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Nerf Announces the NEW Doomlands 2169 Blaster Line

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Lawbringer blaster, shown above

After some leaked photos, I finally have word on their confirmation and a new line! Check out official information and photos on upcoming Doomlands 2169 line, coming out Fall 2015. Stay tuned for more information and my thoughts on these blasters.

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NERF DOOMLANDS 2169 FALL 2015

With the debut of the NERF DOOMLANDS 2169 line, members of NERF NATION can become the heroes of the future. This all-new NERF blaster segment was designed to inspire active, imaginative play with a futuristic edge only the NERF brand can provide. The year is 2169, nearly a century after an asteroid impact wiped out civilization as we know it. The post-apocalyptic wasteland once known as earth is filled with bands of marauding thieves and all manners of creatures. Now, the time has come for a hero to emerge from the wild, savage land to deliver justice and freedom to the human race with the new NERF DOOMLANDS 2169 blasters by their side.

The debut DOOMLANDS 2169 lineup, featuring the LAWBRINGER blaster with a twelve dart rotating barrel and the pump-action VAGABOND blaster, is available exclusively at Target this fall and features all new sci-fi steam-punk designs, visible firing mechanisms, and NERF performance. In the epic battle for the future, NERF NATION will prevail.

The Fall 2015 NERF DOOMLANDS 2169 line includes:

NERF DOOMLANDS 2169 LAWBRINGER Blaster

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $34.99/Available: August 1, 2015)

Patrol the lawless landscape and fight for justice with the NERF DOOMLANDS 2169 LAWBRINGER blaster at your side. The formidable LAWBRINGER blaster features a twelve dart rotating barrel and visible hammer mechanism for blasting, while integrated dart storage allows for quick reloads on the run. With the LAWBRINGER blaster, no futuristic foe is safe. Blaster comes with twelve NERF DOOMLANDS 2169 darts. Available exclusively at Target.

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NERF DOOMLANDS 2169 VAGABOND Blaster

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: August 1, 2015)

Survive the savage future and dominate post-apocalyptic battles using the NERF DOOMLANDS 2169 VAGABOND blaster. With unique DOOMLANDS style, pump action firing, and a six dart rotating barrel, the VAGABOND blaster is an essential tool for future freedom fighters. Includes six NERF DOOMLANDS 2169 darts. Available exclusively at Target.

NERF DOOMLANDS 2169 30-DART Refill

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: August 1, 2015)

Stock up on extra NERF ammo to ensure dominance in the wild future. Post-apocalyptic heroes carrying the DOOMLANDS 2169 30-DART refill won’t be caught with an empty blaster in battle. DOOMLANDS foam darts feature gold deco with signature DOOMLANDS logo. Available exclusively at Target.

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Blastersmiths UK & BlasterTECH Partner Up For Australian, Asian, & Pacific Distribution

In a recent press release from Blastersmiths UK, they’ve announced that they’ll be teaming up with BlasterTECH in Australia to help distribute the Blastersmiths UK products and items easier and quicker to Australian, Asian, and Pacific Nerfers! Blastersmiths UK is known for their popular items such as the MKIV Drop Leg Holster and their Custom Fabric Nerf Mag Holders.

Check the press release below for more in-depth info. You can expect to start ordering from BlasterTECH November 1st.

Bristol, United Kingdom & Brisbane, Australia

Blastersmiths UK and BlasterTECH today announced a working partnership that they hope
will be benecial to both companies. BlasterTECH is an emergent wiring loom and electrical
modication company based in Brisbane, Australia. They have recently started selling wiring
looms through their website, BlasterTECH.com.au with the aim of lowering the threshold to
entry for the average Nerf modder. Blastersmiths UK already sells an array of un-soldered kits
and 3D printed parts so a trading partnership seemed like the natural step forward for the two
companies.

The two companies first encountered one another through BritNerf.co.uk, the UK’s primary
Nerf forum. Mike, from Blastersmiths UK, and Dean, from BlasterTECH, got chatting around
electrical modication and the potential of selling modied blasters. Regrettably, the regulatory
environments in both the EU and Australia prevent the sale of fully modied blasters on their
own at the commercial level but kits and pre-soldered looms can be sold in the EU and Australia
respectively. BlasterTECH moved forwards with their wiring looms and accepted the oer of
distributor in order to resell 3D printed components and some tactical gear in order to fund
future development.

Australian customers can purchase BlasterTECH wiring looms direct from their website
(www.blastertech.com.au) with immediate effect and from the 1st November 2014 will be able
to access a wider array of Blastersmiths UK products without the risks of international shipping
or the wait that comes with lead times for custom made goods. All Blastersmiths UK products
listed on BlasterTECH.com.au will be available in stock for immediate dispatch in accordance
with BlasterTECH shipping policies.

Looking to the future, the two companies are looking to work closely on further developing kits
and looms for the full range of electronic foam dart blasters, including Nerf’s Elite Demolisher
2-in-1. There is a great deal of untapped potential in the many electronic blasters out there
and the two companies are looking forward to tapping that and bringing new products to the
foam dart blaster marketplace.

