Category Archives: 2015

Perpetual Play Teases Two New Doomlands 2169 Melee Items, “Swift Justice” & “Vigilance”

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Product shot of the upcoming “Swift Justice”, from the Doomlands 2169 Line”

Thanks to my contacts at Hasbro/Nerf for the news and image shots. I’m being told that these new Foam Melee items will be available to be viewed at San Diego Comic Con this year! They are made by Perpetual Play Group, which has made solid Nerf items and accessories the in not so distant past for Nerf. The “Swift Justice”, pictured above, closely resembles a knife. While the “Vigilance” below looks similar to an axe.

No information on pricing or targeted release frame yet, but keep your eyes and ears open to my site for that info in the future!

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Product shot of the upcoming “Vigilance”, from the Doomlands 2169 Line”

Check the rest of the post for two more looks at the Swift Justive and Vigilance.
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Random Acts of Nerf: Attaching Nerf Darts to Your Eyes

Just yesterday, a Youtube user by the name of “Charles Tietjen” posted the video above to Youtube. He attaches Nerf suction darts to his eyes and looks around, which looks a bit odd to say the least.

WARNING: This is a bit unsettling, and it personally made me squirm while watching it. Just knowing that Nerf suction darts would be attached to your eyes gets me closing them.

In a different video linked below, he says in the description that he has contacts over his eyes. Even so, I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND doing this this, at all. Always wear eye protection when playing with Nerf blasters folks.

There’s a less another video he made showing the process of putting them on, which is also a bit easier to take. If you want to see more, someone also made a short gif as well. Check the rest of the post to see that.

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Announcing & Reviewing the New Dorm Labs Angled Foregrip

Today, I’m proud to help announce the New Dorm Labs Angled Foregrip! Dorm Labs is a USA based company that prints and sells 3D, fan made Nerf accessories. My usage of it in games and events that I’ve been to the past year has been able to help them refine this grip.

Most people’s idea of a grip if a vertical, up and down attachment of some sort. But some people, myself included, have found that holding the vertical grip at an angle (instead of up and down) is more comfortable. To take advantage of this natural body chemistry for people, firearms companies have made grips that attach at an angle. The grip attaches with two tabs, while four screws are used to secure & clamp them down here the Nerf tactical rails. Due to it’s size, the grip will only work on the Rapidstrike, Retaliator barrel, or Longstrike barrel.

A few others around the world have made their own versions, this is the first opportunity for USA players to access this style of grip. The grip is available for purchase for $14.99 on their site. However, with the exclusive coupon code “basicnerf”, you’ll get 20% off the total cost of the grip! Click here to view and buy it on the Dorm Labs site.

To read my full review, and to see the video review version of the grip, please check out the rest of the post below.

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Keri Russell & Her Family Are Into Nerf Wars

Keri Russell tells Jimmy about her son’s annual Christmas list and how vicious her toddler daughter gets during Nerf fights.

American actress was on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and during their talks about Christmas wishlists she reveal that her young children (3 & 7) are into having Nerf wars with their parents. Of course, it’s not quite as crazy or hardcore as more of us Nerfers, but it could be a start! And of course, it’s nice to hear Nerf getting some attention in the mainstream media.

Nerdist Reveals The New Grenade Launcher Style Nerf Zombie Strike Doominator, Release Date & Price Revealed & Discussed

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Thanks to The Nerdist for the exclusive reveal! The Nerf world now has new information on the upcoming Nerf Zombie Strike “Doominator”. Their description and post on this blaster is as follows.

Nerf must have been taking Tom Hardy pretty seriously when they developed their latest foam-dart-launching terror, The Zombie Strike Doominator. Looking like a modified M23 Grenade Launcher, the Doominator has four revolving dart drums that hold 24 darts It looks like the rotating drums use the same rotation mechanic developed for the FlipFury hand guns. The action lever also provides a quick reset for the next dart, a la the excellently designed SlingFire rifle.

The Doominator will be available at most major retailers and HasbroToyShop.com for $39.99 in the fall of 2015. It’s a must add for any Nerf arsenal enthusiast.


Video/Audio version of this post for people who are more into visuals/audio.

Check out the rest of my post for my thoughts on the blaster design, it’s price, and it’s game/battle uses.
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Exclusive Nerf MEGA Rotofury Reveal, Product Description, Release Date & Price Revealed & Discussed

Thanks to my PR Contacts at Nerf, they’ve sent exclusive information in the form of an image, production description, release date/release frame, and price. You can check those out below, as well as my thoughts on the blaster’s design, price, and game functions.


Video version of the news discussion if your more of a visual/audio person.
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Camarillo, CA Humans vs. Zombies Returns for Winter 2014/Early 2015 Game Sessions. Dec. 20, 2014 & Jan. 3, 2015


Watch a video trailer for the upcoming games above.

