They just keep coming, warriors! This time the main N-Strike Elite line from NERF is adding another assault blaster to the mix. Meet the NERF N-Strike Elite Demolisher 2-in-1 blaster. This combines the good details of a lot of other blasters and then also adds the underslung grenade launcher! The folks over at Popular Mechanics did a great write-up on this one. This isn't the first NERF exclusive they've had, probably because they are great writers and just as much geek as the fans are! We just got official confirmation from our sources at NERF. This blaster is a go!
Now, PopMech does make sure to note that some tweaks are still happening with this blaster. The release is said to be slated for this Fall (2014). $40 for the price tag puts it in direct competition with the Rapidstrike from last year. Though we are talking semi-auto versus full auto. As pointed out by some fans, this is like a really good Stryfe update.
(Full description after the jump!)
Straight from NERF:
"NERF N-STRIKE ELITE DEMOLISHER 2-IN-1 Blaster
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 14)
Take NERF shots to the next level with the 2-IN-1 blaster that dominates both MEGA and ELITE missions! The DEMOLISHER 2-IN-1 blaster is impressive in size and power firing up to 100 feet, featuring semi-motorized blasting, a 10 dart banana clip, and all new missiles. Connect NERF scopes and lights to the blaster’s top Tactical Rail System and set sights on some of coolest NERF shots performed. Blaster includes two missiles and 10 N-STRIKE ELITE darts. Four AA batteries required, not included. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com."
You can see the trigger on top of the launcher, just in front of a tac rail. I'm hoping that there is a trigger on the other side too. I usually fire with my right. So I would want to fire the launcher with my left.
Due to the design of the launcher, I would assume that it is integrated into the Demolisher and that it is not a simple tac rail mount. Sadly, that would mean that you can't take this and mount it on another favorite blaster. Here's hoping I'm wrong! Otherwise, you also have at least two other tactical rails to utilize on the Demolisher. It might be three if they put a matching tac rail on the left side of the blaster.
There is a strap point under the handle. I don't see another one, so we'll have to see how that works out. In a picture on Popular mechanics, a writer is holding the blaster. It doesn't seem too big, so perhaps the one strap point will be comfortable enough to use with a bandolier.
The stock is interesting too. It seems to a Stockade stock, adapted to hold extra grenades instead of Elite darts.
It looks like the Demolisher can accept barrel attachments, so you can complete the tacticool look for yourself. Just like on the Rapidstrike, I'm assuming people will want to attach a "silencer" from a Spectre blaster to this assault blaster. Does that mean Walmart will come out with an OJ-colored Spectre pretty soon? Likely!
A big thanks goes out to the Adult Fans of NERF. Glad Mr. K seems to be an insomniac :) It also looks like propweaponscoop.com and Basic Nerf saw it early too. What do you think, warriors? Is it your dream come true? Too COD for you? Will it beat out the Rapidstrike? We'll see! ~Chris