We have a few update on future products and projects, thanks to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Hasbro appears to have two product lines registered for trademarks, and Dart Zone has had several blaster names entered. Not to mention teasing their new blasters on social media. Let’s look!
Note that there is a disclaimer, so skip to the end if you want to get to the news.
The Huntsman Big Boomer has been known about for about half a year, when it first appeared in SE Asia as well as select places in eastern Europe. I finally came across one at a Go! Games and Toys this past week, not knowing exactly how much of a disappointment it was going to be. Your money is better spent elsewhere.
After using one of these at Toy Fair this past February, I’m excited to see the Hyperstrike Bow on shelves! It’s a different flavor than the usual dart blasters we cover, but it’s also a seriously fun item – one that’s being marketed for teens and older, as well as its own PvP games. We’ll try to cover everything!
After a smashing appearance at Toy Fair, the Zing take on axe throwing is finally appearing in stores! Nothing about the product has changed since Toy Fair – and that’s a good thing, because these are quite fun to use, even if it takes a bit of practice to get right.
If it’s any indication, I bought four of them at Target (also available at Zing’s online store).
I have to amend a previous post, the PSA about Xshot continuing to use the Blasterhub “Dart Range” test for advertising, despite it being well past time to let it go. At the end, I made the statement:
You’ve been doing so great recently with the redesigned blaster line, and have made sure people can use regular darts with most of your blasters. That’s a good thing. Perhaps sometime soon, you can bring your darts into the future, making them the same length as everything else and performing well for that low price you’re known for.
Turns out, their latest crop of Adventure Force rebranded blasters actually come with new darts. As pointed out by Valour (see his Youtube here for cool builds and lots more), the newest ones actually have different darts than before. When I grabbed the blasters initially, I didn’t even think to check the dart lengths. However, that raises new issues – and actually makes my main point a bit better.
I’m slightly behind on game report posts and editing my own video, so thanks to a friend of mine for having footage edited of much of the event already. You can be nice and subscribe 🙂
As usual, the HvZ game at Youngstown State University on April 12-13th was a blast! It revolved around a secret cult trying to end the world. Many hijinks ensued.