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#1 BJ Williams

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 12:16 AM

Im curious. Ive seen replacement packs featuring the old sonic darts (black with orange dart head) and I was wondering if Hasbro was ever gonna release packs with the newer looking darts like in the N-Strike Magstrike and the Vulcan. I know that there are Vulcan Refill Packs with them and even the new huge ammo boxes, but I was looking for something like the older sonic refills
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#2 Ambience 327

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 09:29 AM

I don't know whether they will release the new darts in 10-packs or not, but why would you want them to?

At my local Wal-Mart, you can buy the 10-packs for $4.00 each.
Also at Wal-Mart, you can buy a 25-pack (w/ free Vulcan chain -_-) for $8.00 each.

Compared to the 10-pack That's like getting 5 darts + the Vulcan Chain free.


At my local Target, you can buy the 100-packs (w/ Ammo Box) for $30.00

To get 100 darts from the 10-packs, you'd have to buy 10 packs. That's $40.00 - $10.00 more than the 100-pack (not to mention getting that wonderful, high quality Ammo Box free! </sarcasm>) It's even cheaper than buying the Vulcan Chain refills, at least as far as the darts themselves are concerned. 100 darts purchased that way would cost $32.00. Of course, if you have a Vulcan and want the extra chains, then the chain packs make more sense. (As you'd get four chains instead of one ammo box, for a total difference of only $2.00.)



So again I ask. Why would you want to buy them in 10-packs? If you are buying extra darts, that means that either your original darts are lost/broken/worn out, or you want more darts available so you don't run out as quickly during a war. In either case, a single 10-pack usually isn't going to be enough (if your darts are lost/broken/worn out - these probably will be eventually). As I've shown, for as little as $4.00 more, you can buy your darts much more cost-effectively than in the 10-packs.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 07:16 PM

So you want black darts with orange tips? I'm pretty sure that one of the ammo boxes I saw came with those instead of the orange darts w/ black tips. I've also seen people with vulcans that came with the black darts.

Edit: Wait, you already knew that. So...what exactly is the problem? Like Ambience said, the other packs are better deals for your dollars.

Edited by Captain, 19 February 2009 - 07:17 PM.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:44 PM

So you want black darts with orange tips? I'm pretty sure that one of the ammo boxes I saw came with those instead of the orange darts w/ black tips. I've also seen people with vulcans that came with the black darts.

Edit: Wait, you already knew that. So...what exactly is the problem? Like Ambience said, the other packs are better deals for your dollars.



Thanks for that Ambience. Captain, I was more referring to the newer orange darts with the black tip (like in the Vulcan and the N-Strike Magstrike). I often use the black with orange tipped sonic darts in my Mavericks
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:59 PM

You're welcome.

It's a great time to be a sonic micro fanatic. We use only stock darts in the wars we have at my church (for liability reasons), and I've found that the sonic micros work best in most of my blasters (all except the Longshot and the Recons of course). I tend to trim about 1/4" off of each one to reduce jams in the Mavericks, but otherwise they are perfect.

All of my current sonics are the old-style black foam, and I've noticed that they tend to degrade after a lot of use (the foam gets soft and they lose range). I've heard that the new orange foam sonics feel a bit more dense. Do you happen to know whether they last longer than the black foam sonics?
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:09 PM

You're welcome.

It's a great time to be a sonic micro fanatic. We use only stock darts in the wars we have at my church (for liability reasons), and I've found that the sonic micros work best in most of my blasters (all except the Longshot and the Recons of course). I tend to trim about 1/4" off of each one to reduce jams in the Mavericks, but otherwise they are perfect.

All of my current sonics are the old-style black foam, and I've noticed that they tend to degrade after a lot of use (the foam gets soft and they lose range). I've heard that the new orange foam sonics feel a bit more dense. Do you happen to know whether they last longer than the black foam sonics?



My orange sonics are off to a good start I will say that. I'll get back to you about the quality in about a month
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:51 PM

The black sonic darts with orange tips are garbage. The foam does not maintain rigidity and the heads do not stick well to the foam. I do not know about the new orange with black tip sonic darts because the N-strike Magstrike has not yet made it's way to canada and I have no use for a vulcan refill pack.
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 10:05 PM

I have to agree with Dude about those. It's off topic, but the black-foamed Hornet darts are absolute trash. They're already bent beyond firing.

The new orange ones = love. I don't own any right now, but I use them at my friends house, and can actually account for them going 5-6 feet further in my modded guns than stock Micro suctions. And the whistle is cool. The foam is sturdy also.

Just high-quality darts, I have to say. I did see a 10-pack of them at my TRU yesterday. Try there maybe?
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:40 AM

Dude13 - As I mentioned, I have noticed the foam in the black-foam sonics does wear out fairly quickly, but I've never had a single problem with the heads staying on. Perhaps you got a bad batch...?

islot - Sounds like your experience with the orange-foam sonics confirms what I've heard from other sources. If they increase ranges (vs. suction-tipped micros) as well as the old black-foam ones, but maintain their rigidity better, I'll be quite a happy camper when I get my hands on some of these. Now I just need to talk my wife into letting me get one of those 100-count ammo box packs.

Edited by Ambience 327, 23 February 2009 - 11:41 AM.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:59 AM

Trust me on this: Never shoot the black w/ orange sonics from a Titan, it shreds them, cool to see in front of you until the head hits you in a......sensitive place. It hurts. :lol: They work great in a brassed NF.


Islot: for once in your life, think about the following: 1, the fact that a cup is less aerodynamic than a hemisphere, and 2, the more aerodynamic something is, the less drag it has to deal with. All that means higher ranges.
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