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!

(Non-Nerf Blasters) EXCLUSIVE Dart Zone Blasters reveal this week!

 

EXCLUSIVE reveal coming this week to foamfromabove! Dart Zone has a new look arriving exclusively to Target! I don’t know exactly what it is, but it’s coming 🙂

 

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!

NerfNation Summer Kit Arrives!

nerf summer kit arranged on a table

HUGE thanks to Nerf for the sweet summer gear!

Hard to say what my favorite piece of swag was from this, maybe the cooler? Tune into foamfromabove on Instagram to see what/when I use this sweet gear!

That Fortnite TS, though! It’s a pretty neat blaster, and it gives me ideas.

Fortnite TS Shotgun announced!

NERF FORTNITE TS BLASTER

(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: June 1, 2019)

Take your FORTNITE battles into real life with this NERF MEGA blaster that features pump-action blasting! The NERF FORTNITE TS blaster is inspired by the blaster used in the popular FORTNITE video game, replicating the look and colors from inside the game. Load 4 darts into the internal clip, prime, and pull the trigger to fire a dart. It comes with 8 Official NERF MEGA darts. The stock has dart storage, so you can keep 4 backup darts within reach for fast reloading. Official NERF darts are designed for distance, tested and approved for performance and quality, and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips. Drop into indoor and outdoor FORTNITE action with this pump-action, dart-firing NERF FORTNITE blaster that’s powered by you — no batteries required. Includes blaster, accessory (2 pieces), 8 darts, and instructions. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide. Available for pre-sale at Amazon and other major retailers.

Thanks Nerf for the info!

Confirmed early yesterday: also has slamfire!

Nerf Fortnite SP-L Pistol Demo!

Brought my chronobarrel with me to New York Toy Fair, and I got this reading off the Fortnite SP-L. Enjoy!

(Product info taken from Target.com) – DART-BLASTING FORTNITE BLASTER REPLICA: This SP-L blaster is inspired by the blaster used in Fortnite, capturing the look and colors of the one in the popular video game DETACHABLE BARREL: Comes with a detachable barrel so you can customize the Fortnite SP-L blaster INTERNAL 3-DART CLIP: The blaster has an internal clip with a 3-dart capacity so you can fire 3 darts in a row INCLUDES 6 DARTS: Includes 6 Official Nerf Elite darts OFFICIAL NERF ELITE DARTS: Official Nerf Elite darts are designed for distance, tested and approved for performance and quality, and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips The Nerf Fortnite SP-L blaster is inspired by the blaster used in Fortnite, replicating the look and colors of the one from the popular video game! Play Fortnite in real life with this Nerf Elite blaster that has a detachable barrel to customize for different ways to play. Attach the barrel for distance targeting; remove the barrel when you need a more compact look for smaller play areas or when you need to move fast and stay mobile. The Fortnite SP-L blaster has an internal clip with a 3-dart capacity, so you can load 3 darts in a row before it’s time to reload. Insert 3 darts, prime, and pull the trigger to fire. It comes with 6 Official Nerf Darts that are designed for distance, 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 Elite Fortnite blaster! Hand-powered — no batteries needed. Includes: blaster, 6 darts, and instructions. Ages 8 and up CAUTION: Do not aim at eyes or face. TO AVOID INJURY: Use only with official NERF darts. Other darts may not meet safety standards. Do not modify darts or dart blaster. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts may be generated. Not for children under 3 years. Copyright Epic Games. Hasbro and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro. © 2019 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

Enjoy the data! My full opinion to come after full release this month!