05 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Nerf Mega ThunderBow Blaster

As a kid I took up archery for a few years with my father. 20 years later, I picked up the Nerf Mega ThunderBow Blaster. I have to say it is fun to play with, but has very little in common with the real thing.

Feel: Unlike a lot of Nerf’s blasters, the ThunderBow feels like a toy. The balance feels off and it isn’t easy to carry. Firing position is easily held though, and the grip is good for right- or left-handed people. When pulling back to fire I was always a little worried: Far enough to fire? Go too far and the arms feel a little creaky. There is a green indicator for when it is “just right” but it isn’t readily apparent.

Looks: I think it looks pretty cool, but once again, but you have to suspend a lot of disbelief to see it as a “blaster”.

Range: Raising the firing angle, you can easily get 90 to 100 feet.

Accuracy: Accuracy was definitely worse than the last Nerf model I tried out. At 40 feet I consistently hit within 3 feet of my target. 30 feet was not much better. I feel that the larger projectiles and the “whistle effect” really kill the accuracy on this model.

Things I liked:
– While it may (or may not) effect accuracy, the whistle effect is cool.
– It definitely has a different look than other blasters.
-Rapid fire of the individual darts.
-Five extra projectiles

Things I didn’t like:
– Watch out for the string! It may not be a real bow, but if you hit your forearm enough times it starts to sting.
– No place to store the extra projectiles.
– No way to easy reload all 5 darts.

Overall: 3 stars. Interesting idea, I can definitely see that it has a place in some peoples Nerf arsenal.

Description:
Experience the excitement, energy, and attitude of the Nerf brand, and find out why it’s nerf or nothing. Nerf N-Strike Mega blasters feature bigger darts for bigger battles! Take aim with the Nerf ThunderBow blaster that features real bow action, and let the darts fly with the first Nerf Mega bow!

  • Mega ThunderBow blaster has real bow action and flexing bow arms
  • Fires up to 100 feet
  • Includes 10 Mega Darts
  • Fires 5 Mega Darts at a time without reloading
  • Mega Darts scream through the air

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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