Hasbro reveals its line of new Nerf guns of 2018 at Toy Fair 2018. Here is a list of all the new Nerf guns for sale this year.
Last year was the biggest year in Nerf history. Nerf was the number one toy property in the United States. It is Hasbro’s biggest brand. Now Hasbro is hoping to build Nerf into a billion dollar brand. Nerf is reaching more and more consumers beyond its core audience. Over the last couple of years, the company has talked to thousands of kids to understand what they are looking for from Nerf.
Nerf used to be brand that was primarily big with 7 – 15 year old boys, but the company is now looking to expand beyond its traditional audience. Last year, Nerf entered the vehicle category with its Nerf Nitro line. For older consumers over the age of 14 who are looking for a more intense battling experience, Nerf created the Nerf Rival line.
What does Nerf have in store for us in 2018? Nerf is constantly listening to Nerf consumers to drive innovation. This year Nerf is adding innovation to each of its blaster lines. At Toy Fair 2018, we got an early look at the new Nerf blasters coming out in 2018. Here’s a list of the new Nerf Guns for 2018.
New Nerf N Strike Elite Guns of 2018
The Elite line is the primary entry point for most Nerf fans. It is the largest segment in the Nerf line. It comes with the classic color scheme of orange and blue. The Nerf Elite line has always been about feature based performance – speed, distance, and capacity. This year Nerf is focusing on greater capacity at value pricing.
NERF N-STRIKE ELITE SURGEFIRE BlasterAges 8+(Available: Spring 2018)
With a barrel that holds up to 15 darts, the Nerf Surgefire holds the most darts in its price range. It features single shot blasting or slam fire. With slam fire, it fires as quickly as you can go.
NERF N-STRIKE ELITE INFINUS BlasterAges 8+(Available: Fall 2018)
Who wants to reload their blasters? Featuring new motorized speed load technology, the Nerf Infinus is all about nonstop action and quick reloading. You can feed your darts into it and it automatically feeds it into the 30 dart removable drum. It gives you fully automatic motorized rapid fire blasting. The cool part? The drum is removable so you can use it to load normal cartridges.
NERF N-STRIKE ELITE DELTATROOPER BlasterAges 8+(Available: Fall 2018)
Using spring power, the DeltaTrooper is essentially the Retaliator 2.0. There are 3 ways to configure it. It comes with a core blaster that you can attach the barrel and stock to. It has a 12 dart indexing clip. To fire it, you just prime it back and forth on the top before pulling the trigger. It also has slam fire.
NERF N-STRIKE ELITE ACCUSTRIKE QUADRANT BlasterAges 8+(Available: Fall 2018)
At low price point, the Accustrike Quadrant is another great value. It comes with 4 Accustrike darts, which makes it more accurate. Just pull back the lever to prime it and it fires a single shot.
New Nerf Microshots Guns of 2018
Jumping on the trend of super deformed minis, Nerf is releasing a line called Microshots. Nerf has shrunken six of its most iconic blasters into mini sized blasters. Not only are the puppy dog models adorably cute, they are completely functional single shot blasters. They are also built to tilt so you can easily display them.
NERF NSTRIKE ELITE FIRESTRIKEAges 8+(Available: Spring 2018)
NERF N-STRIKE ELITE STRONGARMAges 8+(Available: Spring 2018)
ZOMBIE STRIKE HAMMERSHOTAges 8+(Available: Spring 2018)
NERF N-STRIKE ELITE ROUGH CUTAges 8+(Available: Fall 2018)
NERF N-STRIKE ELITE STRYFEAges 8+(Available: Fall 2018)
NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE CROSSFIREAges 8+(Available: Fall 2018)
New Nerf Mega Guns of 2018
Shooting larger darts, the Mega line is all about over the top power, size, and distance.
NERF MEGA TRI-BREAK BlasterAges 8+(Available: Spring 2018)
With over the top power and size, the Mega Tri-break features a new break-open barrel. Break open the barrel and you can load up to 3 mega whistler darts. The fun part? Flipping it closed after loading it up. You are ready to go into battle.
NERF ACCUSTRIKE MEGA THUNDERHAWK BlasterAges 8+(Available: Fall 2018)
Meet the Big Boy! The Thunderhawk looks pretty long out of the box. Extend the barrel and it stretches out to 41 inches. What?! It’s the largest Nerf blaster ever! It’s spring powered and primed with a bolt handle on the side. Nerf is taking the power of the line and blending it with precision. It features the new Mega Accustrike darts, which has the Accustrike tip that makes them more accurate. It comes with an integrated 10 dart indexing clip and 10 new Mega Accustrike darts.
