TNTina is a character in Fortnite…playable? Boss character? Person that goes on a poster to look good? What do I know; I don’t play the game!
Anyway, apparently when you have a popular character with a fun in-game weapon, Nerf will make their own version. In this case, Hasbro also gets to have their semi-regular bow blaster release. Is it practical? Not really. But is it fun to use? Absolutely!
Five Below never fails to have interesting (if cheap) things pop up from time to time, be it Alpha Strike Uppercuts or offbrand oddities. It’s the latter in this case.
The “Hero” blasters have offered cheap blasting thrills in red and blue for a few years now, with varying small blasters. This time, however, it shoots Rival! Is it worth the $5 price? For most, not likely. However, if you enjoy tearing apart blasters, it may be worth a peek.
Dinosaurs have been one of the big trends in toys over the past two years, and both Nerf and Xshot have released dinosaur-themed product lines. The response from Dart Zone is…an old blaster with a dino scope?
Admittedly, this feels like a case where Walmart Canada asked for a blaster, got shown something, and asked if a dinosaur could be added. Nevertheless, the Dinoblitz is still a Blitzfire at heart, and a great blaster for the price.
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: