As much as I am excited by the promise of these new upcoming 'remakes' ... at the same time I'm a bit skeptical.
First of all; 75ft range? .... HOW?
Obviously this is the question on every Nerfer's mind, but aside from the previous comments made like better springs / seals / AR removal... I really cannot see how they could accomplish this. Especially with the 'super strong spring' or 'direct plunger system' idea; if the spring was too tough how are kids supposed to prime them, and possibly risk damaging the blaster in the process? And the whole internal structure of the blaster would need re-working to accomodate direct plunger *in an existing shell designed for reverse plunger*
If anything, I tend to agree with the "50 ft flat, 75 ft angled" concept. Just remember with the Vortex line how the "extra long range" advertising went down: sure, it CAN go the distance (due to the frisbee design that can glide), but is it really EFFECTIVE once it reaches those distances?
Secondly, the other issue I'm a bit tetchy about is the darts... sure, if they are a little bit weighted or use lighter foam, yay! BUT! Notice on the art work *and* the 'design' preview image; they still have the safety hole in the orange tip... welp, there goes your accuracy even if it does go to those ranges. Even in a Longshot with basic mods, standard streamlines fish-tail and lose accuracy like crazy... I can't imagine these darts will go 75ft *and* still be reliably accurate (unless there is some sort of secret design change; wait and see).
Those niggling criticism's aside, I'm all for an improved system (if this is indeed the case) for better ranges. Just think of how we can mod it to further improve it
Plus, I am interested in that 25 dart drum and the Retaliator's stock and foregrip. It's the little things that count too