Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tek Recon press release on Kickstarter

There was a lot of interest behind the proposed new "Tek Recon" blaster line from the NY Toyfair 2013; mainly because they looked absolutely incredible aesthetically with real triggers and pump action cocking. They apparently use a new rubber band style ammo that hits over 75ft but they've also taken cues from other augmented reality attachments (such as with Hasbro's current Lazer Tag line and the upcoming new Nerf Rebelle gear) to add a new dimension to your gameplay using an iOS or Android device. We received the official press release this morning regarding Tek Recon's crowdsourcing efforts on 

I for one am pretty keen- more details after the jump:)

TEK RECON: BRINGING VIDEO GAMES TO LIFE! One of the most anticipated product launches of 2013 hits KICKSTARTER on May 9th TORONTO, May 8, 2013 – TEK RECON, one of the most anticipated new product launches of 2013 will be available for the first time through KICKSTARTER.COM on May 9th @ 8am eastern standard time.

The goal of the KICKSTARTER campaign is designed to further enhance the development of the TEK RECON blaster and free app, and to get the product into the hands of early adopters and key influencers helping to create the first real life online video game. Through the course of 31 days fans will be able to fund the project through purchasing product, exclusive rewards, and bid on great prizes that include appearances in the television commercial and an all expense paid trip to present at E3; all contributing towards our KICKSTARTER funding goal of raising $50,000.

“Bringing TEK RECON to market through this KICKSTARTER project is the most ambitious and exciting launch in our company history,” stated Brad Pedersen President and CEO of TEK RECON Inc. “Two years ago we set out on a mission to bring video games, online connectivity and social interactive play together through innovation and great product design. The outcome, TEK RECON has come to life and created a phenomenal play experience that has exceeded our expectations.”

Gamers, adventure seekers and fans of technology, we need your help to create a revolutionary new way to connect and play video games with your friends IN REAL LIFE! Get off the couch and into the game with the newest and most realistic way to blast away on the field or anywhere. TEK RECON Blasters feature a first of its kind design with real trigger action and specially designed reusable “NRG Rounds” that blast up to 75 feet.

To optimize the battle and team experience TEK RECON developed a free “Real-Life Online Gaming” app to enhance blaster battles. Simply connect your mobile device to the blaster to bring video game styled play to life through mobile and GPS technology. The free TEK RECON App will be available for iOS and Android devices, enhancing real battle experience through an interactive heads up display, live chat, vision modes, and more. The time is now to be one of the first to experience Real Life Online Gaming and change the way you play.

For more information on this product and KICKSTARTER campaign please visit



  1. I love how the blasters look. Depending on what the rewards for backing are I might throw some money at them.

  2. These look awesome. Are you going to review them Pocket?

  3. These look strikingly like Dahl made guns from borderlands 2!

  4. I wonder what the shipping to Australia will be like if we purchase products on the Kickstarter...

    The products look very cool though.

  5. Also I'm wondering something.

    For most Nerf guns, you prime the gun with the pump, and then fire with the trigger.

    With the Nerf Snapfire, however, pulling the trigger both primes AND fires the gun.

    These guns are the same as that - except that you can fire them by either the trigger OR the pump.

    So keeping that fact in mind - that the amount of firing force is limited to what you can put in with a single finger's force on the trigger - I'm thinking that both the Hammerhead (pistol) and the Havok (rifle) must therefore have the same exact power/range.

  6. Looks like a real-steel spec. rail on top, so more (and more expensive) attachment options.

  7. From the video, it almost looks like the trigger is used to load the next round, and then actually fires when the prime is pulled back

  8. The priming system looks weird, it looks like it fires upon priming of the blaster, instead of when you pull the trigger. That's a shame, I was actually pretty excited. Nothing throws off your aim more than having to operate moving parts at the same time.

  9. I messaged them on Kickstarter asking about the priming mechanism and android compatibility, and they messaged me back.


    Thanks for checking us out and being interested in Tek Recon. Our blasters can be fired with the trigger OR the pump. They both work independently of each other (no need for priming). Depends on your style and how you'd like to shoot.

    As for the app, the answer will depend on your smartphones OS:

    iPod Touch 4th Gen
    iPod Touch 5th Gen
    iPhone 4
    iPhone 4S
    iPhone 5

    Android 2.3.3 and up (we don't have a list here as there are just too many smartphones to name).

    It is a game, but likely not as draining to memory as most because there aren't tons of crazy graphics. We really focus on the gameplay, vision modes, features, etc. as opposed to long animation sequences.

    You can play with the internet to play a full game with your friends, but you can also play solo with the scopes, sighting, effects, etc. without the internet.

    Hope that helps!

  10. wow the blasters look amazing can't wait thanks tek recon.

  11. tek recon whats you plan in the future? Are you going to make full auto guns? Or maybe slings and holsters? I think that your idea or making these blasters is awesome. Hopefully your gun will be in human vs zombies. I have to say the app was a great idea. It is amazing how you do it. Ctf is going to be cool. Any way I have a idea for the tek recon you should make a care package like in call of duty that has 1 power up in it. You should have a random button on the power up. tek recon cannot wait and you guys look like a amazing company thats all thank you for your time

  12. tek recon are you going to make blasters that connect? thank you for your time thanks :D

  13. Tek recon are you going to make extended mag for you new line of blasters and are you going to work on a new ammo besides rubber bands? Like maybe missiles, darts, or disks and if you decide to use dart are you going to use shells? I honestly think that tek recon is like the new Nerf thank you for your time and thank for listing :D .