The boys at Penny Arcade, who are also responsible for having introduced me to the Nerf Rules of Engagement, have now brought to my attention the latest in foam dart weapon technology: the Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6.
Now, I've been known to play a FPS or two in my day, and sniper has long been my favorite position. There's something so... Zen about patiently waiting for your enemy to step unwittingly into your sights. So a Nerf sniper rifle is right up my alley. Clearly, with the addition of a targeting scope and a fold-down bi-pod for stability, they're appealing to a professional section of the market.
The weakness of snipers, of course, is close-range combat. To offset that, the Longshot also includes a removable one-handed single-shot blaster. You'll never be caught unawares again. I told my girlfriend I wanted one for Christmas, but the look in her eyes suggests that that will never happen in a million years.