I was pretty impressed on my travels to manage to pick up some Nerf Vortex blasters from Nashville of all places; I mailed it to myself so that I'd not have to cart them around and have them waiting for me when I got home. Ironically, I didn't probably need to do that (and probably got shafted a lil with shipping) as sure enough, the full Vortex range has been popping up all over the shop all over Australia. I've been receiving emails and reports of them appearing in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra- originally rather sporadically but then more and more sightings had me rather sheepish that I just went to such lengths to import 'em from the US!
A stroll today in my local Westfield in Belconnen, Canberra had me very impressed with the availability. Target, Toys R Us and KMart all stocked the full line up, with Target proving to be the cheapest, but either way all three stores had the Nitron for 79.95- cheaper than the RRP I've seen advertised elsewhere. Reports of them also appearing in Big W's and Toyworlds mean it's a clean sweep that we're not only getting the full line up, but we're getting them in bulk and getting them early! (Big W has the Nitron for 70 atm)
It's quite an amazing time for Nerf in Australia- Sure we missed out on Dart Tag blasters, but to get such a good haul so early in the piece- 9-10-11 or not, no doubt these Vortex blasters are going to be doing Nerf some serious $$$!