It comes packaged with eight X-Series Darts.
The Rotator is a revolver-style blaster that holds up to eight darts at a time. Its turret is rotated clockwise on trigger pull, making a loud clicking noise upon pulling back the trigger all the way due to the release of the hammer. The priming rod extends down through the handle of the blaster, similar to a Nerf Triple Torch, Jolt EX-1, or Triad EX-3. A slot to load darts is seen on the left side of the cylinder. The cylinder itself is too short to be compatible with Nerf brand darts, making cross compatibility somewhat difficult. Shortening Nerf darts using some sort of cutting device will allow them to become compatible, but this method is not recommended.
A guard is seen over the hammer on the blaster, which can still be pressed down by placing one's finger on the side of the guard. The hammer activates when the blaster is fired, but serves no functional purpose and is purely for aesthetics.
The Rotator X-8 has been released with the following color schemes:
- Light orange, teal, and orange
- Orange, black, and yellow
- Sandy, gray, and red (Huntsman)
- Clear-X (clear plastic, lime green, and orange)
- Air Zone (white, black, yellow, and orange)
The Rotator X-8 is notable in that it has some modification potential and quick and effective air restrictor removal results. When the air restrictors, which are rather large, are successfully removed, the performance increases to at least a thirty foot minimum, meeting range claims on the blaster's packaging.
A value pack exists which includes, in Huntsman packaging and color schemes, a Rotator X-8, a Boomstick, enough ammunition to fill both blasters and a small ammunition storage case.
Reloading and firing
To reload the Rotator X-8, load up to eight darts into its turret.
To prime the blaster, pull down on the priming rod and push it back into place. Pull the firing trigger to fire a dart. As a warning in advance, when pulling the trigger back, the blaster fires before the barrel rotates when pulling the trigger very slowly. This could increase the chance of dry-firing, so it is recommended to pull the trigger at a rather quick pace.
- The shell of the Rotator X-8 makes it an incredibly popular choice for painting and steampunk designs; as a result, it is in relatively high demand for foam blasters for that reason alone in steampunk communities.
- A French brand called Mondo released a knock-off of the blaster titled the A-Force X-Rotator. This variant is commonly confused for the actual product, however the difference is that the Rotator X-8 has not been released in the red colour scheme seen with the X-Rotator. As well, just as the Air Zone line is exclusive to Toys R Us, it is possible that Mondo have some sort of French license to market the Rotator X-8 under their own brand.
- ↑ Jerm781: Lanard Rotator X-8. YouTube.com
- ↑ TheRealNerfJoker: Rotator X-8...sucks before mod...ha. YouTube.com
- ↑ Coop772: (REVIEW) Total Air X-Stream Rotator X-8 Revolver Unboxing, Review, & Firing Test. YouTube.com
- ↑ Amazon: Mondo - 18407 - Jeu de Plein Air - A-Force X-Rotator. Amazon.fr
|Total X-Stream Air blasters|
|Ball Blaster • Ballistic Shooter • Ballistic Shooter X8 • Big Salvo • Blast Bazooka • Blast Bow • Clip Shot • Cosmic Thruster • Cranking Cannon • Disc Blaster • Double Barrel • Fire Shot • First Shot • Hand Cannon • J.A.M. Blaster • Max Shot • Over Under • Quick Shot • Pop Dart • Pop Shot • Rapid Fire Rev Shot • Ring Accelerator • Rotator X-8 • Scatter Blast • Shell Shock X-6 • Shot Gun • Slam Shot • Slingshot • Sonic Bazooka • Speed Loader • Stealth Shot • Tri-Blaster • Tube Missile • Triple Shot • Twin Barrel • Zip Shot|
|Auto Scout • Boomstick • Commando 12 • Huntsman 50 • The Judge • Pillager X12 • Swiftstrike Crossbow • Tracker Longbow|