For a list of dart types, see Category:Ammunition.
A dart is a type of ammunition that is fired from a dart blaster.
Nerf Darts were first introduced in 1992 with the release of the Sharpshooter; it came packaged with Sharpshooter Darts, a variation of what came to be the Mega Dart. Darts proved to be more popular than Ballistic Balls, so Nerf continued creating dart blasters.
A year later, the Micro Dart was introduced. Both Mega Darts and Micro Darts were produced side by side for several years, before the Mega Dart was retired in 1999. At one point, three major dart lines were being sold under the Nerf line; Mega Darts, Micro Darts, and SuperMAXX Darts. The first offshoot of the Micro Dart was launched in 1999 and known as the Screamin' Micro Dart.
With the release of the Elite Dart in 2012, the Micro Dart and its main derivatives (the Sonic Micro, Whistler, and Streamline Darts) were discontinued. The Micro Dart is only sold with promotional blasters today.
Main article: Dart modification
Dart modification is when darts are enhanced to be more accurate or powerful. This can be anything from plugging the holes in Mega Darts to filling the tips of Elite and Streamline Darts. Hasbro does not recommend the modification of Nerf darts. Modifying darts is a fairly common practice within the modding community.