Part of Buzz Bee’s moves against Nerf’s dominance has been to get into the Mega business. The one aspect of Mega blasting that Nerf has failed to impact on is clip (mag)-based Megas, since their only clip (mag) Mega, the Centurion, was heavily flawed on release. Buzz Bee has jumped into the Mega game led by their clip (mag) fed flagship, the Tyrant. Coming with a 12 dart Mega clip (mag) and a range claim of 80ft, does the Tyrant have what it takes to challenge Nerf’s Megas?
A colossal name, but an average water blaster.
The Colossus 2, a Water Warriors original and sequel to its first-generation ‘Colossus,’ is colossal in stature, but our experts found little to “write home about” with its overall functionality, sustainability and features. The Colossus 2, engineered by the Buzz Bee line of water soakers, a parent to the Water Warriors series, has a good upside but too many questions left our team unsure of its performance down the road.
The Powerbolt Belt Blaster is a fun, high capacity blast. And it looks sweet!
After using the Covert Ops Scorpion from Dart Zone, and loving every second of it, I couldn’t help but want to get my hands on the Powerbolt Belt Blaster! Just by looking at it quick, it looks like a version 2 of the Scorpion, but with a pump action shooting instead of motor based. While the pump action may require more work, and have less accurate shots over a distance, on the upside it does offer more of a stealth approach then the Scorpion, making it more fitting of the “Covert Ops” name. But despite this, is that enough to offset that it’s accuracy is below par to what we would expect?
From Dart Zone:
The Powerbolt Belt Blaster fires 18 foam darts up to 80 feet! This rapid-fire blaster uses handle pump-action to blast super darts fast and far. The Powerbolt Belt Blaster comes with 2 ammo belts and 36 Super Darts. Includes:
- 1 Powerbolt Belt Blaster
- 36 Super Darts
- 2 Ammo-Belts
- Shoots up to 80 feet
- Great for ages 8+
- Sold exclusively at Target & Target.com.
Why go the traditional route when choosing your blaster? With all the possibilities out there, for some just going to the store and buying the top selling item is not enough, which is why there are tons of modders! And we thank you all for the great work you have done! However, for some, even just mods aren’t enough, they have to re-invent the wheel… or uh… blaster. In this case, “ZaziNombies”, who is an expert with LEGO creations, has a hobby of recreating items from popular video games, like the Fallout Fat Man, the Destiny Telesto, and many more. Most of these items use a few thousand pieces, their sizes are to-scale (which can be pretty large), are decently weighted for just little plastic pieces, and are incredibly creative. LEGO really can be used to create anything. Okay, stop all the praise already, let’s just see the work already!
Several of the Rebelle line’s blasters are modified versions of blasters from other lines. The Rebelle Rapid Red owes much to the Elite Stryfe, naturally with Rebelle style and flair. Incidentally, the Stryfe has had a significant number of variants made. How does the Rapid Red stack up against the plethora of N-Strike/Elite flywheeler blasters?
As you may be aware, Blaster Hub is running on WordPress, and there has been a recent update allowing for easy embedding of posts! We jumped right on it, as another way to share our content with the world! This is a great feature, since other WordPress users can embed the post, just by copy/pasting the URL into their own site, but if you are not a WordPress user, there is still an embed code that can be used on any site. To make things better, it even comes with a generated script to re-size your embed for whatever content is display, and at any size it needs to fit into. Want to start embedding? Click the Share button in the top right corner of this page, then select “Embed Post” from the drop-down list. A list with both embed options listed here will then pop up for you. To get to that menu quick, click here. Embedding works great for any posts, a page of content, and even in the forums! What are you waiting for, start sharing the fun!
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One of the biggest developments of 2013 was Nerf releasing hammer-action blasters, the Hammershot and Sweet Revenge. Prior to these, there were very few one-handable pistol sized blasters, and those usually had several flaws. I immediately liked what I saw with the Sweet Revenge, and bought it as soon as it became available here in Australia.