Another day, another recolor am I right?
Kmart’s site has put up a listing of an Elite Version Sidestrike. In case you needed a reminder, the Sidestrike first originated as a Zombie Strike blaster. This Kmart exclusive, 2 Pack version retails for $24.99 on the side, comes with 12 Elite Darts, and lacks the holster that normally comes with the Zombie Strike version of the blaster.
I like how one one blaster is the old Elite color scheme, and the other is the new Elite color scheme though. Probably worth passing on it, unless your a newer player who wants to pick up a simpler blaster for yourself and another.
Product image from the Kmart site.
Thanks to my reader Ricky for sharing and linking me to this listing.
It’s been awhile since I’ve had the time to look for good Foam Films online, but this newer one by RackaRacka is quite something! Sure it’s got the usual gun sound effects for the blasters, but they sound good here. The cut cutting, extreme action will leave you engaged, and it’s special effects are both good & bad. I don’t want to spoil too much, but that’s part of the charm and humor of the video. There’s a few NSFW words thrown around a few times, but if you can look past that then it’s quite the great foam film.
Yesterday, Nerf Youtber Coop772 took to Facebook to announce his closing of commissions.
Commissions are closed for good. I’ve said this many times in the past, but I think it’s for srs(serious) this time. I’ve come to the conclusion that working on other people’s modifications that aren’t innovative or truly unique is pulling from my innovation within the hobby. My recent goal of trying to output cooler, faster, more unique pieces is more difficult when taking commissions for blasters with “normal” modifications that I’ve done dozens of times. I will still be selling blasters on my webstore, but they will be whatever modifications and paint I feel like adding at that time, rather than things specified by a customer.
I realize this won’t make sense to a lot of people, but I feel it’s the best way to keep this hobby fun for myself and to only output awesome mods that I’m truly proud of, rather than the normal internals with a normal paint job that I could do blindfolded. I’m trying to challenge myself and do new stuff, hopefully something useful or enjoyable will come out of it for you guys, the viewers.
Webstore link: http://www.freewebstore.org/coop772
While commissions can be a good way to make money, it can be draining on your mental and physical as well. At the end of this statement, Coopy says he’s “trying to challenge myself and do new stuff”. So it looks like he’s aiming for the long run enjoyment in Nerf.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (left) with Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner (right) at the GI Joe Retaliation premier. Photo thanks to Zimbio.
A bit of humbling news on Hasbro’s Brian Goldner appeared yesterday. However, it may not be as bad as it seems.
The header image used on the NarrowBase.com site.
The need of holding 18 or even 12 dart mag holders has been a bit challenge to many Nerfers out there, due to their size and length. Equipment from other sports such as Airsoft and Paintball, while often doing the job, sometimes makings a person uncomfortable or leaves a person lacking in performance. 3D printing, with rising usage in the world, has yet to meet our needs carrying our Nerf mags/clips. Casual users or people not using the MOLLE sytstem were a bit behind in terms of what gear they could use for their items. Until now.
Thanks to many online, I was made aware that Nerf’s big 4 Fall 2014 blasters are now being sold on Amazon for their suggested retail prices. You can buy all of them right, except the CAM ECS-12 blaster. Amazon lists it coming out August 15. Singapore Nerfers can check the rest of this post for a bit of good news as well!
Elite Demolisher 2-In-1 $39.99 via Amazon
Zombie Strike Slingfire $24.99 via Amazon
Mega Thunderbow $39.99 via Amazon
Elite CAM ECS-12 $79.99 via Amazon
I ordered myself a Demolisher and Slingfire, so look out for my coverage on that in the future.
June 26, 2014 EDIT: Slingfire is currently sold out on Amazon. I’ll try and keep you all updated if/when comes back in stock.
June 27, 2014 EDIT: 7 Slingfires are back in stock on Amazon. Be sure and grab one quick if you wanted to get one.
EDIT 2: At least they were. Their sold out again.
In the next bit of news, Toys R Us stores across the USA are starting to release the Fall 2014 blasters. You can see most, if not all, of them in the photo I took above of my local Toys R Us. I got myself a Messenger blaster, you can view the unboxing below.
And last but not least, the Demolisher is now being sold in Singapore! There are unboxing videos and photos of it, but I’ll save that for another post. You Singapore Nerfers be sure to enjoy this blaster.
All images here thanks to RandomShadow09
Thanks to RandomShadow09 and Target, we now have DCPI codes for most, if not all of the upcoming items that are going to be released by Nerf in Fall 2014.
N-Strike Elite/MEGA Series items
June 26 EDIT: The $59.99 item is the Nerf Attacknid, and the $14.99 item is the Zombie Strike Clear Shot. The other items are still unknown at the moment.
Rebelle Fall 2014 Items
Video Recap is your more of an audio/visual sort of person.