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Wednesday, February 05 2014 10:40

Review: NERF Zombie Strike FUSEFIRE Blaster

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You could say that I know a thing or two about Zombies. While my first exposure to the undead hordes came courtesy of John Landis and his iconic longform video, MICHAEL JACKSON's THRILLER, it's sort of unfortunate that my daughters' first exposure came via a phone commercial for Sprint. Thus is the new age, and it expedited the process of Daddy having to throw down a little knowledge about what exactly these creepy folks are... and how to take care of them. It's hard to be tactful when explaining the Zombie elimination process to children, as I tend to get a little messy, and violent. But, in the interest of being both tactful and tactical, something arrived courtesy of my friends at Hasbro that I had to give a shot... or five. The new NERF Zombie Strike FUSEFIRE Blaster.

While I'm not hardcore into the world of foam warfare (yet... but I could see it happening), I have some blasters in the arsenal, like the NERF Vortex Revonix360. The FUSEFIRE is a different animal, and one that scores big in multiple areas. It's portable (though a tad on the heavy side), has storage for five discs, and can hold an additional 5+1 in the built-in magazine and chamber. When taking on the walking dead, night fighting is to be expected, and this is where the FUSEFIRE rocks hard: LED lighting that charges the included glow-in-the-dark discs. And it works so well, with discs going in white and coming out instantly with a brilliant, green, nuclear hue. And the kids love it.

NERF Zombie Strike FUSEFIRE by Hasbro - Review

Loading on this blaster is manual, with a pull-back "quick-load" slot, which drops a disc into the chamber via a spring-loaded mechanism. It takes a few runs to get used to, but is totally worth the learning curve. I actually had to stash this away for a bit to keep the little ones from being strapped all day long.

ROCK FATHER-approved! 2014The NERF Zombie Strike FUSEFIRE Blaster is available now at retailers Nationwide

Rock Father-approved and recommended for kids (and grownups) ages 8+. Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included) which load into the grip (you'll need a small phillips screwdriver).

Ready to prepare for the Zombie Invasion? Get some NERF Zombie Strike Weapons, and a little reading material (written by this guy!) via (my affiliate) Amazon:
James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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