Friday, 14 February 2014

Exclusive invite to 2014 Nerf Releases

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:
Official TriadStrike?


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.

16 comments:

  1. Excited much bro!! This is all totally mint!

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  2. Global roll-out on the Sledgefire for the UK?........

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  3. UK fans will be seeing the Slingfire this Xmas correct! I've been working on my Terminator 2 Arnie impression :D

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  4. Bro I can't wait for this stuff to hit. 2014 is really going to be a mint year :D What's got your eye so far?

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  5. U make it sound like more we haven't seen is coming this year, how do u get all this info of the future do u have a crystal ball or do they show their projects as they start thinking of them, any rate I applaude u I wouldhave a hard time keeping an nda I would just want to tell everyone, I smell a rotary grenade launcher, and again every existing elite gun goes OJ in one shape or form right

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  6. I wonder about the final pictures here, because they said they would make the demolisher fully automatic which requires using at least C batteries and installing a motorized dart pusher. The current shell does not appear to be able to manage that so I think they need to change the shell if they are going to make in a rapidstrike not a stryfe.

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  7. W8 I got it right?

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  8. Cristobal Conquistador14 February 2014 at 22:37

    I don't get why Nerf makes people foaming at the mouth for news endure NDAs Seems bad for business. What are we gonna do? Build your own identical molds from what you describe?

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  9. The only issue with a universal launcher attachment is it makes the demolisher obsolete

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  10. Thanks for the shout-out, Ash. Believe me, the Blaster Labs crew definitely wanted to hit Toy Fair from the get-go, but didn't think having only rolled-out in January that we'd have the traffic necessary to meet their requirements (and initially, we didn't!).

    Fortunately, the NIC has been terrific, and our traffic has shot through the roof and is now more than 3x what is required to be considered "press." We’ve also built-up contacts in the industry pretty quickly and have several invites from key players. So yeah, we'll be there in full force this Sunday and will report on whatever we see!

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  11. I think no competition might be a bit strong, the TR Hammerhead seems a decent contender for sidearm use given it's semi-auto with no batteries, holds 25 shots and takes the mag in the grip. I don't doubt Nerf will rule the large end of the market though. Personally I'd have loved a Sledgefire release in the Uk but I suppose the Roughcut is technically more effective, given it holds 8 darts and has slamfire, by hell I'd like a shot-firing shotgun though especially if they could design one that didn't require manual reloading between shots.

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  12. is the demolisher fully auto yet i wish it was blue.

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  13. yeah i heard it was fully auto but it looks semi auto and it looks like they made the grande launcher detachable from these pics and its a new design hope it comes before fall like July.

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  14. Would be awkward and front heavy, if it came back, and if it came back, at all, it wouldn't be compatible with half of the blasters out there, not to mention that nerd makes extremely loose barrel attachments, and it would likely fall off.
    However, using the tactical rail grip from the app cradle would make it sturdy enough to be primed and fired.

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  15. sThe sledge fire is supposedly going to see an international release with a slightly more detailed paint job, I hope the new ones come to the US as well...

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  16. So wait....more new blasters to come?

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