Nerf N-Strike Elite RapidStrike CS-18 – A Lump Of Plastic Ace’ness

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Nerfs new Nerf Elite Rapidstrike, is heavily featured on the Top Toys For Christmas 2013 lists. In fact a Nerf gun, or is the Politically Correct term Blaster? has featured on “those” lists for years.

I know “Guns” are bad and they are bad for kids to get into them, but you know what. If you don’t want your children to play with Guns, then chances are they will. Its the law of Sod in motion and there is nothing you can do about it… full stop.

We tried to stop our son getting into guns. We live in a veritable Hobbiton in England and I can’t even remember the last gun I saw in real life, it was probably in London or some other evil place (:P) but my point is real guns don’t feature in our children’s lives much. That is until they discover TV and thats when all your good work at shielding them from Guns goes to pop.

They see evil adverts and start wanting products like this new Nerf Elite Rapidstrike that they see every fifteen minutes in a bright and mesmerizing advertisement. Yes they glorify what in actual in reality is a fairly horrific thing, the gun.

But come on though people, you have to admit it, when you see a Nerf Blaster lying around, even if you are the most staunch anti-gun advocate, you just can’t help feel the itch, to pick it up and fire of a few darts.

Come on be honest you can’t can you?

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This is why Nerf are on to a good thing.They have utterly cornered the market in Bright, Loud, Blaster Guns that fire fiendishly squidgy, but sometimes stingy darts, they are cool and fun products that almost anyone can pick up and click the trigger.

Nerf N-Strike Elite RapidStrike CS-18 Happy UserI mean seriously how happy does this young chap look to be proudly holding his Nerf N-Strike Elite RapidStrike CS-18. Makes your finger itch doesn’t it, you wanna go don’t you?

We both know well and truly that this lad is an actor, paid to look uber happy about his new lump of colourful tactical plastic, but we also both know that actually this is a fair representation of how happy we erm I mean our children…. will look when they get to grasp the handle of this beast.

Yes if it was black and in the hands of some super soldier who had just jumped through your patio doors, you would no doubt be reaching for the underwear drawer. Paint it bright orange and blue and it becomes a little less threatening, I say a little less, you need to be weary, in the right hands a Nerf Blaster like this Nerf N-Strike Elite RapidStrike CS-18 can be a deadly tool only beaten by the humble old elastic band.

You know this to be true.

When you are pinned down under heavy dart power, with only the opportunity of getting behind the sofa to stop the onslaught then you are going to be wondering why you didn’t get two of these things if only so you can teach you children who is really the boss!

So the Nerf N-Strike Elite RapidStrike CS-18 fires loads of darts, you will need more, you will always need more darts and I imagine you will need batteries as well. But that means that if its got batteries this Nerf N-Strike Elite RapidStrike CS-18 is going to be super fast loading and great fun for all the family, even you!



LEGO Loving father of two Simon, loves his family, playing, eating well and learning about new cool stuff. He very much like to help others and getting to play with toys with his kids while helping you find ace toys is a massive bonus! Check him out all around the tinterwebs on or Facebook or Twitter.