How cool are rumours though?:) So let's begin with... the upcoming new Vortex Revonix360- we know it's coming.. but what with?
Something that’s been puzzling me for a bit that I thought I’d involve you all in discussion. Earlier in the year, we heard about the proposed new Vortex blaster- the Revonix360. It wasn’t from a leak or a rumour but from official sightings from the Toy fairs that made it to mainstream press and assumably Hasbro endorsed videos. It’s appeared on a few European websites for preorder, but most importantly, it’s got it’s own official looking box art style image. AND it’s even got an official press release already:
NERF VORTEX REVONIX360 Blaster
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 2013)
Amp up freestyle foam blasting performance with the NERF VORTEX REVONIX360 blaster which achieves the farthest VORTEX distance yet, up to 70 feet!
This disc blaster features new, awesome deco and has a revolving drum that rotates each time you fire the blaster. Plus, the SLAM FIRE Handle gives you total control over your rate of fire – blast a single shot or hold the trigger down and slide the handle repeatedly to unleash an unstoppable stream of discs.
Includes 30 multi-color XLR discs. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.
There’s no mention in any of the above intel that suggests it’s going to come with a stock.
But now there’s this image that's been circulated on the net that seems to show it with a pretty tough looking stock- an all new designed stock that looks quite at home with the new Revonix 360..
Which leads us to three possible outcomes (i'm sure there's more involving unicorns and aliens but for now..)
1) they changed their mind at the last minute and wanna provide a stock, but that’d be a huge amount of work, given chances are they’re already in production, boxed and ready to be distributed;
2) it was just a concept drawing that never should have seen the light of day but it somehow made it out into the interwebs or;
3) Nerf have realised there’s money to be made and are going to appease the fans finally and start selling stocks as optional accessories.
If you look at the new repaints of the Vortex gear, they're all now a more standardised white- which suggests this stock could be interchangeable..
|New Diatron has tribal tattoo style designs and more white|
|Original Diatron was more orange with striping|
We get all kinds of rumours and leads sent to us all the time; some are obviously dodgy (or even well done) home made paint jobs attempting to fool, some are just mis-communication and mix-ups in language translation, but sometimes... you just can't help but to not be excited:D It's because often these rumours make SENSE and we as fans WANT to believe them.
It takes us back to all of those other weird and wonderful rumours that never came about but seemed so official at the time. Remember this weird looking image of what appears to be a lower capacity sickly green Pyragon that never amounted to anything:
|I do kinda like the drum however.|
or the Rampage with shield and stock:
|I really wanted this shield.|
The much discussed but never seen Nitron with shield:
|Not sure this shield would serve much purpose, but a new accessory nonetheless!|
The best nerf rumour ever that never died but also never eventuated- the Stampede ECS-50 drum:
And my personal favourite- The whiteout Spectre REV-5: