Southern Brisbane Nerf Club

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

So long and thanks for all the fish!

I think it was Heraclitus who said "Change is the only constant in life." And it's because of change that I must announce my withdrawal from the NIC.

More after Jump.

"Adjustable sight" for Heartbreaker Bow, Sucker Darts on Target USA & Amazon websites.

Some may not know this but each version of the Heartbreaker bow has a name, but now there is a new version and it... doesn't.

More after break.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

REVIEW: X-Shot Excel Vigilante

Admittedly, I have wanted a Vigilante since I discovered it was a thing. The old black and green scheme really did it for me too. Now X-Shot have lifted their game with the Excel series in blue and yellow.

Elite Vulcan, Strikeblade, Fusefire box and farewell to Big Pete

A lot can happen in six hours. I went to bed at midnight and woke up at 6am and had 20+ emails telling me about these...

Thursday, 5 December 2013

A email which that I got and read with my eyes.

Hi all. I get quite a bit of mail now since people got to my site (probably by accident). Most of them are questions about "which is better" or questions about commissions. And then, there was this one...

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Rebelle Super Soaker found on Taobao (not a typo)

Well, of all the things I predicted for Rebelle, I can honestly say that this was not on the list... at all!

More after jump.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Zombiestrike Sidestrike and Crossfire Bow on Target USA website!

I knew 2014 was too far away for these blasters. Christmas is the biggest toy buy up of the year and it would've been silly for Hasbro to miss it.

More after jump.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Grey Trigger Crossfire Bow on Taobao

Taobao, the outlet for most things Nerf before it's actually a Nerf thing. And today was no different.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Nerf Elite Target

Zombiestrike Target Set, Rebelle Knockout Kit, Rebelle Star Shot... now, an Elite Target is up on Toys R Us Japan.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Rebelle Sucker darts and a new version of the Pink Crush on Smyths.com

Credit goes to WelshMullet for this find. The Baidu leaked Knock out target set goes on sale on Smyths.com and the previously unknown Rebelle Star Shot as well.

More after jump.

MOD GUIDE: Nerf Mega Magnus

I love the Magnus. But if you're like me (and if you are, I'm so sorry) you're not happy with a blaster until you've squeezed just that extra bit out of a blaster. I wanted to combat the dart capacity first but also, see if something can be done to increase dart velocity.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Sunday, 24 November 2013

MOD GUIDE: Nerf Blazin' Bow

I like the Blazin' Bow. But in an Elite Nerf world, N-strike is sub-standard. Time to make it better!

Saturday, 23 November 2013

REVIEW: Nerf Elite Mega Magnus

As soon as the Magnus hit shelves in Singapore and Hong Kong, I was frantically emailing my contacts in both countries trying to get one. Psyk came through for me and I'd like to say a MEGA thanks to him. (see what I did there?)

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Patent reveals how "smart-ARs" work & four barrel Triad

A recently published patent (US8567378 B2) reveals how the intelligent air-restrictors work in the Roughcut, Triad and Crossfire, and reveals the Triad was originally going to have four barrels?

Zombiestrike Super Soaker... no, you heard me correctly

Umm, what? Was my exact reaction when Smeagolsaur from the Nerf subReddit found these.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Ricochet Box Art, More Jolts And A Rant

Starting this blog, I gave myself some rules. One of which was 'no rants'. Rants to me were Pocket's thing and he was good at it. But I have to break my own rule now. My hand has been forced.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Early Crossfire Box Design Reveals Zombiestrike's Origins!

By now you all know that the Zombiestrike line is a receptacle for rejected Elite and Vortex blasters. But was it really? Recent evidence has been found (on Baidu... where else?) that might suggest that Zombiestrike wasn't originally meant to be a line of it's own.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Hasbro, watcha doin? Hasbro, STAHP!

So, It would appear that the Jolt, Hasbro's bread-n-butter blaster for Nerf isn't done for just yet. Because we have, yet again, MORE!!!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

What's Next For Mega?

The Centurion has been around for a while now and I wouldn't consider it new anymore, and we've been flooded with pics of the Magnus to the point where it too is starting to become old too. But, where does Nerf's Mega line go from here?

OPEN MIC NIGHT: what do you hate about a blaster you like

We all have a blaster that we hate for a number of reasons and for many it's the Deploy and Centurion for obvious reasons. But, what about the blasters you like? What do you hate about a blaster that you like?

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Elite Suction Darts on Toys R Us Japan website

It's the type of dart you either like or don't. For some, it's the dart they've been hoping would return eventually and now Elite Suction Darts are here.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

REVIEW: Prime Time Toys Airhawk Compound Bow

I was never a fan of bow style blasters. But after tooling about with the Blazin' Bow they started to grow on me. So when Prime Time Toys offered to send me an Airhawk I was more than happy to accept.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

White Roughcut 2X4 box art

As soon as I turned on my computer this morning I checked Baidu and found pics of the White Roughcut in its box. Only to learn Smeagolsaur from the Nerf sub-Reddit beat me to them :(

Monday, 11 November 2013

Hasbro, stop giving us Jolts!

