I personally am not very interested in electronic blasters. I think they are cool, and can be very fun to play with, but not that satisfying to work on. I think we have plenty of single shot direct plungers as well, so some weird cool new unique air blasters or some other different system would be very cool and interesting to work on.
This perfectly sums it up for me. However, I do like large electronic direct plunger blasters like the Stampede. I would really, really like to see Nerf turn back in the direction of air tank powered blasters. Some sort of semi-auto firing air blaster would be just incredible. It has been done before on the NIC, but the valves required to achieve full semi-auto are quite expensive to purchase, so it is not done often (excluding sceptors).
In addition to complex air/plunger firing systems, just simple, cheap air tank blasters would be a nice treat as well. Some simple air blasters like the at2k and Panther are so popular because they fetch great range, have high quality internals that don't break, and keep a low price tag. I would personally like to see some complex air blasters released, but with them some simple, cost effective air blasters as well.
One last thing: It seems to me as if the Raider stock is the most popular stock to use with blasters. However, it is not bundled with the Rampage and is no longer available. Would Hasbro ever consider making some sort of tactical bundle that came with the Raider stock, and various clip or drum sizes and hard to find tactical accessories? I couls see this becoming popular with general consumer Nerfers outside of the NIC as well.
I also think that bringing back vintage blasters is an absurd idea. they are vintage, so keep them vintage. There's no need for every single person on the NIC to have unlimited Crossbows at their disposal. I would also rather not see the Longshot again. Nerf hase been there and done that; the Retaliator, when properly brass breeched, gets close to the range of an Angel breeched longshot, if not more; stop being so butthurt and get over it fellas.
That's my two cents. However if February 9th is as good as you say it's going to be, I feel like all of this may be pointless as it may completely change out minds on some of the stuff we are wishing for.
Edited by ShaNayNay, 26 January 2013 - 12:41 AM.