|Nerf Hornet AS-6. Bzzzz!|
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
|Blastfire DX-500. "in my day, 5 rounds was plenty!"|
Nerf's range of blasters that have come out in the past few years are pretty awesome; they're innovative, powerful and they look fantastic to boot. Nerf blasters of old- not so much. Gaudy colour schemes, dumb looking designs and..let's go back to the gaudy colour schemes:) Still, the fact that most people in this world will eventually find a partner regardless of how butt ugly or stupid they are does suggest that people all have different opinions on what is appealing and attractive; so to there's a very hot market for the older retro blasters of days gone by (mainly because they've got some serious modding potential- but some actually like said gaudy colour schemes).
Although I've rejected them to date, there is one of the old blasters that I have always really liked the look of.. so when the opportunity came to pick one up I took it..my very own Blastfire DX-500.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
|Urban Taggers gives you the finger!:P|
SO here's what we're gonna do. Fancy yourself as a modding guru? I want to know HOW good a modded blaster can be, and am keen for someone to design and customise a Nerf blaster for Urban Taggers; that's right folks- I am now on the hunt for a the ultimate uber modded NERF blaster...
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Nerf's Battlemaster is one of the newest and coolest pieces in the N-Force range; it is supposed to be a mace, based on the "flanged" variety (I always thought a mace was a big ball with spikes on it attached to a stick but I have learned there are other varieties- go me and wikipedia!) with a slight futuristic design tilt. Of all the current N-Force gear that's out, this would have to be my favourite. Here's why.
|Nerf Dart Tag Hyperfire. These days, in Lime Green. Sassy.|
Saturday, October 23, 2010
The Nerf N-Force Warlock. It's tuff.
No, N-Force isn't here in Australia just yet, but that doesn't mean we can't still get our hands on them from other sources..especially this awesome N-Force Warlock axe; one of the newer N-Force releases from Nerf for this year. Compared to the older Thunder Fury swords, Nerf have definitely put more effort into making these 'weapons' more durable and better quality. They also look sweet, which is of course a plus:)
Monday, October 18, 2010
Look us up- obviously under "Urban Taggers" - like our page and come say G'day!
(originally posted on the 17/8/10- when noone knew we existed!)
By request! We went through some of our more regularly downloaded Urban Taggers images and turned them into widescreen desktop wallpapers. They..actually don't look that great blown up.. but if you put them on your desktop.. and then step back about 20 metres, it'll look awesome:)
Popular Australian radio (and the occasional television appearance) personalities Hamish and Andy get their hands on a Nerf Stampede ECS. Noone really cares when they get hit by a Nerf dart... or do they.. (this is a stream of ALL of their vids so it's likely by tomorrow this vid will be bumped down the list.. but it'll still be there)
Also a few vids after this one; there's also a vid on Hamish Blake getting the day off by using his Stampede ECS. (Thanks to "Anonymous" for this-I've either got an incredibly devoted single reader, or you're all a lil shy on leaving your names. Make it up, I don't mind, just give me something to call you by! "Night Hawk" works)
Video courtesy of Fox FM. (it keeps streaming so just kill it after the vid and reload your browser. Also.. excuse the advertising before the vid. Ugh!)
|"I ALWAYS use protection."|
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Sunday, October 17, 2010
|Leonardas was admittedly a tad underwhelmed by his new stonewall short sword.|
Actually, what was probably MORE overdue was a means to defend yourself from said thwacks..
Saturday, October 16, 2010
|I go to Toys R Us to buy darts, come out with a toddler's chainsaw..|
Yeah I know. I'm a dick. :P
Friday, October 15, 2010
|Ok..so if they're not "swords" what would we call them?:P|
|Barrel Break IX-2's round holder on a Barricade RV-10|
Thursday, October 14, 2010
The Barrel Break IX-2 in action. Please note the test darts I'm using are getting a lil' worn and not firing as far as they used to; fresh darts do much much better. But it gives you an idea of the firing mechanism anyway:)
|Oooh. Clear EBF belt. I see you..and your 24 other brothers..|
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
There's been quite a lot of buzz for the Air Zone Power Strike 48 for us at Urban Taggers; we heard it was going to be a beast, that it would be a Toys R Us exclusive and from the pics, thought it actually looked pretty cool; even from we who would normally not look a second glance at non Nerf gear.
