Monday, 3 June 2013

Nerf Elite Spectre REV-5 is Confirmed!

If anyone remember when the Barrel Break IV-2 dropped on our doorsteps we were disappointed we didn't see any kind of Elite internal makeover - just a plain reshell. So when Hasbro Singapore threw up a Tournament, one of the prizes was this beauty:
 


So it's a complete mind boggle that we get confirmation (massive props to AwesomeNerfer1999) for hitting up Hasbro Singapore and getting this snippet of intel:

 
So there we have it! It's Elite colours, Elite RANGES and dayum those accessories look something special (barrel extension would look SO GOOD on one of the leaked blasters ;) )

I have to say, this is something late in the play - I think many people will agree - we have the Stockade, the Strongarm and if you really want to compare rifle types - a tacticool Stryfe or Elite Alpha Trooper make this so a collectors wall rather than a loadout choice. Right? IS the Spectre REV-5 that irreplaceable it needs an Elite makeover...? I personally don't have one - so please can someone hit me up with why it rocks so much that it needs the complete Elite makeover!

If you are in the same boat as me, check out Urban Taggers review on the N-Strike Spectre REV-5 - I certainly found it interesting!


Be great to hear what you folks are thinking too - so lets see some thoughts! Is it time we got a full auto pistol? :)

16 comments:

  1. Thats good new for those that like the Spectre.

    Honestly I didn't really see the advantage over the Maverick at the time and right now the Strongarm but sure the elite colored attachments are welcome.

    And of course it shows some hope to an updated and elite ranged Deploy :P

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  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ALwKeSEYs

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  3. I really want an elite successor to the deploy. Mld, guess what my knew class is gonna be when this comes out. It's gonna be a stryfe with the retaliatory barrel extention, the fore-grip on the gun, the centurion stand on the barrel, the 25 dart drum, the mission app tactical scope and the spectre stock on the end!!! You could be mobile with the stock folded over and the stand folded up, or be a station gunner with the stock and stand out!

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  4. The Spectre boasts an ingenuous cylinder system: it rotates the cylinder on every prime, rather than being attached to the trigger, which meant every shot has no chance of misfiring.

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    1. which the strongarm almost does (close enough or better)

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  5. If an actual Elite ranges version of the Spectre came out pre-strongarm, I would have gotten it. I own an original, and modded it, and despite loosing a barrel, was far superior to the Maverick. Modding potential, not to mention OoB ranges were better than the Maverick. But at $20USD, the thing was over priced. Which is the sole reason I only own 1 and not 3 like I did mavericks.

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  6. hey MLD could you share these ideas with nerf? tell them to make vortex version of the barricade. holding 10 discs inside and flywheel powered. and have a color series or special edition called blackout series for elite guns opposite of whiteout

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  7. I don't really see the point, honestly. We already know the Hammershot is (a) real, (b) has the same capacity as a Spectre, (c) gets elite ranges, (d) is more compact, and (e) is hammer action. Much as I loved the Spectre when I first bought it, even an Elite version is just outdated in a market full of Hammershots and Strongarms.

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  8. When you think about it, we already have a few decent five shot blasrers already available with the coming of the rebelle and zombie strike blasters. The hammer prime allows for a few quicker shots. Although, the stock and barrel attachment would be nice. I dunno. Depends really. I'm getting the Hammershot as soon as it comes out. :D

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  9. will it be available in stores (probably walmart because of the original spectre) after the tournament? I dont have a spectre yet and want one super bad and seeing this just made me want one more!

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    1. im not quite sure if the elite spectre will be a walmart exclusive, because of the stockade taking that title when it comes to the USA, but, it might follow suit still being a store exclusive, given that the EAT and the elite spectre were announced together. but we will learn more later

      these are just my thoughts,
      Ben
      The Nerf Nerd

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  10. If they modify the stock to make it firmer I'm all for the elite spectre

    I also don't see why Hasbro doesnt seem to want to properly release the elite pinpoint sight.

    While it would be quite focused towards the minority who want to be tacticool, I can't see how even allowing them to be sold on amazon to people worldwide would result in a loss for them. The only problem I see is that this could potentially make people less inclined to buy blasters that come with sights/scopes in the future.

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  11. Meh... The thing is, why buy this, when you could buy a Strongarm for WAY cheaper and it doesn't include all the useless "tacticool" crap that it doesn't even need in the first place? This only further proves that Hasbro is just a huge money grabbing whore that is willing to make/do anything to empty our wallets... If anyone remembers the previous n-trike line that included the recon, raider, deploy, longstrike, alpha trooper, and some of them in the clear and sonic series, know exactly what I'm talking about... STOP MAKING THE SAME GUN TWICE HASBRO! YOU'RE WASTING THE WORLD'S SUPPLY OF PLASTIC!!!

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    1. technically, they arent making the same blaster, for the elite line, were getting better internals, for the sonic, clear,gear up, and whiteout series, they were using different plastic strengths.

      this is kind of a snappy comeback, but it had to be done,
      Ben
      The Nerf Nerd

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  12. I want this so bad. Is there any way to get one now and could I get a pinpoint elite too? If anyone knows please let me know.

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  13. Honestly with all the revamped blasters, and all the new ones it leads me to think that Hasbro is testing a who likes what system. I mean they can only really profit from it either way.

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