N-Strike Elite PinPoint Sight Unboxing

My buddy Qi from Singapore has recently confirmed the rumor of getting an Elite Pinpoint Sight for free when you buy $60 (Singapore dollars I guess) from select Singapore retailers. He also shows a comparison of the Elite and N-Strike Pinpoint sights, and even shows the Elite Pinpoint briefly on the Rampage. The light looks awesome if you ask me, and I can’t wait until this thing comes stateside.

Here is Qi’s, also know as AwesomeNerfer1999, video he made on the sight. Enjoy.

By the way, I think it’s worth mentioning that Qi has been improving his video making skills A LOT over the past couple of months, and is soon going to be upgrading to a 720p mono-audio camera, so the video quality will undoubtedly continue improving. If you’d like to follow Qi and watch a member of the Nerf Nation on the other side of the planet grow and become better, subscribe to him. I did!

Keep up the good work Qi.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage Unboxing

For those of you who haven’t gotten yourself a Rampage yet, and for those who haven’t seen an unboxing… umm, I made one! Hopefully the below video will stand out as a bit higher quality than what you may have come to expect from unboxings. I hope you enjoy and would love any feedback, so tell me watcha think!

As a side note, if you haven’t yet heard, this video is on my new main YouTube channel. I don’t post everything on this blog so subscribe if you want to see everything I’m up to! ;]

Nerf Unveils the Elite Pinpoint Sight

My affiliate AwsomelyNerf contacted me earlier this morning with some great information. AN is down in Singapore, and has gotten a sneak peak of the new N-Strike Elite Pinpoint Sight by means of a guide book distributed out at local toy stores. The stores have been having “Elite tryout” games and he managed to get the pamphlet there. Apparently they have also been handed out at the 2012 Malaysian Nerf Dart Tag Tournament as well.

EDIT: I misunderstood. The guide book is ONLY distributed at the dart tag tournament. The store promotions are still really cool though. 🙂

Breakdown of the games:

  • Grab a locked, loaded, and ready to fire Retaliator.
  • Aim at two rows of targets. Four targets on top, worth 5 points each, Four targets on bottom, worth 2 points each.
  • Fire. Hitting the targets earns you points. If you earn enough, you win a Nerf prize.

No word yet on how exactly the sight functions (It may work exactly the same as the N-Strike version or it may be better) but man it looks cool! Thanks AN for the info!

Happy Launch Day Everyone!

Today is August 1st, and that means that the N-Strike Elite line has officially launched! The new blasters (Retaliator, Rampage, and Hail-Fire) can now be purchased in-store in most major retailers. Today I went on a quest to find out where they’re available, and here’s what I found.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator selling for $24.99 at Target.

Way more pictures after the jump!

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Firestrike double trigger!

Hey guys, so I was contacted earlier today by a guy named AwesomeNerfer1999, who has a blog, by the way. Awesome had taken a close look at the box art of the new Firestrike, the elitified version of the Nitefinder, and he noticed something pretty unique about it. The thing has two triggers. Now I don’t know if anybody has posted about this before, but his is the only site I’ve seen mention it. On the box art you can see one large tigger, partially hidden by the docking strap on the Elite Tactical Vest, and another smaller one beneath it. Awesome speculates (and I agree) that this secondary trigger is likely to operate the Firestrikes underbelly light, assuming the Firestrike still has a light. This freedom of control over the light would be an awesome addition to the blasters functionality when it comes to stealth missions. The Nightfinders light HAD to come on before it would fire, not the best for sneaky attacks.

Another idea Awesome has is that Nerf may have upgraded the light itself. While this is unconfirmed, Nerf has been upgraded many of its products, and it wouldn’t surprise me if the new Firestrike features a light that reaches further than the Nightfinders (about 15 feet, remember?).

So shinies, what ELSE could this curious little trigger be? Tell me in the comments! And visit AwesomeNerfer1999 for another cool site to look at.

N-Strike Elite Stockade Launches in the United Kingdom.

