Attention video game fraggers: It’s time to put down the controllers, take off those ridiculous headsets and goggles, and shoot somebody in the real world. (Just with foam darts…)
A couple of weeks ago a giant box arrived at BG World Headquarters. Inside was a giant arsenal of Nerf weapons and blasters. Now, normally I’m not big on kid’s toys… but included was the new N-Strike line that hits shelves today, and these things look like Nerf hired military defense contractors to design them. So I’ll make an exception.
Forget single shots, constant reloading and slow, wimpy dart flights for your cubicle war. These new N-Strike blasters bring some serious power and performance.
Take the N-Strike Raider Rapid Fire CS 35 blaster. (Up there on the right.) It’ll launch up to 35 rounds from its drum magazine before needing a reload. And you can switch from single shot to “slam fire” mode, and drill Gary from IT a dozen times before he even has a chance to duck behind his scale model of the Starship Enterprise.
Or if machine gunning is more your speed, try the Vulcan EBF-25. (On the left.) It’s a 25-dart, belt-fed, fully automatic blaster (because a 6-year-old needs that…) and comes with a fold-up tripod for stability during full-on office assaults, and the Tactical Rail System which lets you customize your blaster for each mission, like adding the Tactical Scope for hitting long range targets, or the green ‘night vision’ Tactical Light for Nerf wars with Paris Hilton.
Rounding out the line are the Recon CS-6 blaster with a 6 dart clip and flip-up target sight, the Longshot CS-6 with scope and bipod, for the future sniper on your family, and the Maverick, which looks like an overblown cartoon version of a six-shooter should you find yourself in a stand off with Yosemite Sam.
And if you need extra ammo to fight an insurgency from Accounting, you can grab the Ammo Box with an extra 100 rounds of darts. Mission accomplished.