Friday, October 21, 2011

Bumblebee Blaster Available!

Hey guys! Did you know that the Bumblebee Barricade is available online?! Yep, the same one that was so popular at the New York Comic Con earlier this month. I know how much we loved the Optimus Prime Barricades that we got our hands on before, so these Nerf N-Strike Barricade RV-10 Special Edition Transformer Bumblebee blasters will be a great addition too!

NERF gave us a shout to let us know that a limited supply of the blasters is now available at They tell us the supply is going quick! Of course, I had to get my order in before I told you about it ;P

Let us know what you think about the Special Edition transformer line of Barricades. Do you think they'll come out with any more? ~Chris

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Always Vigilon

Here we come with the third installment of the new NERF Vortex blaster reviews. This week it's the Vigilon. Coop brings it to you from our newly established West Coast division. This week we discuss a couple of differences on the coast. Apparently the air density may be creating a difference in ranges for or data tests.

Also, don't forget to rate, subscribe and comment! We're looking for some input on the blaster and also on your thoughts for new categories to go along with Coop's upcoming melee reviews!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sonic Series 2011 in Stores!

So NERF confirmed the newest blasters to join the Sonic Series today on facebook. Coop saw a new Sonic Series blaster at a Toys'R'Us in the L.A. area last week! So that means this year's Sonic Series blasters are hitting the shelves. Strangely, I was kind of hoping for a translucent blue line this year. Weird right?

Image borrowed from
As always, I'll be looking forward to getting my hands on the latest Longstrike release. I've enjoyed the heck out of this particular design since it's initial release. Plus it really grew on me in our newest short film, "Cross-hair, Triple Threat" (still in editing). I guess it's something to do with snipers needing to blend in to any environment. Now to actually get it to sniper distance! In other words, yes we'll be starting our mod channel some time in the near future. I've been slowly accumulating all of the tools necessary to get us started. Thanks for your patience!

It's kind of sad that the Sonic Series are exclusive to Toys'R'Us, so we'll again be paying too much. . .

Here are the rest of the new images, courtesy of the NERF facebook fan page:

NERF Barrel Break Sonic Series. Check out the black foam whistlers. And even the ammo rail is translucent green on this.

NERF Barricade Sonic Series. Green foam, black head whistlers? Is that what we see in the chamber? What would be the best is if they remake the value pack version of this one to include a translucent green stock! Pretty please?

NERF Stampede Sonic Series. Green foam streamlines for this puppy. Wow, they kind of went all out for the proliferation of dart styles on this release! Not sure I'm as impressed with this one as when the Vulcan came out in green. Is it just the angle, or is that shield not translucent? Check out the solid orange bipod/handle too.

It Takes Praxis

This time we've got the Praxis to look at. Drassassin117 joins us to examine the new NERF Vortex Praxis and what it does for you. As always, we look at the five categories of Speed, Range, Accuracy, Appearance and Value. He's got some interesting thoughts on the color to be sure.

Another thing to keep in mind is that Coop is seeing some different range data in LA than we are here in the Mountain Division. We 'll be learning more about that from him in the Vigilon review coming up next week. Be sure to rate, subscribe and comment on the channel and here as well!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Introducing the NERF N-Strike Jolt EX-1

What's this -A sleeper surprise from our friends at Hasbro? Smooth move.

Every once in a while NERF does something that just makes you go, "Huh?" That time has come once again. I don't really know why they released their new mini-blaster, the Jolt. I first heard about it only a day or two ago. My first impression was Why would NERF make an energy drink? But seriously, I know it's been generating a lot of buzz around the world the last couple of days and it had me very curious too.

To be honest, I find the little pistol to be rather uncomfortable to hold. It's certainly not designed for an adult hand. The grooves in the handle make things worse and I think it would have been better with a smoother design. There's a lot of crowding trying to hold it as well. I thought the Secret Strike was well done with the design of the handle. They couldn't do the same thing with the Jolt because of the placement of the plunger.

With a casual test of the range I'd guess a straight-fired average of around 30 feet to maybe 35 feet. It's dark out and I only have 25 feet down the length of my apartment :) I definitely don't think it averages at the 40 or 45 feet that a couple of others suggest.

For the record, I still kind of like the blaster. And hey, it was only 4.99 at K-Mart. It didn't say K-Mart exclusive or anything, but I haven't found it anywhere else . . . yet. It came with two whistler darts. No tac rails. But it can fit in a pocket. They had room for a full sight on it. One pull to prime it instead of several pumps like the Secret Strike. Though it doesn't have a key ring either!

There will be a more comprehensive review on Youtube soon. But we do have 3 more Vortex blasters to get through!

Just  a few quick thoughts. ~Chris

NERF Vortex Proton

I had the pleasure of reviewing the NERF Vortex Proton this past weekend. I'll tell you, this little blaster has really grown on me over the last couple of weeks. The snap-load makes me smile and the size is just right for an intimidating pistol. As you'll see in the video, I'm back and forth on whether the space in front is wasted or not. It could have had a built in accessory up there, but it's just fine without one.

The major question I'm piqued with now is, "Who wins in the N-Strike versus Vortex battle?" Thoughts? Please share!