19 Interesting Nerf Facts For Kids That Are Fans Of Foam Toys

Divya Raghav
Jan 27, 2023 By Divya Raghav
Originally Published on Apr 12, 2022
Edited by Daisha Capers
One of the most important Nerf facts is that Nerf guns cost around the same as real guns.

In the '90s, a Nerf pistol was as iconic an iconic toy. With a lengthy and colorful history dating back to the late '60s, Nerf has made its place in the industry and how.

The Nerf Company has been delivering toy guns loaded with foam-rubber ammo to kids for decades, and they're still going strong, albeit under the capable hands of Hasbro.

History Of The Nerf Company

The Nerf brand has been providing foamy fun to youngsters for over four decades now, but you may not be very familiar with the company's history. Let's go into the nitty-gritty of Nerf.

Although Nerf has grown to be the most well-known name in spongy backyard combat, its origins were significantly less brutal.

Reyn Guyer had found early success with Twister, so he founded Winsor Concepts in 1968 to develop new toys and game concepts. Guyer's team members began bouncing one of the game's foam 'rocks' over a net while working on a caveman-themed game. The designers felt they were onto something and began creating a complete series of foam ball games.

Guyer first pitched his game concepts to Milton Bradley, the business that had made a fortune with the Twister creation. Guyer's work, however, was passed over. Guyer persisted in pitching the foam games to Parker Brothers.

The games themselves didn't appeal to Parker Brothers, but the notion of a foam ball that youngsters could safely play with indoors did. The manufacturer opted to sell the ball alone as a toy.

The 4 in (10.16 cm) polyurethane foam Nerf Ball, branded 'the world's first indoor ball' by Parker Brothers, debuted in 1969.

After the simple Nerf ball became a considerable success, Parker Brothers hired Guyer to create the full range of foam games he had envisioned.

The Nerf football, which debuted in 1972, was undoubtedly the most iconic line expansion. Nerf football was a technical advancement in the product range.

The first Nerf balls were created by spinning foam on a lathe and cutting it with a hot wire. Pouring liquid foam into a mold, on the other hand, was required to make the football. The final ball featured a thick outer coating that made sure it functioned as a regular football.

Other Nerf spinoffs failed to attain the same level of success as the Nerf football. Parker Brothers had started developing Nerf pool, Nerf ping pong, and, of course, Nerf table hockey by the time the '80s arrived.

Nerul action figurines, which resemble humanoid Nerf balls, were also introduced by the business.

Nerf Products

Whether you have a vast Nerf collection or not, you've probably wondered how many Nerf weapons are available out there. You could even assume that your Nerf collection has every Nerf gun ever made; but, with over 1,000 Nerf weapons to collect and many of them proving to be pretty uncommon, this is unlikely.

How many Nerf outdoor toy guns are there?

There are around 1,400 active and retired Nerf guns in all, with 17 series, roughly 700 models–on the market right now.

Nerf blasters are released in 'series,' or groups of blasters. Each series comprises a small number of blasters and is tailored to a specific type of combat. The beautiful thing about Nerf blasters is that no two of them are the same!

It's pretty fun having the foam padding with toy plastic guns, a super Nerf ball, and a Nerf bow, and if you are getting your first Nerf gun or first dart gun, then you will definitely like Nerf material.

There are many Nerf products like Thor battle hammer, Nerf slingshot, darts Nerf, Nerf dog products, foam cars, and more. The Nerf brand is a sport in itself known as Nerf Sports. The Nerf gun is damage-proof, as it's not made to cause vital injuries.

Nerf Active Series:

There are now 17 Nerf bars series in production and for sale. Together, these series hold about 700 blasters! Many of today's Nerf guns include motorized blasting mechanisms, giving them the highest power of any Nerf gun ever.

Mega Nerf N-Strike:

The Nerf N-Strike Mega was first produced in 2013 as part of the Elite Series. However, it was later separated into its own series in 2016. This series is notable not just for its vast blasters but also for its enormous darts.

Red Mega Blasters have flat tips for increased precision and fire their darts up to 100 ft (30 m).

There are now just 14 Nerf N-Strike Mega blasters available; however, Nerf has already said that further blasters in the Mega series will be released later this year.

The Magnus, RotoFury, and Mega Mastodon are among the blasters in the N-Strike Mega series.

Nerf Zombie Strike: A zombie-themed Nerf game.

As the zombie craze increased, Nerf got in with the Zombie Strike range in 2014. The Zombie Strike line includes dart blasters, disc blasters, and super soakers, which are all various types of blasters.

Blasters in this series differ from the rest of the Nerf series in that they do not mimic real-life firearms. Instead, they resemble power tools and homemade zombie-defense equipment.

This series has 39 blasters. Five of these blasters are Super Soaker variants. Some of the Zombie Strike blasters include the Nailbiter, Alternator, and Ricochet.

Rival Nerf

Like the Vortex Series, the Nerf Rival Series is a range of blasters that is distinct from Nerf's standard foam dart shooters. The Nerf Rival Series fires little foam balls instead of foam.

While denser than a dart, these foam balls do not cause discomfort and may even be launched from a greater distance! Foam balls are put into blasters either by a magazine mechanism or a hopper on the top of the blasters.

