New Line of Mattel Blasters
Posted 09 April 2014 - 06:13 PM
Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:35 PM
As for the darts, I straight up LOVE the work they put into them. The "gummy" looking heads are really intriguing, and almost innovative touch on such a widely used dart head type, the "suction cup." That, and the "crinkly fry" front end, allowing for the foam to actually absorb the impact of the dart better, making it most undoubtedly last longer, is appealing.
As far as the downsides I see, most come from a madder's/ general nerf enthusiasts' perspective (which should also be taken into account by Mattel). The firing function of the blasters' push and pull to shoot design is kind of turning me off. Compared to a trigger, it loses lots of accuracy (which is obvious to all of us). It's a shame that EVERY blaster in this line has the same firing mechanism. Then there's the really cool darts, which when lost, probably cost a hella ton to buy more if Mattel ends up doing refill packs. I just hope regular darts will fit, unlike certain other blasters brands.
Overall, I feel like it's a great start for a company that has rarely touched this market, and a very widely monopolized one at that. They are trying something different, in terms of materials for darts and style. Maybe in their next line launch (if this one ends up doing well in terms of sales), that they'd conform more to what is successful in other brands lines. Only time will tell, since none of us have actually had our hands on one of their blasters as of yet.
Posted 16 April 2014 - 09:01 PM
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