Suffice it to say, the opinions on the Spectrum expressed last year still stand. However, not only has it been released in a new color, but the Spectrum is also $5 cheaper on the shelf. Given just how good it is…it’s worth at least a short post to highlight the occasion.
The biggest difference, of course, is the red color. Adventure Force blasters have seen exclusive color appearances before; on the soaker side of things, some could be ordered in red online. This time around, however, the red is only on shelves, and is only $20 for all the same features.
Performance still remains the same, with launch speeds in the upper 90s (and a couple shots breaking 100fps). The blaster still accepts all the same aftermarket 3d printed pieces that have been designed for it.
If anything, the only real difference I can spot is inside the blaster. The jam door switch has been reoriented, and there is now a plastic cover for retaining both it and the wiring. That cover, at least, will help in organizing new wiring for those of us that modify our blasters.
This is seriously a great deal; I have a hard time even remembering when the Nerf Elite Stryfe was $20. Now, in 2021, it’s been supplanted for the same price by a competitor. If your Walmart has them on the shelf, go ahead and grab one. It’s a must-have for any collection, and especially for those just starting to fling foam with their friends.