The Nerf brand turns 40 this year, and is apparently having a mid-life crisis. Sporting a "digital camo" paint job, the just-announced Nerf N-Strike Raider Rapid Fire CS 35 ($35; Fall 09) is the highest dart capacity Nerf blaster yet, featuring a collapsible stock, Tactical Rail System, and a new drum magazine that holds 35 darts. Its "Slam" fire mode unleashes a hypnotic stream of darts just by holding the trigger and pumping.
As much as we love Star Wars Lego kits and toys, they simply can't compare to this Luke Skywalker’s Red Five X-Wing Model ($1,200). Digitally scanned from an original miniature body and made from high-quality die-cast and injection molded resin, this incredibly detailed model features posable machined aluminum "S" foils, accurately detailed and lighted cockpit, engines, and R2-D2, an included eFX stand, and more. Limited to just 1,000 models worldwide, it's one of the coolest Star Wars collectibles we've seen. The Force is strong with this one.
One of the most popular user-submitted products in Uncrate history, the Nerf N-Strike Vulcan ($43) is the Rambo of Nerf guns. This mean-looking, belt-feeding, fully-automatic dart gun can fire at a rate of up to three darts per second, pummeling your target (or your target's cubicle) with a barrage of toy ammunition. A removable, foldable tripod and a precision single-shot mode round out the capabilities. [Thanks, Everyone]