On the Nerf Malaysia Facebook group, a user posted this link to a Hasbro patent. In the patent, about 18 images also accompany it. We can already discover new information as to how the upcoming Zombie Strike Series Fusefire and Ripshot blasters operate just by glancing at the photos. Click here to once again see what the Fusefire & Ripshot will look like.
I haven’t had the time to try and dive through all the text, but just by looking at some of the images & diagrams that are in the patent, we can get a bit more of an understanding as to how the blasters work and what features they’ll have. Check out the rest of the post for most patent images of the Fusefire and Ripshot, as well as a bit of my analysis on them.
According to the above photo, it looks like the Ripshot will have a slide to prime the blaster, similar to the Vortex Vigilon. We can also see the 3 disk storage in the blaster’s front area.
The above photo of the Fusefire is a bit more interesting. It looks like it has a slide release to load and store up to 5 disks. It reminds me a lot of the Vortex Proton. The Proton is also shown in the patent, so this probably features some sort of modified loading system. The bottom half of the Fusefire reminds me of the Vortex Vigilon. Perhaps that’s where the “Fuse” in Fusefire came from? A mash up on the Proton and Vigilon.
I’m also wondering about the on disc ammo storage on the blasters. The more I look at the designs and images, the more it seems awkward to get the disks out. But Nerf/Hasbro has made plenty of nicely designed blasters in the not too far past, so I’m sure that won’t be too much of a problem.