|The unreleased 'Dart Tag 20'|
This has been hot news over the past month, when a certain youtube clip started making the rounds of a new leaked (and unnamed) Nerf blaster. At this stage it is being referred to as the 'Nerf Dart Tag 20' blaster, mainly because the etchings on the side of the blaster say 'Nerf', 'Dart Tag' and '20':)
We go to great lengths to bring you genuine news and information on blasters as they come and we've managed to be able to score ourselves a unit to review...which we're pretty happy with. Soo.. here we go!
|Side view of the '20'. interesting panel work.|
|Dark yellow, black and grey colour schemes|
|Bumblebee's cannon. Or 5th Element?|
There are no provisions for shoulder straps so while it is technically possible for one handed operation, the weight would be rather uncomfortable on the arm very quickly (unless you have forearms like popeye). I think the designers have accepted this to be a two handed blaster, as there is a non slip grip pad on the battery door under the barrel which is a natural place to place your steadying hand.
|Against the Longstrike stock. it don't fit, y'all|
|Down the barrels for all of you who care about ARs|
Semi automatic fire or single shots aren't a problem so long as you don't have a heavy trigger finger. The darts also fire from the top of the barrel, and sometimes you can get lucky on the second pass if your dart jammed the first time:) Performance-wise it's up there against the Stampede- ranges are decent and it doesn't tickle when you hit someone (the gf and I both attest to this- I shot her, she snatched it off me while I was laughing and emptied the rest of the rounds into my stomach)
|The 20 in hand. It sorta looks smaller in this pic|
The lack of tactical rails is a minus for me, I love customising my blasters and the fact I can't fit it with a scope (nor does it come with one) annoys me. The detachable stock is a gimmick too as I can't see a reason why you'd want to take it off. Whereas with the Stampede, you can easily have multiple clips full and ready; with the '20' you're done after you've exhausted your load..which I guess is what it's like with all of the Dart tag blasters. And how you feel about battery powered blasters.. well there's different arguments right there .
|Against a Barricade RV-10. See how different the styling is?|
Can't tell you when they'll be available, where they'll be available, or for that matter 'IF' they'll be available. We've seen them go up on ebay so it's not like this is the only one out there, but we went to some pretty ridiculous lengths to get it just so we could get this info out to you (and m'fraid our contacts only had two, and they kept one for themselves) . Like it, don't like it, least you now know about it:)
More detailed pics:
|Looks like a whale?|
|With the stock detached|
|As a pistol.. though I wouldn't recommend this due to the weight|
|C/U of the stock|
|More of the barrel|
|Top of the blaster|
|The underside of the blaster|
|From the buttom of the '20'|