Nerf Elite 2.0 Motoblitz Flywheel Cage Online!

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!

Nerf Elite 2.0 Ranger Review

Author’s note: I found mine at ToysRUs Canada. Once it appears on US shelves, I will update the price information!

I’m unsure of a good niche for the Elite 2.0 Ranger. As far as stock blasters go, it’s perfectly serviceable. Five shots, pump-action priming, and slamfire are all in the package. It hits typical Elite ranges, as well. Even so, it sits in a weird, in-between place – especially when so many revolvers with five or more shots exist, with comparable performance for less money. Will kids enjoy it? Of course. Is it the best option? Debateable.

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Nerf Dinosquad Armorstrike Review

The Armorstrike has me conflicted. On one hand, it captures the spirit of Dinosquad, with a fun shell and design aesthetic. On the other hand, the blaster is inferior to the previous version of this type (the Dragonpower Emberstrike), with a faulty slam-fire mechanism and some odd design decisions. Until the slam-fire gets fixed, the blaster isn’t worth the money.

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Adventure Force Spiral Blast Review

Buzz Bee Toys usually has a new soaker each year, be it a derivative of a previous model or something new. In the case of the Adventure Force Spiral Blast, it’s a bit of both. Buzz Bee usually has some pump-to-shoot models – that part isn’t new. Here, though, there’s an interesting mechanism for producing the “Spiral Blast”. At the very least, it makes for an entertaining soaker for the kids, while still competing with most things currently in the market.

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Dart Zone Announces the Max Dictator and AF Deuce Pro!

This past weekend, in conjunction with the 3rd Foam Pro Tour qualifier, Drac and Dart Zone officially revealed to new blasters. The Deuce Pro is a revolver, while the Dictator is an updated Conquest Pro. Let’s take a peek!

Credits to Spam, Dart Zone, and several others for the pics currently circulating through the NIC!

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We’re Still Here!

Sorry for the lack of posts in…20 days? Holy crap!

It’s been busy around here. Whether bouncing between games, working, or helping my wife as she gets ready for both major grad school milestones and flying home to see family. So I’m behind on posting news and reviews. One more week, though, and I’m at least *relatively* in the clear, and can go back into overdrive to make up for lost time.

In the meantime, I have footage from many recent events up on Youtube!

Splatrball SRB 375M Gel Ball Blaster Review

Not everything has to be a “rifle”. Flinging projectiles at friends takes many forms, and sometimes you just want to dump in some rounds and go. That’s what the SRB 375M is for.

It doesn’t have the capacity of larger, magazine-fed blasters. Instead, the SRB 375M is the “machine pistol” of the Splatrball lineup, dumping rounds from a hopper. Is it as viable as other blasters in the line? Depends on how close you can get. Is it still lots of fun? Of course!

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