Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New Nerf Elite Rebelle Guardian Crossbow - more to come!

Thanks to Yn Phua and AlQaeda64 for this - Here we go, thanks to Baidu, we see the boxart of the new Nerf Rebelle Guardian Crossbow - more to come stay tuned!



So! The Rebelle Guardian Crossbow packs:
  • 6 collectible Elite darts,
  • Confirmed as part of the Elite range due to it's 75ft ranges
  • Has rapid slam-fire
  • Will cost: MSRP: $24.99
Official Sales Description:
(HASBRO/Ages 8 & up/Approx. Retail Price $24.99/Available: Fall 13)

An impressive crossbow with fast-flying dart action and flexing bow arms, this NERF REBELLE Crossbow blends blaster action with crossbow precision. Slide the front handle to flex the bow arms back and ready the blaster for play. Pull the trigger and watch the bow arms propel forward as darts soar up to 75 feet toward the target. By holding the trigger and pumping, players can instantly transition between single shot and multi shot mode, unleashing a rapid stream of darts for exciting nonstop action! Includes six collectible NERF REBELLE darts. Available at most major retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Nerf Powerplay 2013 Carnival in Singapore



Hello NERF MALAYSIA readers! AwesomeNerfer1999 here!

 Original post can be found here.From the 17th-23rd of June,the Nerf Powerplay 2013 will take place at NEX,Singapore. The Nerf Powerplay 2013 is an event organized by Hasbro Singapore.It consists of a carnival and a Dart Tag Tournament.The carnival will take place on the 17th-20th of June,while the tournament will take place on the 21th-23rd of June.
Just now,I went to this event,just to take some pictures for this post.So here it goes...

 There were some display booths at the carnival.These booths are basically just four walls.Each wall represent one line of blasters.On every wall,there are a few blasters proudly hung up,along with some product information.

Note: There was NO wall featuring/promoting the N-strike blasters.Are the N-Strike blasters really going to be phased out? 

 What's a carnival without games?
At this event,there are 4 booths for people to play games at.

Booth 1 rules:
-Shoot down 3 targets/iron man figurines 
-Ammo count,12
-Complete the task to get a free key chain
The next booth is similar to the first one.(Actually,all the booths are similar. LOL)
Booth 2 rules:
-Shoot down 2 targets
-Ammo count,6
-Complete the task to get a free key chain

Booth 3 and Booth 4 are the same thing.If you remember,they're actually from the Elite Try Outs that we've seen in September last year.Post here.
Booth 3 and 4 Rules:
-Get a total of 10 points
-Top role of targets,5 points each.
-Bottom role of targets,2 points each.
-Ammo count,6
-Complete task to get a free sweatband(for your wrist)



So this is it.This,is the carnival.Nothing really fantastic,but it isn't that bad.I had quite some fun,and managed to win a keychain+sweat band.

By the way,I'll be going back to the Powerplay event on the last day.So expect more post coming.Also,Spectre review coming soon.Check out my pics and unboxing of it here.


Pictures...

Picture time!



Game Booths





Sunday, June 16, 2013

Elite Spectre pops up in Press Kit in Singapore

Elite Spectre pops up in a Press Release kit in Singapore:

Props to Gavin Lim Kang Jie for this at SGNerf!

I have to say, i'm not overly convinced what the complete utility of a 5 dart blaster is? I know the ZombieStrike Hammershot will be packing the same loadout - but that has the edge of being a new blaster, and rocking new internals/primer.

Yes, we get the faux silencer and Stock (looks mighty flimsy to me..?), but is that enough? Maybe they have done some work on the Stock to address this - maybe not. I would love to hear from you folks that DO have the old version.

Hopefully AwesomeNerfer1999 will be able to get his hands on it, and report back to us as he heading to the Nerf Singapore Tournament 2013.


So, is 75ft internals and funky paint job enough for you to go and pick this up?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Nerf AR App updates - a long way to go to be awesome.