After a lack of the usual Summer games, Camrillo Humans vs. Zombies organizers are back with two games for the Winter 2014/Early 2015 sessions! The organizers had to relocate to an Airsoft field for last year’s Winter games, but we are back now at Mission Oaks/Mission Verde Park. If you know anything about Southern California Humans vs. Zombies games, you’ll know that there’s not a lot of colleges or schools that have them over here. Which is why the creators of this area decided to organize this game back in 2008. If your visiting and in the LA County area, why not come over to play some HvZ? If your thinking about going, we would love to have you!

There is a $10 admission fee. The proceeds will go towards the Wounded Warrior Project. We, the organizers have gotten permission from the game’s creators to charge people.

I’ll be going to Day 2/Game 2! If you want to say hi, meet up, or possibly get a squad together to play, feel free to let me know!

Where:
5501 Mission Oaks Blvd
Camarillo, CA, US
(Searching up Mission Verde Park, Camarillo CA in Google Maps will also direct you to the right place.)

When:
December 20, 2014 & January 3, 2015 (Saturdays)
(They are separate games, if you can’t make both, feel free to go to only one then.)

9 AM to around 5 PM.

What to Bring:
Layered clothing to keep warm.
Water, theres only a couple of water fountains.
Money for Lunch or your own lunch
Blasters (nothing to crazyily modded)
Darts
A good attitude
STOCK DARTS ONLY
$10 for the Entry Cost

What NOT to bring:
Banned blasters from Nerf Wars
Common sense stuff that’s way too powerful.

Camarillo is about an hour drive from Los Angeles. The drive is well worth it though. Some unique things about this game is that the mod team changes every year. Each mod brings a different outlook on game missions and objectives, which makes for a truly unique experience each game. Game time is usually from 10 am to 4 pm with a lunch break around noon. Some of the unique or different rules can be found below.

– There is no starve out period, and stun timers are shorter to make up for the day long game.

– The park has two decent sized fields on it, but the major terrain perk is that there’s a two or three mile long winding creek that is great for missions and surprise attacks.

– Only 1 safe zone.

– An additional, smaller park two blocks away that are also sometimes used for missions.

Feel free to leave any questions here or on the Facebook event page.

Event Link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/744045465674279/?ref=4

Rules from the 2013 Winter Games for Reference. This Winter Sessions games will look similar.

Click to access Summer2013Rules.pdf

HvZ Wiki Lin (View Game History a bit)
http://wiki.humansvszombies.org/index.php/Camarillo_-_Mission_Oaks

Feel free to join the Facebook Group!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/57414061936

I like to prepare and show my readers/viewers how I prepare for these games. If you would like to follow some of my past journeys doing that, as well as check out game media related to our past and future games, check out my “Campaign to Camarillo” posts here.

Also, you can check out my Humans vs. Zombies related posts here.

New Web Listings Online Reveal Sneak Peak of More 2015 Elite & Rebelle Blasters, & Hasbro Loses Upcoming Rebelle Blaster

Thanks to the USA blog Buffdaddy Nerf and his research, we’re now aware of upcoming Elite and Rebelle blasters! And while we don’t have photos for many of them, we do have names and web listings, including possible price points. And what’s this about Nerf/Hasbro losing an upcoming Rebelle blaster? What sort of blaster is shown above? Check out the rest of the post for all that.

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The Nerf N-Strike Elite XD Line Is Already Proving To Be A Dissapointment For One Fan

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Photo from the Derp Mod blog posting

So if you remember my post about the N-Strike Elite XD line bringing new standards to Nerf’s Elite ranges, you would have probably been excited about it like most fans. It seems like 75 feet to 90 (angled, stock measurements of course) would be very noticeable.

However, fan Mod blog “Derp Mods” has done some range tests with an Elite XD Triad, and the results are disappointing, and also a bit confusing. Check the rest of the post for more info and a possible explanation.

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Nerf Quietly Releases Mega XD Line, Magnus Blaster First Of Many?

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Photo thanks to Isiah of the Nerf Modders Welcome Facebook group

In a bit if a surprising twist yesterday, Gamerboy1659 of the popular Facebook group Nerf Modders Welcome posted what looks like normal Mega Magnus boxart. The photo shows just a Magnus boxart, minus the blaster. What’s interesting is that instead of the usual Magnus up to 85 feet advertised ranges, this one advertises up to 95 feet!

There isn’t any other information from Isiah on where he got it from, or how much it costs. But based on previous Nerf trends it should cost the same, or about the same, as a normal Magnus blaster. While a 10 foot range increase isn’t super dramatic, it’s another step closer to the 100 foot ranges of the Mega Centurion. More range for the same price, in the same package is also another positive thing most of the tine. I’ll keep you updated on where he got it from, it’s cost, and other new information I can get related to it.

I wonder if the upcoming Mega Bigshock will feature Mega XD ranges as well? Again based on previous behavior from Nerf, it would be very odd for them to make/brand a new line and NOT include more blasters into it. So I personally expect some upcoming Mega blasters to be put into this line.

UPDATE: Gamerboy1659 has put up a video review of the Magnus XD blaster. I haven’t had the chance to watch it, so I’m not sure what he goes over in it.