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Have you got what it takes to become a Nerf Blaster Master?
[Partner Content] 23 SEP 2016

South Africa’s coolest obstacle course challenge is on. The Nerf Blaster Masters Bootcamp, taking place on the 24 & 25 September at Jozi X in Bryanston, Johannesburg, promises to be an epic experience for all Nerf fans.

For anyone not in the know, it’s Nerf of Nothin! With an impressive range of toy blasters, which fire soft foam darts, Nerf encourages active play providing a safe and fun, action-packed adventure both indoors and outdoors.

Nerf Blaster Masters is the ultimate test of your Nerf Blaster skills. Participants will be required to make their way around the course, overcoming challenges, testing their balance, aim and agility while nailing targets on the go with only their Nerf Blaster of choice to support them.

Spaces are limited but everyone who pre-registers on www.nerfblastermasters.co.za will be given the chance to conquer the obstacle course, which is designed to be completed by teams of three. The team with the fastest time will be crowned the Nerf Blaster Masters of the tournament on both Saturday and Sunday. Participants can enter as a team or as an individual but will then be placed in a team on the day.

Ensure you have prepped for this exciting Nerf adventure by following Nerf South Africa on Facebook or visiting www.nerfblastermasters.co.za. Watch pro skater Jean-marc Johannes and GoPro Ambassador Chris Rogers put their Nerf skills to the test. Pick up some Nerf tricks and tips and create your own Nerf Blaster Master trick shot video; upload your videos and you could be chosen as the Blaster Master of the week. Check out Nerf on YouTube for more great videos and details on the Nerf range to find a blaster that suits your style and personality.

The Nerf Blaster Masters Bootcamp is a free event however pre-registration via the website is essential to participate. The Blaster Masters Bootcamp is open to anyone aged 8 + (however parental consent is required to enter).

You can expect a weekend of fun for the whole family at the Nerf Blaster Masters Bootcamp. With food trucks, refreshments and grand stand seating for all spectators. There will also be activities to keep kids of all ages entertained and most importantly a Nerf pop up shop with the latest Nerf blasters and gear.


Nerf Blaster Master training tips:

Mastering the ‘art of Nerf’ isn’t going to happen overnight. It’s going to take some practice to become the next Nerf Blaster Master Champion:

  1. Train in your aim: Get to know your Nerf blaster. Understanding the direction it pulls to and whether it arches higher up or down will fine tune your aiming skills, enabling you to unleash a storm of darts at your target.
  2. Challenge yourself: It’s all about quick-draw fast firing! Time trials are a great way to determine how quickly you can load, fire and reload your Nerf blaster.
  3. Train: Create your own (non-human) targets and practice aiming and firing every day.
  4. Get moving: Practice your aim, stealth, sniping and shooting while running and try to hit the Nerf targets on the move. It’s all about speed, accuracy and power.
  5. Be fit: Start by eating a healthy diet with lots of vegetables and fruits to ensure you have strength and energy to take on the demands of Bootcamp. Sugar can make you crash and burn within 15 minutes and you’re likely to get a headache – best to avoid eating too much of them. During Blaster Masters Bootcamp, you need to be quick on your feet to outwit the competition so make time to exercise beforehand to get you fit and ready. Running, push-ups, sit-ups and jumping-jacks are ideal exercises to sharpen your senses and loosen up those muscles.

Get to know the key Nerf Blaster ranges:


Nerf, McDonalds, and a Potjiekos Pot Delivery (2015-12-22) Photo Gallery 01 FEB 2016

The girls and I found ourselves with a LOT of time to kill the first couple of weeks following my knee operation – stuck at home and with no Chantelle in sight! (December is super busy for the guest house as you might imagine!)

I am therefore not entirely surprised that we invented a lot of silly games during this period – with more than just a few involving blasting things with the Nerf Strongarm dart gun that I had received as part of a Hasbro blogger drop a month or so earlier!

IMG_20151222_095753 jessica lotter with her nerf strongarm gun

(Note the defeated ponies in the background – Jess had to go in pretty close to pull off those shots!)

Anyway, it was ten days in following the operation and I needed to see Dr. Hardcastle for a wound checkup, my first outing away from the house since the start of December!

Pleasingly, the visit to the doctor’s offices went swimmingly well, though the doctor did plant the idea of ice cream into Jessica’s head on the way out – meaning that a trip through to the cool air-conditioned Waterstone McDonalds was now on the cards, much to Chantelle’s dismay!

IMG_20151222_121500 chantelle lotter with the girls in mcdonalds

A little while later, with Chantelle now back at work and the three of us chilling at home once more, I was surprised to get a shout from a courier guy, telling me that he was on his way in order to drop off a package for me.

Ooh, very exciting indeed!

IMG_20151222_160035 mystery wrapped present from gumtree and oglivy

The mystery box that arrived with the van was pretty large (and heavy!), and seeing as I couldn’t yet walk, the Oglivy delivery guy very helpfully brought the package inside and set it down on the kitchen counter for me.

Needless to say, at this point both Jessica and Emily were literally bursting with curiosity!

IMG_20151222_160656 emily and jessica lotter opening mystery present box from gumtree

I let the girls get to work, and pretty soon they had shredded away enough of the packaging to reveal the box’s content – a solid cast iron, already oiled, potjiekos pot!

IMG_20151222_160950 emily and jessica lotter opening mystery present box from gumtree

What an awesome and unexpected surprise gift from Gumtree and Oglivy! (Though that said, I’m not sure I actually did any work for either during 2015?).

IMG_20151222_161317 gumtree gift of a cast iron potjiekos pot

Of course, Jessica and Emily were not impressed with this at all. They had been hoping for something a little bit more plastic and a whole lot more interesting to play with – so they busied themselves with laying out the long strips of bubble wrap and running backwards and forwards over it for entertainment instead!

