Friday, 26 October 2012

Nerf Vortex Lumitron Pic Spam

Ordinarily I'd make a review for a blaster in order to do some pic spam, but the Lumitron is so similar to a Praxis you might as well refer to that review and it'll tell you all you need to know. Nevertheless, it is necessary to point out the few differences between the Lumitron and Praxis.
  • Lumitron has no stock
  • Mags are different (Praxis has generic vortex 10 mag, Lumitron light up vortex 10 mag)
  • Colour scheme
  • Price
The Lumitron and Praxis are functionally the same as the Lumitron effectively is a Praxis, so go read the Praxis review for all the details.

 The rest of the pics are after the jump.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

More Slydev Parts - Iron Sights, Longshot Attachment & Sling Points

My order of Slydev stuff finally arrived, and I'm already quite impressed with it. Not just aesthetics wise, but they're practical too!
FIS - front iron sight
RIS - rear iron sight
LSFTRA - Longshot front tac rail attachment
SLTRA - sling loop tac rail attachment

Monday, 15 October 2012

Nerf Scout IX-3 Review

I'm finally going to complete a review which I started long ago: a review on the Scout IX-3. Unlike before, though, I actually have a stock Scout to play with.

The Scout IX-3 is an internally contained firing mech single shot blaster. Basically what all that means is that when primed there's nothing sticking out of the Scout, unlike the Nitefinder, which has its priming rod sticking out. It was first released around 2005 (patent says 2004, Nerf blasters usually come out one year after their patent), and first came with the Unity Power System (a Titan ASV-1, Hornet AS-6 and Scout IX-3 all combined into one box) in a nice red and grey, then was released in a 'tech target' package in a blue paintjob which had an electronic target to log hits. Said package has long since been discontinued (thus blue Scouts are rare and probably valuable), while the UPS has been available for a long time, and thus red Scouts are not so valuable. The Scout has only been available on its own (albeit in a two-pack) for several months in the nice yellow paintjob you see above. Before this pack was released it has not been sold separately of another gadget or blaster.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Loadouts 4: Offence - Rushing

There's no point having the best defensive Nerfers in the world if you can't bring the fight to your opponents. This loadouts post is dedicated to delivering maximum damage to your opponent's forces, not so much their base or fortress.
Scenario Description: Combat with concentration of enemies. Player is playing offensively with intent to tag as many as possible, or tag specific player(s). May or may not have backup teammates, depending on situation, severity and importance. Generally will not involve game factors other than players. Player intends to run in and tag as many enemies as possible and may sacrifice themself.
Keys to Victory: Rate of fire is key. Range and accuracy not as important because the player will be close enough to opponents to ensure tags. Fearlessness is helpful, especially with the loadouts that involving running. Fitness is important as you will be running a lot as an offensive player.
Unnecessary Burdens: Sidearms. Normally an attack will end one of two ways: total victory (all or majority of enemies tagged, few or no allies tagged) or failure (few or no enemies tagged, all or most allies tagged). As a result, you will either be alive to reload your primary(ies), running away or have been tagged, and are thus returning to base to respawn, therefore having plenty of time to reload.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Nerf Brass Breeched Longshot Range Test

I finally got around to recording me fire my BBLS outside with stefans.
EDIT: Probably don't pay too much stock to my range claims in the video.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Nerf Elite Dart Review/Test Results

While out shopping today I managed to pick up some of these:
At a local Target. Normal price is $12 but they have a 30% off Nerf so I got it for $8.40. Not bad for 30 darts.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Nerf Dart Tag Snapfire 8 Review

This is a review of Nerf's newest DT blaster, the semi auto Snapfire 8.

Initially the Snapfire 8 was spotted at a toy convention of some kind earlier in the year. It was first sighted in stores in Singapore in around May (possibly later), and only reached Australia around September. Unfortunately for USA Nerfers one of BasicNerf's Nerf contacts has confirmed that the Snapfire 8 will not be released in the US in 2012. I personally find this quite weird given Nerf's biggest audience is the US (I assume), although Singapore's Nerfers per square kilometre is probably the highest of all countries.

The Snapfire 8 caused a stir because it promised semi auto firing without the use of electronics, and the ability to alter ranges and rate of fire with the use of a knob. At first people were skeptical about ranges given its size, and many people were intrigued by the trigger system because it is segmented.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Comparison: Nerf DT Snapfire vs Barricade RV-10

This is a comparison of Nerf's two semi auto revolvers, the N-Strike Barricade RV-10 and the Dart Tag Snapfire.