Tuesday 14 October 2014

Elite Longshot Hits Shelves

At least, that's what I thought at first.

I hadn't been to my local Toys 'R' Us in a while so Christmas shopping seemed like a good excuse to go back. Browsing through the usual NERF goodies, I happened across a Longshot and almost had a heart attack.

It's nothing new to see a Longshot CS-6 in the UK, they have always been available here as an exclusive to TRU but this is the first time I had seen one in a shiny new box. Sadly it's just a bit of re-branding, bringing the box design of the Longshot into line with the look and feel of the Elite range. Although the N-Strike logo is clearly shown, I can't help but feel this is a subtle move to 'fool' consumers into thinking it's the same as the rest.

The only thing that is different is that this package comes with 6x Elite darts. Same old clips, same old blaster(s).

Personally, I love the graphic advertising the range. 10m, like it's something to brag about!

Well, it's not the amazing find I initially thought it was, but at the very least it means that the Longshot will be sticking around for a while.