As is tradition, Hasbro puts out various exclusive scoops with different media outlets leading up to Toy Fair. This year, we start with Gamespot. Which is appropriate, because the newest Nerf line is based on weapons in the Halo universe!
After the lackluster start that was the Ultra One, Hasbro is expanding the line farther. This time, the Ultra Two is hitting shelves, right before Toy Fair. It still has some design flaws, one of which can be rectified with slight modification. Nevertheless, I find it an improvement in both fun and performance. If you were waiting to jump on the Ultra train, the Two might convince you to give it a try. Might.
A friend recently pointed me to a sale best buy was doing on the newest Deadpool X-Force Kronos. Being a fan of Deadpool, the rival Kronos, and chimichangas (in that order) I felt obligated to acquire one, especially since it had gone down in price significantly. This collectors item is everything I wanted, with some neat surprises.
As some of you may know, I’ve posted a few things written by another Brian, one that I go to various games with quite often. Long story short, I finally got off my butt and added him as our newest writer!
I still need to update a few things on the website, but he’ll have free reign to write to his heart’s desire. Could be serious. Could be snarky. You’ll just have to wait and see.
At the end of last year, an interesting alternative to painting and hydrodipping appeared. Blastr Wrapz are vinyl adhesive decals designed to match the outside of several blasters and magazines. For someone looking to customize their blaster but low on time and/or artistic talent, it’s a really cool option. And if you do have an eye for art, you can customize things even more on their website.
Firstly, I have to give major credit to Foam Focus, They’re checking things out at Spielwarenmesse (Nuremberg Toy Fair), and putting out great posts on their social media about it! See their Facebook and Instagram pages and follow them!
To the main story of the weekend: D-Dart debuted their Tempest this past year, popping up in Target and other retailers. I gave it a mixed review, noting the cool concept but also the lack of power and compatibility with common darts. However, they’re expanding the line in cool new ways that improve on the original design!