If you’re at all familiar with online influencers, you’ve probably heard of Ryan’s World; last I checked, Ryan Kaji ranked as the highest-paid Youtube star, making $30 million dollars. With licensing deals on toys, clothes, video games, and more, it was only a matter of time before “older” kids’ toys entered the fray, and blasters are a large market.
I managed to find all the blasters in the line at local Target stores (this line is exclusive there in the US). While I wasn’t expecting much, It turns out the line is actually quite good for the price, assuming you either love or don’t mind the Ryan motif present on everything. In the case of the Ryan vs Combo Panda kit, a pair of high-performing revolvers for $20 is nothing to sneeze at!
Author’s note: this early review is thanks to a free sample sent by Dart Zone. Thanks for the blaster!
Monolith: something having a uniform, massive, redoubtable, or inflexible quality or character.
Does that fit this blaster? Is it a bastion of the blaster world, taking on all challengers? Not quite, but for the price, it’s pretty good.
On paper, the Siege-50 should be good. It’s a pump action, slam-fire blaster holding 50 rounds, and shaped for running and gunning. It fires the new Hyper ammo at the advertised velocities. And it’s the only Hyper blaster with a hop-up tab, so rounds should go straight, right?
Well, not everything is a winner. And despite what’s on paper, a lot of times the Siege just doesn’t work as advertised.
Author’s note: all of the Hyper blasters were sent for free by Hasbro for review. Thanks, guys!
The introduction of a new blaster line almost always has a “must-have” or flagship blaster. NStrike Elite had the Hailfire. Mega debuted with the Centurion. Even Rival saw an initial focus on the Zeus, and followed the progression of electronic blasters that came after.
Hyper has the Mach-100 filling that role. It’s the size and shape of a Rival Perses. Unfortunately, however, the Perses (even with less ammo) is preferable.
Author’s note: all the upcoming Hyper blasters were sent by Hasbro for free for review purposes. Thanks, guys!
At last, Hyper is arriving, due on shelves at the end of June. With it come the inevitable questions. Is the performance superior to Rival? Are the blasters really competitive? Does the initial lineup justify the introduction of a new ammo type?
The answer, after the dust settles, is rather inconclusive. There’s certainly potential, but I’m not as hyped for Hyper as I could be. At the very least, though, the Rush-40 makes a solid argument due to size and capacity.
Hey readers! I know there’s big news this week, with Nerf Hyper and everything else (I was even in my hotel room yesterday on an influencer conference call). I’ll be posting reviews, game footage, and more soon enough.
However, I’m going to worry about getting back home first. The wife and I have had a lovely time in the US Virgin Islands, and we have maybe a day and a half of turnaround before I take her to the airport again.
I’ll try to have something up Friday. But if I don’t, you know what’s going on.
Have fun blasting out there, and stay safe!