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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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 LED Flashlight, ready for tactical rails

Nerf has produced some pretty wimpy lights for their blasters in the past. You know, those things that lit up green or red and barely went 10 feet? Yeah, great for battle right? Welp, future Nerfers won’t have that problem. :] Now your night-time battles can be accompanied by the new Nerf LED Flashlight. K-Mart is selling them for $14.99. No word on the number of LEDs or the brightness level yet, but the image K-mart provides makes it look like a pretty solid accessory. The light also features a tactical rail clamp, so you can mount it directly onto your blaster. Now this is just an idea of mine, but this combo seems like a nice one. 😉 Props go out to Nerf Blaster Reviews for spotting this on the K-Mart site. Release date is, well, now. :]