Rapidstrike Images found on Baidu. You can see the XD distances on the bottom right of the box.
The “Elite XD” branding first appeared on the Elite Demolisher 2-In-1 Blaster box. The XD standing for “Extra Distance” and boasting ranges of up to 90 feet instead of the usual 75 feet ranges of the Elite line. And now according to my public relations contacts at Nerf, the XD distance and branding is here to stay! You can also see XD branded Retaliator, Strongarm, and Stockade (boasting up to 85 feet) below. These blasters, and the Rapidstrike above, also have new paintjobs.
Instagram photos thanks to Foam From Above.
I’m personally on the excited side for these. Normal flat ranges for Elite blasters were 40-50 feet with Elite Darts. Could we 50-60 feet flat with these newly revamped blasters? Stay tuned to my blog for more on that in the future!
Indoor/Outdoor Nerf War TDM – RushRushRush (Game 1) (Stryfe Masterkey Gameplay)
Game 1 from this play session. I tried some new things like a Hit Point counter and player hit indicators so that you can hopefully follow along more easier. Please leave a comment telling me what you think about these things!
I’m back to uploading Nerf War videos folks. If your familiar with my videos, you’ll see this is the same church that I’ve played in before. But it’s a little different from my previous games/videos because in these, for the first time ever, I’ve opened up some of the doors. This allows for another dimension to the game, since there’s both inside and outside.
This was my last session of games in which the Stryfe Masterkey was my main primary blaster, so look out for plenty of Rapidstrike gameplay in the future. Also, this was the day after I had received my Mega Centurion blaster sample, so look out for a bit of gameplay with it in the videos below.
Indoor/Outdoor Nerf War TDM – Covering Our Corner (Game 2) (Stryfe Masterkey Gameplay)
Game 2 from this play session. I tried some new things like a Hit Point counter and player hit indicators so that you can hopefully follow along more easier. Please leave a comment telling me what you think about these things!
Head down below to see 5 more different gameplay videos.
Thanks to Cooper648 of the Nerf Subreddit, were now aware of this what looks like Costco exclusive All-Mission Pack. The poster also mentioned that it comes with the Bandolieer strap, but minus the clips/mags that usually come with that. I count 24 darts in the box in the photo. Seems like another solid deal for the new Nerfers out there.
While out and about scouting for new products and deal, I found this Strongarm 2-Pack at Walmart for $19.88. This pack comes with the 2 Strongarm blasters, and 12 darts to accompany them. According to the label on the box, it’s a Walmart exclusive. It seems like a quick, easy, and cheap way for two people to have Nerf fun. Also with this box deal, the Strongarms are worth about $10 each, vs. the $13 the usually sell for in stores separately.
A possible recolor in stores for the Strongarm?
Recently, Toysrus.com has put up a listing for an item called the “Nerf NStrike Elite Strong Arm Double Dark”. This could be a typo error, or maybe it could be a repaint? Whatever the case, the blaster is available to buy online.
Watch the TV commercial for the new Nerf N-Strike Elite line of blasters featuring the Nerf Stryfe, Nerf Strongarm and the Nerf Firestrike.
Although I haven’t gotten around to battle testing all these blasters yet, I can say that at the very least their all good products, and worth your money. Look out for videos of me using these blasters in the future!
Photo thanks to SuperheatedSteam of Reddit.
In my attempt to see if any of the major USA retailers are selling exclusive store blasters, I figured I’d gather up all the online listings I could find. Also since we don’t really have a name for these batch of blasters, mags, and darts that just got released, I’ll just be sticking them in the “2012–2013 Winter release” category for now.
Vortex Diatron: DCPI 87-11-0308
N-Strike Elite Rough Cut 2×4: DCPI 087-11-0312
N-Strike Elite Stryfe: DCPI 087-11-0305
N-Strike Elite Rayven: DPCI 087-11-0307
Nerf Firefly Tech Kit DCPI 087-11-0309
Nerf N-Strike Firefly Mission Kit DPCI: 087-11-0310 (Also on sale right now, 10% off)
N-Strike Elite Tactical Vest DPCI: 087-11-0270
The Strongarm and Firestrike are also being sold at Target.
Toys R Us:
N-Strike Elite Rough Cut 2×4: UPC/EAN/ISBN: 653569784432
N-Strike Elite Stryfe: UPC/EAN/ISBN: 653569743354
N-Strike Elite Firestrike: UPC/EAN/ISBN: 653569720614
N-Strike Elite Rayven: UPC/EAN/ISBN: 653569779766
In Southern California, my friends have told me that they’ve seen the Strongarm and Triad for sale. I’ve also seen the Diatron for sale in Toys R Us. I’ve also seen the Firefly Mission Kit and “Elite Glow Darts” being sold.
N-Strike Elite Stryfe: Walmart No.: 550742135
Out of the new items, I’ve only managed to see the Firestrike so far at Walmart.