NERF Elite 2.0 Flipshots Flip-32 | Source: Hasbro

The team at NERF just made something that kids are gonna flip for.

I know this because I’ve seen it first hand.

Earlier this fall, our family moved into a new neighborhood where we quickly discovered (as the moving truck was still here) that the kids in this part of town are serious about their NERF blasters. When a few of them found out that my daughters had the new NERF Elite 2.0 Flipshots Flip-32 blaster, we went from being “the new people” to “the house with the Flipshots.”

Indeed, the Flip-32 is an impressive sight to behold. It’s a blaster with familiar shades of NERF orange and blue with accents of grey and green, including on its darts — all 32 of them, which are loaded into 32 individual barrels.

On one hand, that type of excess might sound like when Homer Simpson decided to make a car. But in this case, it’s genius.

NERF Elite 2.0 Flipshots Flip-32 | Source: Hasbro

Kids can take to the backyard battlefield with 16 forward-facing barrels and another 32 facing the rear. The lever-action blaster requires no batteries (yeah!) and kids can fire one or two darts at a time depending on how hard they pull the trigger. When the first 16 barrels are empty, kids pull the handle to flip the second batch of 16 barrels to the front and they’re ready for action again!

The Toy Insider Senior Editor James Zahn rocks the NERF Elite 2.0 Flipshots Flip-32. | Source: the Toy Insider

And, while the kids love this thing, it’s totally cool for parents, too. I will totally admit to looking tough while getting ready to chase some little ones around the house. One word of safety advice: Eye protection is not required, but is highly recommended. They’re NERF Elite 2.0 foam darts, but they are projectiles.

It should be noted that this blaster isn’t the most powerful thing out there, so if you’re looking for long-distance dart-firing with superior accuracy, this might not be exactly what you’re looking for. But, if you want something that’s just pure fun that looks cool and kids love? The NERF Elite 2.0 Flipshots Flip-32 should be a welcome addition to your family’s foam arsenal.

As the saying goes, “It’s NERF or nothing!”

About the author

James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.