Josh and Shawn over at Bay Area Nerf were doing some DCPI Target hunting, and recently found a vague listing for “Foam Swords” under DPCI 087-11-0346 for $9.99, although in the post they mention it as saying it was $9.99 each. When pulled from the back, that’s what they got above. More from their post below in relations to length and foam quality.
Each sword measures in at roughly 2 feet from pommel to point, with the blades coming in a little under 19 inches. The “blades” are thinner than most of the melee offerings from Nerf (although we haven’t been able to check out the new Zombie Strike Machete). The handles are only meant for one handed use, but aren’t so small that those with bigger hands will find the grip too short. The swords themselves feel fairly sturdy, and with the foam being more dense than some of Hasbro’s melee alternatives, they may last a bit longer than their competitor. Hopefully field test will yield more conclusive results, specifically against some zombie hordes.
Some of the people I play Nerf with like melee combat, so I’m sure that they’ll be liking these new swords. Check the Bay Area Nerf post for more photos and info.