Tag Archives: N-Strike

Official N-Strike Elite Alpha Trooper CS-12 Box Art (Photo)


Photo found on Baidu. Once again, this blaster looks good to say the least. We’ve gotten solid looks at it through leaked photos. Once again this is coming out in the USA in Spring as a Target exclusive. If your in the UK, March 30 is the date you need to watch out for. That’s only a little over two weeks. In the meantime, you can continue to droll over the box art and this other photo spotted on Baidu.


Sears.com $9.99 Nerf Shirt & Jolt Combo Deal


Foam From Above gave me the heads up on this Sears clearance deal recently. The deal is effective on their online site, and in stores. I will warn you that the shirts seem to be a bit on the small side though. I’m 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 135 pounds. I had to buy the biggest size and even then it feels a bit on the tight side. I like my clothes to be a little loose, it gives me some breathing room. The normal price for them is $24.99, but their on clearance for $9.99. And like the post title says, they each come with a Jolt! I already went out and bought my favorite designs today.

Check out the listings right here to see them all and order. I’ve also posted the rest of the shirt designs below in case you wanted a look right away.



Check below to view the rest of the designs. Which of these designs, if any, would you buy?
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The AFoN Show Episode 30: The Sting of something New (Video)

In this new and improved episode, we discuss our new format, then go on to some recent news, followed by a short review of the Dart Tag Stingers.

It’s been a bit of time since I posted an episode of the AFON show, but they released episode 30 recently. Their trying a new show format, so check out the episode if you have time, and leave them a comment on the video to let them know what you think.

2013 NYC Toy Fair Internet Nerf Coverage (Photos & Video)

Photo of the Rebelle section, photo thanks to The Toy Spy

I’m not actually at the Toy Fair in NYC, so this is all information thats hit parts of the net. Photos of the Rebelle line, new blasters (Blazin’ Bow and Revonix360!) and a look at a small at a new, un-named Vortex line are all below.

Feb 13, 2013 9:49 PM EST: The Toy Spy’s video look at the Rebelle line. The video is fairly good quality, so I thought I’d post it here.

Feb 10, 2013 5:00 PM EST: Engadget has some nice photos of the Rebelle line on their site. Be sure to check em out!

Feb 10, 2013 3:00 PM EST: Foam From Above gets a demo explanation video on how to load the Revonix360.

Drum does not come out, you load it through a slot on the side and rotate the drum. It was prototype so asked to not fire it, but WILL shoot further than previous vortex.

Feb 10, 2013 2:08 PM EST Photos thanks to Foam From Above. He’s got some mobile shots on his blog, and he’ll put up more shots later.

Feb 10, 2013 1:42 PM EST: Rebelle Heartbreaker firing Demo, video from Foam From Above

Feb 10, 2013 1:37 PM EST: Foam From Above video firing off the Rebelle Wildshot. Revolver action baby!

Feb 10, 2013 8:30 AM EST: Hands on video of the Nerf Cyberhoop. Thanks to Engadget.

Feb 9, 2013 EDIT 11 PM PST: Video from Toy Spy, in which we get a closer look at the Blazin’ Bow and Revonix360. The Blazin’ Bow is fired, but the Revonix360 is not. Also, check out the new designs on the Vortex line. I didn’t see anything about new range claims or anything tooo new about the line, besides the recolors.

Keep reading to see more images, and stay tuned to the blog for more info!
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Vortex Revonix360 & N-Strike Blazin’ Bow coming Fall 2013, Elite Stockade to be Walmart Exclusive

(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 2013)
Amp up freestyle foam blasting performance with the NERF VORTEX REVONIX360 blaster which achieves
the farthest VORTEX distance yet, up to 70 feet! This disc blaster features new, awesome deco and has a
revolving drum that rotates each time you fire the blaster. Plus, the SLAM FIRE Handle gives you total control
over your rate of fire – blast a single shot or hold the trigger down and slide the handle repeatedly to unleash
an unstoppable stream of discs. Includes 30 multi-color XLR discs. Available at most major toy retailers
nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.

