Saturday, September 5, 2009

Nerf Pinpoint Sight - Review!

Check out the new Nerf Pinpoint Sight!
 
Yes, this is a reflex sight... and the best part is, unlike the non-functional longshot scope or tactical scope, the Pinpoint Sight actually has a functional red dot reticle!

The Pinpoint Sight is powered by 2 x AAA batteries and comes packaged with 10 x Micro foam darts.

Reflex sights are typically non-magnified optical sights that reflect a reticle image onto a combining glass for superimposition on the target. They are commonly used to aid in quick close quarter target acquisition and due to the long eye relief distance design, can be aimed at arm's length with both eyes open.

The Nerf Pinpoint Sight now offers similar quick aiming capability in a N-Strike Mission Kit!

Of course, compared to real reflex sights, the Nerf Pinpoint Sight doesn't have any of the fancy lenses, fiber optics, tritium capsules or fine tuned calibrations and adjustments etc, but it does provide an interesting way to mount an alternative aiming point for Nerf blasters... and anyways, it just looks cool!

Review:

Nerf Pinpoint Sight - Box (Front)




Nerf Pinpoint Sight - Box (Back)




Nerf Pinpoint Sight - Clockwise: Front, Right, Back and Left




Nerf Pinpoint Sight - Powered by 2 x AAA Batteries




Nerf Pinpoint Sight - Red Dot Reticle Aiming Point




Nerf Pinpoint Sight - Mounted on a Nerf Raider CS-35




Nerf Pinpoint Sight - Mounted on a Nerf Recon CS-6




Nerf Pinpoint Sight - Mounted on a Nerf Maverick REV-6



88 comments:

  1. Is this in the U.S. yet? i need this so badly!

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  2. how much is it and where can I get it?

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  3. At the moment, it seems to be only avaliable in Malaysia stores (a fellow malaysian nerfer spotted it and informed us). I drove across the border and bought a few sets back to Singapore.

    Interestingly, i've not seen it ever being spotted before on the NIC or any websites, so i think its not even sold anywhere else yet!

    Anyways, its around the same price as the other N-Strike Mission Kits.

    I guess you guys can keep a lookout for it, hopefully it'll appear at a store near you soon. :)

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  4. That looks just like the scope on LTX. I think it might be the first fruit of Nerf adopting Lazer Tag?

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  5. Does the laser go up and down too? that would make it pretty effective as a ladder sight.

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  6. How much did it cost over in Malaysia?

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  7. CaptKevin: Yup, it probably borrowed some of the design elements from the LTX blasters. :)

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    Ehren: The position of the projected red dot on the clear targeting reticle depends on your aiming and viewpoint, so I guess it could be used to guide aiming elevation too.

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    ambered: The price is RM$29.90 in M'sia.

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  8. Hey SG Nerf, you said you bought a few sets back, do you sell them? I would like to get one but i wont be going over to Malaysia anytime soon...

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  9. Man I am so getting this add on. :D

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  10. There were very limited sets at the stores in JB... and the few sets i brought back were all reserved by NerfSG forum members.

    Anyways, hopefully once those stores in JB are re-stocked with Nerf Pinpoint Sights, another shopping trip can be arranged.

    Btw, if you are keen, do highlight your interest over at the NerfSG Forum's Trading/MO section. :)

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  11. do u know if they are gonna bring it into singapore cos if they are, i would so want to get 1 set

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  12. I've no idea when it'll be avaliable in SG either... i guess we'll just have to keep a lookout for it at local stores. :)

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  13. Isn't this the same sight that is on the spartan ncs-12 from the video game? could this mean that gun is coming out after all like the raider did?

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  14. Well, i guess we'll just have to wait and see. :)

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  15. its rilly messed up that its not in the U.S.

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  16. when will it be in singapore?

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  17. No news of it avaliable in SG yet, we'll just need to keep a lookout for it at local stores.

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  18. does it project a lazor out or does it stop at the lense and does it work in light?

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  19. Like most reflex sights, it projects the lazer red dot onto the lens targeting reticle itself for aiming (not out onto the target).

