The Mega ThunderBow, also known as the ThunderBow, is a Nerf blaster that was released in fall of 2014 under the N-Strike Mega sub-series.

It comes packaged with five or ten Mega Darts, depending on the blaster's packaging.[1]


Unlike other bow-like Nerf blasters that feature faux bow strings attached to a plunger system, the Mega ThunderBow has its bow arms attached to the plunger system.[1] There is an indicator on the back of the blaster which turns green when the string is pulled back all the way. It does not feature any tactical rails.

It has an advertised firing range of up to a hundred feet, tied for longest firing distance with the Centurion.[3]

Color schemes

The Mega ThunderBow has been released in the following color schemes:

Value packs

There is a value pack that includes a Mega ThunderBow, ten Mega Darts, a Jolt, three Elite Darts and three targets.

Reloading and firing

To reload the Mega ThunderBow, load up to five Mega Darts into the front barrels. Pull the string back until the bow arms move back and the indicator turns green.

Release the string to fire a dart.

Interestingly, compared to the N-Strike Blazin' Bow and Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow, the Mega ThunderBow does not require the string to be released like a conventional bow, the string can be slowly moved forward and the plunger will be released at about the same strength as if the user had released the bow string normally. This in turn creates a pseudo-slam fire effect by pulling the string back and forth to increase the rate of fire.

This is because the mechanism is only the bow arms moving back and forth.


Tbow-box Tbow-model2 Thunderbow sonic ice
The full image gallery for Mega ThunderBow may be viewed at Mega ThunderBow/Gallery.

Official videos


  2. Basic Nerf (2014-01-13). Australia Gets Prices & Release Months for Fall 2014 Nerf Blasters.
  3. Basic Nerf (2014-01-19). Mania - Beyond Entertainment Debuts the New Nerf Mega Thunderbow, with Possible New Mega Ammo System.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.