Monday, February 3, 2014

Centurion Abandoned?

If all these signs are true, then Nerf has actually flip-flopped on the N-Strike Elite MEGA Centurion in less than a year.  A quick look at the trademark information regarding "Centurion" is just another piece to the puzzle with the information released earlier indicating that this blaster is going the way of the Dodo.

Abandonment Notice! On Thursday, January 23, 2014, status on the CENTURION trademark changed to ABANDONED - AFTER PUBLICATIONApply Now for this name starting at $159!
CAUTION: Although federal registration for this particular filing is inactive, the mark may still enjoy common law rights, or may have been applied for again in a separate application. Further research may be warranted to determine where this mark is truly abandoned in commerce.
Status Update! On Thursday, January 23, 2014, status on the CENTURION trademark changed to ABANDONED - AFTER PUBLICATION.
On Thursday, July 25, 2013, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for CENTURION by Hasbro, Inc., Pawtucket, RI 02861. The USPTO has given the CENTURION trademark serial number of 86019442. The current federal status of this trademark filing is ABANDONED - AFTER PUBLICATION. The correspondent listed for CENTURION is HASBRO, INC.of HASBRO, INC., 1027 NEWPORT AVE, PAWTUCKET, RI 02861-2500 . The CENTURION trademark is filed in the category of Toys and Sporting Goods Products . The description provided to the USPTO for CENTURION is Toy dart shooters and foam toy darts for use therewith.
Additionally, using that same Trademark site, we might have a clue (literally) about another new lineup for Nerf called "Secrets & Spies". It's listed as "Toy sporting equipment, namely, toy dart shooters and toy darts for use therewith, toy ball shooters and toy balls for use therewith; toy crossbows and toy arrows for use therewith."  You read that right.  Crossbows with arrows (unlike the ZombieStrike Crossfire Bow) and Ball Shooters as part of a secret agent-type lineup for Nerf are potentially in the works.

Fun fun fun!!  Just two years after Nerf made "Universal Ammo" with the Elite Dart their thing, we've now potentially got two more kinds of ammo to rekindle with the brand.  What are your thoughts on this new info?


  1. I'm going to pick up a pair of Centurions for future projects while I still can, such though they might.

  2. Charming, still unknown why Nerf didnt act like the U.S. army and just refurbish the Centurion like a M16

  3. It would be unfortunate if Hasbro did can the Centy after what I've just done to one ;)