Apologies for the lack of postings as of late! Any time not spent working has been spent driving to and doing HvZ Invitationals, or otherwise prepping for them. Which means I’m behind on reviews and video editing and game reports.
However, I will post an update on the Sure Shot darts – they did arrive, and they’re very promising!
As of a recent posting on Amazon, it appears that Prime Time Toys (of Dart Zone fame) is the next manufacturer to chase better accuracy. Whereas Nerf has Accustrike, and Buzz Bee has Precise Pro, PTT is introducing “Sureshot” darts.
Take it up a notch with the Dart Zone 100 dart SURESHOT dart refills. Darts are fully compatible with all Dart Zone brand blasters and the Universal design makes them compatible with most standard blasters from other leading brands. Dart Zone darts have serious range, flying up to 90 feet with pinpoint accuracy! this refill pack includes 100 darts. For ages 8 and up.
Noticeably, the darts have the same range claims as the regular Super Darts. Nerf’s Accustrike line tends to not make range claims, and Buzz Bee’s accuracy-based products claim less range than their long-range versions.
The heads on the darts appear to be a “waffle” style, selling for $15 for 100 (although listed out of stock). And they claim to be compatible with other brands. While online bulk may still reign supreme for the “hardcore” crowd and various clubs, an option like this may find more appeal than previous competitor’s attempts (Buzz Bee’s darts sold for, at best, $9 for 35 darts under the Adventure Force line). We shall soon see!
Possibly the most common Xshot blaster I’ve seen in stores is the Micro. It’s easy to find in various dollar stores, as well as the “cheap toy” section of Walmart. It’s small size makes it comparable to a Nerf Jolt. However, newer packaging has increased the range claims to 80ft. Is that much performance possible out of this blaster (with the included darts)? The answer is, surprisingly, yes.
For various reasons including the temperature and a few extra events, we played less games than usual this month. Regardless, I quite enjoyed the games we did play.
All HvZ rules can now be found at the link in this Facebook group post: link
This year at Toy Fair, Zuru showed off their entire product line, with much of it in the new blue and white color scheme. The colors, range claims, and shells have all been updated. In the case of the Reflex 6, a slightly larger shell and better internals make for an overall improvement over previous iterations.
As is tradition, Hasbro is releasing blaster-related gear for the next Marvel film. In keeping with tradition, it’s also as bad as almost every other Hasbro movie tie-in. We’ve fallen a long way from the days of Iron Man Magstrikes.
Today’s review focuses on the Iron Man version, but all versions will have similar features.
I learnt two new things today. There is an Australian Toy Fair in Melbourne and the Nerf Modulus Ultimate Customiser Pack includes a Modulus Demolisher. This new blaster pack was actually listed on Hasbro’s Media Release of upcoming 2018 Fall Nerf Blasters. However it was not displayed at the New York Toy Fair. Thanks to Make Test Battle, we can take a look at the new Demolisher!