It’s the end of the year, with holiday sales kicking into high gear and people wanting to know what to buy. However, before we go anywhere near the cliché Top 10 lists or anything like that, I thought I’d peek at a few things we have yet to see. Some things could hit shelves by surprise before Christmas, and others might not appear until the first of the year – or even Toy Fair 2020.
Buzz Bee has made a significant push this year on Walmart shelves, with several items under the Adventure Force line. One of them, the Max Morpher, is a unique, folding blaster that’s clearly meant for younger kids. I personally am not a fan of the blaster, but it remains an interesting piece of engineering. It also has great performance and replay value for young children. It’s probably not going to be the enthusiasts’ choice, but for parents? It’s a perfectly fine option.
Buzz Bee Toys has had a successful run of Nerf-compatible springers. Starting with the Ultra-Tek line, they made a major move towards compatibility, improving the blasters all along the way. This process has continued, from the Champion to the Reaper, and onwards to the Tactical Storm and other blasters.
Now, with the 2019 product line in full swing, we have things like the Revolution. It’s not as game-changing as the name would suggest, but it doesn’t need to be. If you need an inexpensive, powerful, and reliable mag-fed spring blaster, the Revolution is a great choice. Even if you have adult hands!
Well, this was a fun time! I managed to make it out to St. Peters, MO for an overnight HvZ game that was well worth it. Mall Mutation Madness Hardcore was a blast the first year. It was even better this time around! Footage and pictures below!
Special thanks to the FRAG Society for putting on this event!
The “Panther” name is a classic one among NIC modders – the original Buzz Bee blaster with that name was a tiny pistol with a huge air tank for its size. Later models may have shrunk the tank, but the original holds a special place.
Now, Buzz Bee has elected to use that name for another tiny pistol. This time, it’s a tiny springer that aims to displace the Jolt and other similar toys. And at least in price and performance, it exceeds that standard.
There are a series of designs that have cycled through various brands. As best as I can tell, the original creator in China was Feng Jia Toys, but these blaster have appeared under that brand, World Tech Toys, and various other labels. Now, for this holiday season, the Maxx Action line has a bunch of blasters available at Kohl’s, including one I haven’t seen in the US before. It’s called the Defender, and it’s a decent blaster – it just seems to have a higher price than I can justify for an “off-brand”. On sale, though, it might be worth a look.
Because it’s kinda important news for a lot of people, Endwar has officially announced the dates for next year’s game at Penn State University!
Quoting the Facebook post:
Good afternoon EndWarriors, while you can expect a formal event page to go up soon with the usual bells and whistles, for those of you scheduling international flights or planning routes otherwise, we are excited to give your calendars a little way-point.
While our staff is hard at work getting hotel deals and speaking with Penn State about possible on-site accommodations, we want you to be aware that we have locked into the long weekend of June 26th, 27th, and 28th for EndWar 2020.
We’ve got a lot of information to share in the coming months but we encourage you all to stay limber and warm as the weather chills and we quietly put together a game that’s truly…out of this world.