Since the first Jolt appeared in 2011. People have been impressed with just how much power the little blaster has. Before the Triad made an appearance two years later, it was everyone's choice of a last resort blaster or the first blaster they integrated into another by attaching it to the fore grip of a pump-action blaster. Since then Hasbro have been using it as their entry level blaster for every sub-line, so here's a recap.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

REVIEW: Prime Time Toys Quickfire Powerstrike 24

Right now, Nerf is king and to the uninitiated, other branded foam dart blasters are referred to as "Nerf" as well. Now, to automatically assume that every Nerf blaster is good would be wrong. Need I remind you of the Mega Centurion and the Deploy? To assume that any blaster that isn't Nerf is bad would be wrong too, and and example of that is the Quickfire Powerstrike 24 from Prime Time Toys.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

REVIEW: Nerf Vortex Revonix 360 (grey trigger)

Well, it was going to happen sooner or later. For a while now, Vortex has been immune from the cursed "Grey Trigger", but that is now at an end with the Revonix 360.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Mega Magnus internals (courtesy of Psyk!)

Anyone who knows/knows of, Psyk, knows that he isn't happy with a blaster until he's squeezed every last bit of performance out of it, or, has rebuilt it into something better. And not even the Mega Magnus is immune!

Monday, 4 November 2013

Zombiestrike Ripshot and Target Set box, Supersoaker Freezefire and important Magnus info

Ah Baidu, you're always there to provide us bloggers with stuff to post about. This time is the boxes for two, yet to be released, Zombistrike blasters.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Hasbro to make Nerf apps for Android and more foam launching Marvel toys.

It's been a long time coming for us Fandroids but Hasbro has finaly accepted Ansroid's exsistance and will start making apps for the Linux based platform. Yay!

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Biggest Repost Ever!

I've had a week off while I took the family away to a tropical island getaway. While I was gone, these things happened.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Zombiestrike Ricochet, Mega Magnus and Avengers Hawkeye Bow pics on Baidu

Baidu user Longtuoai is at it again, this time, it's pics of the Mega Magnus and Zombistrike Ricochet and Avnegers Hawkeye Bow (the new one).

Pics after jump.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Zombiestrike Crossfire Bow Box Art on Baidu and Nerf Zombie App?

We've all seen the images of the Crossfire from Baidu by now. So here's another, but this time, the pic is on the box art!

REVIEW: Nerf N-Strike Blazin' Bow

Here it is, N-Strike's swan song. The last hurrah. It's final number. It's last breath. The last nerve-twitch before Hasbro finally calls an end to the long standing N-Strike line. But, is it a good sign off?

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

White Roughcut explained, Nerf News and a Redstrike Stryfe?

Since photos of white Roughcuts were found on Baidu, many in the NIC have been speculating about the return of the Whiteout series. But, is it really?

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Zombiestrike Crossfire Crossbow pics on Baidu!

Those Chinese are at it again, this time it's Baidu user Yggbond with pics of the Crossfire Crossbow from the 2014 Zombiestrike line up. Credit goes to Smeagolsaur from the Nerf subreddit, I found these pics on my own, but, he beat me to them.

Pics after jump.

Monday, 7 October 2013

REVIEW: Lanard/Air Zone Double Barrel

In the world of reshells and relables, there are none more guilty than Air Zone, Toys R Us's own (but not really) brand. I was able to het a hold of a Air Zone (but actually Lanard) Double Barrel and... well, just read on to find out.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Elite Whiteout Concept Designs

Since finding the Whiteout Roughcut on Baidu. I got thinking... what would the other Elite blasters look like with the Whiteout treatment.

Pics after jump.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

REVIEW: Nerf Zombiestrike Hammershot

HvZ (Humans vs Zombies) has been around for a while now but has never seen any recognition from Hasbro. But, with the Zombiestrike line, Hasbro have said "yes we know you're there" and have started with the Hammershot and Sledgfire. Thanks to Jay Nerf, I've got my grubby hands on a Hammershot :)

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

REVIEW: Elite Rayven "Stinger" CS-12

I like bul-pup blasters, there aren't too many of them though. At the moment the Rayven is the only bul-pup blaster available. The original was an alien vomit green colour to try and match the green of the glow-in-the-dark darts. The we (not Australia or New Zealand though) got the Elite Rayven. In Elite blue, it finally matched the colour of the current line. Now we have the Elite Rayven Stinger, in N-Strike yellow.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Roughcut repaint on Baidu

Images have emerged on Baidu of a Roughcut (two of them actually) sporting a sharp orange on white colour scheme!

Pics after jump.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Nerf MEGA Magnus pics and price

So while I was out catching a movie with my son, Banckroft got some pics of the MEGA Magnus. Those Germans huh?

Saturday, 21 September 2013

REVIEW: Nerf Rebelle Pink Crush

There have been girls in the Nerfing community for a long time now but never has there been a blaster specifically targeted at girls, now, there is a whole line of blasters targeted at girls (not aiming at girls).