It's noisy as fark though, and people reckon the Barricade RV-10 is bad...
(it's also got a fake trigger too? WTF?)
Nerf Mods and Reviews for the full post
|It's ALIVE!! Vulcan + Longshot + Deploy..|
|DO you think 'Hulk?' or perhaps.. 'Turtles: secret of the Ooze"|
I pose a question though.. Why does "sonic" translate to translucent green? (UPDATED: two more pics after the jump)
Monday, October 11, 2010
|"Barrel Break IX-2. To guard my precious assets"|
The Nerf N-Strike Barrel Break IX-2 is an upcoming (by Australian standards) blaster that fires two rounds between each load, either simultaneously or one after the other. It gets its design cues from a sawn off shotgun and is although we've only had it for a few months (our review here), it's already become a firm favourite amongst us at Urban Taggers. Soo what makes it so cool and why do we like it so much?
Saturday, October 9, 2010
So how noisy it the Barricade RV-10.. really? Hard to really tell from the videos, so I do a comparison with other motor driven devices.. :P (You can tell I have a really scientific mind and did AWESOME in highschool science..or not)
Friday, October 8, 2010
|Like the Barricade RV-10 NEEDS any more attention:)|
Our posts regarding the Barricade are the most viewed of all pages on Urban Taggers. Despite in depth reviews, people still are keen to know more and so I thought I'd write up a piece that goes up close and personal with the RV-10..
Thursday, October 7, 2010
|Whether you preferred Hicks' M41A rifle or Drake's M56A, its hard to not think "Nerf should make one of those.."|
|Gun Kata. Or.. possible two sticks of fairy floss.|
How cool is dual wielding? We're talking twin 6 guns in the wild wild west- two hand guns in any John Woo movie you can think of (including Appleseed!), and of course my all time fav, Sweet Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider games packing a pair of pistols will just does it for me every time. It's sort of the ultimate in any form of roleplaying (try it- hand a pair of toy pistols to any male and watch him go..) but while in movies this is always sooo cool.. in the world of Nerf this is not so easy. Nerf blasters require your other hand to cock the primer, so unless you've got them on a shoulder strap (in which case it's not REALLY dual wielding but using one after the other) or you're tying your trackie daks drawstring through your pair of Mavericks, you'd traditionally be out of luck. Till.. now:)
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
|Larry's downfall was using a "blaster" against a guy with a rocket launcher. A real rocket launcher.|
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
|In regards to the Nerf Warlock: Conan says "Yes"|
If they WERE available though... would you get them? From the whole roleplaying aspect.. have you ever had the desire to don a pair of furry undies and charge around the house screaming for the power of Greyskull? Swords may be very man-ly, but do they clash with your Stampede?:)
Monday, October 4, 2010
|Internals of a Longstrike CS-6. Courtesy of Modworks.blogspot.com|
While I have no confidence in my own ability to do such modifications.. I have to admit.. it was kinda cool:)
Sunday, October 3, 2010
|It's important to get in between the cracks.|
|Long + Thin vs Short and Thick..:P|
Sooo.. I was working on another "Ballistic" mask and left it on my balcony to dry, when a rather large magpie (an Australian native bird) decided to kick it around some..drag it along, and then push it over the edge into the neighbour's courtyard down stairs..May you get high on the paint fumes, bird!
Then again..I actually..don't mind it.You just can't GET that sort of customised distressed wear normally?!
|Two Alpha Troopers walk into a bag..|
This gave me the perfect excuse to pull another one out of its box.. In the interests of testing and research:)
Friday, October 1, 2010
|Hoping the gf doesn't realise the storage trunks are getting bigger..|
One day, when I actually own a real house, I'll have more space and can execute my mad crazy plans of developing a full rack/wall set up to house my Nerf blasters in all their glory. While I live in an inner city apartment though, space is a bit of a rare commodity and therefore I have to make do with the space I have.
SO I put it to you fellow Nerfers, how do you store your Nerf arsenal?
I don't normally deviate away from Super Soaker when it comes to water blasters, but I've been a fan of this Saturator line given it reminds me heavily of the old Entertech blasters of the 80's from Larami. Anyway, I noticed today they're becoming more available in more toy stores around the traps- to the point they're selling the spare clips packs for $9.95. Which is awesome:)