Nerf retailers in Germany
The three top Nerf retailers in both countries are Vedes, Mueller and Toys "R" Us. Other than that, many Nerf products are fairly rare. Nerf is harder to find as compared to the US or UK because the fan community is much smaller there. While Toys "R" Us and Vedes stock blasters at a higher price, the lowest prices can be found at Mueller (mostly about 10% less).
The range of products is unique at every retailer. Toys "R" Us stocks the Barrel Break and the Longshot. It's also more likely to find the Vulcan and the Stampede there. Vedes stocks the Spectre and N-Force weapons. Mueller stocks the Alpha Trooper, most Super Soakers, separate Reflexes, most accessories and sometimes older weapons, such as the Crossfire set or the blue Hyperfire.
Blaster availability in Germany
- M: Mueller
- V: Vedes
- TRU: Toys "R" Us
- O: sold in store
- X: not sold in store
- ** rare
Note: All 2011 Dart Tag and Vortex blasters are yet to be released.
|Maverick REV-6||14.99 EUR||O||O||O|
|Nite Finder EX-3||12.99 EUR||O||O||O|
|Reflex IX-1||6.99 EUR||O||X||X|
|Barricade RV-10||24.99 EUR||O||O||O|
|Barrel Break IX-2||24.99 EUR||X||X||O|
|Alpha Trooper CS-18||24.99 EUR||O||X||X|
|Deploy CS-6||29.99 EUR||O||O||O|
|Longshot CS-6||49.99 EUR||X||X||O|
|Longstrike CS-6||44.99 EUR||X||X||O*/**|
|Raider CS-35||42.99 EUR||O||O||O|
|Recon CS-6||29.99 EUR||O||O||O|
|Spectre REV-5||29.99 EUR||X||O||X|
|Stampede ECS||59.99 EUR||O*/**||O*/**||O**|
Is it worth it?
Prices are, like in the rest of continental Europe, usually much higher than they are in the UK or US. Only some blasters are more expensive in the UK:
|Blaster||Price in EUR||Price in GBP||calculated Price in GBP|
|Barrel Break IX-2||24.99 EUR||24.99 GBP||21.43 GBP|
|Longshot CS-6||49.99 EUR||49.99 GBP||42.87 GBP|
|Stampede ECS||59.99 EUR||56.99 GPB||51.44 GBP|
An explanation for the high prices of the other blasters is that they have to be shipped in and because of the high taxes.
Nerf isn't as popular and well known in Germany as it is in the United States. Because of the high density of population, battlegrounds are hard to find, but still numerous. There is also less social understanding for firearms, which is one of the most serious reasons against the popularity of Nerf. Despite that, there's still a great Nerfing community in Germany.