Thursday, 29 November 2012

Why I Want the Stryfe - A Little Rant on Tacticool Accessories

The recently released Elite Stryfe is a prime candidate for the art of tacticool. Originally one of the best contenders for tacticool was the Recon, because it was clip (mag) fed, could accept barrels and stocks, and had a tac rail ideal for sights. However, anything on its tac rail caused potential issues when priming the Recon, resulting in sights generally not being used. The Stryfe solves this problem by being semi auto (and thus not requiring priming), as well as one-ups the Recon with an extra under-barrel tac rail. Nevertheless, it is inevitable that people will end up using the Stryfe as a clip (mag) fed pistol as a sidearm rather than the multitide of blasters it could be.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire (blue trigger) Review

Today I'll be reviewing a blaster which has been out for a while, the Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire. This beast of a blaster is generally seen as the flagship of the Dart Tag line (2011 reboot), and it's definitely worthy of that title.

The Swarmfire comes with itself, its detachable stock, and 20 redesigned blue-tip white velcro orange body DT Whistler hybrids.

The Swarmfire was originally released with three other DT blasters (Quick 16, Speedload 6, Sharp Shot) to revitalise the DT line which had been stuck with Furyfires and Hyperfires for the past years. The new DT line introduced new concepts into DT - all new curved and sleek designs (previous DT was primarily angular) full auto (Swarmfire), all new in built mag mechs (Quick 16, Speedload 6), and no tac rails on any blasters, leading some people to cry 'fake' before official proof.

The Swarmfire is the 'big daddy' of the DT line, providing some battery operated full auto goodness. It requires 6 'C' sized batteries to operate, which provide a hefty weight. To counteract the ammo wastage of full auto-ness, the Swarmfire has a capacity of 20 darts, the highest of any DT blaster so far.

BasicNerf & Friend get Elite Stryfe

I'm a little late on this bandwagon, but BasicNerf and one of his friends got their lucky hands on the Nerf Elite Stryfe, the blaster I want most from the ones officially from 2013. Anyways, they posted several useful videos on them, so I thought I'd share them here.
They were purchased from Toys 'R' Us for $25 USD each, so expect US retail price to be around $20. (TRU marks up their prices)

For the owners of these vids, go to:
BasicNerf (blog)
BasicNerf's friend (blog)

On a random note, you may be wondering why the blog has been a little quiet recently. Well, education calls. Not long ago I had my school exams, so I haven't had time to write up much. Don't worry, though, within the next fortnight a few more posts should be up.