Here we have the Long Range Max Force Shadow hawk 100 from Jakks Pacific. About $40 Toys R Us, Amazon. There has finally been a technological advance in the spit ball. The Max Force line of blasters are some of the coolest looking blasters available and they have the performance to back up there style. The listed range of this blaster is up to 100 feet and that appears to be accurate. The soft paper ammo that must be wet before firing is similar to a paper spit ball. The ammo is soft, accurate, and holds it's shape in flight before sticking to it's target. Don't worry, the paper ammo is biodegradable and easy to clean up. The included clip holds 8 shots and is loaded with the bolt action handle. Ammo is fired by the pump handle under the blaster. Pull the handle back and release the handle to fire. This firing style is very similar to the Xploderz blasters with the pull, release firing. The gun itself is very nice looking and very well built. The fold down legs are a little flimsy and should have been made a little more sturdy. The rail on top allows the scope to be adjusted and the barrel, stock and scope are easily removed.
Overall I am very impressed with the look, feel and ranges of the Shadow Hawk. I was disappointed to find out there was no trigger but the gun shoots well with no jams or misfires so far. Since the ammo is not reusable, you will have to make sure to have plenty of extra on hand before going into battle. I think the blaster should have come with at least one more clip for quicker reloading but more can be purchased. Die hard Nerf fans will probably not be to fascinated by these blasters but I think they would make a nice edition to anyone's backyard arsenal.
1. Shoots up to 100 feet
2. Looks good and feels comfortable
3. Bolt action loading
1. Non reusable ammo
2. No trigger
Will you graduate from foam?
Is it just me or does the guy holding the gun resemble Master Chief?
Back of the box. Pictured on the back is a 150 round ammo pack and a 300 round ammo pack with clip.
Inside the box.
Whats included. Gun with scope, barrel, stock, glasses, ammo and clip.
The gun itself.
With the stock on. The stock is removable.
With Stock and removable barrel.
The scope is adjustable and removable.
Look down the scope.
The bag of 120 soft ammo.
The ammo loads into the clip easily. Clip holds 8.
The paper ammo has a bullet shape to it.
The ammo after being shot.
A short video review with test shots.
If you watch the video, Every shot went through the target. Now I need to get a hold of the Terrornator 85.
Some size comparisons to the Nerf Longshot.
The Shadow Hawk size compared to a Nerf LS
Shadow Hawk with stock, Ls stock extended.
Complete length comparison.
Thanks to Jakks Pacific for providing the gun for review.