Friday, 20 September 2013

New colour scheme for "Whiteout" Vortex Proton?

New, rejected or Photoshopped? I found this on Baidu today and it sort of looks legit, but at the same time. Some Photoshop jobs can be very convincing.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Nerf Or Somethin' (Else) : X-Shot

When the market is dominated by one brand, What can you do to get your new brand noticed? Well, For X-Shot, the answer is incorporating disc launchers and water guns into their blasters. And of their arsenal, these are the blasters I'm most interested in.

Nerf Super Soaker Crossbow on Baidu

It's been a while since we've seen anything new from the Super Soaker line. And if new pictures are to be believed, a new blaster is on the horizon.

Pics after jump.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Stingers, Sleeves, a Magnus and... Angel Armor?

So this week some new Nerf stuff has been discovered here and there, The Elite Rayven Stinger CS12, Zombiestrike blaster sleeve and My Last Dart showed us some fairly solid evidence that a Mega Magnus is on the way.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

REVIEW: Tek Recon Havok

I love it when something new comes out. The anticipation, the excitement, the yearning, and then you finally get to hold it in your hands! This is how I felt with the Havok from Tek Recon.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Nerf Or Somethin' (Else) : Buzz Bee

You can't be a Nerfer and not know that Buzz Bee exists. They are running second place to Nerf and I get the feeling that they can do better, but, don't.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Get Well Soon MLD

When I first started blogging a few months ago, my biggest fear was that the established blogs would think I was trying to steal their thunder. I was wrong.

Friday, 6 September 2013

MOD GUIDE: Nerf MEGA Centurion

Centurion... oh you. Your the blaster we love to hate.

OK so, it's been established that the Centurion is poo. But, if you've bought one already, you can make it less poo.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

MEGA Centurion, an epic quest for knowledge

Esteemed members of the NIC. I come before you today, a broken man. I ventured on a journey of enlightenment, of knowledge, of modification. My quest begins, in the barren red wastelands of the Centurion and ends with the realisation of a horrible truth!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

MOD GUIDE: Nerf Elite Retaliator

Ahh the Retaliator, as a pistol it's good, as an "assault rifle" it's not so good. Taking your hand off of the fore grip to prime before taking your next shot annoys me, but as a pistol, it's very good. So let's make it better.

Friday, 30 August 2013

OPEN MIC NIGHT: What would be the Overly Manly Man's blaster of choice and why?

He's the man that all other men aspire to be. He's the Overly Manly Man. If he were to compete in a Nerf war or HVZ game, what would be his blaster of choice and why?

Thursday, 29 August 2013

More Rebelle Stuff... yay

Well, I wasn't expecting this, but, I'm not surprised that it has happened. Toys R Us have gotten their own exclusive Rebelle blaster and it's shiny.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

MEGA Centurion, the aftermath

Us Aussie Nerfers are at a bit of a disadvantage. We're usually the last to get new blasters (still no Elite Rayven here) and when we do get them they've been castrated by the needlessly strict Australian Toy Safety Regulations. Having said that though, I must commend Hasbro for bringing the Rapidstrike and Centurion over here so quickly. And Now that I've had some time with the Centurion, I though I'd share my experiences with it.

Monday, 26 August 2013

REVIEW: Nerf Blaster Challenge App

Aahh the mobile mini game. Video games for people that don't like or understand video games. I would consider myself a gamer, but nowhere near has hardcore as others. And with just about every company that ever existed releasing apps or mobile games of some sort, I thought I'd take the time to have a look at one of Hasbro's offerings, Nerf Blaster Challenge.

COMPETITION TIME!!!

Want to win a Centurion? How about a Rapidstrike? Well, how about both?!?!

More after jump.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Nerf and the Nerf logo are used with permission....

If you watch Random Shadow's range test of the Zombiestrike Machete and Griffin Mods' review of the Z Bombz, you'd know then that those products have been produced under license by a third party manufacturer, not Hasbro. This got some people's attention, but, these are not the first Nerf branded goods to be made under license.

More after Jump

Friday, 23 August 2013

REVIEW: Nerf Elite MEGA Centurion

Since the Longshot CS-6, Nerfers have been yearning for another large "sniper rifle" type blaster. Then we got the Longstrike (um, thanks, but can could we get the Longshot back?). Now, three years after the Longstrike and six years after the Longshot, we finaly have the MEGA Centurion.

More after jump

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

What Women Think About Rebelle

I was wondering, what do females really think of Rebelle. Male Nerfers are divided on it, many (including myself) like the idea of trying to attract women and girls to Nerf. More Nerfers and Nerfettes is a good thing right? Well, I decided to ask a few of my female co-workers, what they though of the Rebelle line. And for an unbiased answer, I asked non-Nerfers only and got mixed responses.

Answers after jump.

Monday, 19 August 2013

INTERVIEW: Jay Nerf

Mention "Nerf Modder" and names like Bobololo, Coop and Lord Draconical come to mind. But, there are several more out there and some of them are very good at what they do but aren't as popular as the "established" modders. One of which is Jay Nerf. His honest, genuine, informative and unbiased videos are the reason I regard him on par with the likes of the established modders. So I took the time to chat with him and ask him a few questions.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Rebelle and Mega Centurion appear on Mr Toys website!

