Friday, July 12, 2013

io9: Nerf Zombie Strike full line up revealed for 2014. WOW.

Up until this point, Nerf's upcoming Zombie Strike line has been a little left field, coming out of nowhere and with little intel on what it is and how it'll line up alongside other Nerf gear. Out of the blue, pop culture and tech site io9 just got the mad exclusive to the official Zombie Strike press release, complete with what we love the most- details of NEW BLASTERS. 

It appears the new Zombie Strike line is going to be bringing a whole bunch of Nerf's lines together, with a series of very cool original gear that has foam dart blasters, vortex XLR disc firing blasters and even incorporating N-Force to the mix with a Zombie Strike sword! More details after the jump. (prices are US dollars)

(it's 4am here and I got woken up by my phone beeping with emails coming thru a plenty from readers, so thanks to all of you who sent in for the heads up- this is news worth waking up for!)

Nerf Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow

Protect your human allies with the ZOMBIE STRIKE CROSSFIRE bow, which brings iconic crossbow action to the NERF line for the first time in almost twenty years! Boasting 75 foot ELITE distance and authentic pull-back firing action, the CROSSFIRE bow is a great asset in the human zombie struggle. Crossbow comes complete with four NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE darts. ($19.99)


Nerf Zombie Strike Fusefire Blaster

Lesson one: the living dead don’t take naps. Be ready any time of day for a zombie attack with the ZOMBIE STRIKE FUSEFIRE blaster at your side. Firing glowing NERF VORTEX discs, this blaster features a continuous loading system for blasting zombies with a foam barrage. The curving and ricocheting discs allow zombie hunters to battle their undead opponents in an all new way. Blaster comes with five ZOMBIE STRIKE VORTEX discs and storage space for five additional discs. ($14.99)


Nerf Zombie Strike Sidestrike Blaster

The ZOMBIE STRIKE SIDESTRIKE blaster is the first NERF blaster with a holster for both dart and blaster storage, leaving hands free to carry supplies and post-apocalyptic gear. The quick-draw blaster possesses ELITE performance, firing ZOMBIE STRIKE darts up to 75 feet. The included holster is also compatible with the NERF FIRESTRIKE blaster, sold separately. Comes with six ZOMBIE STRIKE darts. ($14.99)

Nerf Zombie Strike Blade Toy

When it comes to hand to hand battle against zombies, losing is not an option. At 30” long, the durable foam ZOMBIE STRIKE BLADE sword is built to defend humanity at close range. ($12.99)


Nerf Zombie Strike Ripshot Blaster

Plan a sneak attack against zombie foes with the aid of the stealthy ZOMBIE STRIKE RIPSHOT disc blaster, featuring integrated three disc storage. Comes complete with three ZOMBIE STRIKE VORTEX discs. ($9.99)


Nerf Zombie Strike Ricochet Blaster

When it all comes down to one shot, make it count. The single shot ZOMBIE STRIKE RICOCHET disc blaster is the ultimate tool for mounting sneak attacks on the living dead. Pocket-sized but powerful, the RICOCHET blaster comes with two discs. ($7.99)

There will also be a Nerf Zombie Strike Target Set ($9.99), featuring a small blaster, three darts and a Zombie Strike target.

Awesome line, I love the new original designs and this is definitely a must have line for us here at UT, we are pretty excited! What about you, which ones stand out as the one(s) to get for you?

Prepare for a Nerf apocalypse with the new Zombie Strike line via io9

34 comments:

  1. Although I love that Nerf is coming out with a brand new line of guns for us to play with, I'm going to play devil's advocate for a second and say that a lot of these look like very uninspired recolors of already existing blasters.

    When I first saw the Sledgefire and the Hammershot I thought Nerf was going into some very risky but very amazing territory in regards to design. However, the Strike Blade and the Crossfire Bow (Daryl Dixon anyone?) look stunning. How they perform is a whole different story, though.

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  2. OH MAN! I WANT THAT CROSSBOW!!! I might hold out for the ZS line instead of the rest, with the exception of the Rapidstrike.

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  3. The Sledgfire and Hammershot are still gonna come out too right? Becasue those are the best, followed by the crossbow and the Sidestrike, IMO.

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  4. not many tactical rails on these new blasters.

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  5. Honestly, I'm feeling a bit disappointed. It seems that the Sledgefire (which looks awesome, by the way) is the only rifle type blaster in the series! I dunno, can you consider the Crossfire Bow a rifle? hmmph. In any case, I'm really looking forward to that Sledgefire. Is there an official release date? Thanks for the great update!

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    1. id call it a rifle.......because of the stock attatchment. paint up a raider or switch shot stock and your good to go!


      Ben,
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  6. I'm in heaven. So many pistols, so little money! I'm particularly interested in the Sidestrike- holster, you say? Also, it's been years since NERF has made a single-shot slide-action pistol.
    My only real qualm is the obscene number of Vortex blasters- a line I am not too fond of, as I am an accuracy freak.
    The Crossfire should replace ye olde Nite Finder as the most prevalent mod- put in some stronger string, maybe a new tension arm, and you've got a significant increase in distance. Or, just take off the tension arm entirely (if I think it works the way it does) and you've got Mr. Fredrickson's rifle-type blaster.
    Zombie-killing is all about style, and most of these blasters have that in spades.

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    1. Zombie killing is all about efficiency, survival, resource management, tactical thinking without real planning and precision.

      "Style" is the exact opposite of the things mentioned above. :)

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    2. Hey Pocket,
      Isn't this what comment moderation is for?

