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If Nerf Fan Sites & Blogs Were NBA Players

Basketball & the NBA was one of my first passions growing up. Now a days I don’t play as much ball and tend to play Nerf more. But I follow the NBA more than ever. As someone who enjoys Nerf and plays/hosts games a decent amount, I often look to other sports to see how they relate to Nerf. After thinking to myself, what Nerf Fan Sites are like NBA players, I came up with this list of 10 popular Nerf sites and how they relate to NBA Players, Teams, or duos.

This list is based on my NBA & Nerf knowledge, each site’s accomplishments & what they do, and my own personal experiences with each person or site. I’ll be drawing parallels and similarities between these things and the basketball.

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Do You Miss Urban Taggers? Don’t Expect A Comeback.

Urban Tagger’s site banner

As most of the Nerf Internet Community knows, Pocket of Urban Taggers decided to stop posting on his blog and announced it to the world on July 25, 2013. If you look at the comments of that post, many people compare this happening to a nightmare that they’ll wake up from. But a recent development doesn’t seem to support a comeback happening in the future and may crush many’s dream of it happening even more.
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Popular Australian Nerf blog Urban Taggers to Stop Posting, Nerf Internet Community Reacts

A photoshopped image from Pocket of the Boyz II Men music video “End Of The Road”.

A bit of shock these past few days in the Nerf Internet Community as Pocket, the owner of the popular Australian Nerf blog Urban Taggers, has decided to stop posting. The reasons why are unclear and unknown, but never the less I wish him the best in his life outside of Urban Taggers. He’s done a huge amount for the online Nerf community since his start in June 2010. He’s isn’t dead, but his departure will at the very least leave a big hole for all the Australian Nerfers out there. His thoughts and opinions on things like Rebelle line marketing or old Super Soakers, his views and opinions are something I’ll personally miss.

Pocket answers the question of “What now?” from what looks like his last post on Urban Taggers.

SO what happens now? There’s no reason to “remove” the blog, I just won’t really be updating it anymore. (I probably will still admin the comments but that might take a bit of time) I still love the gear and I still use social media a LOT so I’ll probably still keep the Facebook page going too if any of you wanna still say hey. There are plenty of good sources of info out there for this sorta thing, so no doubt you’ll be in good hands.

Thank you so much for reading. This really was an amazing experience and I’m chuffed to think I could have been a part of this awesome toy blaster world.

“we don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.”

Pocket also left a bit of an extended response to all the comments left on the post in the comment section of said post.

Wow. Your comments all have been amazing and I so appreciate all the kind words said- it’s both incredible and humbling as I guess I honestly didn’t think it’d be that much of a big deal.

There are plenty of readily available info out there now from probably more blogs than ever so you’re in good hands wherever you choose to read. I’ve always read many and referenced many blogs over the years and I encourage you all to do the same. No need to dispute who’s better than the other or bag any out as that’s just unnecessary and actually pretty rude. I respected everyone who made the move to create and maintain a blog regularly because to be honest it’s hard work! Please do the same.

I’ve also always been pretty free with the comments as I don’t believe in censorship and you’re free to speak your mind but some of the comments I’ve had to reject have been pretty nasty and kinda show you..don’t have a mind!!:P Again, no need for that, at least on here.

Thank you again everyone. It’s been great.

Below, I’ve complied other Nerf blogs & sites responses to this.

EDIT: Updated with thoughts from RandomShadow09, Bay Area Nerf, Tek Recon & Laser Gnomes.

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Urban Taggers confirms Blue Trigger in Stronger Sharp Shot

Urban Taggers got his hands on the blue trigger Sharp Shot, opened it up, and confirmed for everyone curious that the stronger ranges are due to a stronger spring. I’ve heard about it getting farther ranges, but I’ve never seen it opened for a reason why.

Nerf addresses Urban Taggers Situation via Facebook

About two hours ago, Nerf took to their Facebook and posted the statement below regrading the whole Urban Taggers thing.

We appreciate the opportunity to provide the following statement concerning Hasbro’s investigation into “leaked” IP information regarding its NERF brand products. As with anything, there are two sides to every story. While we cannot comment on the details of any ongoing investigation, Hasbro takes all circumstances of its stolen and leaked IP very seriously and will continue to investigate sources of unauthorized information and products as it relates to its brands. We would like to clarify one of the inaccuracies that has been reported. While a local Hasbro Australia marketing team did reach out to the Urban Taggers website to engage in promotional activity for which it required its address, it was completely unrelated to the confidential global investigation being conducted on Hasbro’s behalf by independent investigators looking into sources of leaked IP information. Hasbro greatly values and appreciates its fan communities and is very proud of its strong relationships with many bloggers and sites that cover our brands and products.

The comments on the post are a mixed bag, check them out yourselves or join in on the discussion. Personally, I’m just watching from the bleachers until more passes and the story becomes more developed.