Nerf Official: Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger 2-pack – Fun Multiplayer Laser Tag Game for Kids & Adults, Ages 8 & Up (Amazon Exclusive)

Tag or be tagged in this intense, real-life lazer battle game! The complete 2-player system includes 2 Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX blasters that register hits with lights, sounds and vibrations for thrilling minute-to-minute action! The rumble pack lets players know when they’ve been hit, while the recoil feature engages with every shot fired. Invite friends to join in multi-player modes (additional taggers sold separately) and watch your back if you don’t want to get tagged! Nerf and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro. Hasbro and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro.

Product Features

  • INDOOR AND OUTDOOR BATTLES – The arena can be anywhere with these Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX blasters so players can battle inside the home or spread out outside for epic match-ups
  • AWESOME SOUNDS & EFFECTS – Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX blasters register hits with lights, sounds and vibrations. Get the authentic Lazer combat experience with a recoil every time it’s fired, a reactive vibration when you’re tagged, fun Lazer shooting sounds, and an awesome ammo reload feature
  • MULTIPLAYER COMPATIBILTY – The Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger is a complete system that features 2 Phoenix LTX Lazer tag blasters for fun, action-packed Lazer battles. All Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX blasters are compatible and interchangeable so more than 2 players can play at once (additional taggers sold separately). Invite friends to join in multi-player mode and suddenly they are ready to battle with 3-players, 4-players, 5-players, and beyond. Play in teams or one big free-for-all, but remember it’s tag or be tagged!
  • FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY – Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Lazer tag blasters are great for kids, teens, and adults alike. For ages 8 years old and up, different play settings make the game fun and easy for the whole family. Players can set their Lazer tag blasters for 10 or 25 hits before they’re out. Set beginners’ Lazer tag blasters to 25 and more advanced players’ to 10 to even the playing field. These Lazer tag blasters make the best gift for kids (boys and girls), teenagers and adults. Perfect for a birthday, Christmas and other holidays, or any occasion!
  • CONVENIENT – The Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger game is a quality toy that’s fun for the whole family. Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX blasters use a class 1 LED, infrared light. This set requires no vest, pinnies, or ammo. That means no need for cumbersome extra clothing and there are no darts to lose. Players don’t have to stop to reload so they can stay in the game and keep in playing. And, as a bonus, no clean up. Get the benefit of our eco-friendly packaging, which ships in simple brown, recyclable package that’s easy to open and frustration-free!

Nerf Rebelle Vision Gear

Nerf Rebelle Vision Gear

Product Features

Vision Gear eyewear protects youGives you the sharp look of a serious competitorIncludes Vision Gear eyewear

Product Measures: 6.5″ x 5.75″ x 2.44″Recommended Ages: 8 years and up

Product Features

  • Vision Gear eyewear protects you
  • Gives you the sharp look of a serious competitor
  • Includes Vision Gear eyewear

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Former NASA scientist wins Nerf lawsuit against Hasbro

The former NASA scientist who invented the Super Soaker and Nerf toy lines scored what may be described as an astronomical payday following a lawsuit with Hasbro over the Nerf toy line, reportedly forcing the popular toymaker to sputter out US$72,900,000 in royalties.

The lawsuit alleged that Hasbro underpaid royalties associated with the sales of Nerf products (specifically the N-Strike and Dart Tag brands) from 2007 to 2012. Judges apparently agreed, awarding Lonnie Johnson and his company (the Atlanta-based Johnson Research and Development Co.) nearly seventy-three million dollars. “In the arbitration we got everything we asked for,” said Atlanta attorney Leigh Baier. “The arbitrator ruled totally in Lonnie’s favor.”

Personally I’m amazed by Johnson’s background and flabbergasted that companies will market cold medicine as being “invented by a teacher” yet Hasbro fails to market Nerf guns and Super Soakers as having been invented by a former NASA scientist because that is some serious street cred. Johnson seems like something of a savant, having eighty patents to his name in addition to an impressive educational background. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Johnson, a nuclear engineer, Tuskegee University Ph.D. and former NASA scientist, founded his company in 1989. It was the same year he first licensed the Super Soaker, which generated more than $200 million in retail sales two years later, the company said. The toy was licensed to Larami Corp., which was later purchased by Hasbro.”

Johnson’s career as an inventor apparently started early, when “as an Alabama high school senior, Johnson finished building a remote-controlled robot with a reel-to-reel tape player for a brain and jukebox solenoids controlling its pneumatic limbs”. After graduating from Tuskegee University in Alabama, Johnson “joined the Air Force, worked at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory at Sandia, worked for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab on the Galileo mission to Jupiter and the Mars Observer project, among others. He also helped design the Cassini robot probe that flew 740 million miles to Saturn”.

I suppose it just goes to show that if you buckle down, get a good education, work hard, and put a little time in NASA (doing incredible things in the process) — you know, just paying your dues and working your way up (we all have to start somewhere, right?) — then you can make it big by inventing a wildly successful bunch of toy brands and become a multimillionaire. But seriously, this story is mind-boggling awesome and gives me a greater appreciation for these toy brands as a result.

The story doesn’t end here either. Apparently Johnson has also sued Hasbro over Super Soaker royalties. According to the AJC: “In a separate breach of contract suit filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta in February, Johnson accuses Hasbro of violating a 1996 agreement to pay him Super Soaker royalties of 2 percent for ‘three-dimensional products’ based on the appearance of the toy and 1 percent for ‘two-dimensional visual representations.'” When that ends, I may be able to run a story entitled, “Lawsuit leaves Hasbro drenched”.

[ Atlanta Journal-Constitution, via Yahoo! Finance ]

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