/All photos in this thanks to Engadget
Today, Engadget premiered photos and video of the upcoming N-Strike Elite Cam ECS-12 blaster, a prototype blaster with a built in camera allowing you to record video and take photos. This is the first Nerf blaster with a built in camera, although you should take that with a massive grain of salt because the camera quality is 0.3 Megapixels (photos) and 20 Frames per second (video). Theres a video sample on the Engadget site and the video quality is not good to say the least. It will come with a 4 GB SD card out of the box which will allow you to save your photos and videos on it.
The screen size is also on the small side, according to the site it’s 1.77 inches big. Blaster runs on 4 AA batteries, and the camera runs on 4 AA batteries for a total of 8 AA batteries. The battery life should give it a total of 3 recording hours.
Operation wise, it performs pretty much like a Stryfe. Hold down the acceleration trigger, and then pull the firing trigger to fire the blaster. It is a semi automatic, so it will fire as fast as you can pull the trigger. The photo above shows the normal 12 dart clip going around, but Nerf plans on making an exclusive Clear 12 Dart clip (like you see in the top most image of this post) to go along with the blaster. Nerf also plans on adding blue trim to the blaster.
Engadget also says that their getting up to 90 feet with the blaster, but I’m willing to bet it’s actually closer to the Demolisher 2-1 Blaster 100 feet press description revealed to us recently. This blaster should also retail in the Fall in the USA for about $75.
My initial thoughts are that I’m not too impressed with the blaster, and that some of the negatives are a bit too much. But I’ll sleep io it and try to get up a more thorough initial thoughts post or video in the near future.
You can vieiw the full Engadget article overview here.
Thanks to user Gavinfuzz of the Nerf Sub Reddit, and Toys R Us Japan, we have a small look at a new kind of dart coming in the future. It’s the old, classic, Suction Dart, but it’s now attached to an Elite Dart body. Below is the Google Translated description of in the listing.
Sucker type micro darts 30 bullet set ultimate version that corresponds to the blaster elite series of all. ※ There is the case that is slightly different image and the actual product.
The Release Date on the listing is 2014/03/20. That’s March 20, 2014. Which is a bit of a ways off from now.
Take note that the package features the selling point “Suction Darts work with all N-Strike Elite blasters.” If that’s the case, then it should work with the Clip/Mag fed blasters like the Retaliator, Rampage, Rapidstrike, etc etc. That most likely means that the suction heads on these upcoming darts will be smaller then the normal suction darts. Hopefully this means more weigh and/or better ballistics, so that these darts fly straighter and give us better accuracy.
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Image thanks to i_upboat
You heard to the Walmart Canada website and searched up Nerf Mega,you would get the above image for the upcoming Nerf Mega Magnus blaster. What makes this a bit more exciting new then usual is that we have a sort of price point for the blaster now. It’s being sold for $18.87. So we should see it being for for around that price in other stores. We also recently had this blaster confirmed yesterday by Nerf on Facebook.
The description from the Walmart web listing of the Magnus can be found below.
Description & FeaturesYour battles are about to get a whole lot bigger – Mega bigger! The Magnus blaster has the same high performance as other N-Strike Elite blasters, but it features bigger darts engineered to fire farther than ever! Launch Mega Darts at targets up to 85 feet away and dominate the biggest Nerf battle yet with the Magnus blaster. Its built-in, one-handed clip lets you reload fast to get back in the game, and it comes with 3 Mega Whistler Darts that scream as they fly! Hit the battlefield with Mega power with the Magnus blaster!
Nerf and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.
Includes blaster, 3 Mega Darts and instructions
/!\ 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.
Yesterday Nerf posted the above image of the upcoming Nerf Magnus blaster. The caption below is what came with the image.
COMING SOON! Put the power of the Nerf MEGA Centurion in the palm of your hand with the new Nerf MEGA Magnus! Share this image if you’re excited for more MEGA blasting!
If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that the Magnus blaster was just waiting for some official confirmation.
I have a feeling that this will come out in 2013. Stay tuned to this blog for more info on the blaster.
A Photo from the NIC’s latest Nerf Google Patent Discovery
This is news to me, and I’ve never personally seen anyone online mention the Firestrike having this feature, until now. Thanks to Awesomely Nerf and a fan reader of his, they have recently discovered why the Firestrike has a nub/tab at the bottom of the handle.
According to this Google Patent, the tab is actually meant to hook into another Firestrike in order to prime it more easily. You can see it on the patent image above, in the Google Patent itself, or being done my Awesomely Nerf in his photos below.
I’ve been trying to keep tabs on this blaster in hopes for new information coming out sooner then later. The Amazon.com listing for the Mega Series Magnus has been updated to include a new box art photo (which is pictured above), as well as a product shot of the item. The description is still the same as before, although it’s nice to have more photos of this blaster online.
The second added photo of the blaster from the Amazon listing.
A diagram showcasing the upcoming Zombie Strike Ripshop blaster
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.
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