Xshot Skins Flux ReviewJune 26, 2022
This past week, Xshot officially launched the Skins series of blasters, with both a booth at Vidcon and a presence at Jared’s Epic Blaster Battle. I, of course, might have snagged some early Dread blasters beforehand. The rest, though, I had to wait for Target to officially have in stock.
The Flux, for all intents and purposes, is the paintable version of the Kickback/Recoil. Which isn’t a bad thing at all. Between excellent performance and the tactile addition of a moving slide, the Flux makes for a great experience for the price.
Dart Zone Announces New Pro Blasters!June 24, 2022
The article may be a bit late, but such is life working overtime!
Over the past three days, we’ve seen images, teaser videos, and more; at long last, Dart Zone unveiled their updates to the Dart Zone Pro line on social media. For traditional primaries, the DZP Mk1.2 updates the looks and functionality of the springer platform. The Mk2.1, meanwhile, goes slightly larger and trades the speedloaders for removable, grip-fed magazines. Both are due later this fall on Amazon. Let’s take a look!
Adventure Force Blitz 6 ReviewJune 21, 2022
Sooner or later, the Adventure Force Destroyer (known all other places as the Xshot Reflex) had to be replaced. This year, it is (presumably) supplanted by the Blitz 6, a new pistol from Buzz Bee Toys. And despite Buzz Bee’s usual penchant for undersized ergonomics, the Blitz 6 ends up being a strong, comfortable blaster for all ages.
Nerf Elite 2.0 Motoblitz ReviewJune 16, 2022
It’s been a while since Hasbro made a blaster that had multiple functions, decent performance, and a nice price point. For those who tinker, it even offers a ton of modding potential (that part, while nice, is out of the scope of the review score). I speak of the Motoblitz, a bullpup-style blaster featuring a front-mounted, air-powered shotgun. It hits the Elite standard, has a neat secondary function, feels great to use, and it possibly the best Nerf offering this year (barring some unforeseen release).
Xshot Skins Dread ReviewJune 13, 2022
Xshot went a somewhat different route this year with their blasters. Four blasters will be featured in the Skins line, with various paint schemes ranging from graffiti to Sonic the Hedgehog! The possibilities for promotion with this line are endless, but it helps if the base blaster works as intended.
Two of the Dread blasters were sitting on a Target shelf this past weekend, for some reason, and I had to pick them up. Between the new darts, new paint jobs, and slightly new blasters, they needed a look. And so far, they look fantastic.
Nerf Ultra Strike ReviewJune 11, 2022
The Ultra line has come a long way after all its initial faults. It’s like modern-day video game releases; there were plenty of bugs and issues at the beginning, and things took a long time to get patched. For those using Pro blasters or standard darts (and let’s be honest, why would you use any full-lengths besides waffle tips and their relatives?), blasters like the Ultra Strike ultimately won’t matter. Judged by its own merits, though, the Ultra Strike is one of, if not the best, Ultra blasters out there. If only cheap, accurate ammo was more accessible.
Nerf Elite 2.0 Motoblitz Flywheel Cage Online!June 8, 2022
What’s this guy doing, not reviewing blasters? Well, he’s busy modding, modeling, and doing general community service!
Flywheel cage stl files are online on Thingiverse, for those wanting to mod their Motoblitz blasters, now that they’re appearing on shelves. You’ll need to make a few shell cuts (mainly the stock dart guide ridges, and part of one mounting post). But for most cages, the motors fit in the shell without cutting. Can’t say that applies if you want to use motor boards, large diameter wire, or messy soldering joints. But we at least have a proper starting point!