The Rebelle Heart Breaker bow and the Guardian Crossbow along with the Mega Centurion have appeared on the Mr Toys Toyworld website (Australia)

More after jump.

What happened to Zombiestrike?

Something has been on my mind bout Zombiestrike lately and I haven't been quite able to put my finger on it but I think I've figured it out. What happened to Zombiestrike? At what point did they stop designing blasters specifically for the line and start using second-hand designs?

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Live in Australia and want a Rebelle Pink Crush?

Almost all of the Rebelle line is now available on Amazon.com, but, the seller doesn't ship to Australia. But TaoBao's English site Aliexpress.com has you covered... sort of.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Repaints, Mission Kits and Sub-lines, OH MY!

Wow, just wow. Us bloggers sure have been busy over the last few months. With Rebelle, Zombiestrike, Rapidstrike CS-18, Mega Centurion, Sonic Ice, Vortex repaints, Vortex Revonix 360 and the Elite Spectre. And with the amount of commitments I have outside of this blog, it's been hard to keep up with it all. More recently we've been seeing repaints of the existing Vortex blasters, Sonic Ice Elite and now an Elite Stryfe Mission Kit. So instead of giving you eleventy thousand separate posts, I'll just do one. Laziness for the win!

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Adventure Builders Spider Tank Kickstarter (this is awesome!)

I love good inventions. I love the notion that someone's idea, a thought, a spark of brilliance has been made into something you can hold. Tek Recon is a perfect example of this, but now there is another! The Spider Tank.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Grey Trigger Rapidstrike pics (and pics of other stuff)

Ok so we've all seen the pics of the grey triggered Hammershot, well in my venturings on the internerf, I've found some other grey triggered blasters, not yet released in Australia.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Nerf Elite Rampage mod guide

The Elite Rampage is my favourite blaster. The Elite Alpha Trooper gets a lot of attention but I feel that too much focus is given to it really. I understand that it's a good performer in a compact form factor, but, it and the Elite Rampage are effectively the same blaster.

In this guide I'll take you through the following:
- AR removal
- plunger padding
- half prime lock removal
- spring replacement (OMW 5kg spring)
- teflon taping the O-ring seating
- relubing the plunger tube

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Nerf Elite Stryfe review

A popular modification with the Barricade was the clip-feed mod where you'd modify the Barricade to take a clip, making it a clip fed blaster. It would seem as though it got Nerf's attention.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Zombiestrike melee weapons, will we get them south of the Equator?

We don't see too much N-Force in Australia, but will that change with the Zombiestrike melee weapons Nerf are now offering?

Monday, 5 August 2013

Ghostbusters themed Elite Strongarm confetti gun (stage prop commission)

So I recently took a commission that was strange at first but I enjoyed working on it towards the end.

Pics after jump.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Zombiestrike Roughcut 2X4 design concept

My Last Dart recently sent me an invitation in his post titled "Rumour: New Zombie Strike Rough Cut to hit Target shelves?", in that post he sent an invitation to Tactical Tag and myself to create a design concept of what it might look like... so I did :)

Pic after jump...

Friday, 2 August 2013

Zombiestrike Machete a lucky owner and DPCI

Reddit user ThatNerfGuy has picked up the lazily named Zombiestrike Machete at Target (maybe, not sure) in Bend, OR.
Pics after jump.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Skylanders: Giants - Trigger Happy's dart blaster review

If there's a cartoon or video game character with a firearm, chances are, there will be a toy of it. Trigger Happy, from Skylanders: Giants, is no exception

Vigilon and Proton with new colour scheme on TaoBao

This is old news, but incase anyone cares... the Proton and Vigilon with the new colour scheme are on TaoBao.

Pics after jump.

Rebelle Power pair up on Toys R Us and Amazon websites

We're starting to see a slow item-by-item release of the new Rebelle line on the websites of a few major retailers, Toys R Us are one of them.


More pics and link after jump

Monday, 29 July 2013

Rebelle Guardian Crossbow and Sweet Revenge manifest on TaoBao

Normally you can find unreleased Nerf blaster first on Taobao. but for some reason it took them a while to get Rebelle.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Vortex Revonix 360 unboxing

Basic Nerf got his lucky mits on the new Vortex Revonix 360 and has kindly provided us with an unboxing vid!


More after jump.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Time To Get Serious

Hello Internerf. I try to make my posts funny, witty yet informative and sometimes I get it right. But now I want to speak seriously...

Nerf Elite Pinpoint Sight (EPPS) review

This is an item I never thought I'd get my hands on. The Elite Pinpoint Sight (EPPS).

Thursday, 25 July 2013

$2 blaster review... yes another one (Air Blaster Foam Dart Gun)

Well, here we go again. I don't know why I do this to myself but I'm doing it anyway.

Nerf, Nerf N-Strike, Nerf N-Strike Elite, Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega... then what?

Nerf has come a long way since that spongey foam ball in the 1960s. Today they are one of the most recognised toy brands along with Barbie, Hotwheels and LEGO. But where does a brand go once they release their flagship item?

Urban Taggers is no more!

Today is a sad day for Nerfers everywhere with the end of Urban Taggers! I'm not making this up!

More info after Jump.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Ultra Shot Foam Dart Blaster review

When I say "cheap blaster", I don't mean cheap to buy, I mean cheap to manufacture. When every possible corner has been cut and the quality control team are on permanent holiday. This is one of those blasters.

Batman: Dark Knight Rises Triple Barrel Grapnel review

I like it when toy companies other than Hasbro make their dart blasters capable of firing Nerf branded darts (listening Buzz Bee?). But I was quite surprised to see Mattel, Hasbro's arch rival make a blaster that fires Nerf sized darts.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Tek Recon, changing how you blast

This post has been a long time coming. Before starting this blog I put together a lot of material about Nerf and other branded foam dart blasters (ie. Buzz Bee) and have been working through that. But as I near the end of my backlog ("backlog", insert childish giggle here) I've taken some time to put together an article about the new kid in the game... Tek Recon!


WARNING: pic heavy.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Blackshot (modified Longshot)

My customised Longshot, "Blackshot".

Pics after jump

Nerf-Con 45 (Playstation Namco G-Con 45 conversion)

So I Took the shell from a Namco G-Con 45, gutted it and gave it an Elite Firestrike transplant!

Mav Daddy - cosplay commision

A friend of mine wanted me to make a "pimp" Nerf blaster. So I said yes.

Pics after jump.

$5 Nerf Element ripoff (Crossfire Gun)

IF you do something well, there will always be those that copy you. Nerf experiences this often and are not too pleased about it (ask Buzz Bee). But, if you're a small company, one that goes un-noticed, flies under the radar or is not perceived as a threat. You might get away with this...

Zombie Strike Sledgefire internals

Just in case you haven't seen these photos everywhere else. Here is a review and some photos of the internals of the ZS Sledgefire (say "Sledgefire" in your best movie trailer voice, sounds good doesn't it?).

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Nerf N-Strike Barricade RV-10 mod guide

The Barricade is perfect for dual wielding. It's only issue is that it's setup to fire whistler darts, this means the flywheels are placed too far apart to fire streamliners or Elite darts well... MOD TIME!

Free for all!

This is a thing that I plan to do on a semi regular basis. The Free For All works like this. I ask a question and you give your answer in the comments below.

RULES:
1. Do not insult others, the comment will be deleted
2. No spamming, comments will be deleted

So, the question is this.


Which blaster would you integrate into the Elite Rapidstrike CS-18 and why?


Ready... GO!

Friday, 19 July 2013

$2 blaster review (Top Shots - Kool Zuums)

Well, um, what can I say about a generic brand dart blaster costing the princely sum of $2?

Zombie Strike Machete.. IT'S ALIVE!!! Oh and a Zombie Strike Jolt too.

Anime Toy bloggers Atamaii have given us a look into the San Diego Comi-Con where Hasbro had the Nerf Zombie Strike line on display.

Pics after jump

Nerf officially announces Zombie Strike line

About an hour ago Nerf (via Facebook) released a Zombie Strike promo image that confirms, once and for all, the Zombie strike line.

Pic after jump

Nerf N-strike Longhsot CS-6 review

Everybody likes big guns. Even people that say they don't like big guns, like big guns. And the Longshot is a big gun.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Rapidstrike CS-18, Rebelle Pink Crush, Rebelle Guardian Crossbow, Mega & Rebelle dart refil and Vortex Revonix on Tesco UK's website

To the two UK readers I have, Tesco has just put up some new Nerf stuff on their website. Currently not available, but it's worth keeping an eye on and at least you'll know how much it'll cost :)

Links after jump

Nerf Dart Tag Speedswarm review

IF you've ever needed an excuse to shoot at other people with Nerf blasters (excluding HvZ and Nerf Wars) Dart Tag is it. Dart Tag is not a new thing, it's been around since 2003 but in 2011, the current line of Dart Tag blasters (current at the time of me writing this) was released. New design, new mechanics (mostly) and all in yellow. Of the new designs there are two fully automatic blasters, the Speedswarm and the Swarmfire.

Nerf N-Strike Maverick REV-6 mod guide

Ahh the Maverick. It's the highest selling Nerf blaster ever for a good reason. It's awesome. But now we have the Elite series and the Maverick is starting to look underpowered compared to its successor the Strongarm. Good news is, we can give the ol' Maverick some extra oomph.

We'll be covering:
- AR removal
- increasing the spring's compression (coin mod)
- full barrel (but actually a cylinder) drop

Nerf N-Strike Elite Firestrike mod guide

The Firestrike is a tiny but mighty pistol, but (as with all blasters) there is room for improvement.

Buzz Bee Automatic Tommy 20 review

Oh Buzz Bee, why do you tease us so? You make blasters that incorporate good ideas but your execution leaves a bit to be desired.

