Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Air Zone Power Strike Quick Fire 48 Blaster - Preview!

Looks like the flywheel powered blaster trend is continuing with yet another new flywheel blaster from Air Zone... but with a 48 shot ammo capacity!

Dual flywheels in vertical layout (similar to the Nerf Barricade), but in a much larger scale.

The new blaster designs from 3rd-party brands are starting to look much better nowadays, the Quick Fire 48 even has a removable shoulder stock... which has a rather uncanny resemblance to the Nerf Raider shoulder stock. :)

Photos of the box:

Photos: Toys R Us USA

Product Link at Toys R Us USA website, Click Here.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Faux Bow - Review!

Marky Sparky, the original creator of the classic Nerf Bow N Arrow, has released a "spiritual successor" to that popular model... with the Faux Bow!

The Faux Bow is a manual pull-back spring plunger blaster.

Users simply slot a foam arrow into the bow's front stalk, pull back the back handle, then let go to fire it. It has a special "slip roller" feature in the pull-back handle to enable optimal firing speeds.

It comes packaged with 3 x foam tipped arrows, along with an arrow clip holder. Note that the "bow strings" are non-functional, they have no effect on its performance.

I've test fired a few sets and have found that when fired parallel-to-ground, the foam tipped arrows can reach an average distance of 60+ ft, but when it is fired at a 45 degree angle-to-ground trajectory, the arrows could reach on average of up to 90+ ft. A good shot and abit of tail winds can push the range abit further at times.

So it looks like the box claims of over 100 ft range would largely depend on how users fire it and the environment it is fired in.

Overall, the Faux Bow is a fun blaster for enthusiasts and players who are looking for an updated version of the Nerf Bow N Arrow!


Faux Bow - Box (Front)

Faux Bow - Box (Back)

Faux Bow - Contents

Faux Bow - Assembled

Faux Bow - "Faux Wood" Design

Faux Bow - "Slip Roller" Pull Back Handle

Faux Bow - Foam Tipped Arrows

Faux Bow - Scale Comparison with Nerf Maverick