(HASBRO/Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2013)
Who’s ready for more NERF action? Send NERF foam arrows soaring across the sky with the NERF N-STRIKE BLAZIN’ BOW toy. The BLAZIN’ BOW toy features an authentic pull-back bow design that you simply pull back, aim, and release to fire the NERF foam arrows. The BLAZIN’ BOW toy can hit targets from up to an impressive 40 feet away, and comes complete with integrated storage for two additional foam NERF arrows. Includes three NERF foam arrows. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.

(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $21.99/Available: Fall 2013)
With motorized blasting capability, the STOCKADE blaster utilizes features such as a rotating 10-dart barrel and a removable stock with storage for 10 extra darts. The N-STRIKE ELITE STOCKADE blaster comes complete with 10 N-STRIKE ELITE darts as well was a removable stock accessory with storage for ten additional darts (sold separately). Blaster requires three “AA” batteries, not included. Available exclusively at Wal-Mart nationwide.

My Public Relations contact over at Nerf sent over this some info today. The newest, and most interesting info, is info on the Vortex Revonix360 & N-Strike Blazin’ Bow. Both are coming Fall 2013. The Revonix360 almost sounds like a Pyragon. And the Stockade is revealed to be a Walmart exclusive in the info I was given. I’m guessing we’ll get more info and photos at the Toy Fair next week, so stay tuned to the blog for the latest Nerf news.

Feb 7, 2013 EDIT: It’s actually called the Blazin’ Bow, not the MEGA Blazin’ Bow. I’ve edited the product description with the correct one, and removed the image to avoid confusion. The new description removes the description of a compound design, and also changes or removes the description of the MEGA arrows, and just calls them Nerf arrows.

Agros UK catalog reveals N-Strike Elite Alpha Trooper & Dart Tag Stinger (Photos)

Looks like the UK is once again providing us with new Nerf news! In the latest catalog from UK retailer Argos it revealed 2 new blasters. Coming this Spring, an N-Strike favorite, the Alpha Trooper, will get the Elite make over! That SHOULD mean better ranges of course. The Dart Tag line is also getting a new, single shot blaster called the Stinger.

Will the Alpha Trooper still be CS-18? Or will it be CS-12 like in the leaked photos? The photos aren’t too clear on that. One of my UK readers says that it’s CS-12. Stay tuned to http://www.argos.co.uk while they update their site, and it should reveal a little more info on this.

As for the Stinger, I wonder if it’ll get similar ranges to a Triad or Firestrike? I’m hoping it does, because the N-Strike Elite line leaves the Dart Tag line in the dust, at least range wise.

1/20/13 EDIT:
Argos Listing for Dart Tag Stinger/Target board: £12.99
Argos Listing for N-Strike Elite Alpha Trooper: £19.99

Info thanks to UK Nerf!

Elite Colored versions of Jolt & Reflex IX-1 for sale on Amazon


Amazon.com just put up Elite colored version of the old N-Strike Jolt & Reflex IX-1 for sale on Amazon.com. Their just recolors, they don’t claim the “Elite Ranges”. Plus they still have the old N-Strike logo on them.
The Jolt is being sold for $5.99.
and the Reflex is being sold for $7.99. Keep reading for more photos and product descriptions.


Product Features
Ultra-small Jolt blaster packs a powerful punch
Hide it in your pocket
Comes with 2 Elite Darts
Cocking handle readies your shot
Blaster comes with 2 Elite Darts


Product Features
Compact Reflex IX-1 blaster
Small size makes it easy to conceal
Comes with 3 Elite Darts
Load a dart into the tube, pull back the slide and fire
Blaster comes with 3 Elite Darts


SG Nerf acquires Blue N-Strike Jolt (Photos)

I’m sure you guys have already seen photos of this online, but since Nerf PR has been a bit iffy of their supported blogs posting leaked info, I figured I’d hold out on certain info. This one doesn’t seem toooo special, it’s got the N-Strike Elite paint job on it, but SG Nerf says it has about the same ranges.

Check out SG Nerf’s site for more info!

A Statistical Analysis of Nerf Blasters and Darts by Shawn O’Neil & Kate Drueen


Interesting data above, but what does it mean? A collection of data by Shawn O’Neil & Kate Drueen on the new Elite Darts. It’s a good read, supported by their own data, so be sure to check it out.