(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $41.99/Available: 10/1/2021)
When you’re ready to make your NERF battles bigger than ever, gear up with NERF MEGA XL blasters, featuring the largest NERF MEGA darts ever! And when these monster-sized NERF MEGA XL darts fly through the air, they make a whistling sound. The competition will see and hear them coming — and will know that you’re in this battle to win big. The NERF MEGA XL BOOM DOZER blaster has a 6-dart rotating drum to bombard targets with 6 darts in a row. Load the drum, pump the priming handle, and press the trigger to fire 1 dart. The blaster is designed with smash-into-action details which let everyone know that you’re changing the size of the battle! Includes 6 Official NERF MEGA XL whistler darts. Eyewear recommended (not included). Includes: blaster, 6 darts, and instructions. Available at Target on or around 10/1.
NERF MEGA XL BIG RIG (HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $20.99/Available: 10/1/2021) When you’re ready to make your NERF battles bigger than ever, gear up with NERF MEGA XL blasters, featuring the largest NERF MEGA darts ever! And when these monster-sized NERF MEGA XL darts fly through the air, they make a whistling sound. The competition will see and hear them coming — and will know that you’re in this battle to win big. The NERF MEGA XL BIG RIG blaster features XL dart blasting for big battles! Load a dart into the front of the blaster, move the slide to prime, and pull the trigger to send the dart whistling through the air. The blaster has onboard dart storage to keep darts within reach to reload fast. The blaster is designed with smash-into-action details which let everyone that you’re changing the size of the battle! Includes 3 Official NERF MEGA XL whistler darts. Eyewear recommended (not included). Includes: blaster, 3 darts, and instructions. Available at Target on or around 10/1.
“Hasbro announced details of an all-new NERF product in honor of the 35th anniversary of the iconic film Aliens– the Nerf LMTD Aliens M41A Pulse Blaster, which is now available for pre-order via GameStopand Hasbro Pulse in the US, and EB Gamesin Canada. The limited edition blaster features two different kinds of darts – Elite Darts, which can be fast-blasted rapidly in a row, and NERF Mega Darts, with a Pump-Action Blast. The Nerf LMTD Aliens M41A Pulse Blaster includes a removable 10-dart Elite dart clip, 10 Nerf Elite foam darts, 4 Nerf Mega foam darts, and an LCD dart counter.”
“The blaster will make sounds for: firing when loaded, firing when empty, adjusting the dart count, and blasting mega.”
GET HYPE! I didn’t see this happening. Apparently there’s a branch at Nerf called “Nerf LMTD”, and given it was their department that made this happen, where does it end? What intellectual properties are next? NECA to my knowledge still has Aliens related properties, so what kinda magic did the legal team manage, and what’s next?
Blade Runner, Gears of War, Dead Space…. what else? Does a deal with Call of Duty mean getting a Nerf M1 Garand? Much like the multiverse, seeing this just opened a lot of other doors! One of the most popular expressions I ever get from the Hasbro team was “not outside the realm of possibility”, and the realm of possibilities just got bigger. The Aliens announcement is one of the craziest most hype things I’ve ever seen from Nerf yet, and that it’s a blaster is fantastic. Not sneakers, not a video game, but a blaster.
And the blaster might not be anything spectacular in terms of performance. It’s flywheeled, potentially full auto, so it might be on par with a Rapidstrike or Hyperfire. The magwell might not accommodate anything beyond stick mags (no drums!) and stock performance of elite darts lately gets to be 40′-50′. The mega launcher may hit 30′-40′.
And that’s ok. I usually don’t fall for the “but it looks cool, right?” mentality in blasters, but it gets a pass here. Because it’s the FREAKIN’ ALIENS SPACE MARINE CARBINE. WITH SOUNDS. So yes, Hasbro, take my money.
It’s funny, because the day this got announced there were the usual “ho hum, cool it’s a rapidstrike with a master key. We’ve already BEEN DOING THIS. TRY AGAIN” comments in the ether.
To those folks, uh, have some fun. Not everyone is buying 3D parts or spending hours modding in their workshops, if they even have one. This blaster saves me about $200 by NOT buying the airsoft version, and I get the Aliens carbine I always wanted. Not all of us surf through YouTube to get news and mods because we have other things we’re doing. Here, we have an out of the box, sound making, licensed rifle that connects us to one of our favorite films. You don’t like it, move on, don’t buy it, but don’t try to kill my buzz.
Either way, I’m excited and it sucks that this won’t be out ’til 2022. In the meantime, we have the Amban Phase Rifle from The Mandalorian to look forward to.
BLAST INTO THE SUMMER WITH THE CONQUEST PRO All the power of the Conquest Pro Ultimate Dart Blaster can be in your hands in time to do Summer 2021 right. This blaster will be available online at Walmart.com at the beginning of July and in stores starting July 15th. The 20 piece set is priced at $39.97 and includes:
1 Conquest Pro™ Ultimate Dart Blaster
1 15-Round Half-Length Pro Dart™ Ammo Clip
15 Half-Length Adventure Force™ Pro Dart
2 Pop-Up Tactical Sights
1 Muzzle Brake
As for accessories, we hear you! An add-on Adventure Force Pro Blaster Ammo Clip Refill Set will be available online only. This set is compatible with Nexus Pro and Aeon Pro and priced at $9.97, including 2 12-Round Half-Length Magazines, 1 Half-Length Magazine Adaptor, and 12 Half-Length Pro Darts.
