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3.0 out of 5 stars The value is in the clip, June 8, 2012
This review is from: Vortex Lumitron (Toy)
While I do not own the Lumitron, I do own the Praxis, and after a cursory inspection of the images and description, I wanted to do a comparison.

The mold of the gun is almost identical to the Praxis, except for the label on the front, and the body is recolored. However, that may not be a bad thing, as the Lumitron is therefore compatible with the stock of the Praxis. Thus for those who already have a Praxis, this gun is compatible with the same accessories.

However, it is the clip and ammunition that set this gun apart. The clip adds a lighting effect similar to the N-Strike Firefly, except passive, and the glow-in-the-dark disks, in conjunction with the light, create a gun optimized for night play. While this certainly adds value, I believe the clip would have better suited as a separate accessory for the Praxis and the Nitron, rather than as an excuse for an overpriced new gun.

Also, while the weight and size of the clip has increased, its ammunition capacity has not. It is still only a 10-disc clip, same as the Praxis. And this gun doesn't even have the rifle stock, which would be necessary to balance out the increased weight of the clip.

So for those who already have the Praxis, this gun isn't really worth it, unless you really want the inter-compatibility of parts (rifle stock, etc.) or the glow effect. However, your money would best be spent searching for ways to improve the Praxis (Nitron clip, tactical rail, etc.).

For the rest of you, this might be a good choice for night play. Otherwise, don't bother--just buy the Praxis.
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Showing 1-3 of 3 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Nov 22, 2012 2:53:17 AM PST
Rob Pedley says:
I've just bought this for my son, is the NERF VORTEX TECH KIT compatible with this gun?

Thanks...Rob

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 2:43:25 PM PST
J C Hart says:
Rob, the Vortex Tech Kit is compatible with any of the Vortex line that uses magazines for ammo. This includes the Praxis, Lumitron, Nitron and Pyragon. The magazines are interchangeable between each of the different guns.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 6:20:33 PM PST
the shiz says:
you shouldn't write a review on a product you don't have. its not a fair judgment of the product when you just look at the pictures. while most of what you said is okay, how do you know that 'the weight and size of the clip has increased' if you can't actually touch and weigh it?
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