Manta Ray(TM)

Nerf® Brand
Made by Hasbro, Inc.
© Hasbro, Inc.

The Manta Ray(TM) toy first appeared in January of 1996. This was the first to y to incorporate a shield into it's design.

Toy Specifications

Overall Rating:


Weapon Class:

Large arm

Firing Type:


Rate of Fire:

1 shot per 2.44 seconds


15 inches wide

Toy Performance

Maximum Load:

4 Suction Darts (Type 1)

Max. Distance:

35 Feet

Opt. Distance:

20 Feet

Hit % at 15':


Hit % at 25':


Average cost: $ 18
Age Rec: 7 and up

The Manta Ray(TM) gets my vote for coolest looking Nerf® weapon to date.

This is the first toy to incorporate a shield and weapon in one. You can shoot up to 4 shots at once. The ammo fires at about a 10 inch wide spread, converging at approximately a 25 foot distance. It makes life a little harder for those who like to dodge.

This is unfortunately not really designed for us big kids, having a small space to put your hand. If you do not have small hands the edges will rub and can irritate your hand. I would recommend using a fingerless glove if this occurs to solve the problem.

This weapon is great for a secondary weapon, however since you have to hang on to it all the time it can make reloading the primary difficult.

Caution: Unless you are good at blocking you may find this toy more of a hindrance than a help.

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