I’ve had the Turbo Advance on hand for nearly four months, and did a quick video review which consisted essentially of a slide show of internals and my thoughts on the blaster. I’ve waited to do a proper write-up until now because I wanted to see what I could do with the blaster, both in terms of modification and war/HvZ use. It’s a good blaster, but with some love it can be even better.
By and large, the Nerf brand has embraced the magazine for its flagship products. Cylinders have largely been relegated to roles in pistols or specialized roles (Mastodon, The Judge, etc). In the case of the Surgefire, however, Hasbro has released a fifteen-shot blaster at a primary-type price point. It performs up to Elite standards and works well in practice, but is it too little too late?
Unlike just about every other blaster currently on the market, the Monorail Blaster/Rail Raider is fed by an internal tube magazine. This is a feature that is incredibly rare among foam blasters, with the only other example that comes to mind being the disc-firing Fusefire. A blaster with such a unique and novel feature was naturally met with much hype and anticipation upon its reveal.
Disclaimer: This blaster was sent to me by Buzz Bee Toys for review. I will do my best to ensure that the review remains as objective and unbiased as possible.
After a recent trip to Canada, I was able to buy one of the Adventure Force 100 packs of balls at Walmart Canada. As reported earlier, Prime Time Toys is going to be bringing their, well, rival to Rival out in the United States. Two blasters, masks, and ammo will all be available at Walmart come January. As it turns out, the Adventure Force ammo is slightly heavier, but has comparable performance to Rival balls. And it comes with a better price.
Reddit user LUOFY034 made a nice find earlier today on Walmart’s website, showing that Prime Time Toys’ foray into ball blasting has proven successful. As posted, the Adventure Force line (Walmart’s in-house branding for many toys, like Stats Blast currently is and Air Zone was for ToysRUs) is getting two new blasters. While they may not be innovative, they’re undoubtedly going to be less expensive than the Nerf option.
Another month, another Melbourne HvZ event. A variety of reasons resulted in a reduced amount of enjoyment for me personally, but the event overall went quite well otherwise.