Multi-Part Update: Deadpool Blasters, Stock Dart Test 2017, and More!

We’re alive! There’s just a ton of things on the plate. Travel, Nerf wars, HvZ events, paying rent. You know, life stuff.

Firstly, a slightly late update on a San Diego Comic Con reveal. In following recent trends in movie promotion Hasbro has decided on another movie-themed blaster. This time, it’s Deadpool! Because if you’re going to have a movie tie-in, why not do it with a property that’s both massively popular and involves a main character that blasts away his enemies?

Interestingly, the Kronos name was trademarked by Hasbro (serial number 87261837) in December of last year, but only under “Toy action figures and accessories for use therewith”, not specifically for blasters.

NERF RIVAL DEADPOOL KRONOS XVIII-500 2 Pack
(Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $59.99/Available: Spring 2018)
Intensity. Attitude. Tacos. It’s Nerf Rival meets Deadpool, and that means the battle will never, ever be the same. These 2 blasters have the look — and the snarkiness — of Deadpool, that don’t-call-me-a-hero bad boy from Marvel Comics. Open the breech to load 5 high-impact rounds into each blaster, then prime them with the spring-action cocking mechanism, take aim, and blam go the badder guys! Each blaster sends the rounds blasting into battle at 90 feet per second (27 meters per second). The blasters also have a trigger lock and tactical rail. The special edition box captures the personality of Deadpool with scribbled comments and cross-outs “written” on the box as if by Deadpool himself, and is designed for displaying and storing the blasters, rounds, and taco-shaped instructions. Experience the intensity and attitude of the Nerf Rival Deadpool Kronos XVIII-500 blaster 2-pack!  Available Spring 2018 exclusively at GameStop and Best Buy.

In Other News…

In addition, after buying most of the new versions of darts now available (Buzz Bee, Dart Zone, etc), I’m proud to announce that it’s time for a new dart comparison test! Note that this will not reflect the prices, or the availability of bulk darts from off-brand sources (for example, Accustrike darts are expensive. Off brand Chinese copies have been seen for as little as $45 for 1000). It will also reflect STOCK performance for the most part, simply because there are so many additional factors that can contribute to dart behavior when modded blasters become involved. ESPECIALLY with flywheel blasters.

Finally, I have lots of footage to sort through, both from HvZ events and from my visit to the SENC! It’s been a long while since I got to use my NIC-style blasters, and the long trip was well worth it. In addition, this past weekend’s Youngstown State University HvZ Intivational was one of the best I’ve ever attended. The zombies played great, the humans didn’t make any obscenely stupid moves, and the game progressed wonderfully to a technically winnable final stand. Naturally, the zombies overwhelmed the few humans left. But we put up a great fight trying to complete the objectives and elected to just go down shooting when the last two (myself and Jesse from Red Team) found themselves still alive.

 

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    I’ve never been this excited about being over-charged for something my whole life!