As many of you may have already noticed, most of the press info has gone live across the board for the various Nerf products. Some have previously been disclosed (or already been released and reviewed), others not until now. For the sake of keeping it all in one place, we’re just going to make a massive post, with links to the various bits of info. Here we go!
This is another announcement that isn’t a surprise, if you’ve spent decent amounts of time browsing the internet, or noticed things like official Stephen Curry Super Soaker-themed shoes. Even so, details have been sketchy up to this point. However, we now have a press release on the next line Hasbro is showing at Toy Fair, along with some nice details. They’re Target exclusives in the US. And they’re under $20!
Buzz Bee Toys isn’t a company that shies away from unique blaster experiences. Last year’s Blow Blaster was a fun toy for just $5. This spring, the Sling Shot provides a similarly unique experience for the same price point. Is it useful for a Nerf war? Debatable. Is it fun to use and perfect with practice? Definitely.
(So far, this appears to be a Dollar General exclusive)
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.