Saturday, 9 February 2013

Updated: 12/2/2013 - Exclusive pics & vids of new Nerf 2013 + Info @NYC Toy Fair 2013!


Some good friends are giving us the heads up from New York Toy Fair 2013, so stay tuned for some hot pics!

Hit refresh as I get the pics and prepare to hit you with some info on the blasters themselves from my own hands on experience!

It would appear that many of the blasters I played with are missing from the New York Toy Fair - i'm hoping contacts there can do a thorough job of checking Nerf stand out. I'm going to hold-fire on releasing info on accessories and other news my NDA prevents me from speaking about. I appreciate your patience with me on this, I will not disappoint.



Feb 12/03/2013: Exclusive info: Inspired by Fan feedback and Mods - The new Vortex XLR Discs offer Trick Shots and allow fans to further customise the blaster to your style of play.
You could have the same 5 Vortex blasters but all completely behave differently due to the different Trick Shot discs (XLR Quickshot, XLR Sidewinder, XLR Ranger+++). Can't say any more than that right now.

Waiting for more NDA stuff to be cleared. Enjoy! How will this affect your game? Is this something you expected? Let me know! I need your feedback!
"Nerf N-Strike Mega Blazin' Bow
Who’s ready for MEGA NERF action? Send MEGA sized foam arrows soaring across the sky with the NERF N-STRIKE MEGA BLAZIN’ BOW toy. The BLAZIN’ BOW toy features an authentic compound bow design that you simply pull back, aim, and release to fire the MEGA foam arrows. The MEGA BLAZIN’ BOW toy can hit targets from up to an impressive 40 feet away, and comes complete with integrated storage for additional foam MEGA arrows. Includes three MEGA foam arrows. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com. Price will be around £19.99gbp"
(Note: the guy demo'ing blasters isn't an engineer
- just a sales guy, Credit to theToySpy)
NERF N-STRIKE BLAZIN’ BOW Toy

(HASBRO/Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2013)

Who’s ready for more NERF action? Send NERF foam arrows soaring across the sky with the NERF N-STRIKE BLAZIN’ BOW toy. The BLAZIN’ BOW toy features an authentic pull-back bow design that you simply pull back, aim, and release to fire the NERF foam arrows. The BLAZIN’ BOW toy can hit targets from up to an impressive 40 feet away, and comes complete with integrated storage for two additional foam NERF arrows. Includes three NERF foam arrows. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.
Nerf Mega Blazin' Bow
Credit to Foam From Above
Nerf Mega Blazin' Bow

Nerf Mega Blazin' Bow

Nerf Mega Blazin' Bow

Nerf Mega Blazin' Bow


Nerf Mega Blazin' Bow

Nerf Mega Blazin' Bow

Nerf Mega Blazin' Bow

The Nerf N-Strike Mega Blazin' Bow is really a work of genius. It's so light-weight and balanced that accuracy is king even when running. You are able to time dead-on shots and a perfect addition to anyNerfers loadout - even for HvsZ players. There is so much room for potential modding. 



"Nerf Vortex Revonix360 Blaster 
 Amp up freestyle foam blasting performance with the NERF VORTEX REVONIX360 blaster which achieves the farthest VORTEX distance yet, up to 70 feet! This disc blaster features new, awesome deco and has a revolving drum that rotates each time you fire the blaster. Plus, the SLAM FIRE Handle gives you total control over your rate of fire – blast a single shot or hold the trigger down and slide the handle repeatedly to unleash an unstoppable stream of discs. Includes 30 multi-colour XLR discs. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com. Price will be around £39.99gbp. This new blaster fires TWO discs at once"

NERF VORTEX REVONIX360 Blaster (HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 2013) Amp up freestyle foam blasting performance with the NERF VORTEX REVONIX360 blaster which achieves the farthest VORTEX distance yet, up to 70 feet! This disc blaster features new, awesome deco and has a revolving drum that rotates each time you fire the blaster. Plus, the SLAM FIRE Handle gives you total control over your rate of fire – blast a single shot or hold the trigger down and slide the handle repeatedly to unleash an unstoppable stream of discs. Includes 30 multi-color XLR discs. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.