IMG_20151222_162248 emily and jessica girls running on bubblewrap

But of course, my good mood couldn’t last forever you know.

A little while later, the house became a little too quiet for my liking, and so hobbling around on investigation, I came across this bemused little face in the braai room!

IMG_20151222_165012 naughty emily caught in the act of making a floury mess

Sigh. Dusting flour and toddlers don’t mix.

Anyway, the point is that I now own a big black potjiekos pot – the first one that I’ve ever owned in my life. Which means that now I guess I had better try my hand at cooking up some proper potjiekos in the near future! :)

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Hasbro has you Covered this Holiday Season
[Partner Content] 11 NOV 2015

A pretty cool blogger drop arrived at my door yesterday, an early Christmas present in the form of three awesome toys for the girls from Hasbro. My Little Pony, Play-Doh, and Nerf – and you already know just how much Jess loves her My Little Pony ponies…

IMG_20141115_145628 fluttershy, pinky pie and jessica eating ice cream

With the upcoming holidays and the festive season around the corner, parents face the challenge of finding the ideal gift to keep kids entertained while still imparting some essential skills and values in a fun environment.

With a range of suitable solutions, Hasbro has you covered – come holiday time, your kids will be smiling from ear to ear!

IMG_20151111_180021 hasbro blogger drop - my little pony, nerf, play-doh

Enter the magical world of My Little Pony, where a whole world of pony friends wait, ready for fun and adventures. Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Fluttershy, Rarity and Pinkie Pie are all excited to discover the magic of friendship together. This festive season, the ponies continue to engage and inspire girls around the world. With entertainment, toys, publishing, digital gaming and lifestyle licensing to choose from; your little girl will have the chance to make these characters uniquely her own and create memorable experiences that will become a cherished part of her childhood. My Little Pony encourages girls to play together, teaching them important values based on sociability and sharing friendships. (My Little Pony on Facebook)

Being on holiday in summer means it’s time to head outdoors and get nerfed! Nerf works like a water blaster – but has the advantage that nothing gets soaked. The colourful toy blaster, which shoots soft foam darts, entices kids away from the TV or the PC and encourages them to play with each other by providing action-packed and safe fun, indoors and outdoors. An interactive Nerf experience promotes movement, healthy competition, skill and coordination in a social environment. (Nerf on Facebook)

Get creative with Play-Doh the perfect solution to keep kids occupied and better yet, they will learn something while playing. Engaging toddlers and young kids with sensory, open-ended activities, helps them prepare for the real world. These activities not only encourage development of basics such as fine motor skills, but can also provide ideal ways to practice and nurture critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Craft hundreds of different exciting creations with a range of fun Play-Doh playset tools and characters with activities that include colour-mixing, learning ABC’s, and bringing imagination to life.

This Festive season, Play-Doh launches their much anticipated playsets. Marvel Smashdown Hulk gives boys the opportunity to build enemies or shapes and then squish them with Hulk Smashdown before starting over. Girls on the other hand can look forward to going on a Frozen sled adventure with Disney Frozen’s Ana, changing her dress colours or creating a snowy sparkly Olaf with a special mould or making beautiful Play-Doh rainbow hair for Rainbow Dash with the My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Salon playset. (Play-Doh on Facebook)

For the board game lovers there are also a range of family fun options to consider.

Get ready for classic Monopoly play in a portable way with Monopoly Grab and Go. Monopoly Junior, the first Monopoly game for kids, where they earn money the fun way. Kids will learn how to pass Go, buy fun properties like an ice cream parlour, and collect rent while single banknotes keep the transactions fast and easy. Not forgetting the exciting new Monopoly Frozen edition as well as the Monopoly Here and Now World Edition that features Cape Town, the 80th anniversary edition and the soon to be launched Monopoly Cape Town edition (manufactured by Winning Moves under license from Hasbro). (Monopoly on Facebook)

Guess Who? Grab and Go challenges who is the champion guesser? Maybe it’s you in this portable version of the classic Guess Who? game! Every time you ask your opponent a yes or no question, the answer gets you closer to who’s on their Mystery Card. But you better watch out, because they’ll be asking you questions too.

Do you have what it takes to win The Game of Life game? You do it by choosing the life you want! Go to college, take the family path, have kids, or see what happens when unexpected twists change the game. Will you receive a fortune and lose it as quickly as you got it? Will you need a bank loan to pay a debt? Once everyone reaches the end of the game at retirement, everyone pays their debts and adds up their wealth. The player with the most money wins the game, so make sure it’s you!

There’s fun for all ages in the Family Edition of the popular TRIVIAL PURSUIT game! Roll the dice and rack your brain for the answers to questions in the category you land on. Match wits with your whole family with TRIVIAL PURSUIT Family Edition!

Reclusive millionaire Samuel Black’s been murdered in his mansion! With Clue Cluedo Classic Mystery Game (and the portable on the go version) it’s up to you to crack the case! Question everything to unravel the mystery. Who did it? Where? And with what weapon? Ransack the mansion for clues, ask cunning detective questions and leave no card unturned. Solve the murder first to win!

The fun block-stacking, stack-crashing game of JENGA questions how you will stack up against the law of gravity? Add a twist of fun into any party or family night with Twister, the game that ties you up in knots. Taboo is the game of unspeakable fun. Use creative, carefully-worded clues to get your team to guess words fast. But don’t mention unmentionables, or you’ll get the squeaker and lose the point.

Hasbro is committed to creating the world’s best play experiences by putting kids first in everything they do. From toys and games to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. Making your holiday shopping a lot easier this year.

my little pony toy from hasbro

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