Battle Royale: Las Cruces! (New Mexico)

Below is a press release! If you’re in New Mexico, maybe take a look at this event? I know about Battle Zone primarily from Instagram, but they have been operating for some time and this is the first I’ve heard of an event in New Mexico. Best wishes to Battle Zone and success on this event!
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LAS CRUCES NERF BATTLE ROYALE
Largest public Nerf battle in New Mexico history

PUEBLO, July 5, 2019 – Battle Zone will host the Las Cruces Nerf Battle Royale on Friday,
July 12th, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This event which will be held at Young Park in Las Cruces, NM will feature 100 players ages 5+ in four hours of action-packed Nerf battles.

Event is open to public.

During the event, players will engage in games of team versus team competitions including missions such as Team Elimination, Capture the Flag and Protect the VIP. Battle Zone will provide all equipment for the games, but players are welcome to bring their own favorite dart blaster for the games.
Admission is $10 per player and includes 4-hours of game play and rental of all equipment for the games to include safety eyewear, team jersey, dart blaster and foam dart ammunition. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.bznerf.com/events. The game will have a maximum of 100 players.
“The Las Cruces Nerf Battle Royale will be the largest public Nerf battle in New Mexico
history and is expected to draw a large crowd to watch these fun and exciting games”, said Duane Gurulé, founder of Battle Zone.

About Battle Zone

Battle Zone was founded in 2015 and is Colorado’s only mobile Nerf dart tag entertainment company. For more information about Battle Zone, visit www.bznerf.com or www.facebook.com/bznerf.

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Nerf Alpha Strike Products/Exclusives

NERF ALPHASTRIKE MISSION OPS SET - oop
My takeaway. 4 blasters. 13 variations.

VARIATIONS.

THIRTEEN.

FOUR.
BLASTERS.

And nothing really “new” per se, these blasters are things we’ve seen before. Just cheaper. See below.

NERF ALPHASTRIKE 2019 PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS

Start blasting with ALPHASTRIKE blasters from NERF, the number one blaster brand! If you’re new to the NERF brand, ALPHASTRIKE blasters are an awesome way to get into adrenaline-pumping NERF battles and experience the power and performance of the NERF brand. They’re easy to use so first-time battlers can begin blasting fast. And if you’re already a NERF fan, these blasters make great additions to your NERF collection!

The 2019 NERF ALPHASTRIKE line includes:

NERF ALPHASTRIKE STINGER SD-1

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $2.99/Available: Summer 2019)
The STINGER SD-1 blaster fires 1 dart at a time and is easy to use: Load 1 dart into the barrel, pull the handle to prime, and press the trigger to fire. Small and portable, it’s great for stealth battles and fast-moving games. It comes with 8 Official NERF Elite darts for multiple reloads. Official NERF darts are tested and approved for performance and quality and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips. No batteries required. Includes: blaster and 8 darts. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.

NERF ALPHASTRIKE STINGER SD-1 TARGETING SET

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $4.99/Available: Summer 2019)
Practice your skills with the 11-piece STINGER SD-1 TARGETING SET that includes a blaster, 8 darts, and 2 half-targets that can be attached to create 1 whole target. This compact blaster is great for stealth battles and fast-moving games. Load 1 dart into the barrel, pull the handle to prime, and press the trigger to fire. It comes with 8 Official NERF Elite darts. Official NERF darts are tested and approved for performance and quality and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips. No batteries required. Includes: blaster, 8 darts, and 4 half-targets. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.

NERF ALPHASTRIKE STINGER SD-1 8-PACK

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Summer 2019)
This super set of 8 STINGER SD-1 blasters is a blast at parties and makes a great gift! The blasters fire 1 dart at a time and are easy to use: Load 1 dart into the barrel, pull the handle to prime, and press the trigger to fire. The pack includes 16 Official NERF Elite darts so everyone has enough for multiple reloads. Official NERF darts are tested and approved for performance and quality and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips. No batteries required. Includes: 8 blasters and 16 darts. Available exclusively at Target.

