|This new blaster hits ranges over 100 ft|
But first - WHY?
Of all feedback Hasbro got, there was a problem. The blasters being created far out-performed Elite and did not fit any existing range.
Thus is born Nerf Mega "X". It's come about due to many of the YT videos showing Nerf snipers, Stock gamers upset lack of game play variety, and Mods thrown out to fix the "ugly duckling LS" . The Electronic Plunger prototype exceeded 100ft (I think around 150?)
"Sucks it packs red Whistlers."Actually no. It's rounds are roughly 1inch depth by 4 inch in length. They come in new MCS-6 round Magazines. Again this will not be packing Whistlers, they are Mega Rounds, or MCS-6 clips. Complete new build, they are about 1 inch depth, 4 inches long. They have an immense velocity. 100 feet STRAIGHT not arc'd. Repeat NOT arc'd.
Why new Darts? wth...
Because this blaster hits 100ft stock, the Elite darts (let alone any other) cannot maintain accuracey, speed and range. These new Mega Darts (or Mongos) maintain high velocity, range, accuracey and are within realms of safety. I'm assuming an Elite dart travelling this fast in this would make it unsafe, and prone to bruise. How well do your Elite darts work in slight or windy / rainy situations? MCS work 100% well.
The regular N-Strike and Elite CS clips we know as of today, will not be compatible. The magwell is far too large and the whole mechanism is designed to take large MCS rounds only.
The MCS-6 rounds will be on sale separately, but it is not clear if they will sell the Mag clips themselves. What accessories available I cannot say at this time.
There was a slight mix up on the info I was told to release, but to clarify - it is a complete new PT (nearly 2 feet long) with a very stable bolt primer (which matches nearly 2 feet).
The barrel is currently *not* removable. It is part of the blaster completely. Whether this changes is another thing, but as of London Toy Fair, it was most definitely one piece.
Stock? It does not come with a stock, it has a butt-stock similar to the Rayven.
The Magazine shape is not distorted, it is deliberately shaped in this fashion for when users hit the desk and go Prone using the Bipod. The tech-smart bipod is fully collapsible for heavy weapon deployment and automatically clips up when you are on the move. It's really awesome and not annoying one bit. To confirm the Clip does not interfere with the Bipod when it is deployed.
It comes with a series of Iron sights built into the blaster - there are 3 Iron sights in all.
To confirm, this is a Xmas 2013 release for the UK - the US I believe is earmarked for the same +/- on December.
The colour scheme is inspired by many fans aesthetically changing the colours, but there was a need to distinguish the complete new sub-range generation blasters. Inspired by Stock fans and enthusiastic YouTube heroes.
The size of this blaster is in length 1metre long. Yes, 1metre long. Yep - that's 100cm. It took a sharp dev turn since feedback has been intense (thank you all fans!) and replaces "failed" LongStrike and LongShot blasters.
It will retail for around £49.99 - in a bid to make Nerf more accessible to all pockets.
The Centurion uses a complete new never before seen internal mechanic system. The Super Plunger Tube has had an overhaul and this will not only keep Stock fans happy, but have modders switch up their A-Game with a Stock 100ft range.
It comes with 2 tactical rails, one at the butt-side of the blaster, and one under the muzzle. I can't comment on the accessories on play, but i'm sure this will be unveiled shortly from my NDA.
The prototype blasters rock a variety of mechanics, this is for the team to have hands on examples of what works and what doesnt. An example - like the Revonix360 - I played with was semi-auto, detachable drum, and fired 2 discs. The blaster shown at the New York Toy Fair 2013 was not semi-auto, and did not fire 2 discs, and did not have a detachable drum.