New Nerf N-Strike Modulus Guns of 2018
Kids have always wanted to customize and personalize their blasters so Nerf created the Modulus line. The line gives kids thousands of different customizations. Any of the accessories will work with any of the Modulus blasters.
NERF MODULUS MEDIATOR BlasterAges 8+(Available: Spring 2018)
The Mediator is a spring powered, pump action blaster that is all about customization. While it doesn’t include any attachments, it features multiple points for attaching Modulus accessories including a tactical rail, side rail, barrel attachment, and stock attachment. The magazine is fed horizontally into the blaster. Hold down the trigger and pump the handle for slam fire action.
NERF MODULUS GHOST OPS EVADER BlasterAges 8+(Available: Fall 2018)
Kids have always wanted to see the inner workings of their blasters. Nerf has created a completed clear housing on the GHOST OPS EVADER Blaster. The coolest part? It’s got built in LEDs so you can be in stealth mode or light it up for some cool night time battles. Similar to a Stryfe, it’s a semi automatic flywheel blaster.
NERF MODULUS GHOST OPS CHRONOBARRELAges 8+(Available: Fall 2018)
Designed for the tech savvy Nerf fan, the attachable chronobarrel can be use to not only count your darts, but also measure the velocity of your blaster in feet per second or meters per second. It can count up to see how many darts you have blasted already or count down to see when you run out of ammo.
New Nerf Zombie Strike Blasters of 2018
What would Nerf be without stories, themes, and fantasy based play? The Zombie Strike Nerf line is inspired by Zombies. We all know a Zombie apocalypse will happen at some time. You can never be too prepared for the Zombie apocalypse, so Nerf went even bigger and over the top with the Zombie Strike line. The line has always featured blasters with a scrambled together look. When it’s the end of the world, you got take things from the side of the road or junkyard and put it all together.
NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE REVREAPER BlasterAges 8+(Available: Spring 2018)
With a clear housing, the Revreaper allows you to see and hear the gears turn inside. With no trigger, this unique blaster has no trigger action.
NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE RIPCHAIN BlasterAges 8+(Available: Fall 2018)
The Ripchain is bringing back the dart chain, which was really popular. It’s a spring powered, chain fed blaster with a 25 dart capacity. Simply prime it back and forth to load the next dart up. When firing it, the chain looks really cool.
NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE WRATHBOLT BlasterAges 8+(Available: Fall 2018)
The Wrathbolt is a continuation of the Dreadbolt from 2017. It features real crossfire action. It comes with 2 arrows that blast over 80 feet.
NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE SURVIVAL SYSTEM SCRAVENGER BlasterAges 8+(Available: Fall 2018)
The Scravenger is the first accessory based Zombie Strike blaster. Nerf is introducing the Zombie Strike Survival system. Similar to the Modulus line, it is all about customization. With a cobbled together look, it comes with a flashlight and spray paint can barrel, which can be swapped out with other accessories in the line. This spring-powered magazine fed blaster has a switch on the side that enables slam fire. In case you run out of ammo, the included stock contains a backup 2 shot blaster.
NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE SURVIVAL SYSTEM CHOPSTOCK AttachmentAges 8+(Available: Fall 2018)
When you extend the chop stock, it is an ax for taking out zombies. It can also be used as a stock on the Scravenger.
NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE SURVIVAL SYSTEM TWINSLICE AttachmentAges 8+(Available: Fall 2018)
The Twinslice attachment is sold separately. While it looks like a chainsaw, it doesn’t actually spin. The foam blades pop out and can be flung around at zombies.
New Nerf Rival Guns of 2018
Designed for older kids 14 and up, Rival is all about head to head competition. With small foam balls rounds that fire up to 70 MPH, it’s all about intense battling and head to head team based competition. With colored coated blasters and accessories, you can choose between the red team and the blue team.
This year, Nerf is introducing a new team – the White Team, which is called Phantom Corps. It’s a group of rogue specialists that can choose to battle on their own or they can declare their allegiance to the red or blue team. Each blaster comes with a red and blue flag.
NERF RIVAL KRONOS XVII-500 BlasterAges 14+(Available: Spring 2018)
The Kronos features a flip open lid for loading foam balls inside.
NERF RIVAL HELIOS XVIII-700 BlasterAges 14+(Available: Spring 2018)
The Helios has the priming handle on the side, which frees up the top for adding sights. It’s got a smoother gear chain. Pull it all the way back and all the way forward to fire it.
Nerf Rival Deadpool Kronos XVIII-500 Dual PackAges 14+(Available: Spring 2018)
This double pack features 2 of the Kronos together. What’s cool about this is that it is Deadpool themed. These are the type of blasters he would carry around.
