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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.

New Upcoming Nerf N-Strike Elite XD SlingShock & Mega Bigshock Listed on Bankcroft

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A product shot of the Mega Bigshock

If you the leaked images of the probable upcoming 2015 Nerf lines, then you’ll remember the Mega Bigshock and Elite Slingshock being listed on there as well. And now, thanks to the German site Bankcroft.de, we now have a new high quality images and product descriptions of those two upcoming blasters. No release dates or targeted release time frames yet, but stay tuned to Basic Nerf for more info on that as they come out.

Check below for the product descriptions and images of the Mega Bigshock, and Elite Slingshock.
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Leaked 2015 Nerf Line to Possibly Include New Modulus Line, New Elite Blasters Shown (UPDATE: Leaked Images Asked to Be Taken Down)

Sept. 4, 2014 Update: Images were asked to be taken down by Nerf’s PR Company.

A few days ago, on September 1, Canberra & Southern NSW Dart Tag (Nerf Wars, HvZ) Facebook page posted the above photo. They also posted a vague message below, possibly not being able to elaborate more due to NDAs or contracts or something.

There’s a picture out there. And due to some agreements I have I can’t say much more than that.

It’s not clear where this image or when this image came from. It looks like a sort of slideshown, powerpoint, or presentation image on a tablet or screen of some sort.

There are 8 new blasters, and even a new line of blasters being hinted at in the images. Check below for a more clear image of this slideshow and a little discussion on the new blasters shown.

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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 Nerf Zombie Strike Longshot Spotted Online! Looks to be Target Exclusive

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The Box art for the upcoming Zombie Strike Longshot

A bit of crazy news has hit the internet very recently! Thanks to a member of my Nerf Facebook group named Ricky, and the UK/German sites S Myth Toys and IE Toys (same retailer) we have a first look at the upcoming Zombie Strike Longshot blaster! Product description can be found below. It will come with 12 darts, a 12 dart mag, and what looks to be the usual scope it came with back when it was released back around 2006/2007.

If you would rather listen to the details instead of reading them, you can watch/listen to my video below.

PRODUCT DETAILS
The zombie threat is growing bigger every day, and you need a bigger blaster to keep up! The Longshot CS-12 blaster holds 12 Zombie Strike Darts and has a long-range targeting scope so you can aim with precision to take the zombies out. Load up fast with the Quick Reload clip, press the trigger and sweep the field in the battle against the zombies with the Longshot CS-12 blaster!

How looking at the blaster images and box art, there appear to be a few changes with the blaster. First, neither the box nor the description make any range claims. I’m hoping we can at least get this blaster firing Elite Ranges. I would expect Nerf to updated the internals of this blaster since Elite Ranges are the new standard. Also the bipod seems to have been removed from the front. I’m personally digging the dark turquoise colors as well.

Also as you can see from the image below, it looks like it will be a Target Exclusive when it hits the states, and is possibly other parts of the world. While people might think that it’s make, the amount of work needed to edit/doctor the image would be a big on the hard side. Also the original art of the guy on the box makes helps make me think that this is indeed real.

I’ll be sure to keep you updated as more news of this blaster is revealed!

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Nerf Rebelle Spylight Already Released? Plus Spylight & Messenger Box Art & Promo Photos on Amazon Canada

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A product image of the Nerf Rebelle Spylight, photo thanks to Amazon.

Today’s bit of news is brought to you by Foam From Above and Amazon. Thanks to Vas and some Instagram searching, it appears that the Rebelle Spylight has been already possibly released. Remember that this blaster, as well as other Nerf blasters, are supposed to be released in Fall 2014.

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The user “marqueetom” apparently managed to get his hands on the blaster. He hasn’t answered how or where he’s gotten it though. Looking through his photos it appears he’s in Southern California, so if that’s the case I should take a look around and see if I can find one myself.

The other bit of small news is that thanks to Amazon Canada, we have some box art photos, as well as more promo photos and product descriptions of the Rebelle Spylight and Rebelle Messenger Blasters. You can not buy them yet, but those have prices for the Canadian Dollar for you Canadian Nerfers. You can check those out below if your interested.
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Update: Popular Youtuber Modder Coop772 Returns to Nerf

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UPDATE: Coop772 has indeed returned to the Nerf hobby! He recently uploaded a video, embedded below.

While we still don’t know ALL of the reasons as to why he he left, he confirms that the speculations of him getting a bit “burned out” were on the true side. Whatever the case may be, it’s good to have him coming back into the hobby.

Coop’s new Facebook page cover photo shown above.

In case you don’t remember, popular Nerf modder Coop772 decided to quit Nerf and Youtube back in January. However last night, he updated his Facebook page profile picture and cover photo with new photos, featuring a new logo.

