This one was just a matter of time before an image slipped through the cracks between wholesale toy sites and cached Google search results. But we now have an image of the Xshot Insanity Motorized Rage Fire! And…it looks like something out of a GunVsGun video?
In any case:
Insane combos, ammo and action with X-Shot Insanity! The Motorized Rage Fire is so big it comes equipped with a tripod. Load up its 40 dart auto feeding belt to take out multiple targets from up to 27m / 90 feet away in seconds! Plus it comes with an insane amount of accessories and dart storage to hold an additional 46 darts.
Based on the picture, you could stack more of those dart storage drums together to make a massive sentry blaster. Useful? Perhaps not. But it definitely would have looked cool to 8 year old me!
Most of us, by now, are familiar with Zing Bows and the like. Two bungee loops, one on each bow arm, are used to launch the foam and plastic arrows. The bungee strengh varies between products, but most shots out of a bow, given the same draw, will perform the same.
But whay if you could easily swap bungees on a single bow for a difference in power or rate of fire? That’s the concept embraced by Hog Wild Toys. The Quick Switch Bow comes with two sets of bungees, easily swapped to change up your performance (or to adjust for player age). Rapid fire? That works fine. Strong mode reaching 250ft? Beyond that, actually. Even the arrows, after some firing abuse (and dog chewing), work well.
It may be late to shelves, but the Quick Switch Bow is definitely worth a look.
I’m late posting this – I imagine plenty of other Nerf news sources have beat me to the punch. Such is life with a regular job, furry children to take care of, and a wife who has flown halfway around the world for a month, leaving me a bit depressed XD
Even so, blasters are being released, and new darts to boot!
Also, if you want to look at the 3D model, follow this link.
Just a small announcement, prior to Maryland Mayhem: it turns out that initial loadouts will be limited. For the first mission, you can only have a six round capacity for your blaster, and no battery-power. After that, you can unlock electric blasters (aka most flywheelers), but a further unlock will be needed to use your standard Stryfoid, FDL, or other battery-powered blaster with large magazines. Other blasters will be allowed expanded capacities until then.
In other words…LONG LIVE THE REVREAPER!!!!
Rival’s longevity is not to be underestimated. Even with the introduction of other new blaster lines, new blaster formats and gimmicks keep coming. In the case of the Rival Pilot, that gimmick is a break-action barrel. But is it truly a gimmick if it works well and speeds up reloading? Let’s dive in!
Last year, Prime Time Toys jumped on the gel ball bandwagon with the Hydro Strike line at Walmart. That’s not to say it wasn’t good; in fact, I really liked the Nebula Pro as well as the Pulsar Pro. It just seemed to initially come out of nowhere. Now, though, given just how many companies have entered the space (Hasbro included), it seems like they made a great choice.
Hydro Strike, however, was Walmart excusive. For Target, this year introduces the Gel Zone line of blasters. And the initial flagship, the Hydrax, fills the same niche as the original Gel Blaster. It’s near the same price point, and has similar performance. And while it has some hiccups when filled full, the Hydrax overall performs as well as you’d expect for a spray and pray motorized blaster.