Friday, 11 January 2013

New 2013 Nerf Elite Counterstrike blaster? Don't get too happy!

A fan in Portugal recently asked Hasbro.pt if they might have a list of Elite product dates for retail release in Portugal.

He was sent an email with this list:
He asked me if I knew anymore on this item - it didn't sound like a name they would choose to be honest. I got in touch with Hasbro.pl suspecting this was more likely a case of lost in translation from American English to Portuguese to English (....like the Nerf Elite Incinerator).

Honestly did think back to my Steam CS days... I would not mind a full automatic one of these is the image that rushed thru my mind:

(Elite Stryfe with accessories)

 

That sid I emailed them myself - they emailed me back to say apologies for the listing error, it is infact the Elite Firestrike
They said it has popped up on a few Latin sites (Brazilian, Mexican, Columbian, Portuguese), stating that it is a product list that the Hasbro Latin sites had circulating. It has now been amended, and they apologise for any confusion.
 
I got them to confirm that the Elite range will mostly be available in Portugal March time 2013.
 
Thanks to @NerfJSSG for the heads up, close but no cigar.
 
 
Hopefully we will see something at Toy Fair 22-24 Jan 2013, London Olympia which is nearly 3 weeks before the Toy Fair 2013, February 10-13 in New York City.

3 comments:

  1. So, another mess up? Nothing New?

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  2. Hey man, thanks for the comment. Yep, sadly another rumour bites the dust.

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  3. With retrospect, it was probably the rapidstrike translated badly - you can clearly see that the firestrike is already listed.

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