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”

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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.

What’s this? Nerf Elite Rapid Strike Mission Kit

From Kohl’s

I just found this from a google search. Never saw this one before!

Apparently, it’s a Retaliator, but instead of accessories, it comes with two 18 dart mags and 36 darts. Sounds rather interesting, gives you everything you’d need for most situations.

This is a first for Nerf I think–  a re-released blaster, but without accessories or a new paintjob. Supposedly, it’s 35 bucks– which is worth if it you were going to buy 2 18 dart mags, but it would sell much better if it came with a different blaster. I’d want the Retaliator for the accessories.

Still, it’s technically a sale. 18-25 bucks is how much two 18 dart mags would cost you alone, and a Retaliator is 25 bucks. But it depends on how smart you are at buying stuff.

Either way, it’s a new mission kit, and it sounds interesting. Let’s see what other mission kits they release?

Rumor weekend: Elite Firefly darts, Stryfe, and Elite rayven?

So I was wondering when this would happen! Credit to Urban Taggers(Link!) for making me aware of this.

Apparently, they’re going to release these next year. That makes sense, it’d work well with the huge list of blasters coming out next year.  However, they aren’t the big news here. The big news is on the back.

Right there in the middle– the Stryfe and the Rayven. Two brand new elite blasters leaked alongside a new type of ammunition. Huge news in a small package.

So let’s break this down bit by bit.

Here’s a blown up version of the strife. It seems to mimic a barricade, but it is radically redesigned.

Here’s some obvious points on it:

  • It has a underslung rail on the front of it– clearly for foregrips or bipods.
  • Appears to be a barrel extension for adding barrels, which isn’t typical for a typical flywheel blaster.
  • Stock attachment point– this fella looks like a semi-auto Recon, pistol to rifle customization.
  •  Acceleration trigger under the main trigger
  • Large battery compartment (?)
  • Clip system with a neat clip point
  • Jam door and rail system just like the barricade

I think this could be one of my favorite blasters ever if it pans out. They evidently gave it a bottom rail so that the barrel is long enough to prevent children from jamming their fingers into the flywheel.

Seems to me that it may be a little smaller than a Barricade, as the clip seems to be much bigger than expected  next to a larger blaster– compare the size with the Elite Rayven. Since the clip is the same on both, we can estimate what kinda size it’d have.

It doesn’t appear to come with any new accessories, which is a shame.

Also, doesn’t this kinda feel like a Rayven? Maybe it’s meant to be a standard, customization-capable Rayven.

So there’s no much to say about this– it’s a Rayven redone in Elite with no accessories. Maybe it’s implied that it comes with the clip?

One might think it’s strange that it doesn’t have a new name, but I think there’s a reasonable excuse for that. The Rayven has been 2012’s spotlight N-Strike blaster, and it’s been selling parallel to the Elite Series with great sales. I’d assume they would want to sell it off as the same as the old Rayven, but with upgraded capabilities. This way, they don’t confuse people on which to buy, and they see the Elite Series Rayven is better than a normal Light-It-Up Rayven.

This weekend’s rumor round-up

Spotted by Urban Taggers

So here’s something unexpected, the Nerf Triad EX-3. This isn’t confirmed at all, but it’s looking likely. Checks out in general, but surprising. It holds three darts in the muzzle, although it isn’t confirmed or denied that it will be able to shoot multiple at a time.

Though, it sure looks like it from the back end, it looks like it has everything in place for triple-dart shooting.

Is this then new jolt? A new derivative that is separate? Is it a Chinese knockoff? People were saying the darts mean it’s fake, but those are just normal whistlers, not “elite” whistlers. Seems like someone grabbed one out of a factory, and didn’t get any darts alongside it.

Maybe the prototype can’t fire three darts, but the final product will.

Source: Urban Taggers

And this is another unexpected treat! A rough-looking banana clip for the super soakers. This one looks definite to come out, so I’d expect to see it at Toys’r’us soon.

Makes sense, think of it like the Stampede 18-dart mag. The Lightningstorm came with the water-version of the 35 dart drum, and now this seems to be the new 18 dart mag for super soakers.

Looks great though, and the modding ability is great.