Little Tikes Mighty Blasters Boom Blaster ReviewDecember 23, 2019
As many of you may have noticed, I try to score blasters relative to their “class”. It’s the reason you could have a rapid-fire Rival blaster and a small, clip-fed pistol with the same score; they fill different roles, and thus should be scored independently of each other. However, there’s really nothing on the market to compare this next product to, so forgive me if I struggle with subjective judgement!
Little Tikes, in an interesting move, has made several “My First Mighty Blasters” products. They launch large soft ammo at low ranges, with the play idea that each shot is a different kind of power. The base model, the Boom Blaster, fires one “Power Pod” at a time with a simple, pull-back launch system. And considering the intended audience…it’s pretty good!
Nerf Rival Takedown ReviewDecember 21, 2019
Author note: after purchasing one, a free sample did get sent in the mail from Hasbro. Thanks!
We’ve had several “Rival shotgun” platforms come out this past year. The Adventure Force Liberator appeared online at Walmart, and then the Xshot Chaos Orbit became available in the fall. Now, Nerf puts out the Takedown at the end of the year. It’s a solid, Kronos-based blaster, As such, it’s a fun, reliable option for running light – as long as you have a good grip on it.
Dart Zone “Spartan” Coming in 2020?December 20, 2019
This was a fun thing to find this morning, between Christmas parties. There’s always a slow creep of official, public information when it comes to future blasters. So when a giant, drum-fed, flywheel blaster appears in a Patent Application, it’s worth dedicating a news post. And it’s something I didn’t realize I wanted so much in 2020.
Nerf Rival Charger ReviewDecember 19, 2019
The early 2020 blasters are arriving just in time for Christmas! I did happen to get one of these sent to me by Hasbro for free (which means I now have two, since I ordered one at Target). Naturally, having an extra one just means I can open it up and do things to it!
The Rival MXX-1200 Charger it Nerf’s newest semi-auto ball blaster, following the Zeus and Hera before it. Instead of using external magazines, however, it opts to feature an internal 12-round magazine. It’s a comfortable and handy blaster, and should be great for anyone playing in indoor settings or who prefers refilling from a pouch.
Nerf Holiday Package Drop!December 17, 2019
#Nerf #NerfNation #FreeStuff
This came in the mail over the weekend! Thanks for the free box of goodies, Hasbro! (And associated PR firms)
On the plus side, I have even more ammo for feeding the other Ultra One (admittedly, launching those darts with a blaster running on a 3s Lipo doesn’t always end well). On the other plus side, there’s stuff for staying warm 🙂
Holiday Contest NoteDecember 15, 2019
Small point of order, before more posts go up – I was originally planning on one more week of giving things away. However, I am going to be running around everywhere the next two weeks between holidays, work, and trying to move things back home. As such, I’m concerning myself just with dropping current winners off at the post office. That last week of giveaways will happen…when it happens. That’s just the way it is!
Nerf Fortnite SMG-E ReviewDecember 14, 2019
It’s supposed to come out at the beginning of 2020. However, supply chains being like they are, sometimes things arrive early. To that end, we have the Fortnite SMG-E. It is, at the most basic level, a Stryfe. Even so, for $30 it’s also an inexpensive one, if you don’t mind ditching compatibility with accessories. Also, being goofy and useful gets point in my book.