Credit to Foam From Abovezazaz

Nerf Vortex Revonix360 box packaging


Comment from Foam From Above: (out of position) supposedly you load the discs through here. Honestly, I tried to find the latch to release it, and couldn't find anything. Even the rep told me the drum was not removable. Remember, this is a prototype (hence, no firing video) and and we'll have to wait and see what the production model is like.
Nerf Vortex Revonix360




Bottom Right: Vortex Revonix360
Credit to Foam From Above
Credit to Foam From Above
Nerf Vortex Vigilon rocking new paint scheme
Credit Foam From Above 


Nerf Vortex GITD 10 disc magazine
Credit to Foam From Above


New Nerf accessory line eye protectors
Credit to Foam From Above
Dart Tag jerseys (note these are the colour Stingers I saw/played with at London TF 2013)
Credit to Foam From Above



Dart Tag jerseys and Nerf Dart Tag Stingers

Get your Nerf on! With the brand new clothing lines
Credit to Foam From Above






Nerf Rebelle clothing line

Nerf Rebelle Dart Tag jersey


Nerf Rebelle buzz words synonymous with its core.
Credit to The ToySpy

NERF REBELLE Crossbow (has Multishot Madness/Slam-Fire)

(HASBRO/Ages 8 & up/Approx. Retail Price $24.99/Available: Fall 13)

An impressive crossbow with fast-flying dart action and flexing bow arms, this NERF REBELLE Crossbow blends blaster action with crossbow precision. Slide the front handle to flex the bow arms back and ready the blaster for play. Pull the trigger and watch the bow arms propel forward as darts soar up to 75 feet toward the target. By holding the trigger and pumping, players can instantly transition between single shot and multi shot mode, unleashing a rapid stream of darts for exciting nonstop action! Includes six collectible NERF REBELLE darts. Available at most major retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Nerf Rebelle Crossbow (check the bowcaster prime distance)



Nerf Rebelle Crossbow


Nerf Rebelle Crossbow


NERF REBELLE SNEAK ATTACKERS Two Pack

(HASBRO/Ages 8 & up/Approx. Retail Price $12.99/Available: Fall 13)

Equip your best friend with a blaster and team up to take on any secret mission together with this NERF REBELLE Two Pack! This pair of mini blasters packs high-performance power beneath its pink and purple exterior, with enough blasting power to fire darts up to 60 feet! Each super stealth blaster features its own unique deco, and is small enough to stash in a pocket or purse. Stylish spies will love that these blasters have room for double-dart storage, so back-up is never too far away. Includes four collectible darts. Available at most major retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

NERF REBELLE HEARTBREAKER Bow (HASBRO/Ages 8 & up/Approx. Retail Price $19.99/Available: Fall 13) The ultimate adventure accessory, the NERF REBELLE HEARTBREAKER bow features “true” bow action and powerful dart performance! Inspired by current pop culture trends, the HEARTBREAKER bow offers girls the poise and precision to take on any mission. To activate the bow, simply load a dart in the front and take aim. Then, pull back on the bow string handle and release to send darts soaring across the sky up to 75 feet, allowing for shot that shows off your skill with aim and attitude. Ready for action, the bow features an accessory rail which provides for five-dart storage for easy access to ammo and allows girls to customize their blaster with fun add-ons, like the NERF REBELLE App Cradle (sold separately). The NERF REBELLE HEARTBREAKER bow comes with five collectible darts, Available at most major retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Range of the New Nerf Rebelle line

New Nerf Rebelle takes a massive stand at the NYC Toy Fair
Credit to Foam From Above

New Nerf Rebelle takes a massive stand at the NYC Toy Fair
Credit to Foam From Above

NERF REBELLE PINK CRUSH Mini Crossbow

(HASBRO/Ages 8 & up/Approx. Retail Price $9.99/Available: Fall 13)

Stealth yet powerful, the NERF REBELLE PINK CRUSH mini crossbow is a lightweight, sleek crossbow that lets girls get in the game with confidence and flair. Don’t let its sweet pink deco fool you – when the action gets tough, so does this crossbow! With elite performance that sends darts soaring up to 75 feet away and ample room for backup ammo on the bow’s arms, it allows players to rapidly reload at a moment’s notice. The NERF REBELLE PINK CRUSH mini crossbow comes complete with four collectible darts. Available at most major retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.


