The latest addition to the Nerf blasters is the Vortex series. Including four Nerf guns — the Praxis, Vigilon, Nitron and Proton — these blasters were released nationwide in September 2011. Painted in a toxic neon color scheme of including slashing stripes of shocking orange and slime green with gray metallic accents, the blasters have an alien type quality to their appearance. Each of the blasters shoots custom-made discs that are similar to miniature Frisbee discs rather than the traditional Nerf darts used in Nerf N-Strike guns. The discs are specially designed to fit each individual blaster. The Vortex blasters also feature technological advancements that send the discs flying ultra long distances. Whether you are 10 or 100, you will have a “blast” with the newest blasters available through Nerf. Here is a more thorough description of each of the four Nerf Vortex series disc blasters.
Nerf Vortex Praxis
The Nerf Vortex Praxis is the disc blaster featuring the longest barrel out of the other three that are part of the Nerf Vortex series. Capable of reaching distances of 55 to 65 thanks to the XLR long range technology, this Nerf blaster holds 10 Praxis discs. You can also upgrade your Praxis by purchasing an extra 10 disc clip that is sold separately to give you an arsenal of 20 Praxis discs, saving you on loading time. For convenience and sure aim, add the removable shoulder stock to aid in balancing the lightweight model. If you plan to upgrade your Vortex Praxis, you’ll be happy to know it uses the Nerf Tactical Rail System. The Nerf Tactile Rail System offers dozens of accessories sold separately that can be attached to your Vortex Praxis to give you the upper hand during battles. Each Nerf Vortex Praxis disc blaster is sold with a set of 10 Praxis discs, the removable shoulder stock, and a 10 disc magazine. Purchase additional Praxis discs separately. The Nerf Vortex Praxis disc blaster is not appropriate for children younger than 8 years old.
Nerf Vortex Vigilon
The more compact blaster of the Nerf Vortex series, the Vigilon, features the long distance capabilities available with the XLR disc shooting technology. You’ll have more freedom to hunt down your enemy with the Vortex Vigilon disc blaster in tow. This disc blaster includes a built in disc clip that allows you to rapidly reload the weapon between each shot. Holding up to five Vigilon discs, the clip releases with ease using a push button. With this disc blaster, you don’t even have to slow down in order to load your weapon, a feature which saves you valuable time during missions. Draw the pull back mechanism on the blaster to prepare for shooting. You can accessorize your disc blaster using either the Nerf Tactical Rail or the Nerf-N-Strike parts. Purchase each of these accessories separately to upgrade and personalize your Vortex Vigilon disc blaster to your preferences. The Vigilon is sold with five Vigilon discs, of which you can purchase additional discs separately. The Nerf Vortex Vigilon disc blaster is suitable for children ages 8 and up.
Nerf Vortex Nitron
Of the Vortex series, the Nerf Vortex Nitron is the first disc blaster that is fully automatic. Using a removable clip that holds 20 Nitron discs at a single time, you save ample amount of time on loading your blaster. Of course, this disc blaster also features the distinct long distance disc shooting XLR technology. This version of the Vortex series also includes the Electronic Targeting Scope accessory to focus in on your target as the scope sends out pulsing laser beams to ensure a quality hit every single time you strike. Handle this longer version of the Vortex disc blasters with the front handle while your other hand is on the trigger. Bring your Vortex Nitron disc blaster up to the desired level of customization with accessories in each of the Vortex kits, Nerf Tactical Rail System, and Nerf-N-Strike Mission kit. Purchase all accessories separately as the Vortex Nitron disc blaster comes packaged with 20 Nitron discs, additional storage on the blaster for holding extra Nitron discs, and a 20 disc magazine clip. You can also purchase additional magazines and Nitron discs for the disc blaster. You will need two AA batteries and six C batteries to fully appreciate all of the functions in this top-of-the-line Nerf blaster. The Nerf Vortex Nitron disc blaster is appropriate for children 8 and up.
Nerf Vortex Proton
The smallest gun of the Nerf Vortex series is the Nerf Vortex Proton disc blaster. However, size does not matter when it comes to the single shot success of this blaster. The sleek Vortex Proton features a compact size that is ideal for adding to an arsenal of one of the larger and bulkier blasters. You can tuck the tight Proton in your pack without adding hardly any weight. A single shot disc blaster, the Vortex operates by pulling the chamber to load a Vortex disc. Toss the Vortex disc in and shoot away, all without having to slow down your pursuit. The Nerf Vortex Proton disc blaster is sold with three Vortex discs, but you can purchase additional Vortex discs separately. Using the signature XLR long range technology as other blasters in the Vortex series, you’ll find this compact Proton sends Vortex discs flying for 45 to 55 feet. This disc blaster works wonderfully for targeting your opponent in the final shots of the battle. With the smallest of the Vortex series tucked securely in the palm of your hand, you’ll have the perfect disc blaster for fitting in narrow spaces and to shoot around compact corners. Also, the Nerf Vortex Proton disc blaster requires no additional batteries for operation. Players find that the compact size of the Nerf Vortex Proton along with the ease of use makes this blaster a mandatory addition to an arsenal of long distance blasters. Keep in mind, like the other Nerf Vortex disc blasters, the Vortex Proton is not suitable for children who are younger than 8 years old.