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New York Toy Fair 2016 – Nerf Reveals new line and more!

The new blaster reveals from the New York Toy Fair have begun! We start with Nerf, the images were found by UK Nerf and posted on facebook. As far as we know, these new blasters haven’t been seen at Toyfair, but we have all the information about them. We can only assume it may be something they’re not showing everyone.

 

Alien Menace

The new Alien Menace blasters look very interesting. Unlike much of modern Nerf, these have a very techno-organic feel to them. These particular blasters appear to be renders, so not exactly the final product, but nonetheless, I am very interested in getting my hands on these. And those prices aren’t nearly as hefty as those of the blasters that were revealed a couple of weeks ago. The Alien Menace blasters are listed as being exclusive to Toys ‘R Us, and with as ‘out there’ as these designs seem, it would make sense that these wouldn’t hit the shelves of most retailers.

Alien Menace Incisor rsz

NERF ALIEN MENACE INCISOR Blaster
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Defeat otherworldly foes in epic fashion with the motorized ALIEN MENACE INCISOR blaster, featuring motorized blasting power! The INCISOR blaster includes a 16-dart capacity, and unique ALIEN MENACE designs. Includes 16 ALIEN MENACE darts. Requires 4AA batteries, not included. Available exclusively at Toys ‘R Us.

Alien Menace Ravager rsz

NERF ALIEN MENACE RAVAGER Blaster
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Win the battle for humanity’s survival with the ALIEN MENACE RAVAGER blaster in hand. The RAVAGER blaster boasts 8 dart pump-action firing power and rotating barrel. Includes 8 ALIEN MENACE darts. Available exclusively at Toys ‘R Us.”

 

Doomlands: Impact Zone

The original Doomlands blasters (the Lawbringer, Vagabond, and Persuader) have a certain style to them, and the newer Doomlands blasters seem to break with this style while seeming to keep with the theme of an apocalyptic 2169. I definitely really like the Desolator and Longarm, I’m only hoping we’ll see decent performance to match how cool they look. The Longarm definitely looks like a Spectre without the barrel extension and stock attachment points. And that brings up something that I think these blasters are missing: they aren’t Modulus blasters. If these had barrel extension attachment points and the Longarm had a stock attachment point, I would be even more excited for them.

 

Doomlands Impact Zone Desolator

NERF DOOMLANDS: IMPACT ZONE DESOLATOR Blaster
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Blast away injustice with the DOOMLANDS: IMPACT ZONE DESOLATOR blaster! The DESOLATOR blaster features a 10 dart clip, visible mechanisms and electronic blasting capability, to arm heroes with extreme firepower. Requires 4 “AA” batteries, not included. Includes 10-dart clip and 10 DOOMLANDS: IMPACT ZONE darts.

Doomlands Impact Zone Longarm

NERF DOOMLANDS: IMPACT ZONE LONGARM Blaster
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Stride confidently into battle with the DOOMLANDS: IMPACT ZONE LONGARM blaster in hand. The visible mechanisms allow fans to see as the 5-dart rotating cylinder blasts away opponents near and far. Includes 5 DOOMLANDS: IMPACT ZONE darts. Available exclusively at Target.

Elite Pocketstrike

This is not the largest blaster we have this year, and it’s not designed to be. As it’s name would lead you to believe, it’s meant to be a pocketable blaster, and though it looks weird, I’m looking forward to getting my hands on this and seeing how comfortable it is in my pockets, unlike the Jolt (the blaster, while small, had a priming handle that would stab in to your leg).

N-Strike Elite Pocketstrike

NERF N-STRIKE ELITE POCKETSTRIKE Blaster
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $7.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Don’t let the size of this blaster fool you! The NERF N-STRIKE ELITE POCKETSTRIKE Blaster is small enough to be pocketsized, but doesn’t compromise on power. Includes two ELITE darts. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyshop.com.

 

RIVAL

This new Rival blaster that joins the Khaos blaster in coming out later this year is definitely a curious thing that I really want to see in action. It’s about time that Hasbro releases a shotgun-style Rival blaster, and I honestly thought something like this would have come out closer to the original release of the Zeus and Apollo. The Rival Atlas comes with a 12-round magazine and 24 Rival Rounds, and fires 2 rounds at a time! What I’d really like to know is how they manage two rounds out of one barrel. There are multiple ways one could make it work, but since this appears to not need batteries, I’d think it fires somewhat like the Apollo. Assuming that, I’m concerned that this blaster will be an under-performer using the same mechanism as the Apollo. Then again I may be completely wrong in assuming the mechanism is the same or similar to the Apollo.RIVAL ATLAS XVI-1200

NERF RIVAL ATLAS XVI-1200 Blaster
(Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Double the shots, double the action with the RIVAL ATLAS XVI-1200 blaster! Fans can grab the ATLAS XVI-1200 blaster to support their team, firing two NERF RIVAL foam rounds at a time. This blaster features a 12 round capacity magazine and includes 24 foam rounds. Available in red or blue, each sold separately. Includes 24 NERF RIVAL foam rounds. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyshop.com.

 

Modulus

On the Modulus side of things, we have the Tactical Gear assortment which appears to be 3 accessories that will be sold separately from each other (as the price is $7.99). The blaster is an over-under 2-barreled grip, and it’s joined by a flashlight (torch) and a targeting beam (laser-like accessory). I’m glad that Hasbro has finally come out with an under-mount blaster for the Modulus. As a matter of fact, all three of these of these accessories are a long-time coming, as they’re actually somewhat practical.

Tactical Gear Assortment

NERF N-STRIKE MODULUS TACTICAL GEAR Assortment
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $7.99/Available: Fall 2016)
When it comes to high-intensity missions, the only way to succeed is to upgrade! Plan the best battle strategy, then add on gear that delivers a tactical advantage. Includes tactical light, targeting beam, and two-shot rail mount grip. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyshop.com.

 

So what do you think of these somewhat-more-affordable blasters slated for fall of 2016?


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