The Vortex line was a Nerf theme that was introduced in 2011. It is the successor to the Koosh Vortex line, of which it shares its name, due to the fact that they both fire disc-related object, with the Koosh blasters fire Spinfire Rings and the Nerf versions fire XLR discs. It was the first new Nerf theme to be released since the Ball Blasters line of 2004.
The first knowledge of a new Nerf theme was announced at the TIA New York Toy Fair 2011, where the Gear Up line was also announced. This series would consist of 4 blasters to anticipate the release of the new line which was just announced.
Soon after that, a price tag of several items arrived on a German site. The results were:
- NERF Vortex Ammo Refills: 4,90 €
- NERF Vortex Mission: 12,90 €
- NERF Vortex Nitron: 69,90 €
- NERF Vortex Praxis: 39,90 €
- NERF Vortex Proton: 14,90 €
- NERF Vortex Vigilon: 24,90 €
News started to pop up very shortly after on the fact that these new blasters would not fire Micro Darts, and instead a new type of ammunition. Eventually Nerf released a video of the Vigilon, Praxis and Nitron, verifying the fact that it would fire discs. A second video was later released, this time showing off the Proton.
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