Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 Blaster

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  • TTPM EDITOR'S REVIEW

    Overall Editor's Rating: 5 Stars

    What It Is
    Get ready for Nerf action like you’ve NEVER seen it before. This is Rival, a whole new system that uses foam balls rather than darts and features some of the most accurate shooting you’ve every seen in a blaster. This is the Apollo XV-700, a spring action blaster that shoots the ammo with amazing accuracy over long distances. The unique ammo cartridge slides into the handle. Pull back, aim. And blast. The ammo travels at about 100 feet per second, and the physics are such that the ammo stayed level over about 75 feet.

    The good news is that even at close range it doesn’t hurt to get hit by these. You’ll know you’ve been hit, but like all Nerf products it’s about soft, safe fun. Still, there are super cool looking masks sold separately to give you an extra level of protection when the fight gets intense.

    The play is like paintball, as the idea is to get gang of your friends together and play the red team versus the blue team. Hasbro makes it clear on the box that this is intended for the older Nerf player, and it’s graded for ages 14 and up, but we think that even younger kids are going to want to get their hands on these.

    The balance and design of this is really great for either left or right-handed people. If you like Nerf battles, you really need this.

    Is It Fun?
    Nerf is all about blasting your friends, and the Rival line plays into that with no apology. This is all about competition and fun and running around. Given that it's a one-shot blaster, the Apollo is all about accuracy in competition, and we expect it will be used to great advantage as players make up their own battle games. The accuracy of the blasting and the very cool design make this a tremendous innovation in the Nerf line.

    Who It’s For
    Nerf Rival is for players ages 14 and up. Younger kids may enjoy it as well, but since the competition is all about blasting one another, it may not be appropriate for all younger kids.

    What To Be Aware Of
    It does take a little strength to pull back the handle.

    It's recommended that you wear the Rival masks, sold separately if you are going to play this like paintball.

    Additional ammo is sold separately. You're going to want and need it.

    (c) TTPM
  • Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 Blaster is the latest in Nerf innovation and it's a great gift for siblings who want to team up for play!
    Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 Blaster
    Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 Blaster