Exclusive 2014 Nerf Releases -Thank you to Hasbro for the invitation
Well here we are once again! Last year I broke what fans could expect from the Nerf Rebelle range back in 2013, and this year is no different - kind of.
Speaking of Nerf Rebelle, it was one of seven healthy products of 2013 in the girls toy category:
An extremely positive launch from Nerf Rebelle (not surprising since they have nothing really to compare it to..) but the range has become the #1 Active Sports Toy range for girls.
The new 2014 Nerf Rebelle Messenger blaster will allow you to write a secret message on a dart and fire it to a friend (or enemy?) and let them use the dart-decoder to decipher the message. Girls ask and they receive. So what about us guys wanting those darn Elite Pin Point Sights?
Items of Note here:
The demand from girls to have something more real-arrow influenced the creation of the new Nerf Rebelle Secret Agent Bow. It looks like a positive year for more bow-innovation to come with the Elite range to see its own hunter version (Ranger One?).
|Nice look at the internal barrel of the new 2014 Nerf Elite Demolisher 2in1.|
Expect a load of blasters incorporating 'nade-tech
The Mega Magnus has seen massive sales globally and is setting the bar high in regards for new ranges matching the success. New ranges you say MLD? Yeah looking forward to Dart Tagv2.0 new range of blasters with performance enhancements. Zombie Strike has been a super hit with not only boys of 8-14 but the older kidult generation gamers. They will be expanding on the range this year with new innovations that not even they saw coming. Interesting. Super Soakers is getting an overhaul internally with range performance at the forefront of design (yeah I misheard that too I think). Hasbro are positive that the new changes will be a revival for the Super Soaker range. In honesty, we are seeing 38ft from the new Nerf Super Soaker Tri-Strike.
The Mega Thunderbow requires no reloading at all, it's pretty much a new slam-fire mechanism that is allowing them to do more with blasters than previously designed. Interesting for sure. The new Nerf Cam ECS-12 will allow fans to record in game battles and action as we already know - tho there was little mention to any overhaul on the actual cam itself. In fact it appears to be completely unchanged. Disappointing if this is indeed the final retail version.
2014 is all about... yep! Power, distance, Accuracy and Speed!
With the above mantra in mind, I have been snagged with an NDA and am unable to disclose any info or images on the new flagship blasters for 2014. All eyes on the US New York Toy Fair 2014 starting Feb 16th - 19th. With friends over at BlasterLabs sending their team there (after some prodding and poking to convince them to go!), all eyes will be on them to present us Nerf fans with the scoops! It's their first show but I have no doubt that they won't disappoint.
What I can say is that what we see right now, does not compare to the big blasters we will see. Hasbro have upped their game once again and I cannot see competition making any dents in their sales at Xmas.