Thanks to Nerf for sending along this additional info (it’s old news a bit and went on my instagram first, but I’ll post here for post-erity. Hah!
NERF FORTNITE HC-E MEGA Blaster
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Fall 2019)
The NERF FORTNITE HC-E blaster is inspired by the blaster used in the FORTNITE video game! Take your FORTNITE battles into real life with this single-shot NERF MEGA blaster and storm into powerful dart blasting! Front-load 1 dart into the barrel, move the slide to prime, and pull the trigger to fire. It comes with 3 Official NERF MEGA darts. Official NERF darts are tested and approved for performance and quality and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips. Drop into indoor and outdoor FORTNITE action with this dart-firing NERF MEGA FORTNITE blaster! No batteries required. Includes: blaster and 3 darts. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.
NERF FORTNITE RL Blaster
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 2019)
The NERF FORTNITE RL blaster is inspired by the blaster used in the popular FORTNITE video game! Take your FORTNITE action into real life with this blaster that fires big foam rockets! It fires 1 fort-wrecking rocket at a time and gets you playing fast: load a rocket into the front of the barrel, grasp the handle and push it forward to extend the barrel, then pull the handle back to send the rocket blasting into the air. It comes with 2 Official NERF FORTNITE ELITE rockets that are tested and approved for performance and quality, and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips. Show the competition that you’re in to win with the rocket-firing NERF FORTNITE RL blaster! No batteries required. Includes: blaster, stock, and 2 rockets. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.
NERF FORTNITE MICROSHOTS Assortment (Series 2)
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Fall 2019)
Blast into big fun with the NERF MICROSHOTS series of collectible, mini-sized NERF toy blasters! NERF MICROSHOTS series blasters capture the iconic look of the original blasters but in a scrunched-down style all their own. Their look and size make them collectible additions to any NERF collection. These NERF MICROSHOTS FORTNITE blasters are inspired by the blasters used in the popular FORTNITE video game. Blasters in this assortment include the AR-L, HC-R, and BATTLE BUS. Each blaster includes 2 Official NERF ELITE darts and fires 1 dart at a time with hand-powered action. Load 1 dart into the front of the blaster, pull down the handle to prime, and pull the trigger to fire. Look for all the MICROSHOTS series of micro-sized blasters for collecting and playing. Each sold separately. Includes: blaster and 2 darts. No batteries required. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.
So far, the RL seems to be the most popular from folks I’ve talked to. And don’t get me wrong, it looks like a lot of fun BUT it reminds me of something….
And yikes on my older videos. Heck, yikes on my newer ones too! I’ll be honest, I’m not super thrilled the new pistol is only a single shot (hoped it would be a Magnus kinda setup), the RL reminds me of past ideas, and there are more collectible jolts. Of that group, the aesthetics and silliness of the RL make it a bit more interesting. The initial image doesn’t seem to show sling attach points, and I hope that isn’t the case.
So far my favorite Fortnite blaster has to be the TS, if I had to choose. With all this Fortnite revealing happening, I wonder what’s next, but also what’s going on with Overwatch. Take care!