The Big Sister of the Mini Xross Shot.
This is a slam-fire 6 barrel blaster with a bowcaster primer
Credit to: Foam from Above

Hasbro rep with Rebelle Heartbreaker
Credit to Foam From Above

Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker in action
Credit to Foam From Above
NERF REBELLE ALPHA GIRL Mission Kit

(HASBRO/Ages 8 & up/Approx. Retail Price $19.99/Available: Fall 13)

The NERF REBELLE ALPHA GIRL Mission Kit is a girl’s best friend and includes the accessories she needs to take on any NERF REBELLE mission in style. The star of the NERF REBELLE ALPHA GIRL Mission Kit is the bold five dart revolving blaster, which features a cool purple deco and bright magenta accents. Pull back on the lever to ready the blaster and press the trigger to send darts soaring through the air up to 75 feet. Add style savvy during non-stop, action-packed adventures with the included pair of NERF REBELLE VISION GEAR eyewear. Taking a break from the excitement? Players can stow their blaster and extra darts in the included hip holster, and take the NERF REBELLE action with them wherever they go. Includes blaster, five collectible darts, and belt clip holster. Available at most major retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Nerf Rebelle Mission Kit
Note the hammer action on the Rebelle Wildshot.
Credit to Foam From Above

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Many thanks for the heads up to my Professional LinkedIn associate Terrence O'Brien from Engadget for taking the time to fulfill my request in raiding the Nerf stand! and as always his fun yet honest and thorough article on the Appteractive Rebelle accessory. Many thanks to Edgar Alvarez for the pics*+

The costing for the Appteractive accessory will be retailed around $19.99, the Barrel Xbow should be $25.00 and Heartbreaker at $20.00 - the software is completely free to download and operate thereafter.

I will be posting up my notes and answers from my interview at London Toy Fair 2013. I need to check my NDA before I name the larger sister to the small Xross shot. The Rebelle bow is the staple line in the range, and the mechanism works with a primer like regular N-Strike/Elite blasters, however like the movie Hunger Games, there is an option to prime the bow, for a 1off extended range shot. Something budding archers can look forward to. A "sniper" if you will. The other blasters they have not shown take advantage of this mechanism which gives Rebelle a uniqueness. Accessories - some were shown here, but I need to confirm my NDA before I speak about the others. Rebelle takes a range of collectible coloured Dart Tags that work on the various jerseys. We will *not* see any new DT as previously confirmed.
 The new Vortex Revonix360 is a fantastic semi auto blaster. With the ability to fire TWO discs at once, it really fits a missing mark in the Vortex range as we know it. A smaller cousin to the vortex Pyragon, it's ability to load-fast and dish out a hail of discs is something all fans will welcome - at almost half the price of a regular Vortex Pyragon. It has the regular slam-fire and uses Diatron mechanics for single discharge. the rest I cannot disclose. NDA. (I'm really hating this now).

Several mods inspired engineers to take a deeper look into Vortex - they found that what modders had created coupled with fan feedback did NOT fit into the Vortex OR N-Strike range. Thus you fans created an all new Sub-Range. My NDA currently prevents me from naming it or discussing the actual internals they (or you!) have created. I hope to address this by Monday morning and then give you all the low down. Raise your hand if you hate NDAs?

One of Hasbro's plans for all the new ranges, is to make them affordable and within reach for all customers. This works in their favour a) lets face it - they make more money b) fans get to experience everything and take it home at the end of the day and c) this opens up more feedback and more modding for the NIC to help shape next gen Nerf.

