|Blaster type||Single-fire revolver dart blaster (reverse plunger)|
|Stock ammunition type||Whistler Darts|
|Size||29.3" x 6.3" (74.42cm x 16cm) with stock|
|Weight||1.31 lb (0.59kg)|
|Average retail price||19.99 USD|
The Spectre is exclusive to Walmart in the United States, Target in Australia, Asda in the United Kingdom, and Smyths in Ireland.
It is a revolver with a small barrel that holds five darts. It combines features of the Maverick REV-6 and the Recon CS-6. Unlike the Maverick, the barrel does not rotate if its trigger is pulled. Instead, the barrel is turned by cocking the blaster. It has a tactical rail that is compatible with most accessories.
This blaster was not designed for ambidextrous use. As such, some left-handed users may find its operation to be awkward. The folding stock that comes packaged with this blaster has a large hinge on the right hand side, which can get in the way while priming the blaster. However, this is remedied by simply removing the stock. The revolving cylinder on this blaster flips out to the left, which may be awkward to reload if the user uses their right hand for reloading.
The barrel rotates when blaster is primed; pulling the slide back when it is already primed will not rotate the barrel. This prevents jams that result in the incomplete turn of the barrel.
Many nerfers call the detachable barrel a "silencer", even though opposite to prior belief it keeps the sound level the same.
Reloading and firingEdit
To reload the Spectre, press the cylinder release button on the left side of the blaster and load up to five darts into the chambers. Place the cylinder back into the Spectre’s shell.
Pull the slide back and let it release back to its starting position. Pull the trigger to fire a dart.
|Firing range||9/10||The Spectre can shoot thirty to forty feet, which is good for its relatively small cocking distance. Slightly further ranges can be achieved when using Whistler Darts; on average, it shoots forty-five feet with Whistler Darts.|
|Accuracy||7/10||This blaster is accurate up to thirty feet; some shots will fly to the left or right, however. It seems to be more accurate with Whistler Darts.|
|Reliability||7/10||If cocked correctly, this blaster works perfectly, and is very comfortable. However, sometimes if the Spectre is not cocked correctly, the darts will not fire out of the barrel. Cocking the blaster too fast may also jam the blaster. Jams are most due to human error, but using clip-system barrel extensions may also cause jams.|
|Rate of fire||9/10||This blaster can shoot two to three darts a second if one's hand is on the slide, as opposed to supporting the blaster. It is fairly easy to cock and the trigger pull is only a half inch. When reloading times are taken into account, the rate of fire is considerably less.|
|Capacity||4/10||This blaster holds five darts at once. This is rather lacking, given that most other revolvers on the market have at least six shots. This cripples the blasters capabilities as a primary weapon considerably.|
|7.2/10||The Spectre REV-5 improves on most aspects of the Maverick, except of course, the capacity. It will run out of ammo faster than most other revolvers, so it struggles when used as a primary.|
- The Spectre REV-5 is the only Nerf blaster with an attachable barrel that is not a clip system blaster. Because of this, when a barrel attachment that is not the Spectre's is attached to it, the dart may get stuck. This is due to the barrel attachment being smaller than the Spectre's actual barrel extension because it is meant for Streamline Darts.
- The Spectre's trigger is much more easy to pull than the Maverick due to the fact that the Spectre's trigger does not need to rotate the cylinder.
- A mock-up of a Whiteout Series Spectre was made by Indigo Studios when the sub-series was first announced. Despite this, a Whiteout Spectre was not produced.
- The boxing of the Spectre REV-5 shows that it shoots Sonic Micro Darts, but instead it comes with Whistler Darts.
- Interestingly, the Spectre's barrel extension is the smallest out of any blaster, while its shoulder stock is the longest.
- The box and instructions show the Spectre with an extra plastic ring that would cover the dart heads like the Maverick does, but it is not present on the actual blaster.
- Spectre REV-5 instructions on the Hasbro website
|Regular blasters||Firefly REV-8 • Maverick REV-6 • Spectre REV-5|
|Special blasters||Barricade RV-10 (Electronic revolver)|