    Yes, the lazer red dot is still visible under light (both indoors and outdoors). :)

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  20. I saw the Nerf Pinpoint sight in a Fred Meyers in Portland OR (U.S.A.).

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  21. can u inform us if it's in singapore? pls

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  22. None spotted in Singapore yet. If it does appear in local stores, i'll post an update on this blog.

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  23. Hi, know this is kinda late post.. But can you mention 'where' in JB to get the sights? City Plaza? Thanks!

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  24. In JB, try Metrojaya Danga City Mall or Metrojaya Plaza Pelangi.

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  25. Got it.. Will check it out when I can.. Thanks!!

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  26. i have seen it in a wall-mart in Colorado, US.

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  27. Will this sight fit on the Lazer Tag Pistol?

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  28. Have it,
    Love it...

    Its out in US too! (New Jersey)

    Looks badass on the recon...

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  29. hey SG u have helped me b4 and your amazing!!
    i gotta question though.

    Where can i buy it in canada? Thank you

    Sean

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  30. Sean,

    Thats a tough one dude... i can't really help you on that 'cos i've no idea of the stock status in Canada.

    If you can't find them at your local dept stores, check out Amazon.com, sometimes they are on sale there too.

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  31. If its not in your city go to amazon, hasbro or google it! Im sure you will find it.

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  32. Is it available in Singapore stores yet?

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  33. samyikhong,

    So far, Pinpoint Sights have not been spotted in local stores.

    But you might still be able to find them at dept stores in JB.

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  34. I have seen the pinpoint sight in the U.S.

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  35. I have a tip. The pin point sight is great on the Recon CS-6. If you want to use it on the recon, epoxy a pvc half inch end cap on the side of the cocking mechanism and use that to cock it.

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  36. Can you please tell me where i can get this in the uk other than toysbythebundle.co.uk because i heard that they scam, and I'd rather stay away from ebay?

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  37. astro_aodhan,

    Sorry, i have no idea of the Nerf Pinpoint Sight stock availablity in the UK.

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  38. well thanx for the quik reply dude nm see if i can get this from us on ebay

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  39. does anyone know if/when/where it is/will be/may be available in australia?

    if not, is it available in all main metrojayas in malaysia?

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  40. P13c30fch33s3,

    Sorry, no idea of the stock availability in Australia either.

    But i do know that Nerf Pinpoint Sights have been available at Metrojaya stores in JB... thats where i got most of my sets from. :)

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  41. Does the red laser dot apear on the lens of the sight or is it just a laser pointer?

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  42. P13c30fch33s3,

    The red dot is projected from a laser source behind the sight and the image reflects off the plastic lens.

    Users aim by aligning the red dot image with the target reticle.

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  43. Is the grey structure at the back the laser projecter?

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  44. P13c30fch33s3,

    Yes, the grey section behind the Pin Point Sight houses the laser projection device.

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  45. If that's the case, does the laser appear on the target, and if not, how does it not project past the lens?
    sorry for the string of questions, but i'm trying to make my own until I get the real nerf one :D

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  46. P13c30fch33s3,

    The laser does not project onto the target, it is projected at an angle onto the clear plastic lens reticle instead, which itself is also positioned at a slight angle too.

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  47. Hi,

    Can anyone confirm if stock is still available in JB or if it has been spotted in Singapore?

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  48. is it available at the jb toys r us in jusco?

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  49. Adil,

    Last i visited JB Jusco TRU branch a few months back, i didn't see anymore Nerf Pinpoint Sights there.

    You'll have to check again and see if they have re-stocked since.

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  50. i heard they got discontinued because they were to expensive to make. that makes me sad. I want them to bring them back into circulation because i really want one

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  51. does anyone know where to find them in Maryland?

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  52. i saw it once in a target where i live i missed my chance to buy it now i cant find it ANYWHERE i should have jumped on it when i first saw it....

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  53. smyries,

    The Nerf Pinpoint Sight is not available in Singapore, so it has to be ordered from overseas or online. The price should be similar to N-Strike Mission Kits.

