifying opposite teams. While I would have liked to see a more Mandalorian-inspired face mask, all the same, this is a cool release if you’re into NERF and Star Wars.

The release date for the Mandalorian Apollo XV-700 w/ Face Mask is November 17th of this year, coinciding with the release of ‘Star Wars: Battlefront 2’.

You can pre-order the blaster at www.gamestop.com/collectibles/toys/nerf-rival-apollo-xv-700-star-wars-mandalorian-edition-blaster-and-face-mask-only-at-gamestop/147524.

Giaco Whatever – NERF Bomb

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

It’s activated from a distance, and it shoots 11/12 darts in an outward spread pattern. It’s Giaco Whatever’s NERF Bomb, and it’s featured in a bonus action movie at the end.

You can check out more of Giaco Whatever’s videos on his YouTube channel here.

NERF Rival – ‘Nemesis MXVII-10K Blaster’

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

NERF Rival is a sub-brand of NERF that features blasters that fire ball-shaped projectiles rather than the traditional darts. The Nemesis MXVII-10K blaster is the largest blaster yet offered in the Rival series, with a large, 100-round gravity feed hopper. It’s also fully automatic, because with a capacity that large, why wouldn’t it be?

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

NERF AccuStrike Series

Monday, May 29th, 2017

NERF’s new AccuStrike series blasters, a sub-brand of the modular N-Strike series, features ‘Elite’ darts, which look to have a rifled tip.

This particular blaster, the Alphahawk, features a revolving 5-dart drum, is compatible with select N-Strike accessories, and comes with 10 darts.

nerf.hasbro.com/en-us

NERF Rival Apollo XV-700 Star Wars Mandalorian Edition Blaster And Face Mask

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

I’m not the biggest fan of store exclusive variants, but GameStop is currently offering a pre-order for a NERFRival Apollo XV-700 Blaster with an exclusive Mandalorian paint job, and a matching mask.

The NERF Rival line consists of various unique blasters that fire foam spheres rather than darts, and feed from translucent magazines. The Rival in the name comes from the fact that the blasters in the series are generally available in either solid blue or red colors, signifying opposite teams. While I would have liked to see a more Mandalorian-inspired face mask, all the same, this is a cool release if you’re into NERF and Star Wars.

The release date for the Mandalorian Apollo XV-700 w/ Face Mask is November 17th of this year, coinciding with the release of ‘Star Wars: Battlefront 2’.

You can pre-order the blaster at www.gamestop.com/collectibles/toys/nerf-rival-apollo-xv-700-star-wars-mandalorian-edition-blaster-and-face-mask-only-at-gamestop/147524.

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

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 Team Fortress

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

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