Packaging suggests it "fires farther than ever" compared to the original.
The casing is the same as the original Sharpshot; what differs aesthetically is the use of blue rather than orange to differentiate it from the original blaster. I personally don't find the blue works AS well, but it's not a show stopper. Other that that, it's pretty much the same.
The Belt clip is a novel, if not rather useless idea so you can attach it to your pants and then quick release it with a pull. However, I found the plastic wasn't strong enough and often you yanked the whole clip off rather than it releasing. Also I've yet to see anyone feel comfortable with running while the Sharpshot bounces away and potentially can injure a fella:P
|Old vs new internals|
14 bucks at Target. Worth it? It's a single shot, so if you like the way the old Sharpshot felt, then sure pick one up because the updated spring definitely makes a difference. Personally, I still think you'd be fine with a cheaper and more powerful Nite Finder- but the Sharpshot DOES look cool.
What I like the most is it shows Nerf are considering more powerful springs.. interesting:)