Zecong Toys has a history of making near-copies of various Nerf blasters – not usually from the same molds, mind you, but made to be very close. On occasion, they go out there and try something somewhat unique, to mixed results.
With the 7100, however, Zecong has a strange confluence of shell design imitation and unique internal choices/compromises. It takes the aesthetics of the Nerf ECS Cam blaster, then uses features that are meant for balls and uses them to fire darts. (This is so they can reuse the shell and parts in a Rival ball-firing blaster, which I do NOT have on hand for review). Sadly, however, due to the low power motors used and the wider than normal motor spacing, performance is subpar.
It’s not a total loss – after an overhaul it becomes an insanely good superstock blaster. But if you’re just looking for a nice new blaster, you’ll be disappointed.
This post is less of a review than it is a look at some silly things with potential applications. Let’s face it – generally speaking, $5 blaster toys generally do not do that well. However, little surprises do pop up. In this case, it’s the possibility of controlling other things. Or backup shots. Or firing twenty tanks at once, because why not?
These blasters are all entries in the “Hero” line by Playtek Toys.
The Titan isn’t a new design – Prime Time Toys previously produced it as the Adventure Force Light Command, for $25 at Walmart. In this case, it’s simply a newer version, minus the extra circuits for lights. It also comes with the newer “Waffle-style” darts that PTT has been using. For $20, it’s a great deal for a fully automatic dart blaster – as long as you don’t mind using chains instead of magazines.
We had a reasonable turnout and great weather today, and we were able to do several good games.
All rules can be found here.
After news of the newest Fortnite blaster appeared on the internet yesterday (including my inbox while I was at work), I figured I’d wait a day and compile info on the various blasters we’re expecting next year. Hasbro now has two lines of video game blaster adaptations going, with three blasters officially announced so far. Here’s the collective scoop on everything!
This past year, the Xshot line has updated many previous blaster models, like the Xcess. The new models feature better ranges and more stylish shells than past versions. The Hawkeye is another blaster that has undergone a remodeling. However, while the blaster has its charms, it has limited uses outside of simple target practice.
Apologies for the lack of review postings! I had to take a short break for the sake of my sanity. Sometimes, you just get depressed, and you have to recognize that and work your way back out.
Today’s review focuses on a blaster that’s actually been around for quite a while. Captain Slug’s Caliburn has seen several revisions over time, and not only can it be used for several ammo types, but it can be easily swapped between them thanks to a new method of assembly. It’s a great design that can be used in both superstock and NIC levels of play. thanks to the ability to easily swap springs. And of course, it’s a testament to the things that 3D printing can do for the hobby.
In my case, I got the MEGA version. Because I’m a strange person who has lots of Buzz Bee Tyrant mags and uses them. A big thank you to Captain Slug for sending me a model for review.