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The Blast-a-Ball is a Nerf blaster that was released in 1989 under the Original Nerf name.

Two come packaged in the Blast-a-Ball Game blaster set.


The Blast-a-Ball is a single-fire ball blaster that makes a loud "pop" noise when fired. It uses a HAMP-style pump-action priming mechanism to fire Ballistic Balls.

It advertises a firing range of up to twenty feet (six meters).


The Blast-a-Ball, designed by Randall H. Moormann, was the first "official" Nerf blaster, not including the Air Launcher. It was also the first blaster to fire Ballistic Balls, as well as being the first handheld foam blaster weapon developed by Nerf.

It was succeeded one year later by the Blast-a-Matic, which featured a higher ammo capacity and rate of fire.


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