Buzz Bee Rapid Fire Tek review

If there is one thing Buzz Bee has, it's good ideas. And the Rapid Fire Tek is one of them.

Buzz Bee Tek 3 review

There isn't much to say about the Tek 3, but there isn't much blaster either :P

Buzz Bee Tek 6 review

Well, sometimes Buzz Bee will get it right. And the Tek 6 is one of those occasions.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Pink Crush and Guardian Crossbow on TaoBao

The Rebelle Guardian Crossbow and Pink Crush blasters have made an appearance on Taobao.

Link after jump.

Nerf N-Strike Maverick REV-6 review

Nothing quite compares to the manly feel of a 6 shooter in your hand. That could be why the Maverick REV-6 is still Nerf's highest selling blaster EVER!

Buzz Bee Tetra Strike review

Well, here is another Buzz Bee blaster that I didn't own for very long. The Tetra Strike has similarities to the Nerf Mag Strike. But falls far from the mark.

Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS review

You've gotta love big guns. There is a child's voice inside us all that says "WOW, LOOK AT THAT GUN! IT'S HUGE". And this applies to all guns, whether it be an actual firearm, Airsoft, Nerf, or in a video game. The Stampede and Vulcan are no exception. It's never a question of "do you like big blasters or small ones?", no. It's more like "do you prefer the Stampede or the Vulcan?", and the answer is never "neither".

Leyuan Hotwheel Semi-Auto Soft Bullet Gun review

There are several alternate brands to Nerf, currently Buzz Bee is a distant second but after that the rest of the brands are kind of mashed up. One of those brands is Leyuan. Leyuan started with copying the Nerf Barricade. They called it the Raging Fire but didn't bother to remove "Barricade RV-10" from the side of the moulding.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator review

The N-Strike Recon's performance wasn't really too good but the reason it was popular with Nerfers was because of the accessories that came with it. It's Elite follow-up, the Retaliator, can accessorise too, but now it can also perform.

Nerf N-Strike Rayven CS-18 review

Before the Rayven, there was the Firefly. A bullpup design blaster that had an 8 dart cylinder in it made of clear plastic to allow light through to "charge" the glow-in-the-dark suction-cap darts. Fast forward a few years and the Firefly blaster name has been dropped, but as a "tech" it continues in the Rayven.

Nerf N-Strike Barricade RV-10 review

Dual wielding the Maverick or Strongarm can be a cumbersome affair. If you're going to dual wield anything, it needs to be light and semi-auto at least. This is where the Barricade slips in.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage review

The N-Strike Raider Rapid Fire CS-35 is an "either you like it or you hate it" type of blaster. The 35 dart drum gave you a good amount of blasting before the need to reload but the weight was an issue for some and it did impede visibility. The reverse type plunger was was an issue for some too but slam-fire was a nice inclusion.

Nerf Vortex Pyragon review

Since Nerf released the Vortex line, its blasters have been missing one thing. Slam-fire, but worry no more because we now have the Pyragon.

Nerf Vortex Praxis review

The Vortex line is poo-pood by hardline Nerfers, but, the Praxis is probably the first of Vortex blaster you'd arm yourself with in a war (an indoor one).

Nerf N-Strike Elite Firestrike review

The Nite Finder won hearts as a direct plunger pistol blaster and became more popular due to the almost endless array of cosmetic modifications. Then came the Elite series and the Firestrike, the Nite Finder's successor, It features the same stuff as the Nite Finder, stalk type primer, holder for 2 extra darts, red sight light and tactical rail. The plastic had a quality feel to it and the orange, blue and white colour scheme looks good on this blaster.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm review

The N-Strike Maverick is still (to date) the best selling Nerf blaster of all time, but it shows its age. A combination of price, dart capacity and ease of use (not to mention the manly feel of a six-shooter in your hand) led to the success of the Maverick. Then Elite happened and it spawned the Strongarm. This slick looking six-shooter features a direct plunger, tac rail, 2 anchor points for a shoulder strap and the good ole 6 dart capacity we've come to love, with slam-fire :)

Nerf N-Strike Elite Stockade review

The Barricade RV-10 is an ideal candidate for dual wielding, but there is always room for improvement, that is why the Elite line exists. Enter the Stockade.

Nerf Vortex Diatron review

If you've never played with a Diatron before the best I can describe it is; it's like a Vigilon that can fire two discs at once. That's exactly what it is like.


The Diatron is one of the new Vortex blasters and features the new (and AMAZING) colour scheme. Gone are the days of the Alien vomit green. Nerf have also stopped trying to make the Vortex blasters looks like Alien guns and have gone for a more industrial look and me likes it.

Zombie Strike promo images

Nerf has posted Zombie Strike promo images on their Facebook and Instagram sites overnight.

Pics after jump

Rebelle Pink Crush, Power Pair and Guardian Crossbow on Amazon.co.uk

So mere hours after the Rebelle website went live, the Pink Crush pistol and Guardian Crossbow are available on Amazon.co.uk.

Links after jump.

