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

It comes packaged with two Blast-a-Ball blasters and four Ballistic Balls.


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 balls.


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 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.


  • The Blast-a-Ball was only ever sold in a two-pack; the next blaster to only be sold in this format would be the 1997 CommLink II in the Cyber Stryke Gear series.
  • It and the Atom Blaster were the only ball blasters to fire one ball until the latest Nerf ball blaster, the 2019 Knockout XX-100 of the RIVAL series.


Official videos


  1. 1.0 1.1 NerfCenter logo.gif Michal, M.. NC Review - Nerf® Blast-A-Ball® (Review). NerfCenter. Archived from the original on 2016-04-03. Retrieved on 2014-07-17.
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