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Nerf Chewbacca Bowcaster review – Nerf Chewbacca Bowcaster Mod

If you have already read a few other reviews on the new Star Wars series, you know that not all Nerf Star Wars guns are the yellow of the egg. Let’s see what Chewbacca’s bowcaster looks like – by the way: the bowcaster is compact – just like Chewbacca’s crossbow. Do not expect a massive Nerf rifle.

Details about the Nerf Star Wars Chewbacca Bowcaster

Series: Star Wars E7

Length of Nerf weapon: 40cm

Weight: 560g (complete)

Fire modes: Single shot.

Shot frequency: 1 dart per second.

Ammunition: Each dart is harnessed individually.

Max. Range: Max. 6 meters in the test at nerfhaven.com, no data from Hasbro

ADVANTAGES

  • New Green Darts
  • Chewbacca bow design

DISADVANTAGE

  • Only 9 meters range
  • Non-detachable shoulder rest

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Optics

Not bad, we must say. We like the look – because like the other Star Wars Nerfs, the Nerf Chewbacca Bowcaster comes close to Chewbacca ‘s crossbow from the film. The bowcaster is largely orange; there are a light and a dark orange tone as well as gray-colored elements. The overall look is pretty good.

Technology

Here you have a real crossbow with a real string. If you want to shoot a dart, you first stretch the string, then place an arrow in the barrel and press the trigger. If the tendon is stretched, but no dart is inserted, it does not release the tendon. When the trigger is actuated, the tendon is lifted so that it is released. For this, we have just a hint for you.

Modding

Nerf Modding is possible, if only to a limited extent: Only the target telescope is interchangeable. If you do, Chewbacca’s Bowcaster has nothing to do with Chewbacca’s Bowcaster. Here, Chewbacca’s weapon is to be reproduced. Otherwise, no modding is possible – we will not complain about this in the evaluation overview below because it is a stylish Star Wars imitation, which should not be changed.

Tuning

Tuning, as we are used to from here: Nerf tuning, there will not be for the Nerf Star Wars Chewbacca Bowcaster. A feather is not available here, and Voltage Mods are also necessary.

Nerf Star Wars Episode VII Chewbacca Bowcaster

Chewy ! Hero of our childhood! Now there is finally his bow tightener as Nerf Blaster! The loyal companion of Han Solo is still very fast for his 200 years with his Wookie-Bogenspanner, and we are “strained” whether we do so synonymous. After all, the Star Wars Chewbacca Bowcaster is dependent on its string; there are neither feathers nor any internal mechanisms. The advantage – the blaster, is quiet.

 

Although the episode VII Chewbacca Bowcaster is made for Wookie hands, its dimensions are really small and orientated to children, which makes it less suitable for reenactment. The colors in orange and gray do not correspond to the file template. A pity, because the Stormtrooper Blaster come close to the original.

Like the movie original Chewies Bowcaster comes with a targeting device, which is, however, only waste paper, because one can not look through. Also included are five green (!) Rebel darts, a dart bracket, and a shoulder rest.

Nerf Star Wars Chewbacca Bowcaster design and ergonomics

Although we can not find any space for the left hand, the pistol grip and trigger is large enough for adults, even tensioning is easy and easy. We liked the fact that the dart is placed in a guide which prevents the failure very well. But the performance of the bowcaster does not have to make any illusions, of course, the clamping is very time-consuming, and for other Nerf guns, you are cannon fodder.

Really to complain about, we have only the Nerf Gun design, the quality is not the best (the shoulder rest is open and hollow on one side) and the color does not make a Star Wars fan happy, but someone is eight years old (minimum age recommendation) will be a little disturbing. For the little ones, however, the Star Wars Chewbacca Bowcaster should be preassembled, because the shoulder support can be installed wrong and it is not detachable.

The dart bracket is attached to the right side and works only on the Nerf Bowcaster (drops slightly), but the target is pushed normal to the Tac Rail.

Range and handling of the Nerf Chewbacca Bowcaster

 

The performance is as expected not breathtaking, we fire the Dart about 8.60 meters far (straight held) and the ballistic course is very strongly pronounced. With angled Blaster, we get a little more out and come to barely 12 meters. The recharge is based on your skill, but it can be done in 3-4 seconds. Since there is no magazine, you first have to tension the tendon and then take the dart from the mount and insert.

The weak string maybe could be replaced by modding against something with more bums. At the moment, a slow flight speed of 16 meters per second is achieved. A stronger tendon would improve range and flight stability.

Conclusion for the test of the Star Wars Episode VII Chewbacca Bowcaster

If you do not want to buy the bowcaster for your child, you should not buy it. It is a good first Nerf Gun without annoying engine noise, and the number of darts that can be distributed in the living room is limited. 

With the Nerf Rebels from the Starwars series, you get a styling product, which does not provide any remarkable achievements. It is the same with the Nerf Star Wars Chewbacca Bowcaster. With its range of only 6 meters and the rather low accuracy, you get no Nerf Gun, with which one achieved in the battle victories.

So if you’re just a Star Wars fan, and if the original look is important, you can buy this Nerf Gun.

However, if you are looking for power, security, and punch, you should look around here: The best Nerfs – these models have more to offer on the level.

The Star Wars Chewbacca Blaster is not suitable for competing purposes like HvZ or Nerf battles.

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