Nerf TablePros – Table top sports for a decent price and a retro feel
A peek inside Hasbro HQ (and Nerf) with members of the design team (some familiar faces if you watch enough Nerf videos). To know where you’re going, it helps to know where you’ve been.
Back at New York Toy Fair, I Nerf Firevision gear, and it was pretty awesome. While not intended for play in ABSOLUTE darkness (yeah…. sure…. no one’ll try that…) being able to see the the various equipment (football, basketball, etc.) brightly illuminated up to 100′ is pretty neat.
Now while sports are the forte of this line, I had to wonder what kind of applications these lights and reflective surfaces had for other purposes. And if there’s something we love to do here at the House of Foam, it’s repurpose items for all kinds of stuff. (Not mod though, can’t do that. Hi Nerf!)
Hyperball set with either red or green frames – $9.99
Nerfoop set with either red or green frames – $14.99
Nerf football set with red or green frames – $19.99
Red or green frames sold separately – $5.99
And now, the video! We would use an objective-based game where zombies (we only had 3 red pairs of frames available, so the starting zombies got those) had to find the hyper ball after it was hidden by the humans. Game ended once the zombies got the “brain”. Humans just had to survive with the brain as long as they could.
Let’s go to the tape!
Personally, I’m a big fan about how vibrant the light is (the green illuminates a bit more visibly than the red) and it just shows up on camera so well. Definitely see what all the hoopla is about with Firevision, maybe you’ll find a game that works for it too 🙂
The basketball season may be shorter this season, but it hasn’t stopped players from putting themselves out there with other companies. Kevin Durant, of Oklahoma City Thunder fame, is putting his mark on some sneakers brought to you by Nike and Nerf! I’ve seen comments looking for more Nike-wear and after shots of Nike sneakers and sandals came out
Enough chatter for now, here are some pics:
|How about that? Free Nerfoop ball WITH your shoes! Gotta be the shoes.|
and some words from our friendly people at Nerf:
“The new Nerf edition of the Nike Zoom KD IV sneaker will be released on December 17th. The retro-cool kicks were designed to reflect athlete Kevin Durant’s energy and love of Nerf sports, and feature classic iconic Nerf designs and bright colors. The Nike Zoom KD IV sneakers also come with a special edition Nerfoop and ball…
The KDIV Nerf edition will be available at the following stores: Niketown New York, Niketown Chicago, Nike Store Dallas, Metro Sneakers (Hyattsville, Maryland), Succezz (Chicago, Illinois), and the following House of Hoops locations: Harlem, NYC 34th Street, PG Plaza, North Riverside, Beverly Center, Houston Galleria, Dallas Town East, Dallas North Park. You can also check Nike.com for availability and pricing info!”
Heads up, keep your eyes open!
Seriously, to my contact… thank you! The box was received, emptied out, and it was awesome. Thanks isn’t quite the word that really says how much I appreciate everything.