This isn’t yet a review, due to me wanting more time firing darts out of the flywheel cage. But after purchasing the Banned Blasters Banshee Cage and installing it in a Dart Zone Pro MkIII, it’s starting to grow on me.
About a week and a half prior to this review, the Jurassic Pro appeared on select Walmart shelves in Texas. Thanks to a friend down there, I was able to get one in the mail. Now, after lots of time testing (both on a workbench and on a playing field), I’ll gladly add to the hype. The Jurassic Pro isn’t the pro blaster we expected, but it’s definitely the pro blaster we needed,
Between Persian New Year celebration prep and a certain important milestone (one year married!), reviews have a temporary backseat. I LOVE YOU, HONEY!
Let’s face it: blaster companies can’t always reinvent the wheel. Instead, they put familiar things in fun new packages. That’s the essence of the Dinosquad line: the blasters aren’t new in function, but they’re in a fun new shape.
That applies to the new Raptorslash blaster. It’s just a Strongarm/Disruptor/Commander, but with a bit more attitude.
Toy companies don’t just make products and expect stores to sell them. There’s a process of showing off samples, negotiating prices, and presenting marketing data to show the toy will sell. Other times, a store will ask for a specific item to fill their shelves, be it due to good sales or for needing to fill aisle space (e.g. Nerf Doomlands at Target during the pandemic).
Even so, it’s not often that a completely abandoned concept or product line gets revisited. Such is the case with the Air Max Boss. Buzz Bee’s Mega-firing dart blasters launched in 2015, but they were abandoned after disappointing sales in many places (I still have boxes full of $1 or less refill packs from Walmart, as well as magazines from clearance Tyrants). One store they apparently did not disappoint was Dollar General, which carried the Air Max Boss for $10. Now, just for this year, they’re appearing on shelves again. The price is up a bit ($13), but even then, it’s still one of the best Mega blasters you can buy.