Nerf N-Strike Elite Rhino-Fire formally announced!
Thanks to a leak from Amazon, Spain, Hasbro is now officially announcing the existence and availability of the all-new Nerf N-Strike Elite Rhino-Fire. The official press release, pricing, availability, blaster details, and a new, high-res photo are all here!
Without further delay, here is the official press release for the Nerf N-Strike Elite Rhino-Fire, which is believed to be the “ultimate holiday blaster” we’ve been hearing about:
NERF N-STRIKE ELITE RHINO-FIRE Blaster
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $99.99/Available: Fall 14)
Dominate the competition with the biggest, baddest NERF blaster yet! The N-STRIKE ELITE RHINO-FIRE blaster is the first fully automatic NERF blaster featuring rapid-fire, double barrel blasting, an amazing 50 dart capacity and two N-STRIKE ELITE dart drums, turning ordinary battles into extraordinary ones. The epic RHINO-FIRE blaster sends darts soaring impressive ELITE distances of up to 90 feet, and features both a front handle for mobility and tripod to ensure awesome accuracy. Includes 50 N-STRIKE ELITE darts. Six “D” batteries required, not included. Available exclusively at Walmart.
This is not in the press release, but we are also being told by Hasbro PR that although this will be available exclusively in the US at Walmart, international availability is currently TBD. In addition, Hasbro’s PR folks have confirmed, “the barrels alternate, and it is an electronic powered blaster… electronic meaning, electronic powered where you hold down a lever.” We have also confirmed that the blaster is indeed flywheel-based.
So what do you think? Will this make-up for the disappointments of some recent Nerf “flagship” products, or is it just icing on the cake on top of the recent excitement surrounding the Elite Demolisher and Zombie Strike Slingfire additions to the Nerf line-up? Is the $99.99 price-point a fair price for what looks to be this year’s largest Nerf blaster? Will the Six (6) “D” batteries make it too darn heavy to carry? What about the international availability question? Give us your opinion, and keep it here for all the latest announcements!