|Shadowhawk 100: image courtesy of Jakks Pacific|
We first got word of these from the TIA toyfair 2011 where those wacky peeps from Time to Play posted a video featured the Max Force line. Nerf Mods + Reviews had some intel on them, as did MTV Geek, 16bit and even CNN Money.
So what do we know about them? From their press release:
|The oddly named 'Maximiser"- image courtesy of Jakks Pacific|
|The pellets.. image courtesy of 16bit.com|
From what I can gather from the videos, these shooters are designed in such a way that they can only shoot the paper pellets designed for the Max Force line. Jakks Pacific have promoted three blasters in their line up, with an entry level blowpipe, a short range pistol and a long range sniper rifle; apparently these shooters do actually improve in performance with ranges of 35, 60 and 100 feet respective.
I've noticed from the vids that there are also two other pieces that don't get as much attention, with a rapid fire model that does 85 feet and a stealth crossbow at 65 feet. Not sure if they're going to be released or if they were just prototypes but they do look very cool.
|screen grab from the CNN Money vid.|
|The lineup. Image courtesy of 16bit.com|
We ourselves are very interested in this new line... watch this space!