Remember that Elite Vulcan Listing I told you about last month? Well UK Blog Diaries of a Nerf Armourer managed to buy one, and it turns out our worst fears are confirmed. It’s merely a recolored Vulcan, featuring the same internals as the old Vulcan. The only changes from Nerf at the moment seem to be modifications to the belt in order to for it to take Elite Darts.
Here’s some of their exact words and overview on the blaster.
The blaster takes 6 x D-cells as per its yellow predecessor and there are few other changes externally. The belt has only been slightly modified to take Elite darts and is a slightly lighter colour to the old belts that came with the yellow Vulcan. The green cap is here to stay, too, it would seem.
There is a slight incompatibility between old and new ammo boxes. The old yellow boxes appear to fit the new white blasters fine but vice versa there are a few changes that make backwards compatibility awkward but not impossible. This could just be this specific model, of course. :)
External functionality is roughly equivalent, the old bolt action is still there though the rate of fire is supposed to be slightly higher. Our firing videos below will show if that’s true or just confirmation bias on our part.
Now to the internals. They’re essentially identical to the old version. We have the same old under-specified switches, the same motor and the same coils. As far as we can tell, there’s no change in the plunger or the plunger volume. It isn’t really worth the extra £20 you pay while the old yellow Vulcans are still around here in the UK.
I was really hoping that the Vulcan would get better internals for better ranges, but at least this iconic blaster is making a small comeback. No word yet on whether or not other countries besides the UK will get this in stores.