Toys “R” Us Tech

I was in a Toys “R” Us yesterday and spotted some cool tech that, until now (at least as far as I’m aware), was only available in Europe. I found a digital camera, a camcorder, an Mp3 player, night-vision binoculars, and a helmet camera. Check out the vid below for full coverage.

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! ;]

ShiningFoam Launches

Hey guys! So in case you didn’t know, I’ve been doing a lot of stuff in the background for the past month when I’ve had the chance, and I’ve just launched my new YouTube channel, ShiningFoam. The reason I made it is because I am now a product tester for NERF. I’ve already gotten my first package and am busily editing unboxings now. I have TONS of footage to sort through, but for now, I have five videos on the new channel. Here’s the Nerf Package Unboxing one. Hope you like it!

By the way, being a new channel it is still REALLY small, no matter how good the videos are. Help me grow! And if you like what you see, subscribe to keep in the loop. 😉

Battle of the Ads Winner Unveiled

Nerf announced the Grand Prize Winner for the latest Battle of the Ads campaign. Jude Pedoh (sorry if I’m misspelling that) landed the victory with his video “Hey Dude!”. The short shows that Nerf is for everyone, not just one sect of people or another; It’s also very well edited, and I can definitely see why the video got top spot. Congratulations Jude. 🙂

Also, the rules said that I wasn’t allowed to publicize them until after the contest was over, but here is the rough draft and final version of my submission, “Time for Battle”. Hope you enjoy them; tell me what you think!

SUBMISSION

ROUGH DRAFT

 

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!

One Small Step for Man…

Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon.

Saw this video on Jason’s blog, thought it was awesome, put it here for all the shinies to see.

Over the weekend Neil Armstong passed away. For those of you who haven’t heard the name, Armstrong was the mission commander of the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing. Leading fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, he became the first human to set foot on the Moon and is one of only twelve individuals who have done so in the history of our planet. He also was a Navy officer, served int the Korean War, and was an aeronautics test pilot. Armstrong was, and still is revered as a hero to the common man, because he showed everyone that if you try hard enough, you can do amazing things. Rest in peace Neil.

Commander Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins leave Earth for the moon in their Saturn V Rocket, the only vehicle to ever launch humans beyond standard low-Earth-orbit flights.

The Apollo 11 mission provided us with the first picture of Earth floating in space. The photo shows Earth as a very literal, small blue ball of life, surrounded by empty blackness. This photo prompted the eco-wave. Once provided with a visual stimulus showing us “This is the only home you have. Take care of it.” green technology began to flourish, including more efficient energy production and alternative energy research.

Neil Armstrong steps out of the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander and becomes the first human to ever set foot on the moon.

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin plant the US flag on the lunar surface.

After launching off the lunar surface, Apollo 11, along with all three astronauts, reentered Earth’s Atmosphere and, using parachutes and flotation devices, landed in the Pacific Ocean, where it was then retrieved by the USS Hornet.

Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins aboard the USS Hornet after being retrieved from the North Pacific Ocean. The Hornet then carried them and their spacecraft to Pearl Harbor, where they were then airlifted to the Johnson Space Center.

One last thing Shinies… leave your mark on history, okay? 🙂

The ShiningFoam Armoury

What’s up Nation? Yesterday I published a video promising you an armory video (a few of you have been asking for one), and today I deliver! My Nerf collection is certainly smaller than some others, but it’s organized! :] I may be getting something else soon; if I do I’m sure you’ll find out, and if the armory changes a great deal I’ll make an update video. Hope you like it!

Nerf Vortex Mini Pocket Footballs // a.k.a. GRENADES!!!

The other day I was in Academy Sports & Outdoors and noticed something very interesting in the Nerf section. Academy wasn’t stocking the new Elite line yet, but they had some of the new Nerf Sports line. What really caught my attention were some very tiny Nerf footballs, called the Aero Flyers. Now I’ve seen these before… when I was six. Seeing them really brought back some cool memories of playing with my little green black and red one with my dad. I’m glad the little 4″ Pockets have stuck around. Anyway, I nearly grabbed a couple to use as grenades in HvZ, and if I didn’t like them so much and wasn’t worried about not getting them back after tossing  them I would have. What do you think? Grenade worthy? 😉

After doing a bit of research online, I found out that there are nearly as many Nerf footballs as there are blasters. Actually, the first Nerf football was released back in 1972, before even the first blaster! There have been dozens of different models and colors, even some sponsored by major American football  figures, like the Peyton Manning football. There are even special models with team colorations, like the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburg Steelers balls. (There are several versions of all of these balls).

There’s even a Nerf Spiderman football.

I found a cool “History and Evolution of the Nerf Football” article, you might like it. 🙂

The 12.5” Nerf Mega Aero Howler Football whistles as it flies through the air. *throw* Whiiiiiiissssstle BOOM!!!

Oh, they had this too, which looks AMAZING to me. If you don’t want to just toss it around as a football, you could always use it in a war as a mortar. 😉 The Mega Aero Howler retails for around $10.