Friday, 2 August 2013

Rumour: New Zombie Strike Rough Cut to hit Target shelves?

  
Props to RandomShadow09 for this find, well what more can I say. Mila approves. Go crazy. I did.
 
The Zombie Strike Sledge Fire has been bit of a hit and miss with Nerf fans. Much of the feedback I've got from conversations with fans has either been love it, or hate it. Why I've asked every time and the answer has been pretty much the same "it's not a HvZ/battle friendly blaster".
 
That's fair enough. I have said myself that there seems to be a missing cherry on this cake that is Zombie Strike. Are we yet to see the Winchester blaster that has been rumoured? Maybe that is the flagship blaster that fans are waiting for. The Zombie Strike range so far has been a mixed bag. I personally don't see why we need so many new single shot blasters. Of course, when you take a closer look at the blasters, we see something special going on in the case of the Ricochet, and the Ripshot. Even the Fusefire has something going on underneath that shell of a blaster.

Here's to hoping that we get a faux bandage on the handle. I don't think that is too much to ask for, but we have been somewhat let down in the continuity of the aesthetics on the range. If we use some logic to the pattern of blasters, it would not be too far to assume that a Stryfe and Retaliator will make the cut too. They are accessible in the real world (the Stryfe might be more suited to the SMG drug cartels pack their henchmen with :P ), but the Retaliator itself could be a bolt-sled rifle.

I would love to invite Tactical Tag, SBNC or any other badass PSP artist to knock up a killer ZS Rough Cut job.

EDIT: Thanks to SBNC for delivering!

14 comments:

  1. I find it really annoying how people say all these negative things about the sledgefire or single shots in general. I mean I see it as them being mean.

    The sledgefire will become practical for hvz and battle with a spring mod, peoplelearning to reload faster or making a holder for shells so that they can be taken out and reloaded faster than the stock.
    Besides in "Skyfall" 007 proved that you could defeat people mag/clip fed guns with a Winchester rifle with some speed reloading practice.
    And even if you can't use it for full frontal attacks, it is still a viable ambush weapon or a sniper shotgun when modded

    Always look on the bright side of life

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    1. Yeah, stop being mean to the sledge fire! Big ol meanies! Waaaah!

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    2. The reason 007 won in the final battle of Skyfall is not because of his weapondry, it was because he is BOND! He isn't going to die.

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  2. Did no one see this on Reddit last week?
    http://www.reddit.com/r/Nerf/comments/1j7sne/zs_styled_roughcut_not_bad_for_my_first_paintjob/

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  3. Kind of related, I stopped in at a Target in Medford, NY see if I could get my hands on a pair of Hammershots. Ended up being able to get them. They are not on the shelves yet as they need to rearange the shelves(sounds like they are getting a lot of new toys in general). They also had some sledgefires, z bombs & deck packs in stock just not on shelves as well. Thinking get a pair of holsters put together for these & they'll make a sweet back up for my rayven with underslung roughcut. They are nice little blasters though & dual weilding is so much fun.

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    1. You just made me so dammmmn jelly! I want to dual wield the Hammershot so bad :(

      The UK should get them in 2014.

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    2. LOL, yeah it is pretty sweet, forgot to mention on my earlier post you have to be mindful of your trigger fingers though as the hammershots have a bit of a,hairtrigger & with a little bit of pressure on the trigger while cocking will either cause you to not be able to cock it or have it misfire. As for the not being able to get the AS stuff until 2013 deffenatly know the feeling with the wait on the stockade. Maybe you can do like Pocket & go on holiday(on a gun run :) ) to the states.

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    3. Hi MLD, guy from the last 2 posts here. Not 24 hrs after I got my brace of Hammershots & I've already removed the ARs & dart posts. The AR is the same process as for a Firestrike super easy.

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    4. I pre-ordered the Hammershot and Sledgefire last month, but instead of getting them today, I had to call them to find out they're backordered indefinitely.... but if stores have them, those of us who preordered them got F___ED!!

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  4. Challenge accepted, and completed!

    http://southernbrisbanenerfclub.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/zombiestrike-roughcut-2x4-design-concept.html

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  5. That sharp point of the axe blade can be use to peel out the eyes of the zombies! Awesome stuffs!

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  6. The Rough Cut Should Be In The Zombie Strike Line And Replace The SledgeFire.
    I'm Not Saying It's Bad Or Anything, Cause Firing 3 Darts At Once Is Just A Waste Of Ammo. im Better Of With A Single Dart Or Two Darts.

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  7. The Rough cut already is available and the front piece looks like a attachment more than a thing on it. Plus there is nothing wrong with the SledgeFire . It's a good gun

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