Contact Details:
Primary Contact – Mike Harratt, Managing Director, Blastersmiths UK – mike@blastersmiths.co.uk
– for all press enquiries and contacts

Blastersmiths.UK
BlasterTECH.com.au

Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer, While Hasbro Stock Worth Increases

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (left) with Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner (right) at the GI Joe Retaliation premier. Photo thanks to Zimbio.

A bit of humbling news on Hasbro’s Brian Goldner appeared yesterday. However, it may not be as bad as it seems.

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The Upcoming N-Strike Elite Rhino-Fire, the Most Expensive Blaster To Be Released By Nerf. Press Release Info & Firing Video Here

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The box art for the upcoming Rhino-Fire

Early last week, Amazon Spain put up a listing for the N-Strike Elite Rhino. In the listing, we got details as to what the blaster was and what it will come with. And now, I have a press release info to share with you all!

NERF N-STRIKE ELITE RHINO-FIRE Blaster
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $99.99/Available: Fall 14)
Dominate the competition with the biggest, baddest NERF blaster yet! The N-STRIKE ELITE RHINO-FIRE blaster is the first fully automatic NERF blaster featuring rapid-fire, double barrel blasting, an amazing 50 dart capacity and two N-STRIKE ELITE dart drums, turning ordinary battles into extraordinary ones. The epic RHINO-FIRE blaster sends darts soaring impressive ELITE distances of up to 90 feet, and features both a front handle for mobility and tripod to ensure awesome accuracy. Includes 50 N-STRIKE ELITE darts. Six β€œD” batteries required, not included. Available exclusively at Walmart.

And most recently, a firing test of the blaster at an unknown event has surfaced. I downloaded it and reuploaded it to Youtube in case it was taken off Instagram.

As we can see from the video above, it’s a flywheel blaster. The barrels seem to fire one after the other. The user’s thumb in the video seems to be on a switch or module of some sort. Maybe we can control which barrel fires the darts?

While the Rhino-Fire is certainly a spiritual successor to the Vulcan EBF-25, the $99.99 (or $100) price point will make this a very expensive blaster to buy. The need for 6 D batteries increases the cost even more. This will be the most expensive blaster Nerf has released for retail when it hits stores. Previously, it was the Stampede ECS released for $49.99.

I’ll be sure and report if other countries will be selling this as well. Do you plan on getting one yourself? Is this price justified?

Low Resolution Images below are from the Amazon Spain listing.

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XPLORER Xshot Challenge in Singapore is Testing Nerfer’s Skills & Offering Great Prizes

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If you haven’t heard of Xplorer (can’t believe I’ve never posted about them on my site) their a Singapore Nerf Company specializing in modifying plunger based blasters for Stefans. The Longshot & Stampede are their most extensive work. They feature blaster kits, accessories, springs, and more on their site. Their Longshot Ultimate Upgrade Kit is said to go over 260 FPS (Feet Per Second) on their site. To put that into perspective, most modded flywheel blasters go about 85-110 FPS. Airsoft Guns indoors in Southern CA are often limited to 300-350 FPS.

While I’ve never bought anything from them (in part to their high prices) I did want to let you guys know about an event their hosting on June 8, 2014. Instead of a usual or assumed Nerf War of some sort, their doing a shooting/target challenge. People who enter must go through a timed challenge in which they shoot targets and try to compete for the highest times. You can RSVP and view the rules on their Facebook event here.

And the prizes? Their looking great. The top five finishers all get a prize of some sort.

1st Place: A Xshot Xplorer blaster. This is a new homemade blaster from the company, and details are scarce on it. However, you can view more information in this teaser video.
2nd Place: Xplorer Exclusive Ultimate Longshot Kit, 528 Singapore Dollar Value
3rd Place: Xplorer Longshot Trooper Kit, 268 Singapore Dollar Value
4th-5th Place: Sponsor Prizes

Entry fee is 60 Singapore Dollars. You can sign up on their site here.

It’s always a great thing to hear when Nerf Wars & Nerf Events are planned, and just as good when they go through without too many negative incidents. I hope their event goes well!

Australia Gets Prices & Release Months for Fall 2014 Nerf Blasters

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The Elite Demolisher 2-1, Zombie Strike Slingfire, Mega Thunderbow, and Rebelle Agent Bow all get official prices and targeted release month for Australia. I know a good amount of my readers and Nerf fans in general are there, so I figured I would share the information with you. Info thanks to Prop Weapon Scoop.

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Mania – Beyond Entertainment Debuts the New Nerf Mega Thunderbow, with Possible New Mega Ammo System

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In a similar reveal fashion with the Zombie Strike Slingfire, yesterday Nerf gave exclusive photos and the product description to Mania.com. You can check out the product description, pricing, and availability below as well as another shot of the blaster.

The product description has some interesting information if we read carefully. Product description has been fixed. This blaster will fire Mega Darts, not Mega Arrows.
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