The Blaster Summary sub-section contains a
spattering of information, including:
Averaged NCR: See above.
TechRating: See above.
Release Date: The year that the
Availability: Blaster availability is
categorized into three classes:
Available - The
blaster is currently being produced by Hasbro or its respective
toy manufacturing company.
Limited - Production of this product has been
halted, but many retail stores still have the blaster in-stock.
Discontinued - Production of this product has
been halted, and very few (or no) retail stores have this blaster
MSRP: The Manufacture's
Selected Retail Price for this blaster. Retail locations
often do not price items based on the MSRP, so prices will vary
Series: The official Nerf®
series that the weapon belongs to. All original Nerf blasters that
came out before series were introduced are marked "Nerf Action".
This is an all-encompassing term which Kenner (one of the previous owners of
the Nerf product line) used to classify its Nerf blasters (although this
term was not often used on the product boxes). All blasters that have been re-released in the new yellow boxes no longer belong to
a series. These blasters' series are labeled "N/A."
The Blaster Statistics sub-section contains information which was
obtained through testing and other measurements.
The type of ammo
that the blaster fires (i.e. Mega Darts). The total number of pieces of ammo that the
blaster can hold is also indicated, as well as the total number of pieces of ammo
that come with the product (if applicable).
absolute maximum distance that the blaster can fire from a stationary
point (meaning, the blaster may have been fired at an angle to achieve
this rating). The score is obtained from an average of
10-12 trials. A higher score indicates higher performance.
(Parallel-to-Ground Distance): The average distance that the blaster
can fire when its barrel is parallel to the ground (pointed straight
ahead). For this test, the barrel of the blaster is held three feet
from the ground. Many people find this rating a bit more practical
than our Max. Distance rating, but both are given for a more detailed
Optimum Pumps: For the
new "pumping" Nerf blasters
The SuperMAXX and Airjet Power series) the
number of pumps that produces the best PTG Distance rating is indicated. If a
blaster does not need to be pumped before firing, a N/A appears in this box.
Rate of Fire: The average rate
of fire of the blaster, based upon seconds per shot. For this test,
blasters begin not primed, so pumping and coking play a part in this
rating. All pieces of ammo that the blaster can hold are used in this
test. If a product cannot hold extra ammo, the testing team manually
loads a second shot. Scores are obtained from an
average of 5 trials. A lower score indicates better performance.
Dimensions: The dimensions of
the blaster - length X width X height in feet (ft.), inches (in.). The dimensions are
based upon the maximum value for each part (i.e. height is the maximum possible height).
Following the dimensions is the blaster's weight, recorded in pounds (lbs.), ounces
The Accuracy sub-section contains information
about the blaster's ability to hit targets.
determined by a trial of 80 shots at a one foot by 2 foot target (at distances of 10, 15,
20, and 25 feet), and a trial of 80 shots at a two by four inch target (at distances of
10, 15, 20, and 25 feet.) Each target's percentages are averaged to obtain a total
accuracy for that particular target. Then, these two scores are
averaged together to create an overall accuracy