Toy Fair New York Preview and 2019 Review

Yeah, this year in review is super late. With New York Toy Fair fast approaching, it’s still good to see where we’ve been and it might shed some light on where we’re going. I’ll address the more Big Box/Major Brands in the blaster space and provide some anecdotal pontificating about the industry, how it did,Continue reading “Toy Fair New York Preview and 2019 Review”


HASBRO PARTNERS WITH 343 INDUSTRIES TO LAUNCH HALO INFINITE NERF BLASTERSHasbro Unveils NERF Halo MA40 Blaster and MicroShots Assortment Inspired by the Legendary Halo Franchise PAWTUCKET, R.I.  (February 18, 2020) – Global play and entertainment company Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced a partnership with 343 Industries to introduce a range of officially licensed Halo® NERF blasters, includingContinue reading “NERF X HALO… FINALLY”

[Review]: Nerf Ultra One – Latest in Blasting, with an Important Caveat

Nerf Ultra One MSRP: $49.99 Ammo: Nerf Ultra Aerofin darts Capacity: 25 darts Batteries: 4 C batteries Range: Claim is 120’, observed 50’-60’ BUT, angling of course would increase. Features: Semiauto firing Mechanism: Flywheels Available: Now Ages: 8+ SUMMARY: When I first heard about the Nerf Ultra One I wasn’t sure what to think. 120’Continue reading “[Review]: Nerf Ultra One – Latest in Blasting, with an Important Caveat”

XShot Glitters in Gold with the Chaos Orbit & Meteor Blasters

BASIC STATS: XShot Meteor: $12.99 & XShot Orbit: $19.99 Meteor: Slide action/ Orbit: Pump-action Integrated clip (14 shots with the Orbit, 6 shots for the Meteor) Safety button on both blasters, jam doors Orbit has sling points Orbit has a sight XShot Chaos Counters Other Brands with Low Price and Comparable Performance XShot made someContinue reading “XShot Glitters in Gold with the Chaos Orbit & Meteor Blasters”

[REVIEW] Nerf Rival Perses

BASIC STATS: MSRP: $99 (approximately) Fully automatic Hopper fed Flywheel/rev trigger set up Capacity: 50 rounds ROF: Supposedly 8 rounds/sec Removable hopper Ammo used: Nerf Rival Rounds Batteries: Proprietary Nerf battery (new design, included with charger)   Looking at the Nerf Rival Perses. I dug it. $99 is a hefty tag, but sometimes it’s worthContinue reading “[REVIEW] Nerf Rival Perses”

[REVIEW] Adventure Force Tactical Strike Liberator

Adventure Force Tactical Strike Liberator STATS: Pump action Breech-loaded 10 round capacity (but flexible), ammo included Price: currently available for $17.97 at Walmart (exclusive) Interchangeable face plates (red, green, blue) Adventure Force branded, made by Dart Zone Blasters Video filmed at Wicked Ball Chicago in Lombard, IL. Check them out, and thanks to them forContinue reading “[REVIEW] Adventure Force Tactical Strike Liberator”

[Nerf Press Release] Nerf Ultra One

NERF ULTRA ONE BLASTER (HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Fall 2019) NERF is changing the game with NERF ULTRA blasters and darts! NERF ULTRA blasters have advanced design and performance to deliver extreme distance, accuracy, and speed. They include ground-breaking NERF ULTRA darts — the farthest flying NERF darts EVER, featuring lightweightContinue reading “[Nerf Press Release] Nerf Ultra One”