I made another video where I bring a Stryfe into the world, and then deck it out in tons of extra gear. Enjoy. 😉
So Razor sent me a package full of Vapor Blasters (Thanks Razor!). 😉 I’ll be making unboxings & reviews on all of them soon, but I hope you enjoy this for now.
JohnsonArms has impressed yet again (and so soon too!) with two more pieces of his Mass Effect line of custom painted blasters. The latest additions include a Maverick REV-6 and a Recon CS-6, both with custom Mass Effect paint schemes. I especially like the scarlet red accents. 😉 Brian also gives a worn, metallic look to the blasters (and that’s a very hard trick to pull off on plastic!). Below are a few pics of some other blasters within the series.
All of Brian’s work is for sale, and he takes custom orders, so if you see something you like, or if you have an idea for your own, one of a kind blaster, send him an email at JohnsonArms76@gmail.com to get a quote (Also, tell him ShiningFoam sent you there!). When you walk into battle looking like Commander Shepard, or any other alien-slaying superhero, you won’t regret it.
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.
Alright guys, now before I get your hopes up too high, this might be a typo. But I was just on Hasbro’s site and clicked on the “News” section of the Nerf page, and I found this. It discusses the latest Nerf Releases at the upcoming (but undefined) Toy Fair.
“…The standout N-STRIKE ELITE blasters will officially launch on 8.1.12, with the most impressive blaster in the collection hitting shelves on 9.9.12. While fans will have to stay tuned for more details about the N-STRIKE ELITE line, the brand will also be introducing new VORTEX disc blasters, NERF SUPER SOAKER water blasters and more…”
Okay, we knew most of that. But look at what I’ve bolded. “…new VORTEX disc blasters”. BLASTERS! PLURAL! More than one!
Now here’s where the theory falters. The 2012 Toy fair has already come and gone. So unless this article was indicating the 2013 Toy Fair (no specific Toy Fair was mentioned), then that extra “s” is just a typo. Keep in mind, the article was written on February 9th, 2012, five months ago.
But that brings us into the question of the day. The Nerf Vortex line of blasters has been doing really well, especially with the new Pyragon coming out, and I expect more blasters in the series to be released too. So tell me guys, do you think this is just a typo and far-flung speculation? Or are there more Vortex blasters waiting for us around the corner? Also, if there are new Vortex blasters, what do you think they will be like? It’d like to see one that can fire two discs at once myself.
Here it is! Man I’ve been waiting for this thing for months, and am still saving specifically for THIS blaster. The Vortex Pyragon!
Nerf Vortex Pyragon Demo Video
This blaster is essentially a Praxis combined with a Raider. Keep in mind that this blaster now has the second highest ammo storage of ANY nerf blaster (unless you load down something with a few raider drums). I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these! 😀
The Nerf Vortex Pyragon is scheduled to release sometime in August of 2012, and will retail for $39.99.
Just in case you haven’t gotten your fill of Elite news…
The guys over at ClickClickBAMF also received an N-Strike Elite press kit. Here Chris shows the unboxing of the new N-Strike Elite Rampage, a beefed up version of the Raider CS-35. One of the coolest things I noticed about the video is that the Rampage doesn’t require you to pull the priming handle back to load a magazine. This feature allows easier loading, and lets your carry your blaster around loaded, but not primed. That’s important because leaving your blaster primed for long periods of time may weaken the spring. That isn’t a problem for the new Rampage. :]
ClickClickBAMF’s Rampage Unboxing