Zombie Strike Line unveiled by Nerf, Official Product Descriptions & Release Months Found Here

CrossfireBow
The Zombie Strike New Crossfire Box, coming 2014. Image thanks to io9.com

As revealed by Io9 earlier today, and confirmed by a press release sent to me today, the Zombie Strike line is now officially acknowledged by Nerf, and more products from the line were revealed, as well as their anticipated release months in the USA.

The Hammershot and Sledgeshot have already been revealed by Target, but here they are again along with official product descriptions and targeted release months.

The zombie apocalypse is on its way and Hasbro’s NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE line has landed just in time!
Fans can reenact their favorite, action-packed zombie scenes, plan for epic battles against the undead and hone the skills necessary to ensure the survival of the human race. The debut ZOMBIE STRIKE lineup, featuring the multi-shot SLEDGEFIRE blaster and the front loading HAMMERSHOT blaster, is available exclusively at Target this fall and features all new zombie-influenced deco and designs. In an epic battle of the living vs. the living dead, NERF NATION will have the edge.

The 2013 ZOMBIE STRIKE line includes:

Hammershot

NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE HAMMERSHOT Blaster
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $15.99/Available: August 1, 2013)
One way to survive the zombie apocalypse: Keep moving. The compact ZOMBIE STRIKE HAMMERSHOT blaster is designed for defeating the living dead on the run! Featuring a five dart, front loading rotating barrel and a unique pull-back hammer mechanism, the HAMMERSHOT blaster is the go-to for sudden zombie attacks. Includes five NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE darts. Available exclusively at Target.

Sledgefire

NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE SLEDGEFIRE Blaster
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: August 1, 2013)
Zombie hunters fend off large hordes with ease using the ZOMBIE STRIKE SLEDGEFIRE blaster. A new triple dart shell-system allows for simultaneous multi-shot blasting and quick dart reloads on the run while extra storage space for darts keeps zombie invasions at bay. With the SLEDGEFIRE blaster it won’t matter if the approaching undead are the fast kind or the slow kind – they’ve met their match. Blaster comes with three NERF SHELLS and nine NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE darts. Available exclusively at Target.

After launching as a Target exclusive in late 2013, the NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE line will expand in 2014 to a full line of blasters, bows and foam swords designed for epic battles against undead and available at most major retailers nationwide! Additions include the FUSEFIRE blaster, which blasts zombies with glowing VORTEX discs day or night, and the authentic CROSSFIRE bow with 75 foot N-STRIKE ELITE distance. With the 2014 ZOMBIE STRIKE line-up, NERF NATION zombie hunters are ready for anything.

The 2014 ZOMBIE STRIKE line includes:

CrossfireBow

NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE CROSSFIRE Bow
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2014)
Protect your human allies with the ZOMBIE STRIKE CROSSFIRE bow, which brings iconic crossbow action to the NERF line for the first time in almost twenty years! Boasting 75 foot ELITE distance and authentic pull-back firing action, the CROSSFIRE bow is a great asset in the human zombie struggle. Crossbow comes complete with four NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE darts. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.

Keep viewing the post for the rest of the new Zombie Strike blasters!

Fusefire

NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE FUSEFIRE Blaster
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2014)
Lesson one: the living dead don’t take naps. Be ready any time of day for a zombie attack with the ZOMBIE STRIKE FUSEFIRE blaster at your side. Firing glowing NERF VORTEX discs, this blaster features a continuous loading system for blasting zombies with a foam barrage. The curving and ricocheting discs allow zombie hunters to battle their undead opponents in an all new way. Blaster comes with five ZOMBIE STRIKE VORTEX discs and storage space for five additional discs. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.

Sidestrike

NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE SIDESTRIKE Blaster
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Spring 2014)
The ZOMBIE STRIKE SIDESTRIKE blaster is the first NERF blaster with a holster for both dart and blaster storage, leaving hands free to carry supplies and post-apocalyptic gear. The quick-draw blaster possesses ELITE performance, firing ZOMBIE STRIKE darts up to 75 feet. The included holster is also compatible with the NERF FIRESTRIKE blaster, sold separately. Comes with six ZOMBIE STRIKE darts. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.