NERF RIVAL PHANTOM CORPS HADES XVIII-6000 BlasterAges 14+(Available: Fall 2018)
What happens when you smash 2 Artmesises together? You get the Hades! It comes with 3 chambers with 20 of the round foam balls for a total capacity of 60 foam balls. This spring powered, pump action blaster with slam fire has a very smooth blasting action. Once you unload one chamber, it automatically switches to the next chamber.
NERF RIVAL PROMETHEUS MXVIII-20K BlasterAges 14+(Available: Fall 2018)
Who wouldn’t want to be Scarface? Designed like a flame thrower, the Nerf Rival Prometheus is the biggest baddest Nerf gun. With a 200 foam ball capacity, it blasts 8 balls per second thanks to its advanced acceleration system. It’s like a Nemesis on steroids. The rechargeable battery is great for all day play. Simply hold down the accelerator and hold the trigger down to unload 200 rounds in less than 25 seconds. The only problem? Picking up all the ammo.
Nerf RIVAL STORMTROOPER Blaster Ages 14+(Available: Fall 2018)
Designed to be a replica of the First Order Stormtrooper blaster, the Stormtrooper Blaster comes with 7 red rounds so it looks like you are firing a laser. This spring powered blaster has a bolt handle on the side. Simply prime it back and forth and pull the trigger.
New Nerf Nitro Guns of 2018
What happens when you combine Nerf blasting with lightweight foam cars? You get these toy blasters that shoot out foam cars for incredible stunt based play.
Because the cars are made out of foam you can blast them really fast and far, performing trick shots, high jumps, and stunts. It’s an innovative twist on classical vehicle play. Unlike Hot Wheels, you don’t even need tracks. You can create your own obstacle course.
At the booth, Hasbro set up rings of fire, ramps, and targets to hit. It offers lots of creative racing and car blasting play for kids. While it might not grab Nerf players interested in traditional blasters, it’s a great opportunity for Nerf to attract a younger audience to its line. This year the focus is on creating incredible stunt sets. Whatever kids can imagine, they can create.
NERF NITRO AEROFURY RAMP RAGE SetAges 5+(Available: Spring 2018)
Aerofury Ramp Rage is actually motorized and blasts one car at a time. It includes a long jump ramp for insane stunt action.
NERF NITRO DOUBLECLUTCH INFERNO BlasterAges 5+(Available: Fall 2018)
The Double Clutch Inferno actually blasts two cars at once and has storage room for 2 more.
New Nerf Super Soaker Blasters of 2018
In 2018, Nerf is giving us many ways to soak our opponents.
NERF SUPER SOAKER ZOMBIE STRIKE RIPSTORM Water BlasterAges 6+(Available: Summer 2018)
How do you stop the zombies? Holding 50 ounces of water, the Ripstorm is designed to stop a zombie horde. With two different blasting modes, you can either splatter water everywhere or drench zombies in a soaking stream of water.
NERF SUPER SOAKER SOAKZOOKA Water BlasterAges 6+(Available: Summer 2018)
Holding 55 ounces of water, the Soakzooka is designed to live up to its name. It fires a soaking blast of water by simply pumping the handle back and forth.
NERF SUPER SOAKER TWIN TIDE Water BlasterAges 6+(Available: Summer 2018)
With two barrels of water, the Twin Tide holds up to 33 ounces of water. With its twin barrels, it blasts a double shot of water. That doubles the fun of every shot.
NERF SUPER SOAKER SPLASH MOUTH Water BlasterAges 6+(Available: Summer 2018)
Firing a stream of water at opponents is a lot of fun, but the Splash Mouth allows kids to dump a bunch of water on foes.
NERF SUPER SOAKER ZOMBIE STRIKE DREADSIGHT Water BlasterAges 6+(Available: Summer 2018)
There is nothing better for taking zombies down than a Nerf Super Soaker. With a capacity of 20 ounces and a targeting scope, the pump action Dreadsight is designed especially for blasting water at zombies.
Your Favorite New Nerf Gun Of 2018?
Nerf is not stopping there. Nerf is always looking to expand its brand to new audiences. Nerf is planning on revealing more Nerf experiences later this year.
Nerf is more than a toy. Consumers love sharing their experiences with others through videos. There are over 14.5 billion lifetime video views created around the brand. 99% of these videos are fan created. Mega-Influencer, Zach King will be hosting a brand new episodic show on Nerf called the Nerf Nation. Nerf is already looking forward to wowing fans later this year and beyond and won’t stop until it’s “Nerf Or Nothing”.
What is your favorite new Nerf gun of 2018? Let us know in the comments.
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