NERF – It’s Nerf or Nothin’!

NERF is a toy brand created by Parker Brothers in 1969 and currently owned by Hasbro. The company is notable for producing brightly coloured toy blasters (NERF Blasters) which shoot foam-based ammunition. Other products include NERF Sports, Dart Tag, Rebelle, Zombie Strike, Super Soaker, and Lazer Tag.

NERF 25th birthday prizes. 1995.

NERF Cyber Stryke Gear. More Fun From Kenner Catalogue. 1997.

NERF Whip-Tail Scorpion; Mad Hornet; Electric Eel; Razor Fin; Coral Viper; Lazer Fang; Venom Shot. More Fun From Kenner Catalogue. 1997.

NERF Stinging Scarab; Gator; Manta Ray; Head 2 head. More Fun From Kenner Catalogue. 1997.

NERF Sports. More Fun From Kenner Catalogue. 1997.

NERF Commlink II Blaster; Ratchetblast; Autogrip; Perceptor; Strongarm; Armorshot. More Fun From Kenner Catalogue. 1997.

NERF Terradrone. Metronews 2014.

Thanks for looking. Remember… NERF – not to be confused with:

  • Scruffy-looking Nerf-herder
  • N*E*R*D
  • Nerfing Compares 2 U
  • Smurf


12 thoughts on “NERF – It’s Nerf or Nothin’!

  1. Pingback: “Coaxium Grandeur” saber for the noble…and a new hobby? | FTSabersite

  2. Hi TVTA, NERF blasters are quite favoured by Star Wars cosplayers as they are a good base model to modify and paint to look like Sci-Fi styled blasters. They’re also relatively light-weight so don’t weigh you down when carrying them around a Comic Convention all day.
    And the ’97 logo reminds me of a few T-shirts and sweatshirts I owned….anyone remember “Global Hypercolour” colour changing tops that reacted to body temperature?

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    • Ho FT. Didn’t know about the NERF blasters being popular with SW cosplayers, but now you mention that it makes sense.
      ‘Global Hypercolour’ ? No. I remember the shell suits of all bright colours, matching top and bottoms. They were early 90s I think.


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