So, first saw Atamaii‘s video pop up on Urban Taggers and here we are, ZOMBIESTRIKE. FROM NERF. At least through 2014. Here’s the video followed by some screencaps of interest from the video (edited to properly link Atamaii’s web site in addition to the youtube channel and clarify screen caps came from Atamaii’s video) –
And he’s not the only one there! Jet of Nerf Mods & Reviews has her own blog, Blaster By My Side, where she chronicled what she saw.
Alright, so what have we got here?
|The ZombieStrike Sledgefire|
|Unsurprisingly, reminiscent of the triple shot. Obviously, the “shell” isn’t in.|
|Hammershot, I imagine it would fit in the SWEET REVENGE holster as well, but only one way to know for sure.|
|SIDEstrike/holster. Accomodates the Firestrike as well apparently.|
|It… well, fires darts and has dart holder storage. No surprises. Still want one.|
|Fuse Fire. Jury is out until I can try it.|
|Ricochet. Small sidearm, supposedly a new Scout for people to use.|
|Targeting set (that’s the Vantage/Srike Blade in the front)
Look! A new Jolt, and it has ammo holders! Sweet!
|Targets. Zombie Targets with the Targeting Set.|
|Z-Bombs. Looks like they were taken after the water bombs from Super Soaker
but retooled a bit. I see a saw blade(?), a brick, that rocket looking thing
and what could be a proper football. Also, you see the pouch to hold them.
|The pouch for Z Bombs.|
|A “Starter Kit” and the bandana.|
|NERF MACHETE (AGAIN)|
Unfortunately, it looks like everything is under glass. A few more Target exclusives it looks like beyond the Hammer Shot and Sledge Fire, and I’m pretty sure I saw “Jan ’14” as a release date for some of those things above. There’s a very good chance that this stuff will be out even before the New York Toy Fair, so cross your fingers that a good amount of this will be ready in time for the holidays even!
TL; DR –
SledgeFire – I’m wary about how the shells are going to work and play, but I’ll be able to judge better once I actually have it. I just hope the shells will also be sold in a mission kit.
HammerShot – Now, please.
Crossfire Crossbow – See above.
Nerf Machete – See above and above.
Z bombs – So, instead of socks…? But I like the idea of a foam brick to toss around.
Sidestrike/FuseFire/Ricochet/Targeting Set – I’m a little eh, but will reserve excitement for seeing them firsthand.
ZombieStrike Blade – It’s…. a Vantage. While I do like seeing N-Force ideas are not entirely out the window just yet (they did say it would be supported at last year’s party, so nice to see them come through in a way.)
Also….. NERF MACHETE.
Overall, I’m really looking forward to the line and can’t wait to try them out. Between the Hammer Shot and the SledgeFire, that’s a good amount of innovation from the start. If the Crossbow is comfy and the Machete robust, I will be a happy camper.
I mean perhaps all 4 dart chambers fire successively with the same AR set up as the rough cut. Also like the triad. Here's hoping.
I don't think the ZombieStrike Crossbow is going to have slam fire like the Rough Cut (The Rebelle Guardian Crossbow has Slam Fire, and has a turret) but I guess we'll know for sure once it is out!
I only say this because the blaster descriptions in press releases tend to outline features like slam fire, and the Crossfire Crossbow has no mention of slam fire in its press release description that I posted a few days ago.
Thanks for coming by though, can't wait to get a look at these in person (someday!)
Really hoping the crossbow works like the rough cut!!