|Nerf N-Strike Firefly REV-8 Unique. Definitely.|
When I finally picked one up, I have to admit.. it's pretty cool. The revolving barrel supports 8 foam micro sucker darts; it comes with 8 glow in the dark white darts I might add. And although the gun itself looks rather odd and bulky, it's actually quite comfortable to hold and the back of the gun makes for a makeshift stock in your shoulder/chest.
What makes the Firefly so unique is the fact it "flashes" a bright light every time you hit the trigger (assuming A) you put batteries in the gun, and B) you turned this light feature on). It does this so that it can illuminate/charge the glow in the dark darts just before you fire them off, ensuring they shoot off into the darkness in a easy to find glow-in-the-dark green.
Sounds gimmicky? It is. But... it's also pretty cool:) When I first bought the Firefly I was sure I wouldn't bother with the glow in the dark foam darts, but now that I've got one, I want to buy more replacement ammo!
Priming the gun for firing is as simple as the Maverick- merely pulling back the top rear slider on the gun cocks it, readying it for firing. The gun feels quite durable and well made, and also comes with the Tactical Rail grooves on the top of the gun so you can fit it out with all of those N-Strike Mission Kit add ons for aesthetics. It holds and fires two extra darts compared to the Maverick and feels similar in performance but a lil down in accuracy (probably because it's so much bigger). It also costs more than double the price at around $40.00 AUS and above.
The Firefly is an interesting piece of hardware- I find you either love it or hate it and I have to admit it's a piece I'm glad I picked up. It's just a lil' pricey for what it is.
Out of the box performance: 7/10
Cool factor: 7/10
Price point: 6.5/10