As we approach Toy Fair and the many new products to be revealed, let’s first do some basic online research and see what information is already available. There are, of course, products whose existence has been leaked online and already been reported – see our recent post concerning the Mega Twinshock. Today’s post, however, will be based more on good old database searching and online sleuthing skills!
Generally speaking, most info can be found at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
YouTube Nerf reviewer, ‘Hartley Ju Nerf’ has recently filmed a super early review of the MEGA Twinshock. How he got his hands on the unreleased blaster, we have no clue – but as suggested by WalcomS7, it’s most likely a leaked sample for the upcoming New York Toy Fair. The Toy Fair is only in one month’s time so we’ll see if we’re correct or not. Hartley Ju states that the blaster will be available in 2018 but I’m sure we’ll see it in stores before then, possibly this summer for the northern hemisphere.
The Desolator is one of the blasters in Doomlands’ subtheme, Impact Zone. This subtheme features a primarily white colour scheme, in contrast with regular Doomlands’ primarily yellow/orange colour scheme. The Desolator is often compared to the cheaper and simpler Elite Stryfe, as both are compact semi-auto flywheelers. Being compared to the Stryfe is by no means a bad thing however, as the Stryfe is one of the best and most popular modern blasters. Being compared to a great blaster is one thing, living up to expectations is another. Does the Desolator live up to its expectations?
Friends, readers and acquaintances, this will be my final post as Editor of Blaster Hub. While I have no doubt the uniquely varied contributions of the Blaster Hub team will allow it to remain one of the world’s most-read sources for all things Nerf, I will be retiring from active involvement with this or any other blaster-related website. I wanted to take a few moments to explain my departure and express my gratitude for your years of support.
While the Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike isn’t the first Elite-era blaster to fire multiple ammo types, it is the first blaster to fire three different ammo types. Firing attachments were one of my biggest hopes for the Modulus line, so the Tri-Strike was one of the most exciting releases for me this year. I did wait a little for the price to drop from its initial release price, but I was very excited to pick one up for myself.