|Nerf Spectre REV-5. Sam Fisher eat your heart out.|
It's been speculated that the Spectre REV-5 is an update on the tried and true Maverick REV-6 but with one less shot but personally I'd have to disagree. In regards to aesthetics and styling, The Maverick is a thicker, more aggressive in-your-face looking blaster compared to the much flatter, sleeker lines of the Spectre. Even the name of the blasters themselves suggests different design themes- 'Maverick' suggests a much more blatant and open reckless 6-shooter wild west tilt, compared to 'Spectre'- silent, hidden, a ghost. The decision to make the Spectre's barrel a 5 round one is to keep the blaster small and less intrusive.
The Spectre REV-5 definitely gets it's visual cues from stealth based, covert ops movies and video games. Think more Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell.
|Spectre REV-5's box. That kid..|
|Spectre REV-5 opening.. yup. cardboard.|
|Spectre REV-5- unpacked and ready|
The Spectre's 5 round barrel is quite small and with squarer lines to make it sit flatter when you place the blaster down. It has a button on the left hand side of the blaster to push the barrel out; unlike the Maverick the barrel extends all the way (it does "spin" for about a quarter turn but not all the way around for you dumb ass Deer Hunter-esque wannabes) . Loading the barrel is simple and can be done with all varieties of Nerf dart.
|Spectre REV-5 up close and personal|
|Spectre REV-5- how I personally like it|
|Spectre REV-5 with the full kit. Loooong.|
|Spectre REV-5- full kit- but folded:)|
Performance-wise it's impressive- I've said it before, but with all of the new N-Strike blasters that they seem to be better made or with better springs or SOMETHING- because their accuracy, power and range are just much better than the older blasters.
|Recon with Spectre attachments. And then some.|
|The silencer. For show. But what a show it is.|
|Foldable stock. This isn't an ACTUAL position:)|
|Barricade RV-10 with the Spectre's stock. Very good.|
|Barricade with the Spectre stock-folded|
|Spectre REV-5 in hand|
No word on Australian availability- best to wait till it becomes more available before hitting the online market, as my seller did somewhat make some VERY good money on me (they forgot to leave the price tag on the original box!)
Out of the box performance: 8/10
Cool factor: 7/10
Price point: 4/10 (bought this from the grey market, so it was heavily inflated)