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.