Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Red Stryfe Spotted

Blurry Photographic Evidence!
Just like a Loch Ness Sighting!
It's always nice to wake up to some nice Nerf News I can sink my teeth into.  The detectives over at Southern Brisbane Nerf Club (SBNC) have discovered a Red-colored N-Strike Elite Stryfe.  In keeping with my tradition of trying to pour cold water on all our hopes and dreams, I'd like to point out one possible issue with this sighting that I would love nothing more than to be proven wrong on.  Nevertheless, I'm still going to point it out.

Where's the orange?  If this Stryfe is anything like the N-Strike "Red Strike" series that was A: a Wal-Mart Exclusive years ago and B: a highly sought-after color scheme from Nerf, it'd have some orange bits to it.  The photo above, edited and flipped by SBNC, was taken with a White Rough Cut (which has been confirmed for a Target Exclusive).  I'm assuming that the details on the Rough Cut are orange, like in other photos.  In this comparison picture, it's a little tough to tell the difference between the orange markings on the Rough Cut and the "Red" that's on the Stryfe.

Since we have confirmed photos of the Rough Cut's orange coloration... this leaves us with a few options to pull from what little evidence we have of this Stryfe.  It could be that the entire blaster is actually orange and that the photo just doesn't reflect this well.  It could be that the entire blaster is actually red, including triggers... which would be a first for Nerf.  Or... because we can't quite tell anything other than this blaster is covered in red... that it's a phony.  Since this photo is taken next to a legitimate confirmed blaster, I'm going to go ahead and rule that possibility (mostly) out.

What do you guys think?  Info to pull from this photo makes it tough to come up with any solid solutions.  Either a new/better photo needs to surface, or we risk swimming in speculation land for all eternity.  ...Minus the "for all eternity" bit.

9 comments:

  1. Looks like an OrangestrykeStryfe to me. Will buy.

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  2. Maybe a contiuation of the target exclusive roughcut line. Have to admit that Stryfe plus the target exclusive roughcut would make for a nice please officer doofy don't shoot me masterkey.

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  3. Problem: the barrel is not orange on the Stryfe. It always is on a Nerf blaster. However, the Rough Cut's looks to be orange.

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  4. It's probably vibrant red plastic. The photo quality is definitely garbage. All of the orange pieces from the roughcut vary from bright orange to deep red.

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  5. While these recolors look cool, my initial reaction to this was still:
    "ARGHHHHH!!!!!! MORE RECOLORS??!??!??!?!??!??!

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  6. Well considering the shots were taken with some sort of toaster, you can't really tell if it's red or orange.

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  7. If it's not fake, maybe the picture quality is just so low that you can't distinguish between the orange and the red. You can barely tell the difference between the orange and red on the roughcut as is.

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  8. haven't gotten either yet... now I know why.

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