In this article I break down the sneak peak video. Through screenshots we’ll take a look at products seen, marketing strategy, and features of the new “blasters”.
It kind of feels weird to call them disc shooters, so whats our new name for them gonna be? Anyways hit the jump for the article. Be prepared for lots of photos taken from the video.
They seem to be marketing this line and video as a science fiction sort of thing. The colors, low quality video, and editing suggest this. “N-Strike vs. Vortex” was advertised during the New York toy fair as well. Also Tuesday, April 12, was the first manned space flight fifty years ago. Perhaps Nerf is paying tribute to them as well with this?
And that switch flips down the built in clip. Also the disc shooter on the ground looks like something of a single shot to me. Although I could be wrong, these blasters seem to be packing multiple shots.
And there we have it folks. It looks like this Vortex line will fire discs at long ranges. The new colors will help signify a change for the new line. Nerf will continue to support the N-Strike line as well. But in the mean time who knows what features these will have? Battery powered? We only know one which is Shot Gun style. Will these be direct plungered, or inversed plungered? The mod potential might be there, or it might not be.
Nerf has said that they’ll reveal more photos of the items on their Facebook. Nerf, with their low quality video and shaky editing, has given has a small big decently sized peak at the Vortex Line. I’ll be sure to have another article when more information is reveled.