IT’S BUZZ BEE DAY! I will delay uploading the video for a bit – I’m more about the pictures and writing anyway. But it was a great event, and Buzz Bee is pushing for a successful year in the US market.
If you have looked at blaster shelves at any time the past year, you may have seen a blaster that fires wads of toilet paper. The Skid Shot, as it was called, had a nice plunger tube and spring to power it, but ultimately took many steps to fire a single shot.
This year, Jakks Pacific is introducing an upgrade. As per the press release:
Toilet Paper Blasters™ Sheet Storm™ transforms toilet paper into clean spitballs. It features rapid-fire pump action to blast spitballs up to 50 feet! One roll of toilet paper makes 350+ spitballs for non-stop blasting action! Kids over the age of eight can wipe out the competition for $39.99.
That’s double the price, and yet…oddly fascinating. And you have to love the sense of humor involved with the name. And there is, in fact a trigger, so this isn’t just a matter or pumping and spraying (paper). Even if it’s something you’d never see in a normal Nerf war, it’s just as much in the same silly spirit.
I’m going to be posting updates pretty regularly throughout the Toy Fair weekend, so stay tuned!
It’s the day before Toy Fair, and while I’m sitting in an airport, all the official press releases are starting to filter out. In this case, Hasbro gave first dibs to IGN (since this is a video game crossover, after all). However, Hasbro is also relaunching their Pulse service, acting as a hub for all their new IP (Nerf, Transformers, etc) that will offer preorders, as well as perks for the “Premium” version. Let’s jump in!