Zuru redesigned many blasters in the Xshot lineup last year, with the Xshot Xcess perhaps seeing the most impressive overhaul. Also included in the revamped lineup was the Vigilante, with a slick new body, good looking paint scheme, and the same silly break-open loading. It’s not the most war-worthy blaster, but it’s a lot of fun and packs a nice punch.
The current water blaster landscape is, aside from a few exceptions, dominated by manually-fired pump blasters. Because of that, available blasters have to stand out in some way. In the case of the Xshot Fast Fill, it’s being able to, well, fill it fast. That, coupled with a decent water output, makes for a fun, if otherwise standard, water blaster for a good price.
Author’s note: while I did buy one of these myself, I also got one sent to me (for free) by Hasbro. Thanks, guys!
The Nerf brand is most closely associated with the blasters, balls, and foam sports equipment. Sometimes, however, it ends up in the strangest of places, like the Nerf Battle Racer. In the same vein, we now have the Flybar Nerf Blaster Scooter. It’s literally a kid’s scooter with a Nerf blaster mounted on top of the handlebars. It’s obviously meant for kids, even if some adults like me are light enough to safely use it. The blaster is very limited in usefulness while mounted, and seems to have issues with half the magazines I try to use with it. It’s still a fun toy, and it’s something I’ll gladly tear apart and rebuild for science, but it’s not something I’d recommend buying.
It was a hastily made unboxing video, where I didn’t even check to see if my wifi was enabled. As such, the resolution suffered.
However, there’s a bunch of cool things in my package! Thanks to Hasbro for sending the free things! #NERFNation #FreeStuff
I realized today that it’s been nearly a week – there is content to come, I promise. I’ve just been dealing with some personal/family issues, and as a result the motivation for Nerf (outside of doing a few mods to keep myself busy) hasn’t quite been there. We’ll be fully up and running by the end of the week, however. See you then!
By no means is this list exhaustive, as there are simply too many large events to keep track of. However, feel free to contact me if you have an HvZ Invitational, or a large Nerf event going on near you. I will at least attempt to work it into the post. Links to Facebook event pages, etc. are especially helpful! Also note that while this is a US-centric website (simply due to authorship), I’ll try to highlight some bigger event outside my region and country.
Be sure to note any rules, age restrictions, etc. in the events you may be attending. Please Nerf responsibly!
I will aim to post the April events soon after, as there are several large events (Penn State HvZ Invite, etc) that will be coming up, with large groups, Youtuber appearances, etc.
As I’m sure many readers already saw on Facebook, Endwar’s location is finally confirmed, as is a Harry Potter style theme. As such, I’m simply doing my part for event promotion – I played in 2017, helped moderate in 2018, and will be helping again this year. Even if it’ll be a long drive (or flight) from Ohio to southern Georgia.
You can find more info (and sign up) at the Facebook event page. After all, it’s one of the largest blaster events out there right now, and it’s always fun to play, meet old and new friends, and (eventually) die to the horde.
Be sure to reserve those hotels quickly, though. Those might go pretty quicky.