May 9, 2016

Lanard Toys Gets a Makeover!

A while back, I had the chance to chat with a member of Lanard's design team. Since then, I've been on the lookout for updated products. Now, the website is brand new!

May 2, 2016

What the Hell, Mattel?

As many of you know, Mattel is scaling back Boomco, and is now focused on producing them under various licenses, like Halo or Batman v. Superman. This, however, takes the cake for being the worst idea so far.

The description advertises 70 ft. ranges, but the back of the box says 50 ft. Really???

April 26, 2016

MEGA Stryfe Prototype

With the arrival of the Nerf Mastodon later this year, I wanted to see how well Mega darts actually hold up when used in a flywheel blaster. One small problem: no stock Mega flywheel blasters exist. And while Rival Zeus blasters have been converted into Mega blasters, I didn't want to deal with a homemade pusher mechanism or full auto just yet. So I looked through my stack of blasters, chopped up a Barricade and BBT Air Max Boss, and made a Mega Stryfe!

April 7, 2016

Iron Man Stark Strike Review

Among the many new licensed products for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War is the Iron Man Stark Strike gauntlet. If you want to look at the internals, then by all means continue. Just know that unless you plan on scrapping the internals for something that actually works, you're simply wasting your money.

April 4, 2016

Massive Water Blaster Inventory Update!

While I was out on the town today, I made sure to make several stops to see what water blasters were in stock, aside from ones we've already seen (like the Buzz Bee WW Gargantua). Turns out there were plenty of surprises!

Dollar General

The usual knockoff blasters were there, as well a couple Buzz Bee offerings. However, two of the new Xshot Hydro Series blasters were present. They're both unimpressive, sadly.