Friday, January 6, 2012

Nerf "Light It Up" series officially announced


Well it's now official- Nerf finally announced their "Light it Up" series of blasters for an official 3-3-12 release on their Facebook page: the Rayven CS-18 and the Vortex Lumitron. They both sport the same colour schemes, only as we've discussed earlier- one's an N-Strike blaster and one's a Vortex blaster. Once again there are some odd production decisions here; the Rayven is a completely new design blaster, whereas the Lumitron essentially looks like a Praxis repaint, sans stock.  

Still, the bonus is they'll be coming with the 'firefly tech' clips which have a built in blue LED that charges the new glow in the dark streamlines/xlr discs. They are interchangable so once you pick this blaster up, the clips can be used on all of your other N-Strike or Vortex blasters. Be interesting to see if they'll release the clips separately but I'd suggest no...

Rayven's have already been spotted in various locations around the US, so I'd suggest the Lumitron is going to be available pretty soon. The trend is normally blasters do come out before the official release date.. somewhere:)


34 comments:

  1. I'm partially annoyed about a few things, even though I do admit that I like the Firefly Tech and this whole concept in general. What I don't like is that the Rayven is already becoming readily available over two months before the big "launch date" and that the Lumitron is nothing more but a recolored Praxis missing it's stock but hasn't hit shelves. So the blaster that should've carried more hype with it, the Rayven (being new and all) is already out and the blaster that's just a redo of something we already have gets to wait around for this release date that essentially means nothing now.

    It's a good thing Nerf has a good following or else this marketing ploy of their "release date" would surely flop.

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  2. With Nerf's reputation for release dates, I've noticed the blasters might come out before the release dates come out...
    CrazyCon

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  3. So ticked about the Lumitron. The idea of glow-in-the-dark discs is really cool, since they'd have more surface area to make glow, but they just had to make it a FREAKING REPAINT of a gun people already have!

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  4. At this point in time we're not sure the Lumitron IS a definite Praxis repaint so I don't want to be too presumptuous, I'm just going off the pictures so far.

    It's not unlikely that it is similar though- it'd be in the same vain as the Super Soaker Thunderstorm and Lightning storm- same gun, just different accessories.

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  5. Perhaps this is just because I don't own a Praxis, but frankly, the only thing that bugs ME is the lack of a stock on the Lumitron.

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  6. HHHMMM.... i wonder if "Light It Up" will be the new gear up series, i hope we have both, because i wish they would make something better

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  7. Perhaps the Lumitron is a slamfire Praxis? I'm not holding my breath though..

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  8. rolley,


    I think the praxis does have slam fire.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6DZkrKKcNg

    Well, its not really slam fire, but....


    Oh Yeah

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  9. I do believe the release date only applies to the Lumitron.
    "the Vortex Lumitron blaster, hitting shelves on 3.3.12,"

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    1. I agree... And you just proved almost everybody wrong!

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  10. The Lumitron is just more proof that Hasbro does not give a fuck.

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  11. I don't see any problem in a few rayvens getting snuck out before the release date. it gives them a little moer value for the moment. I can always wait for a gun repaint though so it's not like it's necessary to pre-release any of those i'd say. I've been searching all the stores around here though since early december and have yet to find a Rayven XD they evade me.

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  12. will they be out in the same day in the uk

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  13. I Have already seen the Rayven at my local Target and I'm pretty sure it was $29.99

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  14. Where, exactly, are you? I need to know since I intend to obtain one ASAP.

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  15. Im still stoked about the rayven esp if its $30 ^ I have a feeling they're gonna be more at places like toysrus tho. modding potential seems limited as well. The lumitron is def just a repaint w a larger clip(20).I would love another moderately priced non-battery powered vortex blaster besides from a glow in the dark repaint

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  16. Really Nerf, "Light It Up", thats just sad

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  17. i just bought a rayven for 29.99 at target

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  18. i got the rayven from target for 29.99 and its by far the best fly wheel based blaster ive seen

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  19. Anon, is it much better than "Clear the Way"?

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  20. Do you know if the batteries are carried in the clip or the gun?

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    1. I NEED TO KNOW!

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    2. both

      4 in the gun, 3 in the clip

      both aa

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    3. Thanks! what about in the lumitron?

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  21. From what i've seen of the Ryvan, both, theres a 4xAA battery compartment on the gun to power the flywheels and a 3xAAA set on the clip to charge the Darts.

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  22. @Anon Both
    Rayvens sighted at the Target on 12th street in Chicago

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  23. Just thought I'd post these links for reference.
    Lumitron =
    http://www.hasbro.com/shop/details.cfm?R=AEFD9D78-5056-900B-106C-21625CE3F144:en_US
    Rayven =
    http://www.hasbro.com/shop/browse//_/Ntt-Rayven?Ntk=All&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial
    CrazyCon

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  24. The lumitron and glow discs refill packs have started to come up on walmart wedsite. They have been on the shelves in my local walmart for a weeek know. I HAVE one.

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    1. Is it good? Is it a Praxis repaint?
      CrazyCon

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  25. just got a lumitron, rayven, and a speed swarm at my target

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  26. Pocket,
    I have a Longshot, Longstrike, MagStrike, Maverick, Quick 16, Speedload 6, Barrel Break and a Firefly. What blaster/accessory do you recommend to add to my arsenal?
    Thanks

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  27. I picked one up for 29.99 at Target in LA. Last one there, too. Last anon, there are three AAs in the clip and 4 in the gun itself. Still, I'm surprised by how lightweight it is.

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