One of our readers, "Pinky" sent us a very informative analysis of the Nerf Vortex teaser vid. We thought we'd publish it, because.. well he's done all the hard work for us:) He's broken down the blasters and matched them up with the names that we published a while ago from the German website we found. All and all, check it out after the jump.
I should probably start from the top as it was the Nitron packaging shown at the end of the video that lead me down this rabbit hole. If you pause the video just as the Nitron packaging comes up, you can see that on the left side of the frame someone is holding a foregrip, much like the one on the Stampede. From this we know that the Nitron has a foregrip.
|We think this is the Nitron.|
|Schmick Nitron bro.|
From comparing it to the other blasters in the video, as well as judging by its price point on the leaked list, I'm assuming the Nitron is Vortex's answer to the Stampede or the Tag Swarmfire.
Next down the line in order of size is the blaster that the German price list called "the practice." However, when watching the test fire part of the video, we hear someone clearly say "Vortex (Draxis or Praxis maybe), blaster one, test shot one." I'm assuming that what has been mistranslated as "Practice" is in in fact meant to be something like "Praxis" or "Draxis."
|The Praxis.. we think.|
Also, when two of these blasters are seen sitting on the ground in the video, beside a different, smaller blaster, it seems to be further confirmation that this blaster is likely the one listed as the Vigilon.
Last is the blaster that barely shows up in the video and could be easily missed: The Proton. However, it might as well be known as Sr. Blaster Not Appearing In This Film.
We only catch sight of it twice, lying on the floor when they are testing other blasters. I figured it was the Proton because it's obviously smaller than the two other blasters it's lying next to, which I assume to be the Vigilon. I guess that, if we're continuing the comparison to other blasters, the Proton would be the Vortex equivalent of the Nightfinder or the Tag Sharp Shot.
So there you have it folks. Pinky's broken it down.. and it makes a lot of sense.. thoughts?