Hasbro, owner of the Nerf brand, today unveiled its full range of Nerf products that relate to Fortnite products, including the previously announced AR-L Elite blaster, which, after the SCAR in Epic Games & # 39; Hit Battle Royale game was modeled.
Before today, only the AR-L Elite was confirmed when the line was first announced in October. At this time, the product had a shipping date of June 1, 2019 and a price of $ 49.99. This price tag remains unchanged, but Hasbro says all products will ship on March 22nd. Pre-orders are starting today through the Hasbro Pulse website, though the company says they can order well from Amazon, Target and Walmart if the full product lists are available sometime in the future.
In addition to the AR-L Elite, Hasbro also sells an SP-L Elite modeled after Fortnite . s Silence pistol for $ 19.99; a TS-R Super Soaker modeled after the tactical shotgun for $ 19.99; an HC-E super soaker inspired by the game's most powerful handgun. and an RL Super Soaker based on the game's RPG weapon. There are also some products that are less firearm-like and are more likely to be found in the field of playful toys, including a small hand-held blaster much cradled, called MicroShots, and a Lama-shaped blaster modeled after the game's unofficial mascot ,
All in all, the prices for reasonable prices Fortnite appear reasonable, although Sean Hollister of The Verge our Nerf-based expert states that this is an expensive AR-L elite one semi-automatic blaster, not fully automatic. That means, for about twice the price of Nerf's semi-auto Modulus Stryfe, all you really get is the Fortnite logo and a slightly larger dartboard with 10 darts instead of only six darts. In addition, these toys seem much more … well, firearm-like than your standard nerf blasters, especially if Fortnite models their weapons for real weapons like the FN-SCAR and IMI Desert Eagle. This is something you should look out for before you buy one of them for your children or give it as a gift.
That is, Fortnite is a relatively family-friendly affair, though it's a game in which you & # 39; To primarily assassinate strangers in a victorious take-all contest in an abandoned landscape, some cultural critics have seen a huge metaphor for resource scarcity in the age of climate and impending social collapse. Nobody is bleeding and there is almost no animated violence when your player's avatar collapses and disappears on death. So there are certainly more violent games that could have more problematic toy lines than Fortnite .