|Supermaxx 3000. Mmm. in discreet Parker Lewis Can't Lose Camo:P|
The other side of me says Urban Taggers is all about the fun, role-playing "that's cool" nature of toy blasters, and there aren't a whole lot of classic blasters that look cool or fit into any form of role play.. unless you were role playing the Fresh Prince of Bel Air meets Marvin the Martian..
|If only Buffy had one of these..|
|Nerf Airtech 3000's. So not hot.|
There were a lot more air pressure blasters in the 90's + early part of this decade- Super Soakers were at an all time high and so air pressure ruled supreme. The Airtech series are also widely sort after with collectors and were pre Magstrike (although the Rapid Fire-20 has been around for ages). Not pretty, but each to their own.
|Nerf Ballzooka. Shoot ballz.|
The Ballzooka..as the name suggests.. shoots balls. A fair amount of them at the same time actually. I've never been a fan of the ball based Nerf blasters, you get more power and range from throwing it with your hand and they always look stupid (mm. Nerf Reactor. looks like a cross between a bong and a marital aid) Still, the Ballzooka get's Nerf collectors excited like a tweenie to Justin Bieber. Only with balls.
So far, none of the classic Nerf fav's have really excited me, but the Blastfire DX-500 is admittedly a pretty good looking blaster. Sure, it's only got 5 rounds, but it seems to be a decent predecessor to the Magstrike and Rapidfire 20 and has the ability to pop out the rounds either one at a time or all at once with the press of a button. It's probably the one blaster I wouldn't mind getting my hands on to compliment my Powerclip DX-1000.
Sooo.. what do you reckon? Would you consider going after classic Nerf blasters, even if they're from the vortex of bad design? If so, what would be you blasters of choice?
Images courtesy of Orange's Nerf Page