(Disclaimer: this was a free product for review from Hasbro. Thanks, guys!)
The mass 2018 launch of Nerf blasters is almost here! To start things off, we’ll take a look at the Modulus Ghost Ops Evader. In function, it’s a Stryfe. That’s nothing new. In form, however, it has a large but comfortable shell. The Evader feels great in your hands, and has that pretty glowing effect to boot. If you need a new semi-auto blaster, it’ll fit the bill.
Let’s start with the Nerf press release – blasters are not only coming in July, but you can use your Nerf Perks toward them!
- Be one of the FIRST to get the Nerf brand’s newest blasters. Starting July 1st, Nerf Perks members can use their points to redeem for any of the Nerf brand’s NEW blasters. Go to NerfPerks.com to redeem! Not a member? No problem! Sign up for free at nerfperks.com and start earning points! Open to US Residents 18+.
- Members and non-members can use code NERF18 to get an extra 200 points to help you on your way to earning some awesome rewards.
- Eligible Blasters include: Modulus Evader, Mega Thunderhawk, Elite Infinus, Elite Delta Trooper, Zombie Ripchain, Zombie Scravenger, Rival Prometheus, and Rival Hades
- Get ready, because Nerf Fest is coming! All of the fall Nerf products will be hitting shelves on Monday, July 16th!
We tried out a couple of new things at today’s event, namely small shields, a reworked Mega Zombie, and some altered PvP rules.
All rules can be found here.
Zuru’s Xshot blasters have been a resounding success in terms of gaining market share, and their line expansion was hinted at back at Toy Fair 2018. The launching of the new sub-series, Flying Bug Attack, is set for next month, with battery-operated launchers sending the targets up into the air. The new pistol in the series, a clip-fed blaster that suspiciously looks to use the same clips as the Regenerator, also looks highly promising. I’ll be sure to post a review once I get my hands on one of these!
This ad was from the June issue of Toy World Magazine, by the way.
Sometimes a fun little pistol comes along. In the case of the Recoil, it’s a simple, single shot blaster with a bonus. The slide actually retracts and then returns on trigger pull, giving the blaster its “recoil”. With or without a dart loaded to fire, it’s a fun effect that completely sells the blaster.
I found the Adventure Force version at a Walmart Canada. The US version, marketed as the Pulse or Kickback, has been seen in the toy sections of places like Burlington Coat Factory.
The first of the new wave of Nerf blasters is here! Kinda. I had to run to Canada to pick up a Delta Trooper, but US appearances shouldn’t be far behind.
The Delta Trooper is the newest “base” spring-powered, magazine-fed blaster, and it carries over both the Retaliator’s basic operation and the Alpha Trooper’s slam fire capabilities. It does its job well, even if there are some things consumers might desire (pump-action priming, for one). And after a first day of not liking the design, it’s started to grow on me.
I just realized that I’ve been working on things for this all weekend, but have yet to actually advertise the event on Blasterhub! Failure to promote, indeed.
Endwar HvZ is back for another run in Athens, OH this June (22-24). Last year was a great success. This year I won’t be playing, as I’m actually helping to run it! It’s one of the reasons my free time has been sparse as of late, especially when it comes to posting reviews on here.
In addition, I’ll have a booth at Foamcon, with the general plan being to have newer blasters on hand for people to take a look at. Come say hi!