This was my first MLF event, an intermediate level group that acts as a good bridging group from the more casual MHvZ, and the more sophisticated Melbourne Nerf Wars.
This is the first game report I’m posting here, but I’ve posted many more back on my own blog. These posts follow a relatively simple format: All rules and gametypes are given first, followed by all the significant/notable blasters used and a quick description of how each of them performed, then my thoughts on the day – the gametypes, the play area, etc.
The Breakflip is one of the newer BoomCo blasters, released well after the original batch and sporting a distinct and unique colour scheme. More importantly, it promises a continuation of BoomCo’s clip system with a flick-prime capable blaster. How does the Breakflip compare to Nerf’s clip (mag) system blasters?
Toy Fair is around the corner, but Nerf already has something new for it’s fans!
Leading up to Toy Fair, Nerf goes ahead and announces their new blasters for the year. This year we have 4 new ones of the Rival, Mega, and N-Strike styles. These large blasters will be sold starting Fall 2016, so keep an eye out at your local stores.
To be honest, the BOOMco Mad Slammer isn’t something you’ll like on first glance. Its a simple, non-intimidating red colored toy blaster. That’s what it is. No shields, no hidden shotguns, not even a trigger. People usually go either for a blaster’s aesthetics or its practicality, so its no big surprise that it hasn’t endeared itself to either of the demographics. And that’s really unfortunate, because underneath all that gaudy red mediocrity, the BOOMco Mad Slammer is versatile, fun and justifies its name and position in the BOOMco lineup. Let’s check it out!
While Buzz Bee’s Ultra Tek line was mostly entirely new blasters, it did have a re-release in the form of the Sidewinder. Besides some new aesthetics, the Sidewinder is (as far as I’m aware) unchanged from its old form. Does it belong alongside Buzz Bee’s excellent clip (mag) system blasters?
Disclosure: The Sidewinder was sent to me by Buzz Bee for review, so thanks to them for that contribution. As usual, note that their contribution will not bias this review in any way.
Back when BoomCo was first released, the Rapid Madness led the line as the first flagship blaster. It held promise, as it was the first air powered blaster we’d seen released in a while (besides Buzz Bee’s awesome Blastzooka). Preliminary videos showed us Magstrike-like performance, most notably of course an insanely fast rate of fire. Fast forward a little bit and the Rapid Madness would become available in stores for the painfully high price of 50USD/100AUD. As one of the first BoomCo blasters, how does it fare with challenging Nerf’s dart blasting cominance?