Perhaps this is to indicate the difference in performance between the blasters; like the blue/orange triggers on the dart tag line.
That sounds pretty likely - as an indicator for Hasbro's employees and other *secret* internal purposes. Checking the trigger is a lot easier than butterflying the shell and testing spring tension.
Do we know what causes the difference in performance between the US and Australian versions?
OHHH!! Pocket, I know! I think it's to tell the difference between the detuned versions and the 75ft versions. Now that leads to some thing else. Your Australian release Stockade held up to the other (US) blasters right? That means Nerf hasn't detuned the 15m version by a lot. THANK YOU HASBRO!!! :PPersonally,I think it's a good idea to have different trigger colours to indicate different version blasters. I like the orange tirggers though... oh well, guess I'll be painting my triggers orange!
Maybe the 15m versions = based on flat ranges, while the 75ft versions = based on angled ranges... so both are actually the same, just different range claim labels to satisfy the country regulations?
If so, then why would they have different triggers?
Didn't know where to post this but just saw 30 pack elite dart packets at Target (Western Sydney) for $8. No elite blasters on shelf but good sign that there close.
Also, it's worth mentioning that the units of distance are different. 15 is obviously less than 75, but if 15m is turned into feet, it's only ~50 vs 75. They make it sound really badly detuned, but it's not as bad as it might seem.
Pocket, may I ask where you got the Australian release Retaliator and Stockade?
Where did you get those?
Grey triggers? What the hell?!
Hey.... i noticed this on my Hailfire as well... It made me think 'look the Elite series has new triggers!'
This is very similar to when we brits finally got the new dart tag range. They all came with blue triggers.