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Dart Tag is a series of Nerf products that was first released in 2004.

Dart Tag was also an "official" sport for Nerf; from 2009 to 2011 there was an official tournament Nerf ran called the Nerf Dart Tag League.


Products under the Dart Tag series include blasters, vests, goggles, and other accessories that are meant to be used with the game of "Dart Tag".


Dart Tag was originally under the Street Zone line. This name was quickly changed however and was only officially called this on the packaging of the first set to include the Hyperfire. This may assume that this line of Nerf blasters would have actually intended to be under the Nerf Sports line.

Dart Tag blasters released from 2005 until 2009 all come packaged with Tagger Micro Darts. However, they can all fire other kinds of Micro Darts as well; the Quick 16 and Speedload 6 are exceptions to this. Since 2011, the primary type of ammunition was changed to Tagger Micro Whistler Darts.

In the United Kingdom and Canada, the 2011 blasters were released under the name Dart Tag 2.0.

In 2012, several Dart Tag blasters were re-released with blue triggers. These blasters have a better range than their original blaster due to stronger internals.

The 2013 line was originally speculated to be much bigger, with eyewitness accounts claiming four blasters were to be released.[1] Despite this, only one blaster, the Stinger was released in 2013. Although rumors were spread that new Dart Tag products would appear in 2014, no news of a new blaster was ever released.

In 2018, Hasbro began development of a successor series, Dart Tag Elite; while products from this series were leaked in 2019[2], the line of products was ultimately cancelled.

Dart Tag products


Name Year
Hyperfire.jpg Hyperfire 2004
Nerf-strikefire.jpg Strikefire 2005
Nerf magstrike.jpg Magstrike 2007
Quick16pic.JPG Quick 16 2011
Newsharpshot.jpg Sharp Shot 2011
Speedload6pic.JPG Speedload 6 2011
Nerf+Dart+Tag+Speedswarm+-+03.JPG Speedswarm 2011
Swarmfire 2.jpg Swarmfire 2011
Snapfire8.jpg Snapfire 8 2012


Name Year
DTDart30.jpg Tagger Micro Dart Refill Pack 2004
Fast load sleeve2.jpg Fast-Load Sleeve 2010
VISION GEAR (Black).jpg Vision Gear 2010
Darttagjersey.jpg Official competition jersey 2011
DTWDart16.jpg Tagger Micro Whistler Dart Refill Pack 2011
Trainingjersey.jpg Training jersey 2011

Product sets

Name Year
Complete2PlayerSystemBox.jpg Complete 2-Player System 2004
Hyperfire2player.jpg Hyperfire Deluxe 2-Player Set 2008
VISION GEAR (Grey) kit.jpg Vision Gear Kit 2008
StrikefireDualSystem.jpg Strikefire 2-Player Duel System 2008
Capturetheflag.jpg Capture the Flag 2009
Furyfireset.jpg Furyfire 2-Player Set 2009
1playerpack.jpg 1-Player Pack 2011
SharpShot2Player.jpg 2-Player Starter Pack 2011
Quick162Player.JPG Deluxe 2-Player Starter Pack 2011
Speedload62Player.jpg Speedload 6 Starter Pack 2011
DartDuel.jpg Dart Duel 2013
TargetTag.jpg Target Tag 2013
GameRugDartTag.jpg Game Rug ?
NDTLStrikefireset.jpg NDTL Strikefire Super Value Pack ?
Targetingset.jpeg Targeting Set ?


  • The 2011 Dart Tag blasters have many shells of plastic, making them harder to modify. This is probably done to stop people from cheating in the official tournament and/or regular matches.
    • The 2011 Dart Tag blasters notably do not feature tactical rails, stock attachment points (other than the Swarmfire) or barrel attachment points; this is presumably to standardize Dart Tag play.

Official videos


  1. Vigilante (2013-01-17). Nerf Dart Tag to Come Back Big in 2013? (Rumor) (Article). Basic Nerf. Archived from the original on 2017-06-24. Retrieved on 2014-09-01.
  2. Reddit logo.png UtterTravesty (2019-01-21). List of possible leaks for 2019 off Everest Toys (Fortnite/Rival/Dart Tag/ELite/ZS/Nitro) (Forum thread). Archived from the original on 2019-09-21. Retrieved on 2019-01-21.

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