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Awesome Nerf

Cardboard NERF Sniper Rifle

Cardboard NERF Sniper Rifle

DanCreator is back with another cardboard NERF gun. This time, he created a Fortnite-inspired sniper rifle that can shoot foam darts. He built it almost entirely from cardboard and hot glue, with a handful of dowel rods and some stiffly bent wire for its springs. It uses a pair of small motors to accelerate and fire each dart.

DIY Cardboard NERF Rival Khaos

DIY Cardboard NERF Rival Khaos

The Rival Khaos is one of the coolest toys that NERF has ever made. The $200 shooter has a 40-round magazine and a quick-firing motorized mechanism. YouTuber Amr MCI shows off a fully-functional replica of the toy gun that he made mostly from cardboard, fiberboard, and glue, along with motors and springs to make it fire.

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NERF Ultra Speed Blaster

NERF Ultra Speed Blaster
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The NERF Ultra Speed blaster fires up to seven darts per second, barraging your opponents with foam projectiles. The fully-motorized blaster comes with two 12-dart magazines and 24 AccuStrike Ultra darts. A built-in drop-grip helps with stability and accuracy, and a top handle lets you carry it briefcase-style.

NERF Murph Dances

NERF Murph Dances

Recently, NERF revealed its new mascot, Murph. This goofball kind of looks like a walking Koosh ball because their hairy body is made up of hundreds of NERF darts. They look pretty awesome just standing still, but the real magic comes when Murph gets their groove on. Follow Murph’s adventures on the NERF TikTok channel.

Auto-aiming NERF Blaster

Auto-aiming NERF Blaster

There are lots of cool NERF guns and NERF mods out there, but very few of them actually help with your aim. 3DprintedLife engineered this cutom build which can lock onto targets and track them automatically, reducing the chances of missed shots. The main blaster is based on a kit from CaptainSlug.

NERF LMTD Destiny Gjallarhorn

NERF LMTD Destiny Gjallarhorn
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NERF and Bungie have truly delivered with this 4-foot-long blaster inspired by the Gjallarhorn rocket launcher in Destiny 2. The limited-edition toy will be available to players who unlock it in the Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack by 7.7.22 at 9am PT, with pre-orders starting at 10am. Any remaining units will be available after 7.21.22.

Cardboard NERF Blaster

Cardboard NERF Blaster

NERF weapons are normally made from plastic with a few springs and maybe a motor. DanCreator made a working replica of a NERF Elite 2.0 blaster mostly out of cardboard. It has a slide-action mechanism that reloads darts into the chamber from a spring-loaded magazine.

NERF Hyper Mach-100 Blaster

NERF Hyper Mach-100 Blaster
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This motorized NERF blaster holds up to 100 rounds of round Hyper ammo. It can fire at up to 110 fps velocity and incorporates top and bottom tactical rails for carrying add-on canisters for quick reloads. Includes 80 NERF Hyper rounds.

Autonomous NERF Sentry Turret

Autonomous NERF Sentry Turret

Taking inspiration from KillJoy’s turret in Valorant, engineer Vinnie Satriale built this motorized NERF weapon that uses computer vision to lock onto the closest moving target and fire harmless foam projectiles at them. He built it as an alarm clock because he kept oversleeping.

World’s Largest NERF Gun 2021

World’s Largest NERF Gun 2021

A while back, we saw what was then the largest NERF gun on record. Not one to be outdone, Michael Pick aka The Casual Engineer created an even bigger dart-flinging toy – measuring 12 ft. 6 in. long. Based on the NERF N-Strike Elite Longshot CS-6, Michael’s weapon can fire jumbo darts up to 250 ft. at speeds up to 50 mph.

NERF LMTD Halo Needler

NERF LMTD Halo Needler
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The Needler is one of our favorite weapons in the Halo universe. With its funky alien looks and vibrant seeker shards, it’s unlike any game weapon before it. Now NERF is making an official blaster based on the in-game weapon. The motorized blaster fires 10 NERF Elite darts in rapid succession, and it lights up brilliantly in display mode.

NERF LMTD Aliens M41-A Blaster

NERF LMTD Aliens M41-A Blaster

Finally, the NERF weapon we’ve been dreaming of since we were kids – an official M41-A Pulse Rifle from Aliens. The 28″ long blaster features design touches inspired by the sci-fi classic and has motorized Elite dart and pump-action Mega dart modes. It also makes movie sound effects and has a digital ammo counter.

NERF N-Strike Mega Megalodon

NERF N-Strike Mega Megalodon
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This badass NERF drum-spinner weapon offers two modes of fire – a shot at a time from its trigger, or all 20 darts in rapid-fire sequence with a pull on the slam-fire handle. It comes with 20 Mega Whistler darts which make a whistling sound as they fly through the air.