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  7. [Alex] Wow, the Crossfire crossbow just made my day D: that thing looks boss and as an added bonus it can take a shoulder stock attachment... Switchshot supersoaker shoulder stock anyone?

    Im also very keen on the Sidestrike... I was just playing with the Scout blasters with my brother yesterday, and we dreamt about if they made an elite version that shot further: its just such a comfortable and compact blaster and the sliding priming bar action makes it feel awesome to use... And that's where this Sidestrike comes in :D I'm stoked!

    On the other hand, I was hoping fod a winchester style rifle as previously rumored... But maybe that one will come later :p

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  8. Lol Original? Anybody else realized that half of these blasters should be in the Vortex Line by itself.

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    1. only the fuse fire the other 2 say zombiestrike not vortex

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    2. Yeah, but a majority of this lineup so far are blasters that shoot discs. I wonder what main series does that?

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  9. The Hammershot brings innovation with a new cocking mechanism. Aesthetics aside, the blaster is interesting.
    The Sledgefire was a bit of a let down, but I will not judge until I get my hands on it.
    The rest of the "new" blasters don't seem to offer this innovation, and are easily surpassed by other blasters, both in aesthetics and functionality.
    Nobody will use a single shot or 3 disc blaster effectively. It's simply impossible, when you have a 40 disc drum mag available with a similar product.

    Also, the colour scheme makes the blasters look cheap. Remind me a bit of 1970s kitchen sets. Particularly the Ricochet and the Crossfire. Some might disagree, but this is just the way I see it.
    The other blasters actually have interesting designs, despite the ugly colours.

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  10. Just wondering- what do you all think about the Sledgefire's firing/priming capabilities? Will it have a single shot function like the rough cut, or will it be limited to always shooting three darts at a time. On that note, the Sledgefire looks like a great candidate for some grenade launcher mods! Only time will tell, but it looks to me that with a wee bit of tinkering, the Crossfire could be equipped with the slide from, say, the Retaliator, or something. In any case, I'm pretty pumped for the Zombiestrike blasters to hit shelves! Cheers!

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  11. Thematically these have a very 'tacked on' feel.

    The Crossfire and Sidestrike obviously would have been released in the Elite line, they even have the Elite logo molded on the grip. They're also basically new versions of the beloved Nerf Action Crossbow and the Unity System Scout.

    The Vortex blasters obviously are disc counterparts to already existing dart blasters which would have surely been released in its own main Vortex line. Fusefire is the customary dedicated glow blaster (lumitron is just a praxis after all), Ripshot seems like a Proton replacement for the Nitefinder spot seeing as it has the ubiquitous front ammo storage, and the Ricochet is the customary pocket blaster like your Jolt/Triad/Reflex.

    The only "true" Zombiestrike blasters are the first two reveals, Hammershot and Sledgefire which most likely is the case why they were the first to show up in the first place. Hasbro prolly just saw the popularity of HVZ and zombies in general so they threw in the others in the mix to achieve the illusion of line diversity.

    IMO I wouldve wanted the Crossbow and Sledgefire in Elite colors or at least the White color schemes we all love. Not a fan of Vortex green at all.

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  12. Correction, Crossbow and Sidestrike in Elite colors, not Sledgefire.

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  13. a collection without a shotgun? Can you really call that a proper zombie lineup?

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    1. I believe the Sledgefire is the most shotgun like blaster Nerf has ever made....

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  14. 8 guns altogether. i will be getting the sidestrike crossfire bow & fusefire, hopefully

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  15. I totally love the crossbow, other than the "putrid green". Nothing a little paint won't fix.

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  16. ^The Sledgefire is a shotgun. It has shells and shoots multiple darts.
    Hopefully the shelld will be avalible in refill packs and possibly have other blasters use them.

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  17. Hmmm, the idea of Nerf shells seems very interesting. I'm wondering if the Vortex Ammo Belt Kit could be modified to hold extra shells. Just a thought.

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  18. The crossbow is half of a Roughcut, look closely at the front!

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    1. what? looks nothing like a roughcut.

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    2. The crossbow has 4 circular holes in the front, in the same fashion as the roughcut has 2x4. I'm thinking it has the same internals as one side of a roughcut, and fires the same as well.

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  19. I hope they do a longshot repaint and maybe a recon repaint as well.

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  20. Personally, I absolutely LURVE all of the blasters up there. Specially the crossbow <3...

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  21. the crossbow looks so badass but a little overpriced hopefully it will be cheaper here in the uk?????

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  22. IMO these new blasters aren't very zombielike :/ they just look like vortex and n strike repaints :(

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  23. I think the ripshot looks cool, other than it being a proton reshell, the holster pistol and I'm excited about the sledgefire (cool name and I love the idea of the shells) but everything else just doesn't look or sound cool enough to warrant the reshells and horriblr choice of green (if it were with a darker green then at least it could be passed offf as camo. I also dont know why crossbows are so sought after. Now I love real crossbows, but the applications of a real cross bow are silence (blaster wont be), accuracy (blaster wont be any more than others) and retrievable ammo which all nerf guns are. This year ill be getting like 4 of the 12 new blasters and after that it's all about Tek Recon for me

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  24. The crossbow is awesome. Iv'e been trying to get that vintage crossbow on ebay but there are none. This could be my chance to get my hands on a good crossbow ;) the sidestike is a zombie nite finder, i think... all the new nerf guns seem to be elite versions of there predecessors, which i am not amused by. I would like to see an original... and the hammershot looks pretty original. Very nice post. :)

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  25. The crossfire was the name of an old dart tag pistol, I think. The only ones i'm getting here are the crossfire, the hammershot, and the slegefire, because there originals, not just spun off a N-strike or Vortex gun.

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