NERF ALPHASTRIKE STINGER SD-1 4-PACK

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Summer 2019)
This awesome set of 4 STINGER SD-1 blasters is a blast at parties and makes a great gift! The blasters fire 1 dart at a time and are easy to use: Load 1 dart into the barrel, pull the handle to prime, and press the trigger to fire. The pack includes 8 Official NERF Elite darts so everyone has enough for reloads. Official NERF darts are tested and approved for performance and quality and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips. No batteries required. Includes: 4 blasters and 8 darts. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.

NERF ALPHASTRIKE TIGER DB-2 DUAL TARGETING SET

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Summer 2019)
The 22-piece TIGER DB-2 DUAL TARGETING SET includes 2 TIGER DB-2 blasters that fire 2 darts in a row for double-barrel blasting! Also includes 16 Official NERF Elite darts and 4 half-targets that can be attached to create 2 whole targets. Load 2 darts, pump the priming handle, and pull the trigger to fire 1 dart. Prime and pull again to fire the second dart. Official NERF darts are tested and approved for performance and quality and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips. No batteries required. Includes: 2 blasters, 16 darts, and 4 half-targets. Available exclusively at Meijer.

NERF ALPHASTRIKE TIGER DB-2

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $12.99/Available: Summer 2019)
The TIGER DB-2 blaster features double-barrel blasting! This pump-action blaster fires 2 darts in a row and gets you playing fast: Load 1 dart into each barrel, pump the handle to prime, and press the trigger to fire 1 dart. Prime the blaster and pull the trigger again to fire the second dart. Includes 12 Official NERF Elite darts for multiple reloads. Official NERF darts are tested and approved for performance and quality and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips. No batteries required. Includes: blaster and 12 darts. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.

NERF ALPHASTRIKE FANG QS-4

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $4.99/Available: Summer 2019)
The FANG QS-4 blaster has 4 barrels so you can fire up to 4 darts in a row! Easy to use to get you playing fast: Load 1 dart into each barrel, pull the handle to prime, and press the trigger to fire 1 dart. It comes with 10 Official NERF Elite darts for multiple reloads. Official NERF darts are tested and approved for performance and quality and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips. No batteries required. Includes: blaster and 10 darts. Available exclusively at Walmart.

NERF ALPHASTRIKE FANG QS-4 DUAL TARGETING SET

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Summer 2019)
Practice your skills and play competitive games with the 18-piece FANG QS-4 DUAL TARGETING SET that includes 2 blasters, 12 darts, and 4 half-targets that can be attached together to create 2 whole targets. Load 4 darts into each blaster, pull the handle to prime, and press the trigger to fire 1 dart at a time. Official NERF Elite darts are tested and approved for performance and quality and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips. No batteries required. Includes: 2 blasters, 12 darts, and 4 half-targets. Available exclusively at Walmart.

NERF ALPHASTRIKE FANG QS-4 TARGETING SET

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $7.99/Available: Summer 2019)
Practice your skills with the 13-piece FANG QS-4 TARGETING SET that includes a blaster, 8 darts, and 4 half-targets that can be attached together to create 2 whole targets. Load 4 darts into the FANG QS-4 blaster, pull the handle to prime, and press the trigger to fire 1 dart at a time. Official NERF Elite darts are tested and approved for performance and quality and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips. No batteries required. Includes: blaster, 8 darts, and 4 half-targets. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.

NERF ALPHASTRIKE FANG QS-4 LOAD OUT SET

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Summer 2019)
This 2-blaster set comes with a whopping 68 darts, so you and another player have plenty of darts to keep on reloading – and keep on blasting! The LOAD OUT SET includes 2 FANG QS-4 blasters that are easy to use to get you battling fast: Load 4 darts into each blaster, pull the handle to prime, and press the trigger to fire 1 dart. Official NERF Elite darts are tested and approved for performance and quality and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips. No batteries required. Includes: 2 blasters and 68 darts. Available exclusively at Ross.

NERF ALPHASTRIKE COBRA RC-6 DUAL TARGETING SET

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Summer 2019)
Blast into NERF games with the 26-piece COBRA RC-6 DUAL TARGETING SET that includes 2 blasters, 20 darts, and 4 half-targets that can be attached to create 2 whole targets. Load 6 darts into each COBRA RC-6 blaster, pull the handle to prime, and press the trigger to fire 1 dart at a time. Includes 20 Official NERF Elite darts that are tested and approved for performance and quality and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips. No batteries required. Includes: 2 blasters, 20 darts, and 4 half-targets. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.

NERF ALPHASTRIKE COBRA RC-6 TARGETING SET

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Summer 2019)
Practice your skills with the 17-piece COBRA RC-6 TARGETING SET. The blaster has a 6-dart capacity so you can fire 6 darts in a row. Blast the 4 half-targets or attach them together to create 2 whole targets. Load 6 darts into the blaster, pull the handle to prime, and press the trigger to fire 1 dart. It includes 12 Official NERF Elite darts that are tested and approved for performance and quality and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips. No batteries required. Includes: blaster, 12 darts, and 4 half-targets. Available exclusively at Target.

NERF ALPHASTRIKE MISSION OPS SET

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Summer 2019)
This 31-piece MISSION OPS SET includes 4 blasters, 25 darts, and targets to practice skills and compete in NERF games! Great for gift-giving, parties, anytime! Includes 2 STINGER SD-1 blasters, 1 COBRA RC-6 blaster, 1 TIGER DB-2 blaster, and 2 half-targets that attach to create 1 whole target. Easy to use: Load, prime, and fire in 3 quick steps. Includes 25 Official NERF Elite darts that are tested and approved for performance and quality and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips. No batteries required. Includes: 4 blasters, 2 half-targets, and 25 darts. Available exclusively at Walmart.

Nerf x Overwatch! Soldier 76 has you in his sights… in a Rival blaster


NERF RIVAL OVERWATCH SOLDIER: 76 BLASTER AND TARGETING VISOR


NERF RIVAL OVERWATCH SOLDIER: 76 BLASTER AND TARGETING VISOR

(HASBRO/Ages: 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $130.99/Available: Fall 2019)

 

OVERWATCH fans can take on the role of SOLDIER: 76 with this blaster designed in the style of his signature accessory in Blizzard Entertainment’s internationally acclaimed team-based action game. This set also includes a replica SOLDIER: 76 targeting visor that you can wear. This NERF RIVAL OVERWATCH blaster is fully motorized to rapid-fire 30 high-impact rounds at a velocity of 90 feet per second (27 meters per second). Electronic lights are activated and recoil action kicks in when you operate the blaster, adding to the real-world excitement of OVERWATCH battling. Comes with 30 OVERWATCH NERF RIVAL rounds. Includes: blaster, 30 rounds, visor (3 pieces), and instructions. Requires 6x 1.5v D alkaline batteries, not included. Available exclusively at GameStop. Preorders are up!

Well, that’s neat. Pricey, but since it comes with a mask and looks ridiculously oversized, that’s pretty sweet too.

Nerf Fortnite Blasters – Drop In Again

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!

 

Dart Zone Pro – It’s Coming

Dart Zone Pro Reveal in Slow Reveal

Dart Zone has been hinting the last few days about a new line coming out this July.
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Dart Zone Pro. With the hashtag #only1pro and some mysterious angles, they’ve got the attention of the community. The most recent video and more like it are posted at – http://bit.ly/dartzonepro – you have to provide an email for updates but then you will get clued in on the latest info on the Dart Zone Pro line.

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The Story So far:

  • Full announcement coming July 15.
  • FPS: 150 out of the box
  • Sales will be through the Dart Zone website
  • Pretty sure it was pump-action
  • Limited Edition release, limited quantities

Interesting stuff! Stay tuned as more information comes out and we start to get more details.

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[EXCLUSIVE] First Look! Dart Zone Blasters – DESTRUCTOR

Dart Zone Destructor! Exclusive First Look, First Reveal!