ZombiestrikeBlade

NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE BLADE Toy
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $12.99/Available: Spring 2014)
When it comes to hand to hand battle against zombies, losing is not an option. At 30” long, the durable foam ZOMBIE STRIKE BLADE sword is built to defend humanity at close range. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com

Ripshot

NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE RIPSHOT Blaster
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2014)
Plan a sneak attack against zombie foes with the aid of the stealthy ZOMBIE STRIKE RIPSHOT disc blaster, featuring integrated three disc storage. Comes complete with three ZOMBIE STRIKE VORTEX discs. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Ricochet

NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE TARGET Set
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2014)
Keep your zombie hunting skills sharp between attacks with the ZOMBIE STRIKE TARGET set. The set comes complete with one small ZOMBIE STRIKE blaster, three ZOMBIE STRIKE darts and a ZOMBIE STRIKE target. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

If you’ve been keeping count, it’s basically 3 new dart shooters, 3 new disk shooters, a new melee item, a new crossbow, and a target set. I’m glad we’re not getting ALL of these products this year, that would be way too much Nerf to buy in one year. Which, if any, of these products are you looking forward to?

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26 thoughts on “Zombie Strike Line unveiled by Nerf, Official Product Descriptions & Release Months Found Here”

    1. Not a dumb question at all! I haven’t gotten any official confirmation, but the zombie strike darts look like elite darts, so they should be able to be cross compatible.

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  1. The range claims are really confusing in the release. It appears that only blaster capable of elite-range is the crossbow.

    I know there was a range test for the Hammershot a couple months ago that suggested sub-elite-range, but is there any official word?

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    1. NerfNation confirmed that the Elite ZS dart firing blasters shoot up to Elite ranges (75ft). The Ripshot, Ricochet and Ripshot remain unclear. What does appear likely is the torsion system seem to have been slimmed down massively, and perhaps we will see new ranges and speeds? Oh and the Blade of course doesn’t count :P

      MyLastDart
      http://www.mylastdart.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Is it just me or would it be a good idea to take the sledgefire firing system and make it a pump action blaster like a Mossberg 500?

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  3. These look awesome. The new hammer priming system is great.I might get the sledgefire to use as a secondary. As for the other blasters it looks like Zombie Strike is mostly pistol focused with a few odd ones. All Zombie Strike needs now is a bolt action clip system rifle. Also if the holster is any good I might get the sidestrike, a pistol that comes with a holster and has a under barrel tac rail, I like Zombie Strike now.

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  4. This is a surprising return to traditional roots for Nerf. The blaster types are more akin to what I’d expect from something like the old CyberStryke or Nerf Hypersight releases.

    And I fully, wholeheartedly, nostalgically welcome it with open arms.

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  5. In answer to Danial’s question, the crossbow is a continuous loading pull-back, kind of like a repeating rifle. Also, all Zombiestrike blasters will have a 75ft range, except for the Zombiestrike Blade.

    Remember: Swords don’t need ammo. That’s why I’m still alive and the zombie I just decapitated wasn’t.

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  6. So far, not a fan. This is the type designing that seems to be consistent with online amateur designs or with the unpolished/unreleased ones off of the Wii games. Some almost have a 3D printer feel to them. Only the Sledgefire, Hammershot, & Crossfire really appeal to me. Maybe it’s the contrast from the high standards which Hasbro has set with the Elite series, but this just seems like a misstep. Still interested, just puzzled.

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  7. Just wanted to point out – looks like those Vortex blasters may use something else other than torsion springs to launch the discs. There’s no room for a torsion spring mechanism anywhere, not even a small one. So…I might pick up one or two just out of curiosity. –Coyote (formerly skyNerf)

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  8. Alright the Hammershot and Sledgefire have been shown already, and I’m totally getting them, the Crossfire doesn’t look the most appealing, I could give it a try, and the Fusefire looks like a cross of the Vigilon and Speedload 6, two of my favorite large pistol blasters, so I’m psyched for that. The other blasters in my opinion look a little standard, nothing really to wow you, and the sword has a nice paint job. This is definitely a line I’ll be following, and it looks like its taking the place of Dart Tag. One thing I wonder how to the extra cartridges in the Sledgefire stay in if you tilt the blaster vertically or upside down? I hope they clip into place in the stock.

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