Dart Zone’s Accustrike Competitor?March 28, 2018
As of a recent posting on Amazon, it appears that Prime Time Toys (of Dart Zone fame) is the next manufacturer to chase better accuracy. Whereas Nerf has Accustrike, and Buzz Bee has Precise Pro, PTT is introducing “Sureshot” darts.
As per the product description:
Take it up a notch with the Dart Zone 100 dart SURESHOT dart refills. Darts are fully compatible with all Dart Zone brand blasters and the Universal design makes them compatible with most standard blasters from other leading brands. Dart Zone darts have serious range, flying up to 90 feet with pinpoint accuracy! this refill pack includes 100 darts. For ages 8 and up.
Noticeably, the darts have the same range claims as the regular Super Darts. Nerf’s Accustrike line tends to not make range claims, and Buzz Bee’s accuracy-based products claim less range than their long-range versions.
The heads on the darts appear to be a “waffle” style, selling for $15 for 100 (although listed out of stock). And they claim to be compatible with other brands. While online bulk may still reign supreme for the “hardcore” crowd and various clubs, an option like this may find more appeal than previous competitor’s attempts (Buzz Bee’s darts sold for, at best, $9 for 35 darts under the Adventure Force line). We shall soon see!
Xshot Micro (2017/2018) ReviewMarch 17, 2018
Possibly the most common Xshot blaster I’ve seen in stores is the Micro. It’s easy to find in various dollar stores, as well as the “cheap toy” section of Walmart. It’s small size makes it comparable to a Nerf Jolt. However, newer packaging has increased the range claims to 80ft. Is that much performance possible out of this blaster (with the included darts)? The answer is, surprisingly, yes.
Nerf Game Report: Melbourne HvZ 10/3/18March 13, 2018
For various reasons including the temperature and a few extra events, we played less games than usual this month. Regardless, I quite enjoyed the games we did play.
All HvZ rules can now be found at the link in this Facebook group post: link
Zuru Xshot Reflex 6 ReviewMarch 11, 2018
This year at Toy Fair, Zuru showed off their entire product line, with much of it in the new blue and white color scheme. The colors, range claims, and shells have all been updated. In the case of the Reflex 6, a slightly larger shell and better internals make for an overall improvement over previous iterations.
Avengers: Infinity War Nerf Assembler Gear ReviewMarch 8, 2018
As is tradition, Hasbro is releasing blaster-related gear for the next Marvel film. In keeping with tradition, it’s also as bad as almost every other Hasbro movie tie-in. We’ve fallen a long way from the days of Iron Man Magstrikes.
Today’s review focuses on the Iron Man version, but all versions will have similar features.
Nerf News: Modulus Demolisher at Australian Toy FairMarch 6, 2018
I learnt two new things today. There is an Australian Toy Fair in Melbourne and the Nerf Modulus Ultimate Customiser Pack includes a Modulus Demolisher. This new blaster pack was actually listed on Hasbro’s Media Release of upcoming 2018 Fall Nerf Blasters. However it was not displayed at the New York Toy Fair. Thanks to Make Test Battle, we can take a look at the new Demolisher!
Nerf News: Other Blasters and Accesories at the 2018 NYTFFebruary 26, 2018
Despite the ton of new blasters that were shown off at the New York Toy Fair, there were other miscellaneous Nerf products that weren’t listed in the 2018 Fall Product Descriptions Media Release. Thanks to other bloggers and YouTubers, we have some pictures of these items. At this current point in time there are no confirmed titles and pricing for these upcoming products.