Nerf Cyberhoop - thanks to Engadget for the review:




Nerf Super Soaker 2013 range
Nerf Super Soaker 2013 range
Nerf Super Soaker 2013 range
Nerf Super Soaker Artic Shock

Incase you missed the Hasbro conference, Exclusive on Nerf Rebelle and more check it out for the NEW 10/10/2013 update release info from my NDA!
Credits to Atamii.tv and TheToySpy:

52 comments:

  1. NDAs do suck, not sold on the flames and spaltter designs on the vortex stuff. curious that there is no nitron on the wall with the rest of the vortex line. very interesting that the big bow goes back to the large arrows and the heart breaker shoots regular darts. my review to follow on my site. love all the work my last dart.

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    1. It's new it's fresh, plenty more to come :) Thanks and look forward to catching your thoughts!

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  2. So is this a bad time to buy any of the pre-existing elite blasters? Are these all of the new guns or is there more? Please tell me if NDA prevents you from answering :)

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    1. You have not even begun to see the start of what is to come :)

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  3. Interesting to see the Vortex series take on the Pyragon colour scheme.

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  4. So by now have we seen everything besides the 9-9-13 lineup or is there more besides those big, secretive discombobulation machines?

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    1. Expect more. You haven't seen the start. Start saving for Xmas my friend.

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  5. OK please tell me nerf is gonna come out with a sniper rifle?

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    1. they have made one it's called the longstrike

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  6. I'm real excited on the revamped Vortex line but not sold on the 'flame' design.

    Also on the box art of the repainted Vortex blastersit shows something like exclusive-coloured discs for each of the blasters. Diatron looks to have black discs, Proton with blue discs and Praxis/Revonix with orange discs, and Pyragon with green discs.

    Great job with all this eye-candy MyLastDart!Your blog's awesome! :)

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  7. the rebelle crossbow is a reshelled strongarm, yeah they totally built up the line from ground. plus the handbow is pretty much a firestrike.

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    1. As far as a brand like Nerf is concerned a reshell is building something from the ground up. I'd agree with you if it was just a strong arm repaint. Plus the internals are slightly different for the crossbow as it primes from the bottom not from the top.

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    2. /Agree.

      norablindsided - did you expect these priming mechanisms? Have what you have seen so far, blown your original ideas of what you expected in a firing system out the water?

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    3. I was kind of hoping that the crossbow system would be fired in similar fashion to a crossbow instead of what looks like a similar system a hybrid of the rough cut/strong arm. Albiet, it is rather hard to tell if the crossbow's string does have some sort of role, as in the photos, it does look like it's hooked up to something, but in the video it looks like it doesn't play any role in the firing of the dart. It's hard to tell.

      What I am amazed with is the Vortex blaster. Have you seen the internals for this one yet? I'm curious as to how they turn the discs over since they seem to be loaded on their side instead of flat like every other vortex blaster.

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  8. What is the blaster In the pic of a bunch of elite blasters and blazin bow on the bottom right?

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  9. All i know is(right now)that nerf vortex revonix360 is my favourite vortex blaster so far.

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  10. Good work with squeezing as much info as you can out of Hasbro!

    I'm rather hyped for the 9/9/13 release, whatever that may be. (Do you already know about it, just that you got NDA'd?)

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    1. Thanks very much Anonymous for the good words.

      Man, forget 2013 - I wanr 2014/15! LOL I have played with the full range, I am unable to say anything until my NDA ends.

      Believe me, no one is expecting what's coming :)

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    2. So...same Anonymous here. :D

      When does your NDA end?

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    3. It was extended to June 2013. It still stands, i'm trying to get it eased up or dropped. I'm at their mercy :/

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    4. Does it only end for certain parts or in June will you be able to tell us of 9/9/13 and beyond

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    5. DartsvsfireGnerf - hopefully the embargo ends in June, and I can unveil everything!

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  11. i dont know if any one realisted but at 2.19sec as the camera pans over to follow the vortex disks the rep shoots to the other side of the room in the toyspy video you can see the 3 new secret eliet blasterblasters.

