Rival Returns: New Blasters and Accu-Rounds Are Coming!

Well, Walmart let the cat out of the bag: Rival isn’t finished yet! After this year’s Curve Shot series, Hasbro is pivoting towards more accurate Rival, with a tweaked round that works in all Rival blasters. Interestingly, they list very specific claims and testing procedures on the back of the box to show the improved accuracy of the rounds. The blasters also come with adjustable sights and “optimized barrels”, whatever that means. I’m sure they’ll have them on display at Toy Fair next year…assuming they don’t make a surprise appearance on shelves early next year. Follow the links and see the blasters! There’s a single shot pistol, a pistol with an eight round internal magazine, and a primary-style blaster with a magazine well, pump grip, and stock.