Posted August 26, 2018 12:00:52As part of the first day of Comic Con International, a large group of Nerf fans gathered at the Wal-Mart in Manhattan for an evening of Nerfer and Gunfire at the new Nerf store.
Wal-Mart is currently hosting a few live events at the convention center, including a live Q&A session with Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams and a “Celebrity Nerf Battles” segment with some of the biggest names in the Nerfer community.
The Nerf line is a bit of a mixed bag in the retail arena, with some retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and Target showing a little bit of interest in bringing the popular guns to their stores.
At the other end of the spectrum, there are several retailers that are completely ignoring the Nerfs.
On Friday, for instance, Toys “R” Us had the Nerff booth closed off to customers after some complaints about a large Nerf gun.
Other retailers including Target and Walmart have said they plan to host a Nerf event, but they’re likely to be limited to the Nerfing booth.
Even in the online store, Nerf has been relatively quiet this year, with most stores still showing little to no Nerf merchandise.
Some retailers have announced they’re starting to bring Nerf to their physical locations, but for now, the majority of the retail space remains empty.