He also linked a video to the Kings of Leon song “Coming Back Again” today. Specifically to the one minute, forty nine second mark, in which the song says “back again
I got a feeling coming back again”. You can view that song below.

In addition to that, his site has also been updated with the song and cover photo.

While there hasn’t been any OFFICIAL word on his return, things are looking good for a return of his. Stay tuned to Basic Nerf for more information as it gets revealed.

Nerf/Hasbro To Make Sledgefire Shells Available For Seperate Purchase, Buy Them Online Now


Photo thanks to Foam From Above. The Shells will look similar, if not exact, as the ones above.

Thanks to Hasbro’s very own website, we’re able to now buy Sledgefire shells separately! They come in a pack of 3 for $4.99 USD. The Sledgefire, in my experiences, had been a fun but tricky blaster to use. I constant worry about losing or misplacing any of the 3 shells that come with the blaster. But now the option to buy extras helps me feel much safer about using the Sledgefire. The price seems reasonable to me as well.

Since Nerf is starting to produce these separately, some people online have speculated that Nerf could have another blaster in the future that uses these shells. It would make sense since their already going through the trouble and time to produce these separately. Might as well make the most out of your designs right?

UK Nerf Visit’s UK Toy Fair, Brings New Information, Confirms/Dispels Rumors On Fall 2014 Blasters

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UK Nerf recently visited the Nerf section of the UK Toy Fair, and managed to share his findings on the upcoming Fall 2013 blasters. I recommend you check out his entire post to catch all the points, but I’ve highlighted the some things from it below. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT ALL THESE BLASTERS ARE PROTOTYPES, AND MAY CHANGE IN THE FUTURE.

– About the same size as a Rapidstrike, but a little more chunky and front heavier due to the missile launcher attachment.
– Prototype was designed to be semi-auto, but the plan is to make it full automatic after the success of the Rapidstrike. This would probably require an upgrade over the AA batteries it takes to something like C batteries like the Rapidstrike.
– 100 Feet (85 in the UK) is confirmed. This also might be the new range standard for the Elite line.

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– Missile Launcher is not de-tachable, at least not without a lot of work/modding.
– The missile is launched with air, but there is no pump or trigger. Slide the grip forward to prime and pull it back to fire
– UK Nerf says missile packs a punch, and could easily see it getting 50 feet or more.
– “The missile itself is a lot smaller than that of a Blast Bazooka, but made of solid foam unlike the missile from the Titan. The fins are angled in such a way that the projectile spins as it flies, thus achieving a more stable flight. This in turn makes the missile extremely accurate.”

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The Elite Demolisher

– Stock is pretty much modified version of the Supersoaker Lightning Storm.
– Missle is held a bit loosely in the stock.
– Holder gets a bit in the way when looking down sights.

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– The Bananna clip holds 10 Elite Darts. But the curved section is dead space.

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Zombie Strike Slingfire

– About same size and weight as the Zombiestrike Sledgefire.
– Was designed to be used one handed, so it CAN be flicked to prime with.
– UK Nerf says lever was robust, but he can see it failing at some point.
– Barrel is stubby, “but it can be fixed”.
– “Sadly, it appears that the Sledgefire uses a rack and pinion gear system for the priming mechanism, similar to the Roughcut. This means it could be tricky adding larger springs.”

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The MEGA Thunderbow

– Not as big as he thought it was.
– Maybe 3 feet long and surprisingly light.
– “Pretty comfortable to carry but a bit too bulky to be considered ‘wieldy’.”
– “I can confirm that it is not a true bow and that pulling on the string articulates the top arm and primes the blaster. Release the string and the arm springs forwards, firing a dart.”
– “There is no ‘catching’ action either so this suffers the same problem as the Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow. If you don’t pull all the way back your shot will barely clear the barrel.”

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The Rebelle Agent Bow

– Approximately 3 feet long
– “This isn’t strictly a conventional bow because there is no energy stored in the arms. The energy comes solely from the string which is made from some kind of silicone. ”
– “The arrows are about a foot long with a foam ball for a tip and a thin semi-rigid shaft.”
– “Naturally fairly accurate.”
– The bow features an inbuilt reflex red sight.

Secret Blaster:

I’m just going to quote the paragraph UK Nerf typed up for the “secret blaster”.

“Out of everything on the Hasbro stand, there was one blaster we were not allowed to see. We can speculate from the size and position of the empty stand that it is Elite and it’s fairly big. Beyond that I have no details on it. Nothing. Our man from Hasbro was under strict orders to be smug about it’s secrecy which he did very well. We can only assume that it will be unveiled at the New York Toy Fair so we all look to our American cousins for details on that. In the mean time, fire up that rumor mill!”

Photos and news thanks to UK Nerf.