|This product has been discontinued, but may still be in limited stock in retail stores.
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. It has a tactical rail that is compatible with most accessories. It also features a single attachment point for a sling or bandolier on the handle of the blaster.
Unlike the Maverick, the barrel does not rotate if its trigger is pulled. Instead, the barrel is turned by cocking the blaster. 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.
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 Spectre was re-released into the N-Strike Elite series in 2013 with an upgrade to its internals to be able to fire the standard seventy-five feet that other N-Strike Elite blasters can fire. It was released in Asia first as a timed exclusive before coming over to the United states in the late summer
Reloading and firing
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.
- 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 easier 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.
- The Spectre's barrel extension is the smallest out of any blaster (not counting the newer Modulus), while its shoulder stock is the longest (subject to review).
- 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
|N-Strike||Barricade RV-10 (Electronic revolver) • Firefly REV-8 • Maverick REV-6 • Spectre REV-5|
|N-Strike Elite||Spectre REV-5 • Stockade (Electronic revolver) • Strongarm|
|Other||Hammershot • Spylight • Sweet Revenge|