N-Strike Elite PinPoint Sight Unboxing

My buddy Qi from Singapore has recently confirmed the rumor of getting an Elite Pinpoint Sight for free when you buy $60 (Singapore dollars I guess) from select Singapore retailers. He also shows a comparison of the Elite and N-Strike Pinpoint sights, and even shows the Elite Pinpoint briefly on the Rampage. The light looks awesome if you ask me, and I can’t wait until this thing comes stateside.

Here is Qi’s, also know as AwesomeNerfer1999, video he made on the sight. Enjoy.

By the way, I think it’s worth mentioning that Qi has been improving his video making skills A LOT over the past couple of months, and is soon going to be upgrading to a 720p mono-audio camera, so the video quality will undoubtedly continue improving. If you’d like to follow Qi and watch a member of the Nerf Nation on the other side of the planet grow and become better, subscribe to him. I did!

Keep up the good work Qi.

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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!

The Results are in! Shinies Wins! Also, get yo face on this blog! :D

What’s up mah shinies!?

A couple of weeks ago I published a poll asking you all what you would like to be called as a whole, sort of like the ShiningFoam team name. And a lot of you were really supportive of it! Thank you for that. :] So here are the results: While I got suggestions ranging from “potatoes” to “foamers” (I really wanna call BasicNerf potato head now *laughs*), most of the interest revolved around “The Shining Nation” and “Shinies”. And with a victory of only two votes… Shinies won. Now here’s where I twist things a little bit. I’m viewing you all as individual shinies, and collectively you form the Shining Nation. Does that make sense. Hope so.

Oh! I’ve also got a new page on this blog that is devoted to all the Shinies of the land! ALL the Shinies! In case you haven’t looked at it yet, the page is serving as a global phone book designed specifically to let Nerfers find others interested in the hobby and connect with them. I’ve already got the first member up, Qi from Singapore! Qi has sent me his picture, along with links to his Nerf sites, and now his pretty face is proudly displayed on the page as a member of the Shining Nation. Follow Qi’s example, and get featured on this site!

Email your photos of yourself playing with Nerf products, your first name(s), and any other information such as your email address, blog, YouTube channel, or even cell phone number (no house phones) to HvZAuburn@gmail.com. I’ll make a little synopsis for you and you’ll be displayed on the page! Easy as that! So come on and make some friends! ;D