The Dreadbolt is an odd entry for Nerf’s 2017 Fall lineup. Until now, nearly all of the “arrow” blasters have been in the Rebelle line, fired almost exclusively from bows. The flight characteristics weren’t perfect, but they worked well enough. They also took advantage of the bow craze that happened alongside movies such as The Hunger Games. Now, however, most Rebelle blasters have been phased out, with arrow launchers largely gone.
Not all blasters can be winners. Take, for instance, the Talon. It has several things going for it. A unique color scheme, official Boy Scouts of America branding, and a rather cartoonish take on “real steel” for its shell. What it lacks is the MEGA POWER it claims on the box. Needless to say, if you don’t care about the Boy Scout branding, there’s not much reason to buy this blaster.
I should note that I saw this blaster at Toy Fair 2017, where it was featured in the Kid Galaxy booth. It didn’t improve between then and now.
Here we are, a month away from the official release of Nerf’s fall lineup. Many new blasters have appeared, but none with quite so much hype as the Nemesis. Perhaps the ultimate evolution of the Rival line, it meshes the foam blaster and paintball worlds together in a full-auto, hopper fed package. The Nemesis also demands a hefty price tag of $99 here in the United States. Luckily, it’s worth every cent.
UPDATE: More images of the Captain Phasma blaster have emerged! Scroll down to see more images.
Wow! Another day of leaked Nerf News. This time we’ll be looking at a new Star Wars Nerf blaster from The Force Awakens. A baidu user, known as ‘longtuoai’, has posted several pictures of an unreleased Nerf Glowstrike Captain Phasma blaster. From the box we can see that the blaster features the following:
One of the most popular flywheel blasters will return once again, this time called the ‘Rayvenfire!’ Youtube user, Hartley Ju Nerf has uploaded an unboxing and review video of the new Rayven re-paint.
Greetings from a very large gathering of Nerf and HvZ enthusiasts! I’m going to be busy catching up with friends, running from the horde, etc.But in the meantime I’ll try to document the happenings! It’s been a blast so far (groan) and this weekend is going to be lots of fun.
Although I’m questioning this guy saying we should attend a meeting at 12:01am tonight, when official gameplay is in effect. I think he just wants my brains…