Friday, September 23, 2011
Rant: More? You want some MORE?!
Today's announcement of the "new exclusive Nerf blaster" was definitely received pretty poorly on the whole by fans, who were obviously all expecting something.. well bigger and better than another Barricade RV-10 repaint. It's interesting how the benchmark Nerf has set is something that even they are struggling to deliver on; the delivery of four new blasters in the shape of the new Vortex line has not even been a month old and already people are screaming for "what's next?".. whoah. Ease down turbo!!!
As much we at Urban Taggers are well known to give Nerf some serious stick regarding their marketing and product releases, we have to admit Nerf have done quite the phenomenal job this year. Although a tad early for a Christmas TV special-esque recap, looking back through the year you have to admit there have been some amazing releases:
- four new Dart Tag blasters and accessories to revitalise the line
- five new Super Soaker water blasters
- two repaints- one in our opinion being the hottest scheme they've ever done with the Whiteout series
- a whole new blaster line with the Vortex (that's 4 more new blasters right there)
I mean that's pretty impressive right there, not to mention: new Scout IX-3 repaints, N-Force gear and the upcoming 18round AT drum.
It's natural for everyone to be curious about what Nerf have up their sleeve, but as we have said before, I do believe there does have to be a time where we reflect on what we actually have already and enjoy them for a bit longer before we start stoning them for NOT releasing something new.
Sure, I am as critical as the next fella on HOW they announced the new Bumblebee Barricade RV-10; I thought the decision to "surprise" everyone with a shock announcement that was obviously going to excite people in a way their release probably would never meet the hype was probably not fantastic on their part....but come on, it honestly wasn't ever going to be anything mind shattering so soon to the Vortex release anyway. Given the Vortex line is supposed to be geared up (hehe) as the "it" toy for Christmas, we'd be thinking that's where they're focusing their attentions for now, and rightfully so.
For now, I'm back to rekindling my love for my Alpha Trooper:) Sooooo good.:P
Posted by Pocket. Esq. at 13:42