I was perusing blogs and websites leading up to Toy Fair, and ran across this interesting press release. There’s a lot of news on it about EVERYTHING Hasbro (including info about Thor – there will be a Mjolnir light up hammer apparently!)
But, we’re not here to talk about godly weapons. We’re here for foam blasters, and NERF.
Hopefully they don’t mind, I took this from the main release I linked to:
In 2011, the NERF brand will continue its high-energy evolution with exciting advancements in its SUPER SOAKER and DART TAG lines, as well as a reveal of the new, top secret NERF VORTEX blaster collection. This year the NERF SUPER SOAKER line takes the water blaster world to a new level of power and performance with battery-powered blasters, including the new NERF SUPER SOAKER THUNDERSTORM water blaster, and easy to use CLIP SYSTEM refills giving fans the faster reloads and edge they need to become ultimate water warriors. In 2011, the popular DART TAG World Championship will celebrate its third consecutive year with revamped recruitment and game play. To celebrate the evolution of NERF DART TAG, four new DART TAG blasters will be released this spring including the NERF DART TAG SWARMFIRE blaster as well as NERF DART TAG official competition jerseys and new NERF DART TAG VISION GEAR. And, to round out a full year of new introductions, the NERF brand is inviting fans to “Gear Up for 9.10.11” when it will introduce the NERF VORTEX collection, a completely new and innovative blaster experience. NERF fans, known as NERF NATION, will also be able to step up their game in 2011 as the property continues to break out at mass retail and become a global mega lifestyle licensing brand with cutting edge products ranging from footwear to graphic tees, electronics and digital gaming. For more updates and information on each of the NERF brand’s five existing N-STRIKE, NERF SUPER SOAKER, DART TAG, SPORTS, and N-FORCE lines, visit http://www.YouTube.com/Nerf, http://www.Twitter.com/NerfNation, or http://www.Facebook.com/NerfNation and become a part of NERF NATION.
So, expansion of the Nerf line into other mediums, and the super secret release this year won’t be a singular blaster, but a whole collection? Anyone else smell something like Cyberstrike gear? Who knows!
ONCE AGAIN, I found the press release here:
Tomorrow…. I go to TOY FAIR!