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  54. Where is the department store in MALAYSIA??

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  55. ilyas,

    They used to be available at Toys R Us Jusco, Carrefour JB, Metrojaya stores etc, but that was back in 2009.

    They have been sold out since, so i guess the only ways to get them nowadays is from overseas stores (if they still have stock) or from online auction sites.

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  56. hey can i get 1 from you how much does it cost
    ?

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  57. joshuacwm,

    I have no spare sets for sale.

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  58. what the hell!, it costs $99 ON AMAZON WHAT A RIP-OFF

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  59. thomas,

    Amazon's various vendor selling prices can vary wildly based on availability and demand. Buyers just have to shop around to get better deals. :)

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  60. You can buy it for $99.99 on Amazon! -_-

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  61. Hi SG Nerf an you please tell me the shop's name where you bout it fom and where in Malysia

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  62. NAYLIN,

    I got my sets from Toys R Us at Jusco Shopping Centre in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

    But that was in 2009... from what i hear, they are no longer available at those places anymore.

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  63. So do you know any other places that may have them?

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  64. NAYLIN,

    No idea, i've not seen them in stores anymore. They are very rare nowadays.

    I guess you could still find them available online, but prices tend to be very expensive due to their rarity.

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  65. Actually, if you go to usa,will the pinpoint sight be sold in walmart?

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  66. ilyas,

    I guess you could shop around the stores in the States to find them, though as mentioned in previous comments, they are very rare nowadays.

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  67. It's out of stock in Amazon.
    It's hard to find in USA.
    It can't be found in Singapore.
    It no longer can be found in Malaysia.
    Quite a pity, I would seriously like one though.

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  68. Question uh, where in Jusco did you buy this? I cant seem to find any toys there except for the minuscule amounts full of non-Nerf toys near the arcade.

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  69. Toshihiro,

    I got my sets from Toys R Us at Jusco JB, but note that it was back in 2009. They seem to be completely sold out since then.

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  70. I asked Hasbro about this, they say it's discontinued. That sucks soo bad. It looks so good. I even made my own Red Dot sight for mein Nerf guns, well, two, after I lost the first one. And besides some battery contact issues, it works damn nicely.

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  71. cyberfireblaze,

    You could shop around and check... though i've personally not seen it anymore in stores since mid-2010 when i went for shopping trips in JB and KL.

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  72. how well do you think this works?

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  73. John Doe,

    Well, it works as described in my review... just line the red dot and reticle up with the target and thats your aiming point.

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  74. yes,but what i meant was how well the scope itself "pinpoints," so to speak.

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  75. John Doe,

    It works as described as an aiming point, so how accurate it is just depends on how good your own aiming is and how well you are able to adjust to where the shots land. :)

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  76. Is it out now??I also surfed through the internet and there are a few packages like this but are tactical light like the one on Recon and there is another scope that I think belongs to the longshot. I am looking forward to buying these accesories so can you inform me when it is out and tell me where to buy it.

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  77. afiq,

    Note that the review was done back in 2009.

    It seems they are no more available in stores anymore, very rare nowadays.

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    1. I thought there were special editions that you could get when you spend $25 or something.

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    2. moogaffy,

      Yup... that previous reply was posted before the special Pinpoint Sight "free gift with purchase" promo at local dept stores in March 2012:

      http://sgnerf.blogspot.com/2012/03/nerf-n-strike-rayven-cs-18-nerf-vortex.html

      Seems the free sets in that promo are all already redeemed too.

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    1. supersonic1997,

      Its a fixed aiming point, basically an alternative to aiming down the tactical rail.

      How accurate it is still depends on your blaster and foam darts... and your own accuracy. :)

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  79. Hey can I buy this at toys r us (UK)? Thanks.

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    1. Anonymous,

      Seems quite unlikely... they have been sold out everywhere for quite a while. I guess you could shop around and try to find them. Do update if you do. :)

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  80. It drives me nuts when people use the word "Anyways". The correct word is "Anyway".

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  81. is not really stylee

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  82. This finder can be found on sale at Paragon TRU

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