Nerf Rebelle website is up.

The website for Nerf's Rebelle line went live last night (Thanks to My Last Dart for the heads up).

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Nerf N-Strike Elite Rough Cut 2X4 review

Fans of Nerf blasters and shotguns liked the N-Strike Barrel Break. It had a loading style akin to a double barrel shotgun and one that was unique to Nerf blasters (previous or present). The Rough Cut 2X4 is its Elite successor.

Buzz Bee Jaguar review

Buzz Bee are a funny brand. I get the feeling they can produce blasters that are as good as what Nerf give us but for some reason they are holding back... strange. Don't get me wrong, Buzz Bee make some good looking blasters and have some interesting concepts, but this doesn't mean too much with if they can't produce a performing blaster. The Jaguar is...

Random Shadow 09's Mega Centurion range test

Congratulations to Random Shadow 09, the proud father of a bouncing baby Centurion.

He goes into some depth about the blaster too, how it primes, ammo comparison and even explains the two "clunks" people have been hearing when it's been fired. He complete testes (flat with barrel off and on)

Vid after jump

Zombie Strike confirmed for Australia?

Random Shadow 09 found this on Baidu and it looks promising for Australia.

It's a Hammershot with a grey trigger.

Pic after jump.

Monday, 15 July 2013

My Last Dart's request.

So it turns out my Zombiestrike Blade alternative design concept is popular... this one,


My Last Dart likes it too, but he also had this to say...

Something is happening in US at the moment!

So in the last few hours, here's what's happened:

Kmart, Walmart and Toys r Us (in USA) all now have the Mega Centurion available for pre-order on their websites:

Mega Centurion now available for pre-order at Walmart.com (USA)

If there are any USA readers here, look at this:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nerf-N-Strike-Elite-Centurion-Blaster/23991159

Toys R Us (USA) have the Mega Centurion available on their website

Nerf Mega Centurion is now available for pre-order on the Toys R Us USA website:

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=20965556


Zombiestrike, there is still time to fix it!

So now that we've had time to vent our disappointment at the revealed 2014 Zombiestrike blasters and blade, I though I'd take a moment to think about the Zombiestrike line logically for a moment.


The first thing we need to consider is that these blasters have not been officially announced by Hasbro yet (I think, they still deny ZS is even a thing yet). But even if they are (officially announced), these are 2014 blasters (and blade). There is still time for Hasbro to gauge the feed back and make changes to the aesthetic design, yes, I'm implying that these leaks were intended.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Zombiestrike Blade as it should've been

So with the all the noise about the 2014 Zombiestrike products being recycled rejected designs. There hasn't been much said about the Zombiestrike Blade. It doesn't look pseudo post-apoc like the Hammershot and the Sledgefire (neither do the rest of the blasters really). But, the design of the sword really bugged me. If there was a zombie apocalypse and you were to grab a blade weapon, it would not be a sword would it. And even if it was, a broad sword? No.


You'll need something lighter than a sword, but at the same time, with a blade long enough to take off an undead head quickly, but no so long that you can't sheathe it. So a knife right? But it has to be a big knife.

Hasbro has created Nerf zombies!

It has just occurred to me that the Zombiestrike line is very well named!

What is a zombie? It's something that was once living that has died and then been brought back from the dead (made undead). So, knowing that and seeing the 2014 Zombiestrike blasters looking like designs that were once going to happen then killed off and then brought back to life, you can't help but wonder if this was intended from the start (part of an elaborate troll form Hasbro?) or purely
coincidental!?

Read on...

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Australia in no Stryfe at all.

When we love something or someone, we do so regardless of their flaws. And while we all do love Nerf, they are not with out their flaws.

Now I'm not talking about Zombiestrike (there will be another post about that soon). I'm talking about the painfully long time it's taking Nerf to release the Stryfe here in Australia. The Elite Stryfe has been out in the USA since late 2012, it's July now and sill no Stryfe for us :(

Granted we get some blasters before the USA such as the Barricade and Elite Stockade, but I don't think USA Nerfers had to wait almost 8 months (that's 3/4 of a year) for them! I understand Nerf being a USA company will want to favor it's USA fans first, or if Nerf are testing the local market with a new blaster before sending it overseas... but 8 months? Surely you've collected all the data you need to make a decision by now? Haven't you Nerf?


"Elite" Crossfire with Stockade shoulder stock

So Bazookafied took Matt Robinson's Elite moc-up of the Zombistrike Crossfire crossbow and made it look more Elite-ish, so I went one step further and put the Elite badge on the handle and put a Stockade shoulder-stock on it... actually looks OK. I had to take the photo of the shoulder-stock myself because Google couldn't provide a pic at the right angle.

Pic after jump!

Friday, 12 July 2013

Zombiestrike... Vortex and Elite leftovers?

Some guy called Matt Robinson posted an image of the Zombiestrike Crossfire in Elite colours seen here...


so I decide to do the same with the Fusefire


Zombie Strike Line-up revealed (unofficially)

Pics have emerged revealing the Zombiestrike line-up for 2014. We all know the Hammershot and the Sledgefire...


