Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Nerf Titan AS-V.1 - Review!

Okay, i've received queries from people asking whether that red rocket launcher featured in "The Great Office War" was an actual Nerf blaster. Well, i'd just like to say... meet the Nerf Titan AS-V.1!

Some brief model background: The Nerf Titan was originally part of a Nerf package called the Unity System, it comprised of 3 Nerf blasters: The Nerf Titan AS-V.1, Hornet AS-6 and Scout IX-3.

Nerf now offers the Titan as a standalone model. They call it the "Big Bad Titan", it is currently a Target exclusive model, and can only be purchased from Target stores or online.

The Nerf Titan comes with a Mega missile which is propelled by compressed air stored in the Titan's air chamber, it takes around 12-15 pumps via the stock handle to fully prime the Titan. It also features a rotating pressure gauge to inform you once it hits max pressure.

The Mega missile features angled stabilizer tail fins that work surprisingly well. When fired, you can actually see the Mega missile soaring through the air while spiraling smoothly on its axis to maintain its line of flight.

Review:

Nerf Titan - Box (Front)

 


Nerf Titan - Box (Back)


 


Nerf Titan - Un-Boxed


 


Nerf Titan - Assembled


 


Nerf Titan - Pressure Gauge


 


Nerf Titan - Scale Comparison (with Nerf Maverick)


 


Nerf Titan - Reverse Tactical Rail (For Mounting Nerf guns & Accessories)

 


Nerf Titan - Mega Missile vs Foam Darts

 


Although the Nerf Titan's indicated firing range is approx. 60 ft, i've tested and it can easily exceed that range. Aimed abit higher, with a lob trajectory, the mega missile flew 80+ ft down my office corridor!

Definitely a very interesting model to add to any Nerf collection! :)


Nerf Titan at Amazon.com


87 comments:

  1. hey sg nerf is this availabe in sg? thnks

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  2. Its not avaliable in SG yet, i got mine from Amazon.com.

    Hopefully, Hasbro will bring in the Nerf Titan to SG soon. :)

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  3. hey sg nerf, my mom says i can t get any more nerf guns but i want one more should i get the longstrike or the titan

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  4. Get the Titan, it'll introduce abit of interesting variation to your Nerf collection. :)

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  5. hey SG,

    I bought myself a titan and it doesn't shoot as far as expected. Each time I shoot, the missle hits the ground before 20 feet. I was aiming higher than shoulder level.

    Could you tell me whats wrong and how I could fix it?

    Thanks

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  6. Gartha Theblu,

    Looks like you have a faulty unit there and it sounds like there is a leak in the air tank or pump system.

    Best to return it to the store and exchange it for a brand new one.

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  7. Hi SG,

    I kinda figured out the problem to my titan: I hadn't pumped it enough to fully prime it.

    Now with 16 pumps, it can reach about 38-40 feet. I was wondering if pumping it more than 16 times would break the air bladder?

    Also, I have not fully attached the barrel post in order to be able to remove it for easy transportation. Might that affect the range? Once attached, do you need to open the blaster to take it out?

    Thanks so much.

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  8. Gartha Theblu,

    The Titan in stock condition has a over-pressure release in its pump system, so if you over-pump it, the excess air will be released.

    The orange barrel has to be attached securely into the Titan for proper air flow. If not, there might be some air leakage that may occur when firing.

    Yes, once the orange barrel is securely attached, it can only be removed by opening the blaster casing.

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  9. How strong in the rail on the side, strong enough to reload a recon?

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  10. Joeri,

    Its possible, though the reverse tactical rail is actually designed more for the smaller blasters.

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  11. There is a way to nullify the barrel locking system... simply cut off the 4 tabs around the screw end...

    P.S. Ive been wondering what the clip/ bypass valve is for at the bottom of the launcher... is it for charging an accessory or is it for a remote tank system to eliminate the need to pump?

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  12. Also, Ive found that if you cut away the slotted baffles from the end of the threaded nozzle and the end of the barrel you can achieve a greater performance of the unit...

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  13. Christopher,

    The section at the bottom of the Titan is designed for attaching a Nerf Hornet. There is no connection to the air tank from there.