Basic Stats

Price: $29.97
Available: Fall – TARGET EXCLUSIVE
Capacity: 30 darts (that’s how many it comes with) but able to hold more.
Full-Auto: YES
Rev Trigger: YES
FPS readings: Initial reads seem to indicate at least 100 FPS on occasion
Tactical Rails: Aesthetic
Sling Points: YES

Batteries: 6 AA (Not included)

HUGE THANKS to Dart Zone Blasters for the exclusive first look! And for such a great blaster, too! Easy on the wallet, high on impact. There were some minor, tiny, issues with feeding but nothing that you didn’t see out of the CommandFire. I have a few more mobility tests to do for my own reasons, but fresh out of the box this thing is pretty sweet at first impression. And for that price it’s definitely worth a look. Watch this space for more on this blaster!

Official Nerf Arenas to Open Late Next Year!Nerf Action Xperience!

Hasbro Confirms U.S. Nerf Arenas and Opening Date

Grabbed from the Toy Book! Follow the link to read more.

I will update this post with a bit more info later.

It’s later!

“KINGSMEN AND HASBRO BRING THE NERF ACTION EXPERIENCE TO THE UNITED STATES”

 

Singapore, June 4, 2019 – Kingsmen Creatives Ltd. (“Kingsmen”) (“金明创新”), and its subsidiaries (the “Group”), a leading communication design and production group, today announced that Kingsmen Xperience, Inc., its US-based subsidiary has entered into a licensing agreement with global play and entertainment company Hasbro, Inc. (“Hasbro”, NASDAQ: HAS) to expand its current licensing agreement to open NERF FEC attractions in the United States market (“US”).

Mr. Andrew Cheng, Group Chief Executive Officer of Kingsmen, said, “NERF is a well-established brand that commands a global following and has a strong presence in the US. Its appeal as a popular lifestyle brand that encourages social and outdoor play is inter-generational. The opening of NERF FEC’s in the US will redefine how fans can experience the brand as they find themselves immersed in exclusive NERF worlds. We look forward to breaking new ground as we engage audiences in a truly one of a kind experience.”

Expanding the licensing deal for NERF FEC attractions into the US market allows Kingsmen to increase the global reach of the attraction, which has garnered significant international interest. The world’s first NERF FEC will open in Singapore in 2019, with the first US location to open in late 2020.

“When we first announced that Kingsmen was bringing the NERF experience to Singapore, we heard from fans around the globe that they were excited about the possibility of more locations around the world,” said Casey Collins, SVP & GM Consumer Products, Hasbro. “The work Kingsmen has done with the upcoming opening of the NERF Action Xperience in Singapore is outstanding, and we cannot wait for fans and families from all over the US to have their own experience in their back yard, because for us and our fans, it’s NERF or Nothin’!”

My thoughts:

Considering this news from a few months ago, how does it all fit? Kilburn is already planning a Power Rangers Live Tour  with Hasbro and now Kingsman is involved with the Family Entertainment Centers along with Kilburn? None of this is in my realm of expertise but I can see a few different scenarios:

  1. Kilburn handles a lot of licensed/brand property for the centers, like gaming, Transformers related attractions, GI Joe, and other similar properties. Kingsman handles the Nerf arena build outs (unlikely, considering Kilburn has “Nerf” among their clients.
  2. Kilburn lost the license and Kingsman had to step in to take care of the Nerf part of the FECs.
  3. The Nerf arenas are separate from the Hasbro entertainment centers. Not too sure about this either considering Nerf also shows up in other Hasbro properties.

One nugget of info I didn’t really expand on is that the Kilburn attractions have a “multiple-location rollout across North America” planned. Whether this is an all-encompassing Hasbro location or Nerf arenas separated from Hasbro brands, that remains to be seen.

The Kingsman Xperience project is slated for late next year in the U.S., and Singapore’s location opens in 2019, with no mention of multiple locations. At the very least when we see the Singapore location open, that might give us an idea of what to expect. Considering the accessibility they will need and the nature of the target audiences, I urge folks to keep an open mind.

I do have questions:

  • How will these impact the existing arena/mobile party market? Nerf knows about them, it’s a growing market that’s hard to miss.
  • Will these be glorified demo showrooms, or will players be allowed to bring their own blasters (I expect a safety check for that).
  • Multiple locations? Who gets the first wave?

There are others, but I won’t bore you with that. Got a question of your own? Post in the comments!