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The Mediator is a Nerf blaster that was released in spring of 2018[1] under the N-Strike Modulus series.

It comes packaged with a six dart clip, six Elite Darts, and instructions.


The Mediator is a pump-action clip system blaster. It loads clips horizontally from its side, rather than the bottom, similar to the 2012 N-Strike Elite Rampage. On the side where the clip is inserted is an unjamming button.[2] It is compatible with detachable shoulder stocks and barrel extensions, and also has the ability to be slam fired.

It has one tactical rail on the top and right side of the blaster. It also has one sling mount on the top of the blaster and another on the end of the handle.

Official description


The Mediator was first leaked in summer of 2017.[3] Early prototypes were accidentally released[4]. It was later shown off at the September 2017 Hascon. It had a soft release on Amazon in December of 2017.


  • With the Mediator Barrel and the Mediator Stock equipped, the blaster is known as the Mediator XL.
  • The Mediator may have trouble with N-Strike six dart clips, due to the older clip design not used in the modern six dart clip.[5][6]
  • There are some images of a prototype "Mediator series" logo, which implies that the Mediator would have been part of its own titular series, or at least a sub-series. Images of these logos can be found in an official Hasbro brand asset toolkit on designer Annie Stuckey's website.
  • Interestingly, stock images of the Mediator show the blue accents in lighter and darker shades than they really are.
  • The Mediator is the only N-Strike Modulus blaster to not be packaged with its intended accessories.
    • It is also the only stand-alone blaster to not come packaged with any accessories of any kind. Technically there were blasters released without other accessories such as the Barrelstrike and Stockshot, however unlike the Mediator they were meant to be attached to other blasters.


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


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 F2A logo.png Vas Stampede (2017-09-12). Nerf Spring 2018 prices and press information! (Article). Foam From Above. Archived from the original on 2018-02-24. Retrieved on 2017-12-06.
  2. YouTube logo.png Coop772 (2017-12-19). [REVIEW] Nerf Modulus Mediator (Video). YouTube. Retrieved on 2018-01-08.
  3. BlasterHub logo.png JJ Reviews (2017-08-19). Leaked NERF NEWS: MODULUS Mediator! (Article). Blaster Hub. Archived from the original on 2019-10-25. Retrieved on 20174-09-01.
  4. YouTube logo.png Hartley Ju Nerf (2017-08-21). First Unboxing and Review: The Nerf Modulus Mediator (mod guide!) (Video). YouTube. Retrieved on 2017-09-01.
  5. Reddit logo.png smilingcube (2018-02-09). Mediator not working with nstrike clips (Forum thread). Archived from the original on 2019-10-25. Retrieved on 2018-06-03.
  6. YouTube logo.png LordDraconical (2017-12-20). Honest Review: Nerf Modulus Mediator (Compact Pump Action) (Video). YouTube. Retrieved on 2018-01-08.

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