    The trigger in the front grip is used to fire the attached Nerf Hornet.

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  14. There IS a connection to the air tank, but its 1 way... IN... that valve at the bottom is directly in line with the primary compression chamber of the pumping arm... Ive theorized that the factory uses this valve to charge the blaster for testing purposes rather than having to pump each unit manually...

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  15. Christopher,

    Sorry my mistake... you're right, there is indeed an air link connection at the bottom section. Its been a while since i used the Titan. :)

    That air link shares the Titan's air volume with an attached Nerf Hornet.

    So when you attach a Nerf Hornet, you just need to pump up the Titan and the Hornet's air tank will also be filled up at the same time.

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  16. when ever i pump up the titan it lets out an anoying squike. is this normal?

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  17. jackp0pe,

    The squeaking sound when you pump a Titan comes from friction at the pump's rubber o-ring. Its common.

    To reduce the squeaking sound, you could open up the Titan and apply additional rubber-compatible lubricant to the o-ring (ie. synthetic grease) to reduce the friction that tends to cause squeaky sounds.

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  18. dis thing is really a titan its gigantic but do u know when it s coming out?

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  19. FinBrian,

    The Nerf Titan has been in the market for many years already.

    They are still avaliable at major toy stores or from online stores.

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  20. thanks this makes me want to buy it!

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  21. How much will it be in sigapore?

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  22. timothy,

    The Nerf Titan is not available in SG stores.

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  23. Is there any way to purchase separate missiles without buying it from others?

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  24. Nerf Meagafan,

    Nerf Titan foam missiles were available to be ordered as replacement items from Hasbro USA, but i'm not sure if they are still available anymore.

    The cost is quite high just to ship them all the way in from USA anyways, so its usually easier to just buy from other Nerf Titan owners.

    Alternatively, just make your own foam missiles out of large OD foam tubes. :)

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  25. Oh...I'll be lazy to make it so... never mind. I won't lose the rocket due to its size anyway.

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  26. when will it come out in sg?

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  27. Adil,

    No idea, at the moment its not available in local stores.

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  28. hello this gun is avaiable in spain plese respond

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  29. $$ pablosky $$,

    I'm situated in Singapore.

    Sorry, i have no idea of the Nerf stock availability in Spain.

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  30. is it in stores now????(titan)

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  31. brenson,

    The Nerf Titan has been available in various versions since 2005 (maybe even earlier).

    I guess you'll just have to shop around the dept stores to find them.

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  32. they still sell the unity power system at toysrus. I just got one!

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  33. Hi SG! I'm new to this website and to your blog and from what i've seen you seem to know a lot about nerf guns! I've came with a question that i'm in a desperate need to figure out the answer to (as I couldn't find any answers on google) and I was wondering why my gun's pressure would decrease over time? I pump it up to the max and in about 5 seconds, as i look at the pressure gauge, it goes down down and down. Could you please give me some insight as to how I could possibly fix this? Thanks!

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  34. CC64,

    If you pump it up and see the air pressure decreasing over time, then its a sign that there is an air leak in the system.

    You'll have to open up the casing and check all the air hoses, air tank system and trigger. Listen out for any hissing sounds that would indicate a leak in that part.

    Alternatively, you could pump it up, then dip it into a tub of water and watch where the air bubbles come out from, that's the leak area.

    To fix the leaks, apply a layer of 2-part epoxy glue or plumbers goop glue to cover the leaking gaps to seal it. Make sure the glue cures fully before testing it again.

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  35. Whould you be able to strap a few Scatter blasts on the missile and make sort of a RPG

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  36. Rob.s,

    Not likely, the Scatter Blasts would be to heavy to be propelled by the Titan. :)

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  37. Hey SG Nerf, is the Titan in stores yet? If it is, how much is it?

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  38. Sky,

    The Nerf Titan was released back in 2004, and has been available in stores since then.

    You'll have to shop around to find them though, they seem quite rare nowadays.

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  39. I don't seem to find it around singapore

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  40. cyberfireblaze,

    Its not available in Singapore. You have to order from overseas.

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  41. I took both air restrictors out and it doesn't seemed to do anything, I shot it outside and it got about 35. I cut the barrel about a half inch so would that impact it that much?

