Zombie Strike, in short, seems really neat. I'm a fan of some of the aesthetics and some of the blasters coming out for it. The idea of the series is great and I know that it'll make a load of money, both from the younger crowd and the HVZ crowd. I'm also a fan of the illustrated box art, which looks cartoony, but not goofy.
Some blasters that I'm looking forward to are the Crossfire and the Sidestrike. While I'm liking the Crossfire just due to sheer coolness, the Sidestrike has my interest due to the holster it's coming packaged with. Not only is it compatible with its patron blaster, it's advertised as being compatible with the N-Strike Elite Firestrike. Reading this made me excited because, well, why not stop there? Nerf knows the fans want individual accessories. Why not try and design some sort of semi-universal holster? They could somehow make it adjustable by size to accommodate "sidearm" blasters, like the above Sidestrike and Firestrike, but perhaps also the N-Strike Elite Triad, Vortex Proton, and other blasters that size.
(Fall 2013) (27.99 USD)
Zombie Strike also has a foam sword in its Spring 2013 lineup: the Zombie Strike Blade. With a 30 inch length, it's a little on the shorter side... to compare, the Marauder Longsword is 40.5 inches and the Thunder/Shadow Fury Short Swords are 24 inches. While I'm glad it's longer than the minuscule Thunder/Shadow Furies, I wish it was just a little longer. Having it at 40.5 inches like the Marauder is a bit of a stretch though, since that thing is bulky and wouldn't do as well as a smaller, more agile blade.
|Zombie Strike Blade|
(Spring 2014) (12.99 USD)
My opinions may change on the series as time goes by (as did my opinion on Rebelle, which I plan on making a post for sooner or later). With Comic Con next week, I'll have my chance to get my hands on the Sledgefire, so I may end up having a better opinion on the blaster after playing with it!