Umarex, the world’s largest producer of various air guns, airsoft guns, and replica firearms, dipped their toes into foam blasting with the Rekt Op Four and Op Six CO2-powered blasters. (Admittedly, my OP Six is still sitting in the basement, in need of testing). They planned to expand the line with the Jury…but then the pandemic happened, along with the associated manufacturing and shipping difficulties.
Now, however, the Jury is not only being released, but in a suprise move is already available for sale! Let’s take a look – and stick around to the end for a link to a giveaway!
It’s not a comic movie without merchandise, and The Batman is no exception. We don’t always get foam-flinging tie-ins, but when we do, they’re worth a look.
The Gauntlet won’t be setting any performance records. Far from it! But for the kid who wants to be Batman during playtime, it’s a nifty addition to the collection.
The Xshot Chaos Orbit has been a neat, if not always viable, ball blaster. Initial production issues aside, it was a solid CQB blaster, with a 14 ball internal magazine and pump action. However, ineffective hop-up limited its usefulness.
With the brand new Faze Clan-branded variant (the Ragequit), the platform has finally matured. It feeds reliably, fires reliably, and has the ranges it’s been missing. All that, plus a clear shell? If you haven’t already added one to the arsenal, there isn’t a better time!
Xshot’s Chaos series of ball blasters has stagnated a bit. After the first appearance in 2019, Xshot has proceeded to release them in different versions, with the Royale Edition in 2020 and now a FaZe Clan promotional version in 2022. The new versions now feature clear plastic shells with red highlights, which makes for a great look. Even so, one has to wonder when actual “new” blaster will be coming out.
It’s that time of year, when the Christmas stuff gets moved out, and the spring toys slowly move in! As usual, Walmart has various blasters appearing under the Adventure Force line – some from Dart Zone/Prime Time Toys, some from Buzz Bee Toys, and still others from other companies. Let’s look at what’s coming, shall we?
Nerf LMTD preorders keep on appearing…even if not all of the first one (the Amphan Pulse Rifle) have appeared yet. This time, we have Boba Fett’s blaster rifle, serving as a nice tie-in with the Disney+ show “The Book of Boba Fett”. $110 for a unique collector’s item? Might be worth it, if you’re a superfan. Let’s take a look.
The Bug Hunter came out of left field, quite frankly. A blaster company suddenly making a salt gun? It was odd. Even so, the Bug Hunter is one of the more interesting offerings from Buzz Bee Toys, if only because it does so many things right. It’s a novelty, but it makes me wonder if Buzz Bee could make their regular blasters match it in quality and comfort.