The Powerbolt Belt Blaster is a fun, high capacity blast. And it looks sweet!
After using the Covert Ops Scorpion from Dart Zone, and loving every second of it, I couldn’t help but want to get my hands on the Powerbolt Belt Blaster! Just by looking at it quick, it looks like a version 2 of the Scorpion, but with a pump action shooting instead of motor based. While the pump action may require more work, and have less accurate shots over a distance, on the upside it does offer more of a stealth approach then the Scorpion, making it more fitting of the “Covert Ops” name. But despite this, is that enough to offset that it’s accuracy is below par to what we would expect?
From Dart Zone:
The Powerbolt Belt Blaster fires 18 foam darts up to 80 feet! This rapid-fire blaster uses handle pump-action to blast super darts fast and far. The Powerbolt Belt Blaster comes with 2 ammo belts and 36 Super Darts. Includes:
- 1 Powerbolt Belt Blaster
- 36 Super Darts
- 2 Ammo-Belts
- Shoots up to 80 feet
- Great for ages 8+
- Sold exclusively at Target & Target.com.
Why go the traditional route when choosing your blaster? With all the possibilities out there, for some just going to the store and buying the top selling item is not enough, which is why there are tons of modders! And we thank you all for the great work you have done! However, for some, even just mods aren’t enough, they have to re-invent the wheel… or uh… blaster. In this case, “ZaziNombies”, who is an expert with LEGO creations, has a hobby of recreating items from popular video games, like the Fallout Fat Man, the Destiny Telesto, and many more. Most of these items use a few thousand pieces, their sizes are to-scale (which can be pretty large), are decently weighted for just little plastic pieces, and are incredibly creative. LEGO really can be used to create anything. Okay, stop all the praise already, let’s just see the work already!
Several of the Rebelle line’s blasters are modified versions of blasters from other lines. The Rebelle Rapid Red owes much to the Elite Stryfe, naturally with Rebelle style and flair. Incidentally, the Stryfe has had a significant number of variants made. How does the Rapid Red stack up against the plethora of N-Strike/Elite flywheeler blasters?
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One of the biggest developments of 2013 was Nerf releasing hammer-action blasters, the Hammershot and Sweet Revenge. Prior to these, there were very few one-handable pistol sized blasters, and those usually had several flaws. I immediately liked what I saw with the Sweet Revenge, and bought it as soon as it became available here in Australia.
In the Doomlands, there is only one lawbringer!
A target exclusive, the Nerf Doomlands Lawbringer is one of the newer items, making it’s appearance in late 2015. Essentially, the blaster feels like an over-sized hammershot, which is great for it’s feel and aesthetic overall! It works well for close combat, and is a nice addition to the Doomlands line if you are looking for options, however it has a lot it still needs to offer when it comes to practicality. The Lawbringer is very sturdily made, and will catch the eye of your targets, however the biggest concern is that of the price. Regardless, I wanted to give it a go, as the Doomlands style gives off a great first impression, and knows how to make a statement with it’s appearance.
Bring justice to a doomed world with the Lawbringer blaster! This powerful blaster fires 12 darts without reloading from the rotating barrel with hammer-action blasting. Load up your darts from the storage capsules on the stock and drop the hammer as you let each one fly! You’ll be the fiercest protector on the battlefield with the Lawbringer blaster!
- Lawbringer blaster has hammer-action blasting
- Includes 12 darts
- 12-dart rotating barrel
- Dart storage in the blaster’s stock
- WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts will be generated. Not for children under 3 years.
- Ages 8 and up
Buzz Bee’s new Ultra Tek line brought many things, but the most significant is their adoption of a clip (mag) system. The Ultra Tek 8/Champion is the smallest of these new blasters. The combination of a clip (mag) system and Elite-competitive performance allows Buzz Bee to properly challenge and compete with Nerf.
Disclosure: The Ultra Tek 8 was sent to me by Buzz Bee for review, so thanks to them for their contribution. As usual, their contribution will not bias the review in any way.