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Post The Walking Dead, power fantasies focusing on sweatily hunting down the undead with a crossbow in hand have increased by 438%.

This is a statistic I invented for the purposes of this introduction, but the point still stands: thanks to Norman Reedus and his penchant for lodging bolts in the brains of the undead, crossbows are pretty cool right now.

NERF's timing on this couldn't be better, with the recent release of the ZombieStrike Dreadbolt, which is basically Norman Reed: The Nerf Blaster.

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our weekly round up of the coolest toys and merchandise floating around the internet. This week, we've got a festive Lego set, an obscenely over-the-top Nerf cannon, and yes, a Joker figure just resplendent with different emotions. Take a look, and prepare to hide your wallet somewhere safe.

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When you think about Nerf you don't think about cars. You just don't.

You think about chasing your buddy down with a blaster and having a good old time.

But it seems like Nerf has had a bit of a lightbulb moment. What if, instead of darts, we decided to launch ACTUAL foam cars at things.

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What are you going to do when the end of the world comes around? Nerf's Doomlands blasters are built for a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and you can use them to play out all your Dark Tower gunslinger dreams -- including blasting away with one hand. These pocketable Nerf launchers show you exactly how a blaster works, too, with a transparent cutaway and exposed mechanisms.

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Fancy yourself a bit of a zombie hunter? Well, here's the tool for you: Nerf's Zombie Strike Outbreaker is themed for all the Walking Dead fanatics out there, with a battle-worn finish, clip-on crossbow arms (with a real string) and a design that makes it look like it was hastily strapped together in a toolshed.

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You might not realise it, but Nerf is a nearly 50-year old brand. From soft foam footballs to the latest in high-tech dart blasters, the history of Nerf is one of constant development and innovation. Here are Nerf's greatest hits and most important toys, starting in the year that humankind landed on the moon.

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"I like to keep this handy, for close encounters."

Nerf's N-Strike MEGA DoubleBreach is an oversized, overpowered hunk of dart-blasting magnificence. It's enormous in every dimension, and the MEGA darts that it fires are equally big. If you've ever wanted to look like an ultimate badass swinging around a giant handheld Nerf blaster, this is your new go-to choice.

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Video: YouTuber Giaco Whatever is on a quest to build a Nerf blaster that will do more than just leave a tiny welt on someone. He's constructed an air-powered dart cannon that generates 400 PSI of pressure, and when cranked to full power, it can apparently send a Nerf dart flying at Mach 2.3, twice the speed of sound, or around 2840km/h.