While at Toys R Us, my wife spotted the Sweet Revenge blaster. It ran us about $20, so I’m counting it in the price range to do a review. I actually wanted to review the StrongArm next but it was the last one on the shelf, and the first Rebelle that we’ve happened across, so we grabbed it. The Rebelle line is not exclusive to any one store, so you could find it anywhere that sells Nerf. In my opinion this is a pretty good buy, but unless you are getting it because of the holster or because it’s Rebelle, the HammerShot is essentially the same blaster for a couple of bucks cheaper.
The Sweet Revenge comes in a cardboard package and is tied down with pink string. It will help if you have a knife or scissors to get it open. The blaster also comes with instructions, a holster, glasses, and five green (teal) darts that are equal to Elite darts in design. More darts is always better, but taking into consideration return fire. Five darts should be enough for a minor skirmish or two. After that you may have to buy more due to dart wear and loss.
The Sweet Revenge is a good-sized revolver with a thin, but long handle compared to a lot of the Elite blasters. Due to its overall size it would require a jacket to conceal it effectively if you aren’t planning on using the holster. It has a much more sleek design than its Zombie Strike brother despite the fact that the internals are essentially identical.
To prime your blaster, you pull down the hammer on the back of the blaster until it clicks. If you can do this easily with both of your thumbs, you can actually dual wield a couple of these with no problem at all. That being said, this blaster is obviously designed for larger hands. Most females that I have talked to have complained about the size of the handle and how difficult the hammer is to reach without using their other hand. The trigger requires about as much pressure as you would expect.
The blaster holds five darts in its rotating cylinder, putting it at a slight disadvantage when compared to the StrongArm (or even the Maverick) in terms of payload. But, considering the new priming mechanism, this may be a fair trade-off if your hands are big enough to prime the blaster one-handed comfortably. Either-way, this gives it a much faster fire rate than any of the single fire blasters.
The holster is designed to fit only the Sweet Revenge blaster, which is a shame, but not totally unexpected. The holster is also designed to hold three darts, which actually was unexpected. I can’t be the only person that thinks it’s odd that the holster doesn’t hold five darts. Also, in my experience, Nerf usually gives you enough darts to load your blaster and any add-ons that hold darts as well. This package leaves you three darts shy. What gives Nerf?
This is not specifically listed as an Elite blaster but does produce standard Elite ranges. So, in closing, I have the following stats:
- MSRP: $19.99
- Concealability: Jacket
- Payload: 5 darts
- Elite dart effective range: 5 cubicles with a maximum range of 7 cubicles
- Streamline dart effective range: This blaster will not fire streamline darts.
- Whistler dart effective range: 4 cubicles with a maximum of 5 cubicles
- Suction dart effective range: Untested, equal to Whistler dart ranges.
Blasters are fired at shoulder height and perpendicular to the ground (not angled to increase range). “Cubicles” are measured in 8 ft increments and rounded down after dart drop is factored in. I did this to emulate office combat conditions. Your height, angle of blaster, quality of darts, among other variables with change ranges significantly.
To check out the Sweet Revenge’s brother blaster, take a look at the HammerShot.
For a comparison review, check out Foam From Above.