Hasbro Pulse Con 2021 Announced!

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 ChannelHasbro Pulse Con promises fans the best in entertainment and toys, showcasing programming based on its iconic fan brands: G.I. JOEMagic: The GatheringNERFPower RangersTransformersDungeons & DragonsGhostbustersFortniteMarvel 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).

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Nerf Aliens Pulse Rifle Announced for Preorder!

Yes, you read that right. Hasbro just surprised us all with a Nerf version of the M41-A Pulse Rifle. While no actual blasters are on hand (only renders), the announcement comes with far more detail than expected. The preordering window is limited (through October 2021), so let’s get to the details!

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Nerf Cat Catnip Disc Blaster Review

Nerf Dog has been a thing for years now. At last, cats can join in on the fun? Admittedly, this isn’t exactly a flagship product – at $15, it’s relatively cheap, but if you cat is actually active, it might be worth it.

Note that this is a Petco exclusive!

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Nerf Ultra Focus Review

Nerf likes to sell reskinned blasters as exclusives at various stores, and Amazon is no exception. In the case of Ultra, we have a new version of the Amp called the Focus. If you’ve read our previous review, then the basics are all the same. The Focus, however, comes with a larger magazine, a stock with magazine storage, and the new Ultra Accustrike darts. As a package, it’s quite good. And it’s probably the Ultra blaster I’d run consistently in a Humans v Zombies game, should inexpensive Ultra Accustrike ammo ever exist.

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Dart Zone Max Stryker Review

With the wild success of the Adventure Force Nexus Pro (and subsequently the Aeon Pro), it was only a matter of time before Dart Zone had high performance blasters on the shelves of other retailers. Target had previously carried the Dart Zone Pro line on their website. Now, however, they have Dart Zone Max blasters and darts on shelves, starting with the Stryker.

If you’ve used a Nexus Pro, then the Stryker isn’t, well, strikingly different. But a different flavor of a great blaster is still a great thing!

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Nerf Roblox Pulse Laser Review

Adapting video game models to real life is always a challenge. Even more so when the IP involved is famous for being, well, blocky. The Nerf Roblox Pulse Laser is a great example of this. Based off a weapon in the “Arsenal” game within the Roblox experience, it’s been adapted into a semi-auto dart blaster.

It’s not the most ergonomic of blasters for regular use. But if you’re looking for a fun project blaster, then it’s the blaster for you.

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Adventure Force Equalizer Review

Buzz Bee has quite a few blasters appearing at Walmart this fall. As always, Buzz Bee is doing a great job with the sidearms, and the Adventure Force Equalizer is no exception. This year’s replacement for the Wizard/Clash Combat, it aims for a thinner blaster for the same performance and price (two blasters for $10), and succeeds. If you need blasters to holster, or spares to loan at stock wars, this set will equalize the playing field.

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