Mandalorian Nerf blaster & mask revealed as a Battlefront II tie-in
If you’re looking to spice up your Nerf wars with a bit of Mandalorian flavor, a new GameStop-exclusive, Battlefront II tie-in may be just for you.
The “Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 – Star Wars Mandalorian Edition Blaster and Face Mask” can be purchased at GameStop for US$89.99. The set features a mask reminiscent of Boba Fett. The color scheme of the set also matches that of the infamous bounty hunter:
Its in-store description reads:
Gear up like a Mandalorian warrior with this Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 blaster and face mask! Inspired by the all-new Star Wars: Battlefront II video game. Available exclusively at GameStop later this Fall.
For those wondering, the Apollo XV-700 isn’t a Star Wars blaster. It’s a standard Nerf blaster that’s been themed to match Boba Fett for this toy set.
Considering that this set is very much inspired by Boba Fett and ties-in with Battlefront II, it could confirm the bounty hunter’s return to the franchise when the game launches later this year. However—while Boba Fett being in Battlefront II wouldn’t be shocking at all—I wouldn’t mark his return as “confirmed” just yet. The set doesn’t actually mention Boba Fett by name, nor does a toy inspired by a character mean the said character is in the game.
This isn’t the first Battlefront II merchandise announced. GameStop also has an exclusive six-inch Inferno Squad figure that retails for $22.99.
Then there’s also the curious LEGO Republic Fighter Tank. While this LEGO set hasn’t been tied to EA’s Battlefront II directly, the fighter tank made memorable appearances in the original two Battlefronts. It’s due out June 1 with a suggested retail price of $24.99.
Again, the LEGO Republic Fighter Tank isn’t officially connected to Battlefront II. However—considering the tank’s history with the franchise—the decision to release the set the same year of a new Battlefront game is certainly interesting.