Major toy seller Toys R Us released the company’s list of 15 hottest toys for 2011 and no one’s surprised that the Nerf Vortex Vigilon by Hasbro is on that list. Retailing for $24.99, this foam dart gun can launch ammo in the form of foam discs up to a distance of 50 feet. Expect a rush for this toy as the holiday season approaches, so you may want to start planning to make sure you can get your hands on one of these Fancy Nerf Guns.
- Nerf Vortex Vigilon features long-range, high-powered disc-blasting technology
- Built-in, rapid-reload disc magazine can hold 5 foam discs
- Rapid firing capability
- Features Nerf tactical rail for easy upgrade with any Tactical Rail accessory (sold separately)
- Includes 5 discs
This is the gun to bring to a good, old fashioned Nerf war. The Nerf Vortex Vigilon Disc Blaster holds up to 5 XLR (eXtra Long Range) discs. The Vigilon’s built-in clip drops down at the touch of a button. You can quickly rearm by releasing the clip, reloading, and reengaging the clip. Now you’re ready to start blasting away!
The Nerf Vortex Vigilon Disc Blaster hurls the foam discs faster, farther, and with more power. Disc-based Vortex blasters feature superior range, velocity and accuracy. The XLR discs used in the Vortex Vigilon can also ricochet off of walls and other hard surfaces. With practice, you can add bouncing shots to your arsenal of tactical deployment.
The Nerf Vortex Vigilon fun is bulky and rather large but the gun is built well and quite comfortable to hold. The clip door can be a little too easy to open. The slightest touch or bump can cause the door to slide open. There is a loop at the bottom of the handle for a carabiner. A tactical rail on top allows you to upgrade with any Tactical Rail accessory. In case of a disc jam, which is unlikely to happen, there’s a release switch on the right.
Some people may not like the predominantly orange color of the blaster, but it seems that people are too taken with the gun’s great performance to complain about aesthetics.
The Vortex Vigilon uses a completely new type of ammo: the Vortex disc. The discs are made of foam wrapped around soft rubber or plastic center. The foam discs are sturdy, bouncy, and look like a mini frisbee. The Vigilon comes with 5 discs that fit inside the blaster’s internal clip system which is accessed by a slide-down door. You can load a 6th disc by pushing the spring mechanism on the bottom of the clip. The spring will click into a locked position, allowing you to load that extra disc.
Range and Ammo Flight Path
The blaster’s firing mechanism flings the disc out of the barrel and a spinning action makes the disc fly straight and level. The discs have a longer range and are more accurate. They do not drift the way darts used by other Nerf models do. The discs are also sturdier than the darts. When playing outside, the discs can glide up and down like a frisbee if there is a breeze. The discs can easily reach a distance of 50 to 60 feet.
- Quality build
- Easy to reload
- Extra long range discs
- Great accuracy
- Rarely gets jammed
- Awesome design
- A lot of fun; great for Nerf wars
- Not recommended for small children
- Clip door release is too sensitive
What Customers Say
Nerf fans are all praises for the Nerf Vortex Vigilon. At $24.99, it is reasonably priced yet the quality and design is amazing. Customers say the Vigilon is accurate, easy to reload, and shoots far. The only complaint customers have is that the clip door release opens too easily.
The Nerf Vortex Vigilon is a lot of fun. The manufacturer recommends the product for kids 8 years and up, but you can safely bet that many adults will want one of their own. You may want to put in your order before stocks run out. And while you’re at
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