But we didn't know that the Zombiestrike line included some Vortex blasters too...


Thursday, 11 July 2013

Mega Centurion on Target USA website for preorder.

Mega Centurion pops up on Target USA website with release date 4/August/2013. It's selling for USD49.99, which is a good price, but, the Aussie version will not be as powerful and will be about AUD25 more :(

Check it out here.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Cheap Nerf @ Target

Target has low prices on some Nerf stuff at the moment:

Firestrike 2 pac - $9!!!

Vigilon with extra discs - $11!!

Proton with extra discs - $8!!

Sonic Ice Retaliator... GIMME GIMME GIMME!

Sonic Ice Retaliator found in Toys R Us stores in Singapore and Hong Kong. These Sonic Ice blasters look awesome! Hope they'll be available in Australia soon! There will be a Hail Fire version but at the moment there is just the Rampage (AUD56) and Retaliator (AUD42). Those are the prices in Hong Kong, expect to pay more if they come down here :(

Monday, 8 July 2013

Leyuan/Zecong, never heard of them? Read on...

If you've never heard of Leyuan that's ok. Not a lot of people have. However some have heard of the Photon Storm (thanks to SG Nerf) and the Raging Fire (Barricade rip-off). Well after they got tired of copying Nerf (and Buzz Bee) they started to make their own blasters and some of them look ok. They still make the rip-off blasters (they make a white barricade that is kinda cool), but some of their original blasters look ok. There is the link to their blasters gallery: http://www.zclytoys.com/enproduct.asp?anclassid=7

Older Vortex blasters get new paint job

It was a long time coming, but Nerf have finally decided to get rid of the alien puke green and have gone for a blue-on-white look, it's a welcome change, but (in my opinion) it doesn't look as good as the red, white and grey of the newer Vortex blasters.

You be the judge.

Credit goes to "Dave" from Tennessee.

Sonic Ice Rampage unboxing

Thanks to Wei Ping from Baidu, we can now have a look at the Sonic Ice Rampage in its entirety. So far as we know, there are no performance upgrades (not that it would really matter in Australia anyway) it's basically a Sonic series for Elite Blasters. No word on an Aussie release date yet.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Keep an eye on eBay!

So it looks as though, not only did someone derp on the Rapidstrike's release date, they also forgot to carry the one when pricing them, these were going for just US$10 each!!!

Zombie Strike Sledgefire pics!

Pics have popped up on the net of the yet to be released Zombie Strike Sledgefire. At first glance it appears to load like a Barrel Break but it's primed with the hammer and it's got shells!!!

More Mega blasters for American Spring next year.

Some guy called Alexandre Champoux found a not so hidden piece of info on a box of Mega darts. It clearly states that we can expect more Elite Mega blasters next year. However, one of the rumored blasters is called the Javelin. Will these darts work in a blaster with a name that suggests large ammunition? Only time will tell.

Zombie Strike Hammer Shot boxart revealed

Overnight, Images have emerged on the net of the yet to be released Zombie Strike Hammershot, and we likes the way it looks :)


We're on YouTube!

We now have our own YouTube channel!

It's early days yet but the videos are going up. A special thanks to Rob of Death By Foam for getting us started!

Go and have a look by clicking Here.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Nerf in last quater of 2013

The last quarter of 2013 looks to be a busy time for Nerf and exciting for us.

RAPIDSTRIKE CS-18 will cost $64.99, to be released in September

MEGA CENTURION will cost $74.99, to be released in October

REVONIX 360 will cost $74.99, to be released in September

These blasters will cost more for us Aussies than they do for our USA compatriots, and will likely be tuned down as well to comply with Australian safety regulations.. fail.

As for Rebelle... I dunno, but we can expect Target to get 2 exclusive Zombie Strike blasters, the Hammershot and something called a "Sledge Fire" in October
:)

Monday, 1 July 2013

Centurion: reverse plunger!!!???

Pics of the Centurion's internals have popped up on Nerf Haven revealing a REVERSE PLUNGER!

DUN DUN DAHHHH

How can it be an "Elite" blaster with a reverse plunger? IT CAN'T!

Guess we'll have to call it the "Failturion" now.

Elite Rapidstrike for sale on Taobao

Thought I'd give Taobao a look and this is what I found!

(translated by Google)

Thursday, 27 June 2013

New Sonic Ice Rampage spotted in Asia

Remember the green Sonic blasters? Well now there is the Sonic Ice blasters. The Sonic Ice Rampage has just emerged on shelves in Asia. You can try to buy them from here.

You can try to buy them from here.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Basic Nerf and the Mega Centurion (unboxing and test fire)

Basic Nerf got his lucky hands on a Mega Centurian... so jelly.



Building our site

We're slowly building our site, have a look around and let us know what you think.

We're still new.

We're a new Nerf Club and are trying to build numbers. When we get an actual "club" together, we will be having wars, HvZ games, show'n'sell meets, mod workshops and general meetings.

This site is still under construction... mind the mess.

Monday, 24 June 2013

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