The new Tek Recon range is looking to bring the best parts of First Person Shooter video games to the world of blasters.
The guns feature a mount for an Apple or Android device, which once attached, provides players with some pretty sweet features – the best of which is a GPS radar for revealing teammates and opponents, Call of Duty style.
The addition of a smartphone also provides an ammo counter, different vision modes (including night vision), an array of in-game scopes for targeting enemies and a live chat feed.
However, the digital features are only half the fun of Tek Recon.
The blasters also feature a new ‘NRG’ projectile – made from solid rubber, the reusable bullets pack a punch and can fly up to 75 feet. There’s also a realistic kick-back action to add an extra bit of immersion.
This new toy line gets started with two blasters – the pistol Tek Recon Hammerhead and rifle Tek Recon Havok.
The meeting of toys and video games seems to be a big trend at the moment, with RC racing set Real FX promising to blend the best aspects of the two entertainment forms.
Tek Recon was launched on Kickstarter last summer.