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Making a Metal NERF Minigun

Making a Metal NERF Minigun

“Why do I need a six-barrel gun? This is a stupid question.” Most NERF weapons are made out of cheap plastic. Alex Lab wanted something a bit more substantial, so he put his skills to the test and build himself an impressive rapid-fire NERF M134 minigun aluminum and steel. It’s powered by canned compressed air.

NERF Rival Curve Blasters

NERF Rival Curve Blasters
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Following in the footsteps of the modder community, NERF is making its own series of blasters that can fire on a curved trajectory. With a twist of their barrel, they can fire left, right, down, and even around corners. The SIDESWIPE XXI-1200 is out now, while the HELIX XXI-2000 drops 3.1.21, and FLEX XXI-100 arrives 8.1.21.

NERF LMTD The Mandalorian Amban Phase-pulse Blaster

NERF LMTD The Mandalorian Amban Phase-pulse Blaster
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The Mandalorian merchandising machine is hard at work, and now Disney and Hasbro have teamed up to create a special-edition blaster based on Din Djarin’s Amban rifle. It measures 50.25″ long and makes screen-accurate blaster sounds. It also has a light-up scope and comes with 10 silver-colored NERF Elite darts and display packaging.

Making a Gas-powered NERF Blaster

Making a Gas-powered NERF Blaster

NERF guns often use electric motors to launch projectiles quickly. But an off-the-shelf NERF Elite 2.0 Turbine CS-18 wasn’t badass enough for builder Peter Sripol, so he replaced the stock drive mechanism with a Toyan 4-stroke gas engine, typically used to power high-end RC vehicles. It’s not dramatically more effective, but it is noisy.

DIY Giant NERF Bazooka

DIY Giant NERF Bazooka

After getting his hands on a foam cylinder that looks like a gigantic NERF dart, Ivan Miranda did what any enterprising geek would do, and built himself a weapon to launch his oversize ammo. He built his bazooka from PVC drain pipe, 3D-printed parts, rubber surgical tubing, and paracord to reset its plunger.

NERF Halo Infinite MA40

NERF Halo Infinite MA40
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Inspired by the MA40 assault rifle in Halo Infinite, this official NERF blaster features motorized dart blasting, and the ability to smoothly fire with sequential trigger squeezes. It includes a 10-dart magazine, 10 NERF Elite darts, and an attachable rail riser for mounting accessories. We wish it had a real ammo counter though.

Triple NERF Rival Nemesis

Triple NERF Rival Nemesis

NERF modder Coop772 combined three Rival Nemesis blasters into a tripod-mountable turret that’s perfect for the old spray-and-pray tactic. Thanks to a custom hopper on top, the triple gun can rapidly load up to 1200 rounds with minimal user intervention.

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Screaming NERF Gun

Screaming NERF Gun

While The Hacksmith’s latest build isn’t as awe-inspiring as a working lightsaber or real doomfist, it’s still entertaining. Watch as they take an off-the-shelf NERF gun, and modify it to produce bloodcurdling screams (and other sounds) as its moved or fired, inspired by the screaming gun in Borderlands 2.

How to Pick up NERF Balls

How to Pick up NERF Balls

If you’ve ever been in a NERF war, you know it can be a pain to pick up the ammo lying all over the ground. Out of Darts shows us how a tool designed for picking up acorns does the trick brilliantly – especially when it comes to those NERF Rival balls. And it handily beats NERF’s own picker-upper.

Autonomous LiDAR NERF Robot

Autonomous LiDAR NERF Robot

Engineer James Bruton is always building amazing things in his workshop. He recently got his hands on a LiDAR scanner unit which can enable 3D computer vision and capture navigational data. He used the device to guide a robot that looks for movement all around it, then turns to fire at what it detected. Demo starts at 17:54.

NERF Ultra Two Blaster

NERF Ultra Two Blaster
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Holding up to six Ultra darts in its chamber, NERF’s oversize motorized blaster can fire its sturdy foam projectiles up to 120 feet. Its mechanism can fire fast, and its open back means super quick reloads. Additional darts sold here.

NERF Rival Roundhouse XX-1500

NERF Rival Roundhouse XX-1500

NERF enthusiast Walcom S7 shows off the Rival Roundhouse XX-1500, a freakishly oversized, single-shot revolver that can carry up three rounds in each of its five magazines. It fires at up to 90 feet-per-second, and includes 15 Rival rounds. Given its size, it’s ideal for big hands.

NERF x Halo

NERF x Halo

NERF is showing off a line of toy blasters inspired by Halo. The coolest looking is the MicroShots Needler, which sadly doesn’t shoot homing spikes, followed by a motorized UNSC MA40 assault rifle. There’s also a mini SPNKR, a single shot weapon that holds a pair of darts. All three drop on 10/1/2020, just in time for Halo:Infinite.

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