Back in early 2014, Nerf introduced its first blaster with an integrated video camera — the N-Strike Elite Cam ECS-12 Blaster — for recording your attacks on unsuspecting victims. Two years later we now have a follow-up with the N-Strike Modulus Battlescout ICS-10 that finally makes the camera removable.
If your kid has been begging for a GoPro, but you've been hesitant to shell out $US500 ($713) for a camera that will undoubtedly encourage reckless stunts, maybe the $US70 ($100) Modulus Battlescout ICS-10, available this fall, might be a better option. Not only does the blaster's camera see a bump to 720P HD resolutions, it's also finally removable so it doesn't have to exclusively be used with the Modulus. You'll just need to have a healthy stock of batteries on hand because the action cam relies on four AAAs instead of a rechargeable one of its own.
And unlike the original N-Strike Elite Cam ECS-12 Blaster, the N-Strike Modulus Battlescout ICS-10 isn't dependent on batteries. It's a classic manually-primed 'springer' blaster that features an integrated 10-shot clip so your video recordings aren't drowned out by the sound of a spinning fly wheel whirring away inside.
No wired on whether we'll see it in Australia just yet, but we're checking with Hasbro locally, so stay tuned.