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The Hornet AS-6 is an air system Nerf blaster that was released in 2003 under the N-Strike series.

It comes packaged with six Micro Darts.


The Hornet is an air-powered blaster that holds up to six darts at once in two sets of three barrels. It features the ability to be attached to the Titan AS-V.1, for use as the the titular Unity Power System blaster combination. It also features a set of iron sights atop the blaster.

The Multi Dart Blaster has two firing modes: semi-automatic and multi-fire, the latter of which fires all darts at once. The Hornet's semi-automatic mode works much like a regular blaster and fires on trigger pull. The blaster's multi-fire mode is fired by pressing the "Blast Button", the large orange button located just in front of the trigger.

Unlike other air-powered blasters, it has a two-part priming process: a priming slide and a air pump. The priming slide is located at the top of the blaster. This also doubles as a "shots remining" indicator, as an orange piece of internal plastic will slide back as the trigger is pulled. Darts are fired from the top down, alternating sides.

It advertises a firing range of up to thirty feet (nine meters).

Official description


The Hornet may be considered the successor to the Blast Fire DX500. This is due to similar functions and design, most notably the "Blast Button".

It was the first blaster to be sold with the "AS" blaster code.

It has been notably re-released three times. A first re-release saw it packaged separately from the Unity Power System and with a blue color scheme. A second one, the 2008 Marvel Multi Dart Blaster, saw it packaged with the Hulk Abomination Blaster blaster set. A final re-release in 2010 made it a Toys "R" Us exclusive.

Color schemes

The Hornet has been released with the following color schemes:

Reloading and firing

To prime the Hornet, pull the top slide to reset the blaster. Pump the blaster twenty times to fully prime it.

Pull the firing trigger to fire a single dart; press the Blast Button to fire all loaded darts.

The Hornet is compatible with all Micro Dart variants.


The full image gallery for Hornet AS-6 may be viewed at Hornet AS-6/Gallery.

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