I originally hadn’t planned on attending this event, due to the need for registering a team of four players, being from much farther away, and not knowing if I’d even be free. However, things worked out, I filled in as a fourth on a team in need, and I got to do Battle Royale with dart blasters in a large park!
Is it my favorite game type? No. Was I in the shape necessary for being out in the heat for hours, and running when needed? Also no. But was it fun to try? Heck yes! More down below.
Yes, my wife puts up with me wanting pictures sometimes.
Anyway, if the regular Adventure Force Nexus Pro isn’t quite your style, Walmart.com is listing and shipping both gold and alternate camo versions! Expect the same performance as before. Know that you will be paying extra for the limited edition blasters ($70 total for the gold, $60 for the camo), but if you collect blasters or want a performance one with better looks, then these will fit the bill!
Before we return to regularly scheduled news and reviews, here’s one more announcement! Hasbro Pulse Con was a success last year, with an online stream announcing new products, interviewing designers and other interesting figures. So, they’re doing the same thing this year!
Returning October 22-23, 2021 and livestreamed exclusively on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube Channel, Hasbro Pulse Con promises fans the best in entertainment and toys, showcasing programming based on its iconic fan brands: G.I. JOE, Magic: The Gathering, NERF, Power Rangers, Transformers, Dungeons & Dragons, Ghostbusters, Fortnite, Marvel and Star Wars™.
Jackie Jennings returns as host and joins new co-host Khleo Thomas. Fans can expect special guest appearances by the cast of Power Rangers Dino Fury as well: Russell Curry (Red Ranger), Kai Moya (Blue Ranger), Hunter Deno (Pink Ranger), Tessa Rao (Green Ranger), Chance Perez (Black Ranger) and Jordon Fite (Gold Ranger).
If you like, here’s the sizzle reel:
Nerf likes to sell reskinned blasters as exclusives at various stores, and Amazon is no exception. In the case of Ultra, we have a new version of the Amp called the Focus. If you’ve read our previous review, then the basics are all the same. The Focus, however, comes with a larger magazine, a stock with magazine storage, and the new Ultra Accustrike darts. As a package, it’s quite good. And it’s probably the Ultra blaster I’d run consistently in a Humans v Zombies game, should inexpensive Ultra Accustrike ammo ever exist.
With the wild success of the Adventure Force Nexus Pro (and subsequently the Aeon Pro), it was only a matter of time before Dart Zone had high performance blasters on the shelves of other retailers. Target had previously carried the Dart Zone Pro line on their website. Now, however, they have Dart Zone Max blasters and darts on shelves, starting with the Stryker.
If you’ve used a Nexus Pro, then the Stryker isn’t, well, strikingly different. But a different flavor of a great blaster is still a great thing!