Hey guys, the Nerf Elite AR Cradle has been seen around the net (thanks to Baidu!), and I've managed to pick up some Nerf updates for you fans! So what's new? Check below:
  • You will be able to access Nerf HQ
  • Review Mission Briefs
  • Track your Arsenal and more in your Battle Headquarters
  • Activate Rangefinder: gauge distance to your target!
  • Record your Battle! Share it with friends, and more!
  • Internet connection required to download and update App (data charges may apply)
  • Internet connection not needed during play
  • Users should ensure they're using the same version App

Now this is ONLY available for iPhone and iPod Touch - no Android version yet (bummer since all my friends use Android and not one Apple qtf..)

Also I got to say, whilst this is early days of the info, it leaves any AR App gamers wanting more - a lot more. Check out what goodies the Tek Recon App has to offer [here] and [here].

Friday, June 7, 2013

New Nerf Vortex colour range spotted in Japan!

 
Props to good friends JSPB 自創武力噴射管槍 for this find!
 

A new author :)

Hey folks!

I hope you are all good :)

I was recently invited by Brien to be an author on the Nerf Tournament Malaysia.

I hope to bring you news, reviews and events happening in the world of Nerf Malaysia!

Peace out, Nerf on!

/MyLastDart

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Review: Strongarm,Triad,Elite Reflex and Jolt

Hello everybody! AwesomeNerfer1999 here.Before you guys continue reading the review,I would like to tell you guys to check out this post-A contest! :) Hope you guys will read the post and participate.

Now on to the review! 
Today I'll be trying something new! I'll be doing a Quadview(4 in 1 Review)! Featuring four sidearm sized blasters- Strongarm,Triad,Reflex,and Jolt.

First up on the chopping board,I'm introducing to you,the Elite Strongarm!The Elite Strongarm is essentially a buffed up maverick.It's been improved in many ways,but still has room for improvement.
Along with the Strongarm,you'll get 6 Elite darts.


The Strongarm has a rotating turret which can hold up to 6 darts.To load the blaster,you'll need to press an orange button as pictured above.Once you've done that,the barrel will pop out.You then load your darts into the dart chambers,and snap the turret back into place.
Here's the first improvement-the turret. You'll be able to load darts much quicker and smoother because the turret mechanism has been re-done. ( So PLUS point! )

Moving on to the next part of blaster-the priming handle.The priming handle,too,has been improved.It is bigger now,which is advantageous for users with larger hands.Also,the irritating tactical rail which used to be on the maverick,has been relocated on to the main body of the blaster.At the back of the priming handle,there's a slit which reveals a tiny bit of the Strongarm's internals.This is a priming indicator.So whenever the Strongarm is primed,it'll turn orange.Overall,I think the new priming handle feels good for me.
Just for your information,the Strongarm has only one AR now.The Maverick had 6.


The grip area is now bigger,with a little nub at bottom of it.Again,this is improvement is more for the users with larger hands.
The trigger is now really sensitive,so just by pulling it back a little,the catch will go off,and your dart will...well...fly.

The Strongarm has 2 sling points,and one tactical rail.Nothing to complaint about.
All in all,the Strongarm is a great buffed up Maverick.It has Slamfire(totally forgotten to mention that above).It is easy to prime and shoots far like all the elite blasters do.However,in my opinion,the Strongarm is a little over sized  This blaster is great,both performance wise,and aesthetics wise.

Stock Range:10/10 (45-75ft)
Accuracy: 9/10
Capacity: 8/10

Rate Of Fire: 10/10
Total: 9.25

Personal Rating: 9/10


Next up,we have the Triad Ex-3.The Triad Ex is what I like to call,a SUPER JOLT.It is seriously a beast.
Out of the *small* packaging,you'll get the Triad with 3 darts.

The Triad holds 3 darts,as it's name suggests. It has 3 dart chambers.The Triad has a smart AR system,just like the Rough Cut.This AR system is used to detect which dart is in the chamber.
So if you only have one dart,the AR will detect which chamber the dart is in,and then releases the air to that chamber.


