Buying a nerf gun for your kids may of just got a little more complicated. Sure, you’re still just buying a toy nerf gun, that shoots ‘solid, spongy cellular material’ that over the years we’ve come to classifying as a ‘nerf’ projectile, but through the innovation and creativity of Hasbro’s NERF RIVAL, these ‘toys’ have taken on a more ‘realistic’ and satisfying look (and FEEL!).

Laser tag was cool back in the day, even with its nuances and quirks, but it was the closest thing to really playing ‘war’ against one another….that is, until they came up with the concept of paint balling, which took this notion to a completely new plane of existence. But paint ball fights needed a venue or special location dedicated to the sport because of the ‘mess’ it obviously creates. And somewhere ‘in-between’ we had nerf.

Brief History of NERF

Nerf was a toy brand created by Parker Brothers but is now currently owned by Hasbro. Most of the toys are a variety of foam-based weaponry, but there are also several different types of Nerf toys, such as balls for sports like football, basketball, baseball, and others. The most notable of the toys are the dart guns (referred to by Hasbro as “blasters”) that shoot ammunition made from Nerf foam. This is what the majority of us may relate to. But like everything, change happens, and most of the time it makes things better…

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Nerf Rival

The Nerf RIVAL is an upcoming series of Nerf ball blasters that will be released in Fall of 2015. Designed for Nerfers ages fourteen and up in mind, the RIVAL series features high performance blasters for “competitive team-based play. Designed with high-impact power and precision battling in mind, Nerf blasters will be loaded with an all new type of NERF RIVAL foam rounds, the design of which allows for ultimate accuracy and high velocity.

All RIVAL blasters are magazine-fed adding a level of realism never before experienced in Nerf Gun War play.

Nerf Gun Wars with Nerf Rival

Learn more about the new Nerf Rival line as one of the Nerf RIVAL engineers takes you behind the scenes to show how these blasters were made and are used! The blasters have superior accuracy and fire high-impact rounds! Whether the competition is 1-on-1 or a group battle, Nerf Rival blasters always bring exciting action to the game!

Interested in learning more about the Nerf RIVAL arsenal? Here are the weapons listed below:


Bring NERF battles to the next level with the mighty NERF RIVAL ZEUS MXV-1200 blaster. Simply push the power-up button, then take aim and unleash motorized blasting power on the opposing team. The powerful, precise RIVAL ZEUS MXV-1200 blaster gives fans and their allies an edge in battle and features an ambidextrous clip loading and release button, safety switch, and fold-up sight. The included NERF RIVAL 12-round magazine is also compatible for use with the NERF RIVAL APOLLO XV-700 blaster, sold separately. Blaster is available in both red and blue and includes 12 NERF RIVAL foam rounds. Six C batteries required, not included. Ages 14 years & up. For more information – Nerf Rival Zeus MXV-1200 Blaster


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Perfect for the heat of the competition, the NERF RIVAL APOLLO XV-700 blaster sends NERF RIVAL foam rounds soaring in the air with extraordinary velocity. To defend themselves and teammates against the opposition, pull the lever to move the RIVAL foam round into place, then take aim and launch! Blaster is available in both red and blue includes seven NERF RIVAL foam rounds. Ages 14 years & up. For more information – Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700

NERF RIVAL Face Mask Assortment

Show team loyalty with the NERF RIVAL Face Mask assortment. Fans can choose between masks that coordinate with either the red or blue NERF RIVAL team colors. Mask boasts a breathable design and elastic band for adjustable fit. Mask is not a protective device. Ages 14 years & up. For more information – Nerf Rival Face Mask

NERF RIVAL 12 Round Magazine and 18 Foam Rounds

Reload NERF RIVAL blasters on the go with the fast reloading NERF RIVAL 12 Round Magazine. Set comes with standard 12 Round NERF RIVAL Magazine designed for use with the RIVAL ZEUS MXV-1200 blaster and also compatible with the RIVAL APOLLO XV-700 blaster. Refill includes two tactical rail attachments to carry your extra magazine into battle. Comes with 18 NERF RIVAL foam rounds. Ages 14 years & up. For more information – Nerf Rival 12-Round Magazine

Nerf Gun Wars just got REAL!