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  42. chadmb,

    Nerf Titans (and other air tank blasters) don't have "air restrictors", the grill-like caps are air baffles which are designed to just prevent users from putting things into to barrel, they don't restrict the air.

    So it doesn't matter if you remove them or not, they don't affect the performance much.

    If you are firing the foam missile, the barrel should be kept at the original length for best performance, because if you cut it shorter, the foam missile will have less "seal time" before it gets launched. The air will escape earlier due to the short barrel as the foam missile moves forward. So the range will drop if you use a shorter barrel.

    Though do also check that your unit is holding pressure properly and there are no leaks in the first place, 'cos that would also reduce power and affect the range performance.

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  43. i have heard that the titan cant fire past a certain angle due to a small lock that activates after going past said angle.

    Is this true and if so what is this angle?

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  44. fooder331,

    Yes, there is a ball activated angle lock to prevent it from being fired at too high an angle... i'd estimate that it activates at around 30-35 degrees angle.

    Its basically to prevent users from accidentally firing the foam missile into trees or onto the roof of their houses... 'cos it only comes with one foam missile and replacements are rather difficult to find. :)

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  45. can you sell or where can i buy i do not want to travel far

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    1. dion khoo,

      Nerf Titans are not available in Singapore, so you'll have to buy them from overseas stores or order and ship them in from online sites.

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  46. refering to (at the top) Christophers answer the extra trigger can it fire anything else attached to he bottom? if not thats a bit dodgy from nerf as people can make there own unit power system for cheap ?! If i was nerf id remodel and take out the extra trigger ...........but it does add popularity to it which im getting it

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    1. Anonymous,

      The extra front trigger is designed to fire an attached Nerf Hornet unit that is attached at the bottom of the Titan, you can see a configuration of it in my Hulk Abomination Blaster review:

      http://sgnerf.blogspot.com/2009/03/hulk-abomination-blaster-review.html

      Btw, the Titan's pump also channels air into the Hornet unit via a connection valve too, so both the Titan and Hornet are pumped up at the same time.

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  47. Is this still selling? And at what price?

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    1. Anonymous,

      Check the Amazon.com product link in my review. There are prices there.

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  48. hi sg ive looked at both these reviews of the guns and i cant decide so what do you recommend (consider price) titan or bbb????

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  49. In Canada they are selling these titanic guns for $9.99. I bought one about two weeks ago. When fully pumped up, it'll easily shoot 40-50 feet, but if you want some insane power out of it, then look no further than the foam missile. if you look at the outer edge of the tip of the missile, you'll see a couple air holes that lead directly into the air chamber of the missile. Get some nylon or plastic screws and thread them into these holes, then cover the heads of the screws with a couple wraps of electrical tape to ensure the screws can't get blown out. pump it to full and let er rip, just don't aim it at anything you want to keep upright, cuz it'll now have enough power to knock over lamps, small children and animal etc. lol. The first time I fired the titan after modding the missile, I fired it at my stainless steel 20 gallon kitchen garbage can and it left a huge dent in the side of it as well as knocking it across the kitchen floor. when my 5 year old son fires it at the wall at full power it makes a sickening thud that makes you realize that you never want to be on the receiving end of that missile! It also has a significant recoil which will knock him off balance if he isn't ready for it. I imagine the holes in the missile were put there to lessen the recoil as well as tone down the velocity of the missile. Since I did this mod to his titan, I have strictly banned him from using it in the house due to the carnage.

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  50. SG Nerf,

    How much we have to pump the Titan for maximum range? How much it cost?

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    1. Anonymous,

      It usually takes around 12-15 pumps to fill up the air tank to get optimal ranges, the built-in gauge will also indicate when the air tank is at maximum pressure.

      Price-wise, you'll have to check online to find sellers and their prices, 'cos its not sold in Singapore.

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  51. Can we mod Titan's missile(Mega Missile)? If yes, how?

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    1. Anonymous,

      I guess you could add, remove or shape the foam to alter its weight balance and aerodynamics... you'll have to test to see what works.

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  52. SG Nerf,

    Do you have the UPS (Unity Power System)?