How exciting is this? Spending tomorrow AM (for me) talking to Justajolt at Foam Fest Live 2! Would love to attend this in person (pre-Covid) but the community makes do! Normally there were panels, tables, but we will be doing this virtually for now. Tune in! (Everyone is predominantly in the UK, so keep that in mind if you want to check it out.)
The NERF Roblox blasters represent some of the most iconic games on the Roblox platform, each with billions of lifetime plays, including ADOPT ME!, ARSENAL, JAILBREAK, MAD CITY, MURDER MYSTERY 2, and PHANTOM FORCES, and will hit U.S. shelves this Fall with additional markets to follow. Each of the NERF blasters will include a code that Roblox fans can redeem for a virtual blaster to equip on their avatar — and use in the game that inspired it!
The MONOPOLY: Roblox 2022 Edition board game lets fans collect and trade popular Roblox experiences while playing the Roblox-inspired version of the iconic board game. Each MONOPOLY game will include a code to redeem for an exclusive virtual item. The MONOPOLY: Roblox 2022 Edition board game is available now for pre-order on Hasbro Pulse for fans aged 16 and older in the U.S. and Canada and at Big Bad Toy Shop.
“We are thrilled to bring NERF Nation and the Roblox community together for the first time with an incredible line of blasters we know they will be clamoring to get their hands on,” said Adam Kleinman, Vice President, NERF Global Marketing. “Our design teams have done a phenomenal job capturing the creativity and essence of Roblox creators and their most immersive, innovative Roblox games in NERF blaster form and we can’t wait to deliver these new items to Roblox fans around the world!”
“Roblox values the incredible contributions of its community of creators, and our partnership with NERF is an ideal way to bring their inspiring creations on the platform to life for millions of Roblox and NERF/MONOPOLY fans to enjoy in the metaverse as well as in real life,” said Craig Donato, Chief Business Officer at Roblox.
Additionally, later this year, NERF will be embracing the power of the Roblox platform and launching its own NERF-branded experience on Roblox for its fans. Details on the launch will be revealed later this spring.
In the past few weeks, Nerf started the search for a Chief Tik Tok Officer to run their Tik Tok account.
Here’s the job posting: “
t’s the Nerf blaster for me (did we do that right?). In any case, we need your help – because you, yes YOU, can become the next Nerf CTO (Chief TikTok Officer). The Nerf CTO is a big title with some bigger perks – Nerf blasters for uh… research purposes, real money, and bragging rights for three glorious months. If this sounds like a dream, that’s because it is.
We are looking for a creator who is a Nerf enthusiast, a TikTok extraordinaire, has good comedic timing, and knows how to use a ring light. Is your heart racing? Does it feel like we are speaking right to… you? If you are fluent in this language, this might be a perfect match. We think this job is so cool we were thinking of quitting ours to apply, but we’re still learning the Renegade dance so…
Scroll down to find out more and to learn how to apply… there are some important details you should know – and that our HR and Legal teams want you to be sure you’ve read.
Sincerely, Desperate Millennials trying to appeal to Gen Z
How to Apply
Post the perfect Nerf related TikTok video using the hashtag #NerfApplication and tag @nerf between 3/26 and 4/2 date. This is your application!
Follow @nerf on TikTok
Review our official job postinghere (link on @nerf TikTok bio).
We will require a formal application and interview process for the selected finalists.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities In partnership with the Nerf Global Marketing Team and partners, you will:
Create content for the @nerf TikTok handle, resulting in 10-12 approved Nerf related TikTok videos for the @nerf handle per month. You are free to repost the content to your own handle after it has gone live on the @Nerf handle.
Meet weekly with the Nerf Global Marketing team to ideate on the hottest trends in the TikTok space.
Leverage creative thinking and consumer insights to better connect Nerf activities on TikTok to consumer behaviors and trends.
Sense of humor
Duration and Location
This is a 3-month at-will role, with the best title we’ve ever seen.
We are looking for someone to begin in Mid-April and work through Mid-July. This is flexible to a degree.
This role is fully remote (we will meet through Microsoft Teams or a similar video service).
Applicants must be 18 or older to be considered for the role.
Applicants must be located in the US.
Position is non-union.
Hasbro is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. We are committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status.”
I do have a Tik Tok account, and I do ok. If you are reading this and aren’t following me on Tik Tok yet, be a pal and click that “+”, yeah?
So in the 10+ years since I started covering the brand, Nerf is finally offering a paid position on their social media. It’s not for very long, but who knows what someone will make of it? If anyone else gets it, I do hope it’s Sophie, aka Nerfers101. She’s one of the few active people in this community who is truly passionate about the brand and isn’t a slimeball.
Good luck to everyone, of course I will make a video, and this is one of the craziest opportunities I’ve seen in awhile. I may have additional thoughts once the selection is made, but we’ll see.