The Mad Hornet is a Nerf blaster that was released in 1997 under the Max Force series.

It comes packaged with six Micro Darts.


The Mad Hornet is an air-powered blaster. It slightly resembles a hornet to keep in the theme with the Max Force blasters. It uses air pressure and is pumped with the pump at the front of the blaster. There is a space at the front of the blaster for a hand to rest. It has a six-dart rotating turret.


It was Nerf's first air-powered blaster to feature a firing trigger.

It was initially planned for a 1996 release, appearing in 1996 catalogs. However, it was delayed until a 1997 release because of a safety issue with the Sting Meter on the blaster, which could cause injuries if it came in contact with soft or sensitive body parts such as eyes. [1]

Later in 1997, it was re-released under the Max Force 2112 line.


The full image gallery for Mad Hornet may be viewed at Mad Hornet/Gallery.

Official videos


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mad Hornet(TM) (Review). Nerf Reviewed!. Archived from the original on 2016-03-31. Retrieved on 2014-02-22.
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