Recently however, eagle-eye fans have noticed some of the Australian released grey trigger blasters are actually boasting "20m" labels on the packaging, making us wonder if something has changed?? Well I got the official word from Hasbro on this, and it sort of clarifies why this has occurred albeit raising new questions.. official word after the jump:)
|Original 15m label grey trigger..|
|Orange Trigger 20m label...|
"There has been no change to legislation or Nerf product.
"The reason for the change to packaging was back in mid 2012 product packaging needed to be designed and printed before the blasters were actually produced.
"At the time of printing we did not have testing distance reports on the entire ISO version Elite range but knew that 15 metres was a safe claim to launch with and that the blasters would outperform 15 metres.
"After the printing had commenced, we received all the distance results and it showed a distance of up to 20 metres could be achieved.
We have changed the packing claim to 20 metres for future production runs though it may take a few months to clear through the old 15 metre packaging first."
So there you have it. The interesting thing IS though, is anyone who's imported an orange trigger blaster (say Firestrike or Strong Arm) from overseas will attest to it being more powerful than the grey trigger domestic models due to the difference in spring. Yet now, both are still boasting "20m".
Or maybe it's ALL in our heads! What do you think? Can you feel the difference or are we just wanting to believe?:D