In the lead-up to this year's Toy Fair, Hasbro has given Seniorhelpline an exclusive first look at four of its upcoming foam-flingers. Whether you're looking for a powerful and practical Rival blaster or something more along the lines of a straight-up minigun, you've got some good options coming down the pike.
Of the four, the N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50 is the most extreme. With a 50-dart drum (and 50 darts to fill it) this full-auto, flywheel-powered monster has a spinning barrel to make it all the more menacing. The price you pay, aside from the $100 price tag, is needing four hefty D batteries to power the thing, so you'll likely need the included shoulder strap if you intend to carry this bad boy into battle.
On the smaller side, the Perses MXIX-5000 is the newest member of the ball-blasting Rival series, with a firing rate of eight rounds per second, and a 50-round hopper to let you lay down fire for a good long while. A bit more manageable than the 100-round Nemesis and 200-round Prometheus, the Perses comes with a built-in rechargeable battery and retails for $100—the same price as the Nemesis—but with the bonus of a more portable, maneuverable frame. That's handy if you don't plan to need quite so much ammo as a giant 100-round hopper will give you.
There are also new additions to the giant-dart-firing Mega line and the cartoonish Zombie Strike collection. The enormous and appropriately named Megalodon blaster is built around a giant exposed drum that holds 20 of Nerf's red Mega darts, with slam-fire capabilities that let you hold down the trigger and crank the handle to fire all 20 in rapid succession.
The Zombie Strike Revoltinator, meanwhile, is a flywheel-powered autoblaster with an 18-round clip and shocking electrical lights and sounds befitting its fictional design as an overcharged electrical weapon (no actual shocking power included). The Megalodon runs $40, and the Revoltinator is $50.
All of these (and more, we're sure) will be coming out this fall, so keep your eyes peeled.