Nerf Vortex Revonix360 close-up analysis

Thanks to thetoyspy’s youtube video for all images used!

So Toy Fair NYC is in full swing right now, and a good few new blasters have been shown off. Apparently, they’re doing a revamp of previous Vortex blasters, giving them new designs, but it wasn’t made clear on if anything else was upgraded.

But the big kicker for Vortex this year will be the Revonix360, a large, pyragon-like vortex blaster. Unlike the Pyragon, it has a 30 disk drum built in, which apparently holds 30 disks at one time. Similarly to the Pyragon, is its ability to slam-fire, as well as the general aesthetics and ergonomics of the blaster.

One of the major factors in the Revonix360 though is the fact it boasts a 70+ foot range, further than any of the other Vortex blasters before it. One would assume they would use a better torsion spring for this, but we’ll have to see.

Here’s some more screengrabs from the video:

So we can see here that it has a tactical rail, flame decal, two sling attachment points, a stock attachment point, and a pretty nice design on its slam-fire handle as well.

A good look at the bottom; looks tough.

Here’s a real good close up of it. Sleek, and very stylish. The other thing you can see here is how to load the disks, putting them into a slot on the side of the drum. Seems a little slow to load, but then again, you get 30 disks per reload, which is plenty to get you back to a safe place to reload anyway.

Here’s something really curious though, how do the disks get from being vertical, to being horizontal? When the disks are shot, they come out horizontally, but they’re kept in the drum vertically, on their side. Something has to get the disks and put them on their side to chamber them, all while being able to slam fire.

That’s a mechanical marvel for them to pull off in a blaster, and I’m curious how they did it. It seems the chamber of the blaster is above the drum, so maybe , using the same hole in the drum to reload them with, it pulls one disk up into the barrel-area and then pushes it over. Just a thought.

All in all, I’m going to buy this blaster as soon as it comes out; it’s one of the first vortex blasters to really catch my eye like this.

Amazon reveals special edition Elite Darts

So today Amazon.com revealed 12 packs of special edition, camo Elite darts.  They look pretty dang cool in my opinion.. Especially the grey ones.

Product description:

Nerf N-Strike Elite 12 Special Edition Elite Darts Pack, Blue

“Whether you are replenishing your stock or adding to your firepower; these Special Edition darts will set you apart from the competition ? and make you all the more dangerous in combat”

Nerf Elite Rayven Box Art + Super Soaker leaks

I know, all I seem to post is leaks! I should get around to some new content, but man, these leaks are always awesome. Thanks to Basic Nerf(Link!) for posting about these.

So here’s the Elite Rayven– it has the claim of 75 feet, and comes with the glow mag as well. Seems to me it has  Elite Glow darts, which would be pretty neat. Hopefully it’s easy to tell them from the normal glow darts..

Here’s the “Domination drum” which appears to just be the lightning-storm’s drum with new paint. This means we’ll be able to buy the drums separately!

This one came out of the blue though. Apparently it’s a new pistol– the Flash Blast, and I don’t quite see how it’s gonna work. Maybe you pump it with the slide? Makes sense to me, but it lacks much for visible pumping. Still, a pretty nifty looking pistol.

Amazon leaks all box art/promotional images for the new blasters

Thanks to JetCell from Nerf Mods and Reviews(Link!) for making me aware of these. Some great images and details about the new blasters!

First we have the Ruff Cut 2×4, which we’ve seen before. It apparently shoots 2 darts at a time for every prime, with 8 darts in total. It’s the new Barrel Break, and man does it look cool. Same ergonomics, but this time it has a pump action mechanism.

Apparently, it gets 75 feet, and is plunger based.. So we’ll have to see how this one works out.

Here’s the Stryfe’s box art.

A quick note that this is from Amazon.co.uk, so the range is the ’20 M’ distance.

Pretty much everything from before still stands– it apparently has a barrel extension, a stock point, an underslung rail, and is a mag fed Barricade.

