Category Archives: Accessories

N-Strike Elite XD Line Brings New Standard of Range to Nerf

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Rapidstrike Images found on Baidu. You can see the XD distances on the bottom right of the box.

The “Elite XD” branding first appeared on the Elite Demolisher 2-In-1 Blaster box. The XD standing for “Extra Distance” and boasting ranges of up to 90 feet instead of the usual 75 feet ranges of the Elite line. And now according to my public relations contacts at Nerf, the XD distance and branding is here to stay! You can also see XD branded Retaliator, Strongarm, and Stockade (boasting up to 85 feet) below. These blasters, and the Rapidstrike above, also have new paintjobs.

Instagram photos thanks to Foam From Above.

I’m personally on the excited side for these. Normal flat ranges for Elite blasters were 40-50 feet with Elite Darts. Could we 50-60 feet flat with these newly revamped blasters? Stay tuned to my blog for more on that in the future!

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Introducing NarrowBase LLC, a New Nerf 3D Fan Printing Company

The header image used on the NarrowBase.com site.

The need of holding 18 or even 12 dart mag holders has been a bit challenge to many Nerfers out there, due to their size and length. Equipment from other sports such as Airsoft and Paintball, while often doing the job, sometimes makings a person uncomfortable or leaves a person lacking in performance. 3D printing, with rising usage in the world, has yet to meet our needs carrying our Nerf mags/clips. Casual users or people not using the MOLLE sytstem were a bit behind in terms of what gear they could use for their items. Until now.
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Fall 2014 Nerf Blasters Starting to Appear In Stores & Online, You Can Buy Some Now!

Thanks to many online, I was made aware that Nerf’s big 4 Fall 2014 blasters are now being sold on Amazon for their suggested retail prices. You can buy all of them right, except the CAM ECS-12 blaster. Amazon lists it coming out August 15. Singapore Nerfers can check the rest of this post for a bit of good news as well!

Elite Demolisher 2-In-1 $39.99 via Amazon
Zombie Strike Slingfire $24.99 via Amazon
Mega Thunderbow $39.99 via Amazon
Elite CAM ECS-12 $79.99 via Amazon

I ordered myself a Demolisher and Slingfire, so look out for my coverage on that in the future.

June 26, 2014 EDIT: Slingfire is currently sold out on Amazon. I’ll try and keep you all updated if/when comes back in stock.

June 27, 2014 EDIT: 7 Slingfires are back in stock on Amazon. Be sure and grab one quick if you wanted to get one.
EDIT 2: At least they were. Their sold out again.
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In the next bit of news, Toys R Us stores across the USA are starting to release the Fall 2014 blasters. You can see most, if not all, of them in the photo I took above of my local Toys R Us. I got myself a Messenger blaster, you can view the unboxing below.

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And last but not least, the Demolisher is now being sold in Singapore! There are unboxing videos and photos of it, but I’ll save that for another post. You Singapore Nerfers be sure to enjoy this blaster.

Target Site Puts Up Upcoming Nerf Fall Items & DCPI Codes, With Possible Unrevealed Items

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All images here thanks to RandomShadow09

Thanks to RandomShadow09 and Target, we now have DCPI codes for most, if not all of the upcoming items that are going to be released by Nerf in Fall 2014.

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N-Strike Elite/MEGA Series items

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Mystery/Unlabeled Items

June 26 EDIT: The $59.99 item is the Nerf Attacknid, and the $14.99 item is the Zombie Strike Clear Shot. The other items are still unknown at the moment.

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Rebelle Fall 2014 Items


Video Recap is your more of an audio/visual sort of person.

New Zombie Strike Clear Shot Appears Online, Is Actually Another Reshelled & Repainted Blaster

Thanks to the German/Dutch fan site dartblaster.de, we have an overview video and heads up on a new Zombie Strike blaster called the Clear Shot. It’s a reshell/repaint of the 2009 Dart Tag Stormfire. It also features a similar scope similar to the one on the Super Soaker Shot Blast. The reviewer also mentions that by looking at the internals, it seems that it doesn’t get Elite Ranges. A bit of a shame that Elite Ranges still aren’t the standard for some blasters.

Also looking at the box art, their’s a Target Exclusive design on it, so USA people should expect this to be a Target Exclusive.

You can view some photos of the blaster here.

If you want to see the Germany audio version of the review, click here.

Target Website Reveals New Zombie Strike Magnus Pack, Zombie Strike Mega Darts & Elite Precision Target Set

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The box art for the upcoming newly repainted Mega Zombie Strike Magnus Pack

Thanks to Target web listings once again, we have a heads up on 3 newly revealed items. The first, as you can see, is a Zombie Strike Magnus Pack. It retails for $29.99 at Target and features new Zombie Strike Mega Darts. Product descriptions and web listings for the items can be found in this post. Once again, this info is about the USA Target’s only, no clue when or if any other countries are getting this.

The Magnus gets a slightly darker red repaint for one of the blasters, and a sort of dark turquoise for the other.

Scroll down the post to see more info about the new Zombie Strike Mega Darts and the Elite Precision Target Set.

