Alpha Trooper CS-18 is still up for grabs

I’ve heard there’s still some discrepancy as to whether or not the Alpha trooper is still available in stores. And I happened to stumble across a bit of proof to debunk those fears. 🙂 While job hunting today, I spotted three Alpha Troopers perched merrily on the shelf in Target’s Nerf section. Looks to me like the ol’ AT is around to stay.

The blasters were selling for $19.99. Remember that this blaster features slam fire, an eighteen round drum (That might be useful for compacting that 144 dart maximum in the Hail-Fire, it could replace one of those long 18 round clips), one tactical rail and a stock attachment point. For all that, 20 bucks sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me. 😉

Pictures were taken from mah iPhone.

Nerf releases another official N-Strike Elite Hailfire video.

Hey guys, so earlier today I found, through affiliate Kimosabi, that Nerf has released four more videos showing upcoming blasters, including our first official look at the Vortex Pryragon. I’ll be posting all the video links here (they aren’t on YouTube), along with the teaser trailers for the blasters. Enjoy!

Nerf Hailfire This video will take a couple minutes to boot up, but it gives us a nice view at the size of the blaster. We didn’t have that before.

*Revision, The video has been removed. Maybe this is just temporary, or maybe they’re moving it to YouTube? *shrugs* I’ll post it up whenever it becomes available.

*Double Revision! I got the link to work, even if only momentarily. I’ve taken a screen recording and have posted the video both on YouTube and a later post. Scroll up to see it.

YouTube Teaser

 

The Hailfire is a futuristic variant of the Vulcan EBF-25, but it’s so SOO much better!  The blaster uses a rotating clip dome on the underside of the blaster to store up to eight clips. That’s the biggest clip loadout yet, and if you use 18 round clips you’ll be packing a whopping 144 darts! One of the biggest surprises the new video shows us is the way the clip dome rotates.Many people thought that this would be an automatic, motor-driven feature. Well I’m pleased to say that our speculations were wrong. The Hailfire switches clips through a quick manual crank of the handle.This moves your empty clip out of the way and gets the next clip locked and loaded. without the weight or expense of bulky D or C batteries. Nice thinking Nerf.

The blaster does use 4 AA batteries to operate it’s dual flywheel propulsion system. Think about that, 4 AAs. That’s a couple rounds on a GameBoy! (Anyone besides me still have their old GameBoy Color) :] That means this blaster will cost about 3 dollars to operate, not the 5 – 10 bucks it costs to buy bigger batteries used to operate Stampedes, Vulcans, Nitrons or the like.

The actual firing of the blaster is very similar to Rayvens or Nitrons. Two triggers are located on the rear handle, the lower one revs up the dual flywheel propulsion system, and the upper pushes the loaded dart into their midst. The flywheels give the darts loads of speed and 75 feet away it goes.

I’m pumped for this blaster, anyone else? :]