The new year has brought with it not just bone-chilling temperatures, but a cool new refresh to the Nerf blaster line. Since the Mediator is being released in three separate pieces, we’ll do the same for our review.
The Core blaster amounts to a pistol Rampage. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
January 1st, 2018 brings with it many new blasters in the Nerf lineup, although there are always some blasters that pop up early. Seeing as there hasn’t been much focus on it, I thought I’d share a review of an arrow-launching blaster, the Zombie Strike Wrathbolt. For $15, it’s quite the performer – assuming you actually use arrows.
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.