Saturday 26 January 2013

2013 Dart Tag Stinger - Review

With all of the buzz going on around the new 2013 Elite blasters, it can be easy to forget the other ranges of blasters that Hasbro produce under the Nerf brand. The Dart Tag line has largely been overshaddowed in the last couple of years by the release of the Elite range and there hasn't been a new Dart Tag blaster since the Snapfire 8 was released in 2012.

I managed to get my hands on the newest member to the Dart Tag family, The Dart Tag Target Tag set.

Dart Tag Target Tag Set

The 2013 UK Toy Fair - Wow Stuff

Combat Creatures - Attacknids

The lovely chaps at 'Wow Stuff' were very excited to show us these super cool little robots. I saw them advertised over Christmas but the TV advert failed to convey their sheer awesomeness.

The Standard Model Attacknid

Friday 25 January 2013

The 2013 UK Toy Fair - Zing Toys

Other companies cannot compete with Nerf and so it would seem that they are going in a completely different direction. It's easy to forget that 'Its Nerf or Nothin!' is a company slogan. Not words to live by. If you do look elsewhere, you may find many pleasant surprises.

Thursday 24 January 2013

The 2013 UK Toy Fair

Yesterday was a busy day for the UK Nerf team as we met up with some friends and took on the UK Toy Fair at Olympia. Hundreds of toy manufacturers were there showing off the exciting new releases that are poised to hit the shelves this year.

MerryUnBirthday, Nerfshack and Mrs Nerfshack meet Optimus Prime.

Saturday 19 January 2013

Elite Alpha Trooper - It's Real!

Spotted in the new Spring/Summer copy of the 'Argos' catalogue by one of our eagle eyed followers, the Elite Alpha Trooper will be available from March.

Personally, I'm very excited about this one. The Alpha Trooper was one of my favourite blasters and now we can expect one with Elite Ranges.

I've also noticed a new Dart Tag blaster in the catalogue as well. The Dart Tag Stinger appears to be similar to the old Stimger from 1996?

I don't know anything more than this one picture but it looks to be a single shot blaster very similar to the original.

Very cool!

Friday 18 January 2013

The Toy Fair - 4 Days to Go

The 2013 Toy Fair is fast approaching and the UK Nerf team will be covering the action.

Not only will we be looking out for any new releases for 2013, but we will also be talking to Hasbro about the Nerf line. We are going to try to get answers to few of the rumours that have been circulating over the years, as well as try to find out what Hasbro has in store for the future. If there is any exciting news, you'll read it here,

We have also set up a meeting with a secret mystery guest. I'm not going to give too much away but his company will be bringing us some amazing nerf related products this year

Stay tuned, Stay informed.

Thursday 17 January 2013

UK Nerf Goes Social

You'll be glad to hear that Britain's favourite nerf blog has finally embrased social media.

You can now follow us via our new Facebook page by following this link.

Click 'Like' and get the latest nerf news sent straight to your news feed.

Saturday 12 January 2013

When Nerf Meets LARP

It has recently been brought to my attention that some nerfers larp, and some larpers nerf, but there are also those that combine the two to create a great deal of nerfy larpyness. This is of great interest to me. I enjoy running around with nerf blasters, but I've never done it in character and with a greater purpose in mind. For some people, this is what they call 'Saturday'.

Friday 11 January 2013

Nerf Build-A-Blaster 'modding' game

Picture the scene.

It's cold, it's raining, you're at work/school and you're bored. "If only I could modify a blaster" I hear you say.

Well, with this great little game from Hasbro, you can make the most awesom-ist blaster you have ever seen without even raising a screwdriver.



Build-A-Blaster is a simple game whereby you can build your own 'Frankenstein' blaster from parts of other favourites from the N-Strike, Elite, Vortex and Dart Tag lines.

Have a go yourself and see what you can come up with.

Burntcustard made one as well!..

Tuesday 8 January 2013

New Author - MerryUnBirthday

After sending us several reviews, we are pleased to announce that MerryUnBirthday will now be a perminent author for UK Nerf.

We hope to see many more of his witty reviews and his unique look at Nerf blasters.

If you'd like to see your article published, go to the Submittions page and follow the information there.

Sunday 6 January 2013

Elite Firestrike - UK Review

MerryUnBirthday is back again with his review of the Nerf N-Strike Elite Firestrike. I apologise on his behalf if he sneezes on you.

Friday 4 January 2013

Nerf Dart Tag Speedload 6, Why it's Good.

Admit it. You'd forgotten about the Dart Tag line hadn't you? I can't blame you. In the midst of 'Elite Fever' it's easy to forget about these highly specialised blasters. The range never really caught on due to the blasters poor performance and generally unweildy nature. They didn't perform as poorly or come as unweildy as the Speedload 6. It looks like a pistol but weighs the same as a small moon.


Almost everyone hates the Speedload 6 so imagine my surprise when I find someone who loves it. I just had to ask him to review it. I wanted to know what he saw that I had missed.

Thursday 3 January 2013

Nerf Elite Alpha Trooper?

Could it really be?

One of the Nerf community's favourite blasters getting the Elite treatment?