Yesterday I had the pleasure of having a go of this incredible new Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire blaster and all I can say is WOW!
Well alright I have a little more to say, than just WOW, but WOW certainly sums up this beast of a blaster, I thought the Nerf Stampede was a beast until I saw this thing!
The Hail-Fire is one of the new range of 2012 Dart Blasters from Nerf and is also on lots of the Top Toys For Christmas 2012 lists, and I'm not surprised as its great.
Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Price Comparison
For the first time Nerf have made a gun that holds a stonking 96-144 darts depending on the size of the clips you use with yours.
Each of your dart clips will stick into the carousel that you will fine underneath the Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire blaster and when you pull that trigger you will unleash a firestorm of darts!
With a normal pistol type trigger at the rear that will lure you into a faulse sense of security, you will think its light, but it really isn't so thankfully they added an extra hande up the front to you can hold it like a machine gun.
The distance it fires is great its as far as the older snipe nerf guns would shoot, 75ft, sadly I couldn't test this in the room I was in, but it got from one end to the other with a satisfying slap agains the walls!
You will need to load her up with four AA batteries, sadly these are not included so make sure you have some on hand, rechargable ones would be a good option with this as your children are going to burn through them almost as quicly as they will the darts.
Which brings me to...
How many darts you get with the Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster?
When you get your Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire blaster it will come with four clips (6 dart ones) and 24 darts, so there is no two ways about it you are going to need more darts.
Lucky they have made this easy for you with a special Nerf Hail-Fire Upgrade Kit, that will get you up to maximum fire capacity.
If you want to go mental and load up 100's of darts then you are going to need loads and loads of clips and bucket loads of darts to fill them, it will be totally worth it though!
I can definitely see Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire blaster being a big, big hit with boys this christmas, I know my son was very very very happy to play with it yesterday, at four though, he is a little young... isn't he?