The Nerf Rival Series includes 15 blasters. Each one is named after a mythological figure from Greek or Roman mythology. Nerf has abandoned this motif with some of the newest Rival blasters and begun calling Rival blasters after fighting skills.

Nitro Nerf Blasters

Nerf Nitro is a new series, having only been introduced in 2017. While this series is technically a blaster line, it is not intended for usage in regular Nerf battles. This is the case because Nerf Nitro Series blasters don't fire foam darts, balls, or discs. Instead, they shoot foam automobiles intended for entertainment rather than competitiveness.

The Nitro Series includes 21 different items. These items are the Nitro DuelFury Demolition, the Double-clutch Inferno Nitro, and the Nitro AeroFury Ramp Rage.

Marvel Nerf Blasters

As the Marvel brand grew, they secured an agreement with Hasbro (the parent company of Nerf) to produce a line of Nerf Marvel Blasters.

Assembler Gear, Web Shots, and Power Moves are the three subseries of blasters in the Nerf Marvel Series. You too can join in on the heroic action with a blaster from the Marvel Series!

Nerf guns are not guns that hurt people.

Video Games By Nerf

Getting a bunch of youngsters that enjoy playing with Nerf guns together might be a fun way to spend an afternoon outside. Instead of letting kids run around shooting each other, try these game ideas to give the day a bit more structure and enjoyment.

Freeze Tag

You divide the children into two teams for freeze tag. A player must freeze on the spot if a gunshot strikes the player.

The only method to unfreeze a player is for a teammate to tag them or for a nerf bullet to hit them.

The aim is to freeze all of the players on the other squad first.

The team that is unfrozen after the game wins. Setting a timer and seeing who has the most unfrozen people when the timer goes off is another way to play this game.

Hide and Seek: A popular Nerf game

Who doesn't enjoy a game of hide and seek? Why not turn it into a Nerf game? One team is the hiders, while the other is the seekers. Hiders dash out and take cover. Searchers must attempt to locate all of the hiders.

The point is that the hiders can shoot the searchers out of the game by shooting them from their hiding location.

When the seekers discover the hiders, they shoot them and take them out of the game. If the hiders hit all searchers, they win, and if the seekers discover all the hiders, they win.

Zombies Vs. Humans

Divide youngsters into 'humans' and 'zombies' teams for this game. Nerf weapons are available to humans. The 'dead' strives to avoid being hit by 'humans' while tagging them.

They are out if they tag a person and a 'zombie' is hit.

The team with the highest number of players at the end of the game is the winner.

Make the 'Humans' use a gun that only holds a few bullets at a time to make it fairer. When the 'humans' reload, the 'zombies' will have a chance.

Taglines Of Nerf

Nerf has some of the best taglines as millions of people are playing this sport. Some of the famous catchphrases are listed below:

'Take your best shot at me.'

'A little too eager to pull the trigger.'

'Friendly foam fire.'

'It's either Nerf or nothing.'

'My inner kid is yelling at me.'

'A relic from the past.'

'I'm prepared to strike.'

'It is all fun and games until someone gets hit in the eye with a dart.'

'In both love and Nerf's battle, everything is fair.'

'Experts in non-expanding recreational foam.'

'All cannons are ablaze.'

'Do you have the necessary firepower?'

'Our battleground is everywhere.'

'The foam is something to be afraid of.'

'Adhere to your principles.'

'Hello, and welcome to the gun exhibition.'

'Are you attempting to be a hotshot?'

'They suggested a Nerf fight.'

'Oh no, that's it.'

'We are serious about our Nerf fight.'

'Keep your cool and fire your Nerf gun.'

'Don't try to outrun the gun.'

'We're the ones in charge.'


What was the very first Nerf?

A: The Nerf Sharpshooter was the first Nerf dart blaster to exist.

How many types of Nerf guns are there?

A: There are about 14 different types of Nerf blaster guns.

How are Nerf darts made?

A: Nerf darts are made with several unusual materials, including a polyester resin that interacts with another component when exposed to CO2.

Where are Nerf guns manufactured?

A: They are made in the USA.

What is the rarest Nerf?

A: The N-Strike Longstrike CS-6 is the rarest Nerf to date.

What was the very first Nerf?

A: The Nerf Sharpshooter was the very first Nerf dart blaster.

Why is Nerf called 'Nerf?'

A: The Nerf ball was presented as the 'world's first official indoor ball,' with the moniker 'Nerf' referring to off-roading foam cushioning. 'Throw it indoors; it won't destroy lamps or smash windows,' marketing slogans assured.

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Written by Divya Raghav

Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Accounting and Finance, Master of Business Administration

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Divya RaghavBachelor of Commerce specializing in Accounting and Finance, Master of Business Administration

With a diverse range of experience in finance, administration, and operations, Divya is a diligent worker known for her attention to detail. Born and raised in Bangalore, she completed her Bachelor's in Commerce from Christ University and is now pursuing an MBA at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore. Along with her professional pursuits, Divya has a passion for baking, dancing, and writing content. She is also an avid animal lover who dedicates her time to volunteering for animal welfare causes.

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