Thursday, 31 December 2015

2015 Nerf Roundup

As we come to the end of another year, let's take a look back at what 2015 brought us.
Nerf has released around 30 new (or variant) blasters among 10ish sublines, on top of 3 promotional Star Wars blasters.
Buzz Bee released a number of new blasters, but more importantly unveiled the Ultra Tek line, an Elite competitor, and a new Air Max line, a Mega competitor.
BoomCo released 8 new blasters, on top of securing a Halo license including another 5 new blasters.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Review: MGLW Hammershot Holster

Some time back I was contacted by Merchant Green Leather Works, offering to send a review sample of one of their products. I chose a Hammershot holster since my Sweet Revenges already have holsters, and some of my friends use Hammershots.
Many thanks to MGLW for sending this holster to me for review. As with all other reviews in such circumstances, their contribution will not bias the review.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Review: Buzz Bee Air Max Tyrant (80ft US) + Internals

Buzz Bee's Mega competitor, the Air Max line, has a massive flagship blaster in the form of the Tyrant. It embodies much of what people wanted in the Mega line, a large clip (mag) fed pump action blaster that was reliable and powerful. Has Buzz Bee achieved that?
Like with the other Buzz Bee Megas, many thanks to Buzz Bee Toys for sending the Tyrant to me for review. As usual, note that their contribution will not affect the review in any way.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Review: Nerf Rebelle Rapid Red (20m Aus grey trigger)

The Stryfe is one of the most popular Elite blasters, so it's no surprise that Nerf has remade it in a number of different forms. Perhaps the most unusual one is the Rapid Red, a Rebelle version.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Elite Rayven now works!

My Elite Rayven has gone through a lot, taking several motor swaps and battery changes, as well as dozens more openings to fix (or at least attempt to) various issues. Most recently the issue has been a lack of power and consistency, seemingly due to an alignment issue. This all occured after installing Banshee 130 motors, so I never got to witness the E.Ray at full power.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Announcing: BlasterHub!

BlasterHub is a new Nerf site that brings together some (and in the future, hopefully more) Nerf bloggers around, founded by the senior designer of the insanely successful BlasterLabs.
I was invited to participate as an author, which I accepted. I will be posting on both blogs, but slightly differently. New reviews and major game reports will be posted roughly simultaneously, while older reviews will be added to BlasterHub as I have time. Major mods will be posted on both as well, however minor mods and alterations will likely only be posted here, as will minor game reports and other minor posts. My posts on BlasterHub will be a little different to those here (primarily in wording and format) on Outback Nerf, but content wise they'll be pretty much the same.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Quick Mod: Bullpup RS MOSFET Killswitch

After having my Bullpup RS pusher go full runaway at an MHvZ event (I believe due to a stuck switch), I decided to install a master power switch.