WowWee Toys, the guys who first brought you the Robosapien into your homes are now going to release an all new light gun/laser tag system called 'Light Strike'. Due for an August 2011 launch, these new innovative blasters will be bringing back all of the things we've (we being me and a few mates of mine that are equally as old and nostalgic) grown to love with Laser Tag, while adding some pretty schmick updated features that Hasbro SHOULD have done with their Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX line. LOTS more after the jump.
|Pistol style Striker. Images courtesy of WowWee|
The Light Strike 'Strikers' are quite slim lined (they're compared to the Paperjamz style because they're quite decorative on the sides, but on their rim they're quite plain but it doesn't look like they're actually MADE of cardboard). Each blaster has a "colour ID" that allows you to customise your colour, depending on what team you're on, and you can have up to four teams playing at the same time, with no limit on the amount of players per each team. The game system is heavily customisable; you can adjust and set the blaster to perform the way you like it (mainly for things like handicaps and all against lesser skilled players).It also uses "touch tech" which is WowWee's name for biometric finger print identification. If it's just to activate the blaster that's pretty useless, but if it automatically customises the blaster to the feature set for that player.. that admittedly WOULD BE COOL.
|The Assault Striker. Images courtesy of Wow Wee|
|Image of the blaster designs.. if they all came out.. SIIIIIK|
|Enemy Scanner attaches to your Assault Striker|
|Refractor Launch System attaches to your Assault Striker|
|A scope that ACTUALLY gives you sniper abilities!|
For around 40 bucks a blaster, this is sounding pretty sweet indeed. For this level of customisation AND functionality, Light Strike is no doubt going to make Wow Wee a serious contender for the top Laser Tag system (well admittedly there's not a whole lot of competition!)
|Light Strike Targets.|
|Told you it'd come back..|