Random News in Nerf – May 21, 2018

There are already videos and posts that do nice summaries of the “week in Nerf News“, and community highlights. Instead of those things, I wanted to highlight some things I’ve seen that, while not the biggest item, are still noteworthy in terms of deals, gameplay, or other things. So, without further delay… Continue reading

Stats Blast Hover Shot Review

ToysRUs, at least in the United States, is on its last legs thanks to bankruptcy and liquidation. However, TRU has several in-house brands that had products in the distribution pipeline, including the Stats Blast blaster line. The first of these products is on shelves, assuming your store hasn’t been cleared out yet. It’s a simple target game with a small pistol, based on this original version. It may not be worth the original $20 asking price, but for a discount you might like it. Continue reading

Nerf News: Overwatch Nerf Rival Blasters Teased

Blizzard Entertainment is joining up with Nerf to launch a series of Overwatch themed blasters in 2019. The Overwatch Twitter account announced this partnership, tweeting, “A new way to play. Get your hands on Overwatch-themed #NerfRival Blasters – coming soon!” and with a teaser video.

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Xshot Regenerator Review

The Regenerator is Xshot’s budget answer to the idea of Nerf Modulus. Modeled similarly to the Nerf Battlescout, it features its own version of tactical rails, accessories, and barrel attachments. For $30 and decent [upgrade-able] performance, it’s not a bad option. It just has the unfortunate luck to have appeared on ToysRUs shelves right after bankruptcy was declared.

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Nerf Vortex VTX Pyragon Review

Of all the things to show up on my birthday! Getting a message from Fedex that a package was ready for pickup was nice. Then I opened it up and found the newest versions of the Pyragon and Vigilon! Since we’re on a roll here, I may as well do a review of the Pyragon first, comparing it to the old version and doing an actual review.

As expected for a Vortex blaster, it’s lots of fun (even if it’s not always competitive in superstock settings). It’s just a matter of whether your desire for a unique take on a formerly discontinued product outweighs your budget concerns,

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Nerf News – Official VORTEX VTX Press Release!

(NOTE: the first portion is copy/paste from the release. My thoughts will come after.)

The Nerf Vortex line is back! Originally launched in 2011, the Vortex line offered fans a completely new blaster experience equipped with discs instead of darts. The line of disc launching blasters will relaunch later this month at Target to bend the rules and take battling to the next level.

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