So basically, it’s a flywheel Recon.

Absolutely nothing new to report here, but some cool pictures either way.

A quick note though, the Firestrike /is/ much smaller than a Nite Finder, but the small ‘hook’ at the bottom of the grip gives your fingers enough room to hold it. Pretty neat.

So here’s the Strong Arm, the one that got leaked on Ebay. Not much to report here, but much like the Firestrike, it appears to be smaller. The handle has the same ‘hook’ for your fingers to grip onto though, so it should work out fine either way.

Woah woah woah woah.

Last but not least, the big shocker– the Vortex Diatron.  I’ll write up a quick post about it so it gets its spotlight, but man, look at that.

Pretty crazy, right? Multishot vortex with an internal magazine; sounds wild.

Nerf Triad Internals

This was spotted on Baidu(Link), apparently it’s the Nerf Triad’s internals.

Basically, what it shows us 100% is that the Triad has three direct plungers, and doesn’t just shoot one dart.

Though, the question is, how does it shoot them? Does it shoot one at a time with each trigger pull before needing primed again? Or does it shoot two and then one(as reported by Nerf Mods and Reviews)? Or even all three? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Either way, it looks like it should get some decent range with that extended plunger system, and it’s evidently not just a Jolt with some dart holders.

Rumor Wednesday: Ruff Cut

So here it is folks, finally. The Ruff cut– it comes from the Tumblr blog of a Nerf actor. Head’s up from Urban Taggers though!

Apparently, it’s the new barrel break, but it’s a barrel break on steroids. Let’s take a good look at it quick-

  • It has eight barrels, and based off of a leaked website roster, it shoots 2 darts at a time, with four pairs– you can shoot 2 darts 4 times. 
  • It has a pump action cocking handle, I’d love if it was slamfire, but we’ll have to see how that one works out.
  • Same grip as a barrel break– clear design cues here
  • Tactical rail across the top

It’s not the clip system barrel break I was looking for, but man, it’s awesome.

Here’s another photo, which shows a display case and what looks to be the Triad, Strong Arm, and Strife.

Rumor weekend: Someone’s got a firestrike?

Thanks to Urban Taggers for finding these.

So on the heels of last week’s spotting, now it seems someone has their hands on one.

Here’s the front– apparently the red dot sight’s lens is a circle now. Kinda odd, but it works. It also confirms that it has the two dart holders again. Pretty nifty how well the dart holders blend into the body from the side.

The contrast between the two is sharp. Although it’s a bulkier blaster, it apparently has been compacted in a bit to save as much room as possible. The handle is shorter, the dart holders blend in to the blast, and the tactical rail is at the dead back end, which makes more room for other things to be in with it.

Seemingly, they completely reshelled it, and man it looks tough.

Here’s a picture of the red dot sight in use. It seems to have some sort of reticle around it– which is awesome.

Now this got me– it lights up and looks like a beast from the sides. The RDS chamber has two open slots, seemingly to adjust the beam, but it also makes it glow from the side.

So, yep, this thing deserves to be called the ‘Firestrike’ with that look.

Rumours: Nerf Firestrike image leak?

Thanks to Tactical Tag for the spotting!

Here’s something fun. Apparently this is a leaked image of the Firestrike— the new Nitefinder.

So the first thing that stands out to me is the new design. It’s all a solid blaster, and it’s not as segmented as the Nitefinder originally was. It also has some nice edges, which seem to greatly improve the ergonomics of holding it.

We can see it has a trigger for the flashlight, and the batteries are put into the grip. One thing I notice though is the lack of an angle-adjuster on the light. Where’s that? Did they decide that the Elite ranges were good enough to not need adjustment over range? Kinda odd, but I guess the laser wouldn’t work to any distance past 30 feet any way.

It seems like it might still have the ammo holder, but it appears to be built into the blaster.

Anyway, I think this may well be the best looking pistol we’ve gotten so far. It’s tough.