The Buzz Bee Ultra-Tek Destiny, Cyclonic, Night Tek… these are all blasters we’ve known about since their introduction at the 2016 North American International Toy Fair in NYC. At the show, Buzz Bee also showed off their line of Walking Dead-inspired blasters, making for a solid 2016 new product line-up. But much to our surprise, it would appear Buzz Bee has even more new products headed for store shelves this fall–and the Air Warriors Reaper is one of them.
Simultaneous to the reveal of the Dart Zone Enforcer that was just announced, Prime Time Toys has also provided us with a detailed look at their new-for-2016 Dart Zone Magnum Superdrum! Our friends at Prime Time tell us they’re already hard at work on the 2017 Dart Zone models, but we appreciate their willingness to share what they have in store for the rest of 2016 in the meantime, beginning with these two, cool new models.
Prime Time Toys has shared with Blaster Hub exclusive details on their all-new Dart Zone Enforcer fully automatic belt-fed blaster, and it’s a beast! Encouraged by the success of their unexpectedly powerful Dart Zone Scorpion, the team at Prime Time Toys has upped their game since their original dollar store-styled models of just a few years ago. Now they’re full-on taking it to the big boys in the category, starting with the Enforcer to lead an all-new, fall ’16 line-up!
My first time with MNW, it was a somewhat different experience to what I get at MLF. In this Nerf game report, I’ll be providing an overview of those differences, along with some of the blasters on-hand, the play area, and a summary of how our games played-out.
Nerf modding is about taking an ordinary toy and making it better. Some people do this by improving the performance, while others like to change the appearance through painting or custom body work. I like to play Nerf competitively, so performance mods have always been important to me. But coming from an airsoft background, I like to add some tacticool flair to my blasters. Recently, I set out to build my ultimate, dream blaster. I had a clear idea on performance with plans of a full seal metal artifact breech and higher ROF pump action kit for my trusty Retaliator, but how could I match that with something truly unique in terms of cosmetics? The answer came from my friend Tom at Foam Data Services who had offered to do a dip for me as a favor for helping him out with some customer support on a couple of Rapidstrike customers here in the US.
Hasbro has managed to create one hectic blaster that combines both zombies and chainsaws. The all-new Zombiestrike Brainsaw not only fire darts at zombies but it slashes their brains out. The Brainsaw certainly has the ‘intimidating’ element of a Nerf blaster. But is it practical enough to use in a battlefield? Let’s find out.
With so many great blasters releasing in 2015, it’s no surprise that a few fell through the cracks. The Nerf Rival line debuted to thunderous applause, Buzz Bee relaunched it’s line with a slew of high-performance magazine-fed dart blasting options, and BOOMco had finally gotten itself back on track after the Gripstrike and Slamblast with such treasures as the Breakflip or Colossal Blitz.
The BOOMco Burst Wave was just something that felt like the cherry on the top of the sundae. It was a completely unnecessary love-letter to blasters of the past that injected some much needed hope into the blasting community: a pneumatic air-powered blaster with a pump and a trigger. This might not seem like much, but after how Buzz Bee had been limiting their pressure tanks to such minuscule sizes and NERF was all about the new High Air Pressure Manual Pump (or HAMP) in the Demolisher 2-in-1 or Thunderblast presumably out of legal reasons; seeing a new option pop up out of seemingly nowhere as a pleasant surprise.