The Nerf VORTEX Pyragon, Now on Store Shelves!

YAAARRR!! Thar she blows!! Hoist the mainsail and man the oars! Capture the mighty beast we must!…    YAAAARR!!!

So my soon-to-be-favorite-blaster-of-all-freakin’-time hit shelves today. The Pyragon was publicly launched this morning with the Nerf N-Strike Elite line, and well, here are some pictures of this massive white whale of a blaster! 😀

Call me Captain freakin’ Nemo, but I WILL have this blaster!

Up until recently people have been wondering if the 40-round Vortex drum was designed specifically for the Pyragon, or if it’s a universal Vortex clip. Welp, the box says it’s universal. That means that if you feel like switching things up for a battle, or if you’re in a war with a no-rapid-fire rule, you can still use this massive clip in either the Nitron or Praxis. Nice move Nerf.

Proton 2 Pack // K-mart special

Whilst out on this fine launch day I noticed something rather peculiar in my local K-mart. On the shelves were the layout tags for all the upcoming blasters, and while the blasters themselves were still stowed away in the back room awaiting their debut, one of the tags in particular caught my attention. The new Nerf Proton 2 Pack. The little tag said it clear as day, Nerf will be selling Protons in 2’s from now on.

Curious, I went onto the K-mart website and searched for the mysterious 2 pack, and I found it. Apparently Nerf is pushing them as a duel-weilded set, or as a one-on-one set. Either way, the Proton is a great little blaster, and only good can come of it. 🙂

Here’s the product description from the K-mart webpage.

“Product Description

• Compact, fast-loading, single-shot disc blasters are ideal for getting you out of tight spots or blasting off final shots to win the battle! • Quick snap-load technology lets you load a disc while moving to a strategic spot on the battlefield! • As with all VORTEX blasters, blasters feature XLR long-range disc technology to launch discs an ultra long distance! • Ages 8 and up. • CAUTION: Do not aim at eyes or face. • TO AVOID INJURY: Use only discs designed for this product. Do not modify discs or disc blaster.

VORTEX disc blasters are the cutting edge in long-range, high-powered technology, with revolutionary XLR Disc Tech that hurls ultra-distance discs for the ultimate battle experience. Both of these powerful, single-shot blasters have a Tactical Rail for you to add Tactical Rail accessories, giving you the edge in battle. Their quick snap-load technology lets you reload fast and get back in the game. Take advantage of their small size to hide them away when you need the element of surprise, then blast away with a two-fisted attack! Or give one to a friend, to be your wing man or your opponent!

Added on August 01, 2012″

Nerf Vortex Pyragon // Pictures from Vas

Vas the Stampede from Foam From Above has received his Nerf Vortex Pyragon! He gives us high def. pictures of this unreleased blaster, and mentions future releases on the box art. I’ll just get out of the way and let the pictures do the talking. 😉

This thing looks like a beast, and I can’t wait to use it against some zombies.*cough cough* Nerf, send me one! *cough!* This is also the first pic. we have of the Pyragon with a stock attached, which makes it look even bigger and tougher.

Notice in the thumbnail that the Refreshed Nitron comes with an extra 10-disc clip, and the new Vortex Shield. That, up until now, was unconfirmed. Way to go Vas!

Vas also goes over the drum mag in more detail than we’ve had before. We now know that each interior clip is numbered, and your remaining ammo can easily be monitored by using the large, rear window. This blaster has GOT to be one of (if not THE) most powerful blaster yet. Way to go Nerf!!

Nerf Vortex Pyragon Launch Date Confirmed – August 1st

Nerf announced on FaceBook today that the new Vortex Pyragon, the most powerful blaster in the Vortex line up so far, will be released to the Nation on the 1st of August, just two weeks away. My trigger finger is already itching. How ’bout yours? 😉

What’s that on the horizon? Looks like the first-ever drum fed Nerf Vortex blaster,                     featuring 40 disc capacity and slam-fire capability. The Vortex Pyragon blaster,                           hitting shelves 8/1. The future looks bright.

The Nerf Vortex Praxis // Sonic Series

A few mysterious shots of the box art have popped up before, but they were unconfirmed until now. Nerf has officially released the Sonic Praxis, and it’s on store shelves right now (I’m assuming). Here’s a shot of the new blaster when fully assembled, and equipped with a Lumitron magazine.

I’m not tottally convinced on the color, but the inner glowing effect does look nice. I’m sure it would be a blast to run around with it at night and pretend you’re firing radioactive ammunition at your friends. 🙂

Blaster internals are identical to the original Nerf Vortex Praxis. The blaster uses a shotgun pump priming system and a torsion spring to launch disc-style ammunition up to an advertised 60 feet (though wind can make them go further). The blaster also sports a tactical rail, bandolier attachment points, and a symmetrical clip release system. Upon purchase, the box includes a stock and one 10 round vortex clip.

Photos from NerfSG and Nerf Mods and Reviews.

Nerf Vortex Ammo Belt Kit

Mr. K of AdultFansOfNerf kindly sent me a little insight into the future of VORTEX, and it certainly looks good. Nerf has created an ammo belt designed specifically for vortex players (like myself). The belt is equipped with two magazine clips, a pouch for extra ammo, and a D-ring for attaching a smaller blaster (Proton anyone?) or another accessory. It also includes one 10-round vortex magazine and  15 discs. It also appears that all attachments can be moved around to suit your needs.

During HvZ, one of the biggest problems I faced as a vortex player was the fact that I used specialized ammo, and I couldn’t afford to lose any rounds, or else my blaster would soon be useless. I was forced to pick my shots, and had to wait until zombies were practically at the end of my barrel before I fired. If I had this ammo belt though, I would have been a MUCH nastier surprise for zombies when they stumbled across me. Had I been equipped with this, I could have really employed the vortex line’s 60 foot range. 🙂

That being said, this ammo belt is a must for anyone who runs around using vortex blasters. The magazine clips look like they give great access to the clips (much better than pockets would), and that pouch would be great for loading the Proton and Vigilon pistols. Of course, no one is saying you can’t customize the belt by adding your own pouches to it. 😉

Here’s the link to the only place online selling the belt, available later this month with pre-order available now at $15.99.