Saturday, June 30, 2012

N-Strike Elite: Sighting!!

An anonymous contributor managed to find this Retaliator at a local Toys R Us in Duluth, GA.  Right now the "Buy one Get one 50% off" Sale is still going on too, so this fan really lucked out!  I've checked my local stores and haven't found any Elite Products accidentally stocked early like this lucky fan, but it's not uncommon for slip-ups like this to happen before the actual release.

For now I guess I'll have to keep using my Elite Longshot to hold me over.  With some folks reporting that the 75ft flat ranges aren't quite true, I'm kind of excited to see how my LS matches up to them.  That, and I'm itching to see if these Blue Darts have solved the problems streamlines have.

13 comments:

  1. Come on! That's like, a month early.

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  2. B-b-but.. I.. I thought.. NO! I WANT ONE!

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  3. Hehe, I just got some bday money for this XD

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  4. Typical, but awesome. (for the consumer)

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  5. What I'm wondering is how is the Retaliator four blasters?

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    1. Not much to wonder about. Here's your four blasters:
      Retaliator, no optional parts.
      Retaliator with stock, no barrel
      Retaliator with barrel, no stock
      Retaliator with barrel and stock.

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    2. This is 346 seeking Amnesty in exchange for your Nerf wisdom. Have you yourself gotten your mitts on any of these new exciting Elite blasters? I myself am tempted to call up my local Walmart and have them check their stock room for them, has that ever worked for you?

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    3. I haven't gotten any yet. You'd see pictures/a review of them on here if I did! I've never called up Wal-Mart (or any other retailer for that matter) to check for stock. Well, I take that back. I did once or twice awhile ago, but the folks who work there are generally uneducated and don't know what they have.

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  6. They showed up in toysrus in Ventura, ca. I didn't get them because the darts are the only thing that interest me. They had 2 rampage and 2 retaliator $34.99 & $29.99 respectfully. Also the scanner didn't ring up as buy one get 2nd 50% off but I guess you could argue them as being part of promotion. They're out if you can find them

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    1. Nothing around here yet. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled. I'm surprised I haven't seen the kind of promotion for these like we saw for the Vortex lineup.

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  7. 346 back again, just got one off of the Toys R Us website, I reccomend you do the same Zooks, before they sell out and your best pal 346 has one before you do.

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  8. Rogue got a press kit with the Retaliator and did range tests, PTG it was hitting 55-60 which ain't bad for a stock blaster, hell the Recon 1.0 could hit that with a good angle and wind. He did an ATG test, and that hit the mystical 75 feet the box proclaims. So the 75 are plausible, but like all box claims, it is an angled shot.

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  9. I heard form Bobololo that the new darts have the same problem. If I were you Mike I'd go by myself some hotglue to mod some of those elite darts.

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