What It Is
What It Is
The iconic Nerf brand from Hasbro gets a new blaster experience with the Vortex line. Vortex offers Nerf fans the latest in blaster technology and performance, along with a greater blaster variety. The Nerf Vortex line shoots plastic discs and uses something Hasbro calls XLR Technology, or extra long-range disc technology, that hurls discs super long distances, as compared to foam dart blasters. The blasters shoot these discs up to 30 feet.
The Nerf Vortex Proton is the smallest blaster in the Vortex line. It is easy to load: pull out the back chamber, drop in the disc, press the lever on the side to close it up, and blast. This single-shot blaster comes with three Vortex discs.
Why It’s Fun
Hasbro has taken a classic boys' play pattern and given it a new twist. Instead of foam darts, the Vortex blasters shoot plastic discs. The smaller size of the Proton makes it great for strategic targeting and battles on the run. When we played with this, we were really impressed by the distance these discs shot, the accuracy over distance, and the ease of reloading—all things that are very important when you're in the middle of a blaster battle.
Who It’s For
The Nerf Vortex Proton is for ages 8 and up.
What to Be Aware of
Only use the discs designed for the Vortex blasters. Don't aim the discs at people's faces or eyes.