Ever since the Spectre was released at the end of last year, it has proven to be somewhat elusive from shelves in the UK. It was only ever available from ASDA but shortly after Christmas stocks were depleted. After a bit of investigation it turned out that Hasbro never officially released the Spectre in the UK. It seemed that ASDA had secured stock outside of the UK for sale in it's stores. It was obviously a line that they stocked just for Christmas, why else would it have disappeared from the shelves in January?
Since then, the Spectre has been something of a rarity fetching prices of upwards of £35 on eBay. As much as I like them and as desperately As I wanted one, I wasn't going to pay that, not for a £13.99 blaster that is still in production.
Imagine my surprise, joy and excitement when I discovered that they were in the shops again for this Christmas season. Smyths Toys are the guys who will be taking our money for the Spectre this year. At £24.99, Smyths are selling them for nearly double what ASDA did, but still none to shabby a price for such an awesome blaster.
Details on the Nerf Spectre REV-5 can be found here from a previous post.
If you missed it the first time, grab one soon as there is no guarantee that the Spectre is here to stay.