Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Local boy Chris Wolfe has some serious skillz:) He's an admin of Neil's Canberra and Southern NSW Dart Tag crew; he's one of the mad scientists at the local hackerspace and he takes the helm of "Combustable Props". One of his latest projects was this Warhammer inspired bolt pistol and I'm thinking it's pretty damn schmick indeed.
We've got some more insight into the project, thanks to Mr Wolfe himself- check out the specs after the jump!
Posted by Pocket. Esq. at 16:04
Sunday, December 18, 2011
In case you found the Nikes were A) too abstract and obscure for your Nerf likes and B) too expensive and exclusive, maybe go for Reebok's Nerf inspired kicks with their considerably more literal interpretation on a Nerf sneaker.
Reebok Nerf Athletic Lifestyle Shoes
Reebok Nerf Venture Running Shoes
Nerf Vibe Grade School via Reebok
Posted by Pocket. Esq. at 16:39
RELEASE REMINDER: NIKE ZOOM KD IV “NERF”
Posted by Pocket. Esq. at 16:23
The NERF brand stands for "Non Expanding Recreational Foam" and was introduced to the world in 1970 as the world's first indoor ball. True to its origins, even to this day Nerf still produces foam sporting goods and foam firing blasters, and has expanded into non-foam related areas (Hasbro's questionable decision to brand its Super Soaker and Lazer Tag lines as Nerf puzzled many of us) but we're now really starting to see the brand being flogged off in all different shapes and sizes.
Coming from a communication pedigree, I totally understand why they'd want to exploit Nerf as a brand; for Hasbro it's not only the market leader but also one of the few brands they have that defies the odds in a struggling toy industry. The thing is, they're merely slapping the logo on totally unrelated products, and that for mine, just doesn't do it for me. If they had put mounting brackets on these cameras for instance- say for a way to attach your camera to your blaster via tactical rails- I would see the link to the traditional Nerf blaster. As they stand now, a paint job or orange and yellow doth not maketh a Non Expanding Recreational Foam product.
The slapping the brand on scooters and skateboards is also a shameless plug of a brand on something totally unrelated. If the scooter had a way to mount your Nerf blaster to it, I'd again understand the link; OR if these were JUST promo items that were given away at events or competitions then I could understand that they were meant to promote the brand. But these are actual Nerf branded products.. again with nothing to do with Nerf as it stands.
I'll pass thanks.:)
Posted by Pocket. Esq. at 16:14
|Rayven CS-18 Spotted!|
Facebook page has picked one up already; not Target, not Walmart, but of all places from a little pharmacy in Long Island, NY. Nice find!
I have no doubt you'll start seeing them popping up pretty soon all over. We really like the Rayven CS-18 personally so recommended if you do get the chance to pick on of these 'pups up:) (and Nerf really should be giving us some commission on this one! :P)
Posted by Pocket. Esq. at 11:30
Thursday, December 15, 2011
|Thanks to Nerfenstein Aesthetic Mods for the incredible paint job.. yes, this COULD be yours!|
Posted by Pocket. Esq. at 10:56
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Glow in the dark darts via Smyths Toys
Posted by Pocket. Esq. at 07:11
We made mention of an upcoming Nerf Vortex Lumitron a short while ago, but it was sort of glossed over given the fact it looks a LOT like a Vortex Praxis. Speculation was even that it WAS a Praxis, but with just a new paint scheme. And then there was the speculation about the name, as "Lumitron" suggests cues to the word 'luminous'..to light up..
Funnily enough, at the same time we were all over the Rayven CS-18 with it's Firefly tech, but somehow we just didn't marry the two concepts together...:D
Soo, take the Rayven CS-18 and mix it with a Praxis and you end up with the Lumitron; a repainted Vortex blaster with a 10 round clip that features an LED light inside the clip to light up new glow in the dark XLR discs! Ingenious!
UPDATE: Amazon.com has it listed- although not available yet or with price, it does indicate availability is just around the corner.
No idea when these will be out just yet, but I'd be suggesting similar timings to the Rayven CS-18. Thanks Thomas for the intel!
Posted by Pocket. Esq. at 07:06
UPDATED: Amazon.com has the Rayven listed; no costs or availability yet but it means it's a comin!
Thanks Thomas for the intel.
Posted by Pocket. Esq. at 07:03
Monday, December 12, 2011
|UT Santa keeps the AT on him at all times. He's not giving THAT away:D|
Posted by Pocket. Esq. at 12:17
Thanks to Jason for the intel!
Posted by Pocket. Esq. at 08:47
More as we learn of it, but I can't see that many people being excited over it (other than aesthetic modders cos it does look cool)
Posted by Pocket. Esq. at 07:56
Sunday, December 11, 2011
|X-Shot Vigilante. Pump action double barrel.. and looks tough too:)|
I always found Zuru's X-Shot line to be the dark horse of the toy blaster world. They came out of nowhere and originally their selling point was dual water and foam dart all in one blasters, initially bringing out an awesome side arm with the Stealth, an absolute rubbish Thundershot, an okay Sidewinder.
Then they ditched the whole water thing, and released the pretty damn cool Turbo Fire which actually made it on our favourite blasters list of 2011. So we're pretty intrigued by the new blasters they're promoting on the official website which just look the bomb and if the Turbo Fire was any indication, should be pretty well priced.
|X-Shot Xcess. Basically taken its cues of a modded 12 round Maverick|
|X-Shot Stalker. Cos Bows are so chic these days:)|
Posted by Pocket. Esq. at 20:11