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    1. Anonymous,

      I only had the Hulk Abomination set (which comes with a green Titan and Hornet, but no Scout) and i also separately had the individual Red Scout blaster... but i didn't have a chance to have the whole Unity Power System as a complete set.

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  53. SG Nerf,

    Can we put out the metal ball inside the Titan? I'm can't shoot my friend on the stairs.

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    1. Anonymous,

      Yes it's possible, just open the blaster casing and remove the angle limiter ball.

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  54. SG Nerf,

    Where can we buy the Titan outside America? If online, is there any tax ?

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    1. Anonymous,

      You can try online sites like Amazon.com or eBay.com... tax depends on your country's import rules, you'll have to check it with the relevant customs dept in your country.

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  55. SG Nerf,

    Is the Unity Power System or Titan AS-V1 is sold in Asia? Especially Indonesia.

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    1. Anonymous,

      I only know that the Unity Power System or Titan were never sold in Singapore. They have to be bought from overseas or ordered in from online.

      I've no info of its availability in other countries in asia though... i guess you'll just have to visit the shops to check.

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  56. SG Nerf,

    Is it still in production? Or is it discontinued?

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    1. Anonymous,

      At this moment, it seems to still be in production and is still available in stock at some dept stores in certain countries. Just have to shop around to find them.

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  57. SG Nerf, do you get tax of buying the Titan? And how much is the shipping cost?

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    1. Anonymous,

      If you are referring to ordering items from overseas to ship to Singapore, tax on it will depend on the overall cost of the shipment.

      If the overall package + shipping cost exceeds SGD$400 in value, then you'll have to pay an additional 7% GST to customs when it arrives in Singapore... otherwise, if its below SGD$400 in total value, then no tax.

      You can read more here: http://www.iras.gov.sg/irasHome/gst-imports.aspx#GST_on_imports

      The shipping cost will depend on the seller of the item (ie. type and duration of shipping), you have to check with the seller. Shipping costs can vary alot between sellers, so you have to shop around for the best deals.

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  58. I got one of these with the Hornet and the Red scout. At first when I got the gun I was really excited but I had my hopes up a little. The Toys R Us store that I got it from is going to have another toy returned. The Titan doesn't fire anywhere close to 60 ft and it takes 15 pumps just to get it off the pipe thingy. Also the Hornet is a flop as well. Half of the darts don't even fire. I'm taking it back A.S.A.P probably this Saturday and the only good gun that came out of the box was the Scout which I already have another 2 of. Either way, I want my money back or a new Unity Power set! RAGE FACE!!!

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  59. where can i buy the full 3 in 1 Unity System In Singapore

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    1. Anonymous,

      The full 3 in 1 Unity System is not sold in Singapore... you'll have to get it from overseas or order it in from online stores.

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  60. Hi sgnerf,

    DO you know anywhere in singapore that sells the nerf titan or nerf unity power system?

    I am from sg.

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    1. Anonymous,

      The Nerf Titan and Unity Power System are not sold in Singapore... you'll have to order them in from overseas or online stores.

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    2. Hi sgnerf,

      DO you know which online stores sells it?

      I am from sg.

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    3. Anonymous,

      You can do a search at Amazon.com or eBay.com... look for sellers which can ship overseas (or just use a 3rd part shipping service).

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    4. Hi,

      How much does shipping cost?

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    5. Anonymous,

      It depends on the seller and the shipping method, you have to check with them directly to find out.

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  61. HI sgnerf,

    How much does the above amazon unity power system cost plus shipping?

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    1. Anonymous,

      If you are referring to the Amazon.com tab link at the bottom of my review, just click on it and do a "test" order to check the various shipping costs... you don't need to confirm the purchase until you actually decide to buy it.

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    2. Hi,

      Can you help me check the various shipping cost.
      I don't know how.

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    3. Anonymous,

      I don't have time to check all of these things for people, you should do it yourself.

      From the way you have been asking questions, you seem like a very young child... please ask your parents or older friends to help you with it.

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  62. question is the rocket on the pistol or is the pistol on the rocket

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  63. whats its price in dollars

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  64. should i get the unity power system?

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