    It look like a eliet longshot with new stock section.

    and 2 smaller blasters that i cant make out that might just be the same blaster but hanged up from both sides.

    and then a boxy looking blaster kinda like a cut down volcan.

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    1. I tried looking with 1080p but I couldn't see what you are talking about, I can't make out anything with the blur.

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    2. I can see the Retaliator at 2.18, but if they had stuff on display at the Toy Fair I would have thought that some other blog would have picked up on it (unless the whole thing has it's own NDA, which I might but I wouldn't have expected that)..

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  12. Oh man that Revonix and Rebelle mission kit gun look super awesome. I also really like the new Vortex paint designs.

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  13. I think the vortex series should keep the futuristic paint deco instead of the hot rod flames. Seems too cheap when it should be like futuristic nerf guns ...

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    1. I agree, The Pyragon and Diatron were great steps in the right direction. Hopefully the paint schemes on the Vortex blasters we see on the wall are some sort of promotion, like Whiteout or Gear-Up...hopefully

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  14. what happened to my old comment?

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    1. Hi Max you left the original comment here:
      http://mylastdart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/hasbro-conference-news-part-1.html?showComment=1360503094216#c5392563651336658723

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  15. ok....now i only know two guns....Heartbreaker bow and the Xcrosshot..still wondering about the Wildshot,Wishshot and that 2 crossbows...

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  16. I'm curious, on the wall you can see a bag of what looks like Vortex glow-in-the-dark disks and a clip. Does that mean we can soon buy the Vortex glow-in-the-dark clip separately from the Lumitron?

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    1. This is correct. a 10 disc GITD with mag.

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    2. Those have been in stores for a month or so now, along with the N-Strike Elite Firefly Tech clip. Where the hell have you been?

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  17. wait so there is Crossbow (unoffical name),Heartbreaker Bow
    ,Wildshot,Wish Shot,Xross Shot?

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    1. Correct - and not even the full range :)

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    2. so the guns in the sneak attackers pack is the Wish Shot...the Xcross Shot was renamed to PINK CRUSH Mini Crossbow...and the gun in the Alpha girl mission kit is Wildshot?

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  18. Does the Revonix 360 have the ability to fire only 1 disc at a time, or is it stuck in double-fire mode like the Diatron is?

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  19. Okay, so you know how you said (not here, in some other post) some of the new gear will be good because it'll keep out tactical rails free? Well I have a theory, and I know you'll probably get NDA'd but if you know that I'm wrong (and you can tell me as much) it'd be good to know.
    So you know how there's no top rail accessories yet (except the pinpoint sight, which is really just a promotional tool)? Well what if Hasbro are planning to unveil something they've done with Lazer Tag and now Rebelle, what if they're bring in the smartphone based HUD system to N-strike Elite?
    Speaking of which, does anyone know if the Rebelle system can even tell when you take a hit or if you have to manually tell it that you go blasted?

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  20. They should have a system is liar to a clip in the heart breaker bow, it just goes on top and slots into the top arm to make the bow absolutely awesome

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  21. That last photo is the arctic shock by the way

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  22. Oh hell no, why do girls get the tac rail i phone holder?

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    1. Nothing keeping you from putting it on an N-Strike or N-Strike Elite (or Super Soaker for that matter) blaster and playing along with them.

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  23. So summing up multiple posts etc. there is a 100 dart chaingun blast capable off 75+++ ranges in fall, feel free not to comment if you can't

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  24. Seriouly be nice if nerf finally made a semi auto nerf megadart blaster that actually works like the stampede with a 15 shot mag just to varythings.

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  25. That female Nerf rep for the Rebelle line is GORGEOUS!! When she winks at the camera at 0:14 I just about melted! I hope we see more of her! Oh, and the blasters were okay too.

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  26. Is the 'decal' on the praxis repaint orange or yellow because in most pictures from the toy fair it shows its yellow but when i search it on youtube, its orange. Any idea guys?

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  27. Best blog...Thanks for sharing .

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