This article features a Nerf-related subject.

Enlist. Engage. Enforce.

Not to be confused with the Nerf N-Strike video game.

N-Strike is a series of Nerf blasters and products that began in 2003.

Details

The N-Strike series consists of blasters and products with a "tactical" theme to them. A majority of these blasters use a number code to categorize them into different blaster types, including air-powered blasters, revolver-style blasters, clip-fed blasters, and more.

These blasters support use of additional accessories, notably through the tactical rail platform, compatible with a number of different accessory types, including flip-up sights, scopes, shields, grips, and more. A similar platform built into the muzzle and rear of a blaster support detachable barrel extensions and shoulder stocks, respectively.

N-Strike also began the trend of a uniform clip style, the clip system, which allows multiple clips and drums of any size to be loaded into any compatible blaster.

History

The N-Strike series may have gotten its name from its first product released: the 2003 Unity Power System. This blaster set, upon its release, was only known as N-Strike. 2004 would see further blasters and products released, with proper names and the series name of N-Strike.

N-Strike would be directly succeeded by the 2012 N-Strike Elite series. A number of N-Strike blasters either received a direct upgrade or a similar successor, in order to match the new seventy-five foot firing range standard that N-Strike Elite began. Despite the move to this new series, some blasters and products were released under the N-Strike name in certain parts of the world.

The series was quietly discontinued in 2016. In 2019, N-Strike was revived for the ICON Series, which features re-releases of N-Strike blasters for Nerf's fiftieth anniversary.

N-Strike products

Blasters

Name Year
Redhornet.jpg Hornet AS-6 2003
Nerf-scout-ix3.jpg Scout IX-3 2003
Titan AS-V.1.jpg Titan AS-V.1 2003
Nerffinder800w.jpg Nite Finder EX-3 2004
SecretStrikeAS1.jpg Secret Strike AS-1 2004
Nerf Firefly.jpg Firefly REV-8 2005
Maverick b.jpg Maverick REV-6 2005
Longshot in Blue.jpg Longshot CS-6 2006
Magstrike AS-10.png Magstrike AS-10 2007
Recon.jpg Recon CS-6 2008
Reflex II.jpg Reflex IX-1 2008
Nerf switch shot ex3.png Switch Shot EX-3 2008
Vulcan.jpg Vulcan EBF-25 2008
Raider new.jpg Raider Rapid Fire CS-35 2009
AlphaTrooper.jpg Alpha Trooper CS-18 2010
Barrel Break IX-2.jpg Barrel Break IX-2 2010
Barricade RV-10.jpg Barricade RV-10 2010
Deploy CS-6.jpg Deploy CS-6 2010
Nerf-Longstrike-CS-6-1024x320.jpg LongStrike CS-6 2010
RapidFireAS-20.jpg Rapid Fire AS-20 2010
Spectre REV-5.jpg Spectre REV-5 2010
Stampede.jpg Stampede ECS 2010
BigBadBow NS.JPG Big Bad Bow 2011
Joltex1.jpg Jolt EX-1 2011
Nerf-blazin-bow.jpg Blazin' Bow 2013
Doubledown.jpg DoubleDown 2015
Sharpfire.jpg SharpFire 2015
SnapFire.jpg SnapFire 2015
Slingstrike.jpg SlingStrike 2015
Thunderblast.jpg ThunderBlast 2015
Bowstrike.jpg BowStrike 2016
GlowShot.jpg GlowShot 2016
OnTheGoBlasterKeychain.png On the Go Blaster Keychain 2016
SharpFireDelta.jpg SharpFire Delta 2016
Mini water blaster.jpg Mini Water Blaster ?

Accessories

Name Year
MicroDart16.jpg Micro Dart Refill 2003
WhistlerDart16.jpg Whistler Dart Refill 2004
Streamline16.jpg Streamline Dart Refill 2006
DiskShotRefill.jpg Disk Shot Refill 2007
25dartbelt.jpg Twenty-five dart belt 2008
AmmoBox open.jpeg Ammo Box 2010
18 dart drum.jpg Eighteen dart drum 2010
GlowDartStream16.jpg Glow-In-The-Dark Streamline Dart Refill 2012
Elite Walkie Talkies.jpg Walkie Talkie 2013
Camcorder.jpg HD Action Camcorder 2015
NightTalkies.jpg Night Talkie 2015
Night Vision Binoculars blue.jpg Nightvision Binoculars 2015
Night Vision Camcorder blue.jpg Nightvision Camcorder 2015
FRS Walkie Talkie.jpg FRS Walkie Talkie 2015
Shooting pot.jpg 11 Shooting Pot ?