Priming the Triad is simple as ABC.Just pull the priming bar downwards,and vulala-the Triad is primed.The way Nerf designed the priming bar is really sweet.It's designed to look like a 'T'.So you just put two fingers in between the 'T',and pull the bar down.
I prefer to keep it stock this way,however,there are quite a number of people who mod the priming bar.
I know this isn't a 'Triad VS Jolt' post...but I think I need to bring up some points about the differences between the Jolt and Triad.
Above are three pictures-the jolt on the right side,and the Triad on the left.
Although the Triad's prime is larger,the priming bar seems to be weaker that then jolt. The plastic,IMO,feels weaker than the jolt,and is more hollow too.

The priming bar isn't fit into place nicely,but instead,rattles when you shake it.
The main handle of the Triad fits my hand perfectly.Not too big,nor too small.No complaints here.
Just as I was about to talk about how perfect the paint job was,I got proven wrong.Alright...maybe I'm just a picky,but still...
Everything was well painted.But if you flip the Triad over,the Triad's 'Name plate' isn't painted at all-leaving it really raw and ugly.Anyway, that's just my 2 cents.



The trigger is exactly like the Jolt's trigger- tiny and not sensitive.Nerf NEEDS to work on a new trigger for the Jolt and Triad.
Overall,I LOVE the Triad.It's on par with my other favorite sidearm sized blaster, the Firestrike. This blaster is really cool,especially with the new smart AR system.Nothing much to say about this other than 'Super Jolt' 

Stock Range: 10/10 (45ft-75ft)

Accuracy:10/10
Capacity:5/10
Rate Of Fire:8/10
Total:8.25


Personal Rating: 10/10 AWWWW YEAH!

Next up we have the 'Elite' jolt.The 'Elite' jolt isn't really Elite.It's just a normal jolt,with a new paint job,with extra plastic at the barrel.
Here's the original jolt lying next to the new 'Elite' jolt.
The jolt still vacuum loads,but it doesn't get the awesome seal which the original jolt has.
Nothing much to talk about the 'Elite' jolt.If you want a more in depth review of this just check out my original jolt review.Personally,I feel that the 'elite jolt' is worse off than the original jolt.The paint job appears to be done in a rush,and as I already stated above,it doesn't get the awesome seal.Overall,I'm pretty disappointed with this blaster.I rather you guys get the original jolt! :D

Stock range:10/10  (45ft-50ft)

Accuracy:9/10
Capacity:2/10
Rate Of Fire:3/10

Total:6/10

Personal rating:7/10 

Finally,we're getting close to ending this review! The FINAL blaster I'll be reviewing in this quadview, is none other than the 'Elite' Reflex!
The Elite reflex does not get the elite range,however,does have a new shell and a pretty nice revamped paint job.
Along with the blaster,you'll get two elite darts.

The Reflex is a single shot blaster.It has one dart chamber at the front.Simply put a dart inside,and you're ready to go! 

As you can see,it's still a N-strike blaster.But has the Elite PAINT JOB.

Once you prime the blaster,a long orange piece will pop out from the back.This is good because it acts as a priming indicator :D
It also has one tactical rail.It is located ON the priming handle.This is a problem because if you put anything on the tactical rail,you will have difficulties priming the blaster.

The priming handle fits my hand alright.And it has lots of friction lines on it.So yeah,thumbs up! :D
The reflex is a TINY blaster.Like...super tiny!As you can see from the picture above,I only can rest one finger on the handle! I find this very irritating .Nerf/Hasbro should re-design the handle.
The Reflex has a sling point too.
Overall,I think the 'Elite Reflex' is a pretty average blaster.Nothing special about it.It's just a repainted N-strike blaster getting normal 'N-strike ranges'.Do I recommend it? I would say no,unless you want it just for the looks.

Stock range:7 (25ft-35ft)
Accuracy:7.5/10
Capacity:2/10
Rate Of Fire:4/10

Total:5.1/10

Personal rating:6/10 


I hope you enjoyed reading this quadview.It took me quite a while to whip up this post,but here's the results! :) Overall,I'll recommend only the Strongarm and Triad.And for the Reflex and Jolt,that's a no go.
Next time,we're reviewing the ARCTIC SHOCK! :D

Do ask me some questions for my QnA and participate in my contest!Info here.

Original post of this can be found here: 
http://awesomenerfer1999.blogspot.sg/2013/05/awesomely-nerfs-first-anniversary.html