Nerf has sorta secretly released the new N-Strike Elite Stockade, and you can go get one now!! If you live in the United Kingdom, at least. For those of you who aren’t quite sure what a stockade is, it’s the upgraded version of the Barricade RV-10. We really didn’t hear much about this blaster at all for a long time, and we really don’t know much about it now! What we do know is that it sports a dual flywheel propulsion system, either semi or full-auto firing, sling attachment points, a tactical rail, and a stock that can store 10 extra rounds. It has also been given an advertised range of 75 feet. Read the full post on this blaster here.

MESSAGE TO MY UNITED KINGDOM VIEWERS                                                                                     Send me a picture of you with your stockade and I’ll feature it here! ;D

I also spotted this bit of news on BasicNerf‘s blog, so once again original credit goes to him.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Dart Packages

Just a quick heads up for those of you who haven’t heard, the new N-Strike Elite darts have hit the shelves! (Though mostly just in Toys R Us and online sources). There is also a new, smaller pack available for those who want to test out the new darts before making a larger purchase. The new pack contains 12 darts (enough to refill either a Retaliator clip or two standard 6-round clips, and retails for $6.99. Availability is now.

Remember, these new darts are a lot better than standard streamlines, and here’s why:

  • They’re made from thicker, tougher foam. This makes them less likely to shred in the event of a jam, and the added density makes them more accurate. Streamlines were so light that it was hard for them to maintain a straight trajectory; they curved a lot. The Elite darts don’t have that problem.
  • The tip is also slightly more dense. This increased density in the tip also enhances accuracy. (Imagine a game of follow the leader. Streamlines had a weak leader, the tip, and so the rest of the dart didn’t follow it. They fishtailed and veered off course. But Elites have a strong leader, and the darts shaft falls in line nicely behind it.
  • Improved aerodynamics. The new tip has a more tapered edge to it, and the sides of the tip line up with the walls of the foam shaft in an almost parallel manner. Streamlines had a more aggressive edge to their tips, making wind push against the sides of the tip and push it off course.
  • They feature a smaller hole in the tip. Not sure exactly what it’s for, but I know that, just like an open door on a flying airplane, air is pulled out of the hole (from inside the dart) and pushed out the side of the dart tip as it flies. The streamline holes were too big, and the air pressure pushed the dart tip off course. The new smaller holes don’t give out enough pressure to do that.
  • Also, they’re shiny! 😀

Picture via Foam From Above.

I learned about this new package from BasicNerf, so credit goes to him for the original find (on Amazon).

Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage Review

BasicNerf and I have completed the next episode of our N-Strike Elite Reviews. Jason brought his good looks and the blaster, I brought commentary and editing. Check out the video below!

The N-Strike Elite Rampage has many of the same features as the Raider CS-35, its predecessor. It is a pump-action shotgun-styled blaster that features slam fire capabilities, along with several attachment points for accessories. However, nearly all its features are upgrades to what the Raider offered. It is more powerful, more accurate, and more comfortable than the Raider could ever hope to be. Full discussion of the blaster is below.

The Drum – The blasters 25 round Elite drum is an improvement over the Raiders 35 rounder. It is sleeker, and symmetrical. This means that it does not impede vision as the 35 drum did. It also is more economic in the fact that it does not jut out to one side while docked in a blaster with a vertical clip bay. This makes it beneficial to right handers and lefties alike. BasicNerf also believes it to be a smoother, faster alternative than it’s predecessor when it comes to chambering the next round.

The Barrel – While not removable like the Retaliator, the Rampages barrel is rifled, meaning greater dart accuracy will accompany any user of this blaster, regardless of dart type used.

Attachment Points – the Rampage has two accessory rails running along it’s back. Any Nerf N-Strike,  N-Strike Elite, or Super Soaker tactical rail accessory can be equipped here (including the Stampede shield in either location). The blaster also offers a stock hold. Again, any Nerf stock may be equipped. Lastly, the handle of the Rampage features a D-Ring attachment point. A bandolier strap is suggested here.

Extra Ammo Housing – The handle allows a single, final dart to be stored within it; perfect for that last ditch effort to get you out of a pinch or secure victory for your team.

The Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage, available August 1st for $29.99.