I’ve been busy with so many wedding related things, but I managed to sneak away this past weekend to treat myself (in place of ye olde bachelor party). After spending Friday driving (and raiding every Ollie’s Bargain Outlet on the way for discounted Vortex ammo), I played with a large and friendly group of people, then came home.
Keep going for some pictures and video but be sure to check out all the photos at the Maryland Nerf Herders Facebook page!
During a recent search, I found out that not only is the Nerf Rival NiMH pack for the Nemesis/Khaos/Hera no longer in production, but it’s only available at stupidly high prices. As such, a replacement was needed for those who want the benefits, but aren’t worried about modifying their blasters. I can think of several instances, from those simply wanting stock performance without spending on Alkalines to arenas in need of a replacement. As such, I designed a conversion kit for plugging a Sub-C NiMH pack into the blaster. More details down below. (Link to the files HERE on Thingiverse)
Suffice it to say, the opinions on the Spectrum expressed last year still stand. However, not only has it been released in a new color, but the Spectrum is also $5 cheaper on the shelf. Given just how good it is…it’s worth at least a short post to highlight the occasion.
We may not have Toy Fair this year, but several companies are showing off new toys for the year anyway (even if it means just doing Zoom meetings online). Earlier this week, I got a peek at several new things from Zing and Hog Wild Toys. Of those, we have two fun bows coming up…and that’ll just be the start of all the fun they put on shelves in 2021.
It’s not often you get a response from companies trying to figure out why things aren’t working, or to send out more samples. That did happen, however, after the initial review for the Electro Surge. I got an email from Boley (the manufacturer), not only asking to send out samples from other stores (in this case, from California), but looking for batch info to help determine what happened. The end result was getting three more blasters in the mail to try out. (I may have also remembered to buy one myself from a completely different state while out and about in the middle of the week)
Admittedly, I have some bias here after the initial negative review. But assuming the suspected lubrication issues are taken care of, the Electro Surge (when operational) is a fun option for $10.
Over the weekend, as part of Valentine activities, I brought my fiancee down to the Dillard’s Clearance Center in Cincinnati, to enjoy herself for the afternoon. However, instead of torturing myself for hours, I got to run over to Foam Warriorz NKY to see how business was going even with a pandemic. It appears so far, so good, especially when opening the entire arena space and being attentive to various protocols.