Your battles against the zombies are about to get Mega bigger! Arm yourself and a friend with the 2 Magnus blasters in this pack. These big blasters fire bigger darts that are engineered to fire farther than ever! Pair up for a Mega strike at zombies up to 85 feet away and take them out one by one, or go it alone with one in each fist. Each blasters built-in, 1-handed clip lets you reload fast to get back in the game, and they come with 6 Mega Darts! Hit the battlefield with Mega power with these 2 Magnus blasters!Nerf and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.Includes 2 Magnus blasters, 6 Mega Darts and instructions Magnus blaster 2-pack includes 2 blasters that fire Mega Darts farther than ever Fires Mega Darts up to 85 feet Includes 6 Mega Darts Top-loading clips let you reload fast one-handed Ages 8 and up. CAUTION: Do not aim at eyes or face. TO AVOID INJURY: Use only darts designed for this product. Do not modify darts or dart blaster. Magnus blaster works with Mega Darts only.

Manufacturer 8 Years and Up
Features: Easy loading
Material: Plastic
Dimensions: 2.68 ” L x 14.02 ” H
Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp Cloth
Battery: no battery used

other Info.
Online Item #: 15268009
Store Item Number (DPCI): 087-11-0430
Item can be gift wrapped.
Imported

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If you’ll notice in the product description for these darts, the Mega Magnus Pack, and the Zombie Strike Longshot CS-12, their advertising something called “ZED Squad”, which I assume is a way to get kids and peopel to play with each other. These darts, as well as the ones shown in the Longshot CS-12 box art, feature syringe style darts which seems to be the cure for zombies. This retails for $9.99 on the Target site.

The zombie threat is getting bigger every day, and you need bigger ammo to fight back! This ZED Squad Dart Refill has 15 Zombie Strike Mega Darts for mega distance. With this 15-pack of far-flying darts, you’ll have an edge on the battlefield. They work with Zombie Strike Magnus blasters and all Nerf Mega blasters. Ammo up with this 15-dart refill pack!Nerf and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.[PRODUCT INCLUDES LIST]Includes 15 darts.[PRODUCT FEATURES] Reload against the zombies with this 15-dart refill pack Pack includes 15 Zombie Strike Mega Darts Bigger darts for bigger battles Darts work with Zombie Strike Magnus blasters and all Nerf Mega blasters (sold separately)[PRODUCT BULLETS] Ages 8 and up. CAUTION: Do not aim at eyes or face. TO AVOID INJURY: Do not modify darts.

Manufacturer 8 Years and Up
Features: Easy loading
Maximum Firing Diameter: 10.5 ”
Includes: Darts
Material: EVA Foam
Dimensions: 1.73 ” L x 6.42 ” H
Care and Cleaning: Spot Clean Only
Battery: no battery used

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other Info.
Online Item #: 15268008
Store Item Number (DPCI): 087-11-0429
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And lastly, we have the new Elite Precision Target Set. It looks and seems to serve a similar function to the Rebelle Star Shot that was released late last year/early this year. Looking at the darts, it seems that we won’t be getting Elite Darts. This retails for $19.99 on the Target site.

Test your accuracy with the Precision Target Set! The set includes everything you need for target practice: a Firestrike blaster, a target, and 10 Suction Darts in 2 different colors. Just stand up the target or hang it from a door, and take aim with the light beam when it’s your turn. Your Suction Darts stick to the target, so you can see your accuracy improve with each shot! Sharpen your dart-blasting skills alone or take on a friend in a suction-dart showdown. Either way, you’ll become a sharpshooter with the Precision Target Set!Nerf and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.[PRODUCT INCLUDES LIST]Includes Firestrike blaster, target, 10 Suction Darts (2 colors), and instructions.[PRODUCT FEATURES] The Precision Target Set has everything you need for target practice or a competition Target can stand up or be hung on a door Blaster’s Light Beam Trigger activates the precision Light Beam, which works on targets up to 15 feet away 10 Suction Darts work with most front-loading N-Strike blasters (sold separately) Darts come in 2 colors so you can tell whose shot is whose[PRODUCT BULLETS] Ages 8 and up CAUTION: Do not aim at eyes or face. TO AVOID INJURY: Use only darts designed for this product. Do not modify darts or dart blaster. Requires 2 “AAA” batteries (not included). Suction Darts only work with front-loading blasters.

Manufacturer 8 Years and Up
Features: Trigger mechanism
Material: Plastic
Dimensions: 2.01 ” L x 11.26 ” H
Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp Cloth
Battery: required, not included: 2 AAA
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other Info.
Online Item #: 15268014
Store Item Number (DPCI): 087-11-0448
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Excitied for the 2014 Nerf Blasters? Here’s What Some of Them Look Like with Parts Swapped

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Reddit user Buster-99 recently shared this photo mockup on the Nerf Subreddit.

For Reddit. Playing around with some new blaster parts before the real things hit the store… I tried to keep these to scale for size comparison.

As you can see, he’s swapped parts and accessories out from the Zombie Strike Slingfire & Longshot CS-12, the Vortex Revonix360, and Elite Demolisher 2-In-1. I gotta say, that banana mag looks good on the Slingfire and Longshot, and the Revonix360 looks a lot better with a scope on it. However, the addition of the Longshot CS-12 scope on the Slingfire makes it too orange for my tastes.

Which combination above is your favorite?