Who says the zombie apocalypse can't be fun? io9 is proud to bring you the exclusive reveal of Nerf's awesome new Zombie Strike line, featuring shotguns, crossbow, swords and more. All aspiring zombie hunters are going to want to get their hands on these ASAP, so check out the entire 2013-14 line-up!
Above is the Hammershot Blaster, and below is the Sledgefire, both of which will be available in Target on August 1st (although you can play with them early if you happen to stop by the Nerf booth at the San Diego Comic Con. Note the awesome wooden and tape decos, for that authentic, jury-rigged, during-the-zombie-apocalypse feel:
These two will be available Below are the Nerf Zombie Strike items which will be released in Spring 2014, and be available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com:
Nerf Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow
Protect your human allies with the ZOMBIE STRIKE CROSSFIRE bow, which brings iconic crossbow action to the NERF line for the first time in almost twenty years! Boasting 75 foot ELITE distance and authentic pull-back firing action, the CROSSFIRE bow is a great asset in the human zombie struggle. Crossbow comes complete with four NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE darts. ($19.99)
Nerf Zombie Strike Fusefire Blaster
Lesson one: the living dead don’t take naps. Be ready any time of day for a zombie attack with the ZOMBIE STRIKE FUSEFIRE blaster at your side. Firing glowing NERF VORTEX discs, this blaster features a continuous loading system for blasting zombies with a foam barrage. The curving and ricocheting discs allow zombie hunters to battle their undead opponents in an all new way. Blaster comes with five ZOMBIE STRIKE VORTEX discs and storage space for five additional discs. ($14.99)
Nerf Zombie Strike Sidestrike Blaster
The ZOMBIE STRIKE SIDESTRIKE blaster is the first NERF blaster with a holster for both dart and blaster storage, leaving hands free to carry supplies and post-apocalyptic gear. The quick-draw blaster possesses ELITE performance, firing ZOMBIE STRIKE darts up to 75 feet. The included holster is also compatible with the NERF FIRESTRIKE blaster, sold separately. Comes with six ZOMBIE STRIKE darts. ($14.99)
Nerf Zombie Strike Blade Toy
When it comes to hand to hand battle against zombies, losing is not an option. At 30” long, the durable foam ZOMBIE STRIKE BLADE sword is built to defend humanity at close range. ($12.99)
Nerf Zombie Strike Ripshot Blaster
Plan a sneak attack against zombie foes with the aid of the stealthy ZOMBIE STRIKE RIPSHOT disc blaster, featuring integrated three disc storage. Comes complete with three ZOMBIE STRIKE VORTEX discs. ($9.99)
Nerf Zombie Strike Ricochet Blaster
When it all comes down to one shot, make it count. The single shot ZOMBIE STRIKE RICOCHET disc blaster is the ultimate tool for mounting sneak attacks on the living dead. Pocket-sized but powerful, the RICOCHET blaster comes with two discs. ($7.99)
There will also be a Nerf Zombie Strike Target Set ($9.99), featuring a small blaster, three darts and a Zombie Strike target.