So I just found this video showing coverage of Nerfs presence at the 2012 London Toy Fair, and man am I impressed at what I found. Night vision goggles, helmet cameras, walk talkies, all Nerf-made. Check out the video for full coverage of all the new electronics Nerf will be releasing this year.
The New Gear
It looks like Nerf will be releasing a bunch of new gear to accompany its blaster lines. I have a thing for helmet cameras, so I’m pretty excited about what kind of footage members of the Nerf Nation will create using the new Helmet Cams. There are two versions, one with orange accents and one with black, and both come with a built in 1.5 in. review screen and video editing software. Pretty cool, eh?
There were also two versions of digital cameras on display (one 2.1 Megapixel and one 7.1 Megapixel), along with two versions of a flip-style handheld camcorder (one 640 x 480p version with orange accents, and one HD version with black accents), a set of walkie talkies with a range of up to 1,000 feet, and an MP3 player with 2 GBs of onboard memory (about 500 songs).
The biggest items were two versions of night visions goggles (the packaging was different, but the goggles themselves looked the same. I’m sure something extra comes in the larger box version), and a night vision binocular set that also functions as a camcorder.
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!
Promotional freakin’ kittens. Awesome!
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.