The Nerf Demolisher is a brand-new release from the Hasbro company’s time-tested line of Nerf Blaster products. This semi-auto is a two-handed gun with the colour and style quality that these models are known for, along with brand-new features that will make this one of the most popular toys this Christmas.
Firmer, Faster Ammunition
One of the centrepieces of the Nerf Demolisher’s design is a double-barrel system with a dart clip at the top, and another barrel for shooting a new type of missile ammunition on the bottom. This ground-breaking design is getting a lot of attention from early adopters as the toy emerges on the market this year.
The missile darts for this unit are larger than the typical Nerf blaster darts. They are a bit more durable, and less prone to bending or breaking. They also require a good deal of power to launch, which is why the Nerf Demolisher uses a battery-powered flywheel system and takes several AA size batteries. The electronics under the hood add to the functionality of the Demolisher, as contrasted with older models that only shot the traditional small darts.
The dual-use feature makes this model a little front-heavy and requires some support toward the front of the barrels. When the larger missile darts are not in use, one of them can be kept in a stock basket behind the trigger. However, the larger missile barrel shooter is not detachable from the gun, and adds a lot of bulk for shooters to handle. The new missiles are less vulnerable to heavy wear or some kinds of jamming, because this model simply offers more choice in terms of ammunition.
Another selling point for the Nerf Demolisher is the extended firing range. Field tests have shown that darts fired by the Nerf Demolisher can travel up to 25 meters, where earlier designs have a maximum range of around 15 meters. However, range is different according to various factors, such as trajectory and wind conditions. Hasbro has put a clarification on the box saying 25 meters is the maximum possible range, but not every shot will attain this kind of distance. Weather conditions aside, like other types of Nerf guns, this model is not immune to jamming.
Dart Clip Design
For firing the normal sized darts used in older versions of Nerf Blasters, the Nerf Demolisher also includes a banana clip, the first of its kind, to hold 10 individual darts. The rate of fire is satisfactory, and the ability to hold more ammunition is another perk of this model. However, with the missile system already making it oversized, the banana clip also takes up a lot of space near the shoulder.
The Nerf Demolisher is also compatible with many accessories made for other Nerf Blaster models. Buyers can get items like extended barrels or customized stocks, along with sights and scopes for shooting accuracy. With this mix-and-match kind of playability, longtime fans can add the new gun to their arsenal without buying a range of new accessories.
The Big Gun
The new missile system adds considerably to the size of the gun. The Nerf Demolisher is probably Hasbro’s answer to requests for a Nerf Blaster utilizing a grenade or missile launching system. The battery-powered flywheel system also adds to the weight. This Nerf Demolisher model is not as easy for a younger player to start off with, but more impressive to someone who’s already fired other models in the Nerf Blaster line, and is ready for something bigger and high-performance.
The Nerf Demolisher ships with 10 regular darts and 2 missile darts. Batteries for the toy are not included. This model provides a more diverse type of play. It promises to be a favourite in local shopping centres as mums and dads look for what to get their young target hunters this season.