Product sets

Name Year
N-strike2003kit.jpg Unity Power System 2003
Nite finder 2 pack.jpeg Nite Finder EX-3 2-Pack 2006
DiskShotExpansion.jpg Disk Shot Expansion Pack 2007
Disc Shot.jpg Disk Shot Set 2007
6 dart clip mission kit.jpeg Six Dart Clip Mission Kit 2007
TechTarget2007hd.jpg Tech Target Set 2007
AttackUnit.jpg Attack Unit 2008
Element (for now).jpg Element EX-6 Action Kit 2008
Pinpoint sight mission kit.jpg Pinpoint Sight Mission Kit 2008
Nerf-Bandolier-Dart-Kit.jpg Bandolier Kit 2009
FlipClipBox2009.jpg Flip Clip Refill 2009
Tactical Light mission kit.jpg Tactical Light Mission Kit 2009
Tactical scope mission kit.jpg Tactical Scope Mission Kit 2009
TacticalVestKit.jpg Tactical Vest Kit 2009
Tech Target 2.jpg Tech Target Set 2009
Ammo bag kit.jpg Ammo Bag Kit 2010
Maverick2-Pack.jpg Maverick REV-6 2-Pack 2010
Quickblastgame.jpg Quick Blast Game 2010
ReflexBox2.jpg Reflex IX-1 2-Pack 2011
Scout2Pack.jpg Scout IX-3 2-Pack 2011
Techtarget2player.jpg Tech Target 2-Player Set 2011
PrecisionTargetSetPackaging.jpg Precision Target Set 2014
Jolt2-Pack.jpg Jolt 2-Pack 2015
JoltTargetValueSet.jpg Jolt Target Value Set 2015
PrecisionFirePlayKitBox.png Precision Fire Play Kit 2016

Miscellaneous products

Name Year
AlarmClockRadio.jpg Alarm Clock Radio 2013
Nerf boombox.jpg CD Boombox 2013
Nerf earbuds 2.jpg Earbuds 2014
Stockade Flash Drive.jpg USB Flash Drive 2014
AerialDroneNew.jpg Aerial Drone 2016
FoldableStereoHeadphones.jpg Foldable Stereo Headphones ?
HeadphonesNS.jpg Headphones ?
Portable bluetooth speaker.jpg Bluetooth Round Speaker ?
Nerf headphones.jpg Volume Limiting Headphones ?

Sub-series

Clear Series

Main article: Clear Series

Originally called Clear the Way, the Clear Series was introduced to promote the then-upcoming Stampede ECS. The sub-series features blasters made with translucent, clear plastic, which allows the user to see the orange internals of a blaster.

Elite Repaint

Main article: Elite Repaint

Repaints of several N-Strike blasters are available in N-Strike Elite colors and packaging that emulates the design of Elite packaging. In addition, the blasters all come with Elite Darts. Even though these blasters are listed in the N-Strike Elite category on Hasbro's official Nerf website, the packaging itself is lacking the Elite moniker. Most importantly, though, the blasters' internals are unchanged, thus lacking true "Elite" ranges.

ICON Series

Main article: ICON Series

The ICON Series celebrates Nerf's fiftieth anniversary with re-releases of memorable, "iconic" blasters. While the series retains the original color scheme of the blasters, some feature upgrades to stand alongside modern blaster conventions (such as being able to hold Elite Darts).

Gear Up

Main article: Gear Up

The Gear Up sub-series was released to help promote the then-upcoming Vortex series. It features blasters with an orange and black color scheme; additional black designs were added to decorate the blasters. Blasters also came packaged with a single XLR Disc.

Light It Up

Main article: Light It Up

The Light It Up sub-series was part of both the N-Strike series and the Vortex series. The Rayven CS-18 was released under this series and featured the use of glow-in-the-dark darts.

Red Strike

Main article: Red Strike

The Red Strike sub-series features blasters with a red and orange color scheme. The series is notable for being for sale at Walmart for Black Friday 2009; because of their rarity, the blasters are coveted by collectors.

Sonic FIRE

Main article: Sonic FIRE

Like the Sonic Series before it, the Sonic FIRE series features blasters made with translucent red plastic, which allows the user to see the internals of the blasters. The Barrel Break IX-2 and the Jolt are the only N-Strike Sonic FIRE blasters.

Sonic ICE

Main article: Sonic ICE

A successor to the Sonic Series, and a counterpart to the Sonic FIRE series, the Sonic ICE series features blasters made with translucent blue plastic, which allows the user to see the internals of the blasters. The Jolt is the only N-Strike Sonic ICE blaster.

Sonic Series

Main article: Sonic Series

The Sonic Series features blasters made with translucent green plastic, which allows the user to see the orange internals of a blaster. The Sonic Series is the largest re-release N-Strike sub-series.

Whiteout Series

Main article: Whiteout Series

The Whiteout Series features blasters with a white, black, and orange color scheme. Whiteout re-releases are known for having slightly improved performances compared to their original N-Strike counterparts.

Trivia

  • This is the longest running and largest series of dart blasters made by Nerf.
  • This series is the only to have released more than one video game. It is also the only series whose video games have not used blasters from other series.
  • Contrary to popular belief, this is not the first series of Nerf to release blasters with clips. The first clip-fed blasters were actually the Sawtooth and the Electric Eel from the Max Force series.
  • The "N" in "N-Strike" may stand for Nerf.
  • N-Strike has the most sub-series of any series: nine. This does not include the unofficial Elite Repaint sub-series.
    • The N-Strike Mega series was once a sub-series under the N-Strike series and the N-Strike Elite series; it became its own series sometime in 2016.

Gallery

Official videos

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.