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Elite Alpha Trooper to be Target Exclusive, Dart Tag Stingers TRU Exclusive, no plans to bring Elite Pinpoint Sight to USA Yet

Photo thanks to the Argos.uk site

As soon as the Argos catalog revealed the Elite Alpha Trooper and Dart Tag Stinger, I immediately hit my public relations contact to get any more info about the upcoming products.

The Dart Tag line in the US is exclusive to Toys R Us now. The products they carry and when they’re on shelves will vary by location, so check your local stores to find out what they are carrying. The Elite Alpha Trooper blaster will be a Target exclusive, which like all things will also vary by location and region.

The Elite Pinpoint Sight was a promotion in the Malaysian markets and there aren’t yet plans to bring it here.

In addition to the above info, I also asked if the Elite Stockade and Dart Tag Snapfire 8 were still coming to the USA, but my contact hasn’t been able to give me more info on those things. I’m glad we’re able to get some more solid confirmation about the Elite Alpha Trooper, I’m sure it’ll sell just as well as the first one. Still no news on a release date, or even a rough release date, but I’ll keep asking about that.

Feb. 1, 2013 EDIT: I’ve gotten word that the Elite Alpha Trooper should be getting released in the USA in the Spring. Maybe it’ll be close to the UK’s release date of March 1?

Hopefully the Nerf folks take another look at the Elite Pinpoint sight and the USA market, because again I believe that it’ll sell well.

Dart Tag Stinger & Dart Tag Duel Sets spotted in USA (Photos)

Nerf2me2 managed to find two new Nerf products in his Toys R Us in Arizona. One is the Stinger, a Dart Tag blaster that was previewed in the Agros UK magazine. The whole product is going under the name “Dart Tag Target Tag”. It was being sold for $19.99.

“Dart Tag Target Tag”

Package Includes:
Dart Tag Stinger Blaster (Blue)
Training Target
5 Dart Tag Darts

he Stinger is pretty much a more streamlined and more comfortable Jolt. It uses the exact same design with just a little more plastic shell so that you can hold the extra 2 darts up top. Straight out of the box it seems like its using a little higher powered spring but wont know for sure till I can do some testing.

The Darts are now Y coded and seem to be made kinda of cheap. They are the same dart just a little different color tip and different codes. It could just be me but thats what they seem to me.

As for the Target, not much to talk about. It has a Fold Out Stand on the back or you can hang it on a wall. Not all the Used Darts like to stick, but it works.

UK Nerf has more photos of this blaster, but essentially it’s a glorified Jolt.


However he also discovered a new product not mentioned anywhere before, called the Dart Tag “Dart Duel”. It was being sold for $29.99.


Package Includes:
2 Dart Tag Stinger Blasters (Red & Green)
2 Sets of Vision Gear
2 Training Jerseys
6 Dart Tag Darts (3 Red 3 Green)

Stingers are the Exact Same as Above however they come in an awesome Red and Green Color!

Darts are again Y coded and seamed even cheaper than the ones above. They are Red and Green tips which is kinda of cool but just dont seem to be up to par when it comes to how they are made.

The Vision Gear (Glasses) Are the same as they all ways have however, they have green and red lenses.

The Jerseys again, are nothing but a cheap material that the darts stick to. Nothing to exciting.


Photo of all 3 different colored Stingers

Baidu Dart Tag Stinger Photo

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A new photo found on Baidu by Canberra & Southern NSW Dart Tag. This thing still looks like a funky blaster to me. And are those two dart holders at the top? I can’t really tell in the photo.

Also I sent an email to my PR contacts asking about this blaster and the Elite Alpha Trooper, but I probably won’t get a response until after MLK day.