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10 Places to buy Blasters online

Finding Nerf, BoomCo, Zing, Zuru, BuzzBee, and other blasters isn’t too difficult, but there are more than just the obvious big box stores to buy them from online. Some stores have exclusive series or individual blasters, so places like Amazon or eBay may have the same blaster for a significantly higher price (Exclusives are noted where possible).

  • Amazon.com – One of the best places to find all of the brands listed above in one spot. They don’t have sales on blasters as often as some of the other places on this list, but if you have Amazon Prime, you can’t beat free shipping. (Nerf, BoomCo, Zing, Zuru, BuzzBee, Prime Time Toys (Dart Zone))
  • Walmart.com – A good place to find Nerf, Boomco, and BuzzBee blasters. They don’t have the largest selection of each brand, but they have a good selection of a large number of brands at prices that are often slightly below MSRP because they are such a large retailer.
  • Target.com – Target often has exclusive rights to blasters for a period of time (usually the first year a series is out). Current exclusives are: Nerf Doomlands (expected to end some time in the middle of 2016), BoomCo Colossal Blitz, BoomCo White & Blue Breakflip, BoomCo White & Blue Flipbow, and Prime Time Toys’ Dart Zone Powerbolt. (Nerf, BoomCo, Zing, Zuru, BuzzBee, Prime Time Toys)
  • K-Mart.com – K-Mart offers a wide selection of blasters across many brands. Like Target or Walmart, they often have sales and offer prices at or below MSRP.  (Nerf, Zing, Zuru, BuzzBee)
  • EntertainmentEarth.com – They only carry Nerf and BoomCo blasters currently. Prices can be lower or up to 25% higher than MSRP, so you should definitely compare each blaster’s price to the same blaster on other stores listed here. (Nerf, BoomCo)
  • HasbroToyShop.com – A good place to find Nerf Blasters at or below MSRP, since it’s Hasbro’s official online store.
  • Shop.Mattel.com – A good place to find BoomCo Blasters at or below MSRP, since it’s Mattel’s official online store.
  • eBay – A good place to find blasters, accessories, off-brand darts, and more. You can find new and used blasters, and is the best place to find blasters that are no longer available on store shelves.
  • Nerf Exchange SubReddit – A great place to find used blasters of all sorts, and you have the benefit of being able to post that you want to buy a certain blaster, blaster part, or accessory. The major down side is that you have to arrange payment yourself and you take a risk in buying from someone you may not know.
  • Taobao – Taobao is a Chinese website that offers many different ‘knockoff’ and name brand blasters, as well as accessories and ammo. If you’re purchasing from the US or another western country, you’ll probably need to go through a purchasing agent (such as Bhiner.com or yoybuy.com) in order to buy something. They’ll charge a percentage of the sale price to buy it and send it on to you. It will take a bit longer than many of the other sites in this list, but you can often find things here that can’t be found elsewhere. Be sure to read up on one of the agent websites to better understand how the transaction works. It’s not as straightforward as the other sites listed here.  (Nerf, BoomCo, Zing, Zuru, BuzzBee, Prime Time Toys (Dart Zone))

 

Honorable Mention

  • ShopGoodwill.com – Shop Goodwill is the online marketplace that Goodwill hosts, and has many different items available for purchase. They don’t have the largest selection of blasters, and often times they are rather generically listed, but they do offer discounted lots of old and new blasters. If you’re looking for a deal on an older blaster, it may be worth checking this site periodically.

 

 

Do you have any other places that you buy blasters online? Leave a comment below with your suggestions, we always love hearing from you!

More information on Orbbalistics

We’ve got some new information and pictures from Marshmallow Fun Co. the creators of Marshmallow Shooters. We’d posted some information previously from our friend Vas of FoamFromAbove, but we managed to get some information directly from the source.

MFC has told us that the Orbballistics line will be on shelves in the 4th quarter of 2015. Their pamphlet from ToyFair says 3rd quarter, but we believe that the release may have been pushed back since that was printed (or retailers will get it in 3rd quarter for a 4th quarter release).

We’ve reached out to MFC for information on pricing and availability. We’ll update you with more information as we receive it!

 

Marshmallow Fun enters the foam fray

Our friend Vas at FoamFromAbove has been following Marshmallow Fun for some time, but we’ve not been that interested in them…         …until now! Mostly because we’re not huge fans of disposable ammo (even if it’s delicious). At New York ToyFair, they’ve revealed that they’re coming out with two different ammo types for two new blaster lines!


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Above you can see their new ‘Orb’ ammo, which are reminiscent of the Koosh Vortex ammo (or at least has a similar idea behind it) and below is the Helix blaster. I’m very interested in this ammo and the blasters that will fire it, they’ve completely come out and surprised me with them. I would think that these orbs will get a good range due to the effect of the airfoil  (Though they don’t seem like TRUE airfoils, they could benefit from the same principle).

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The Foamfury blaster by all appearances is the same as their Marshmallow Shooters line, except this blaster comes with little earplug-like foam pellets. Whether or not these pellets will be cross compatible with those blasters we don’t know yet, but we’re excited to get our hands on them!

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Check the links below and back here at Nerd Drop for more information on these and more as we get it!

(Thanks to Vas at FoamFromAbove for allowing us to use his images and sharing information)