While not as popular as Nerf blasters, Nerf Sports consists of balls and equipment for people to play sports with. Common products released under the Nerf Sports series are footballs and basketball hoops. Many Nerf Sports objects are designed to cope with any amount of rainfall there may be, making them popular among people who play street sports.
The series dates back to the early years of the Nerf brand itself, with many iconic sports products beginning production from the 80s, with various play sets including Indoor Golf, Table Hockey, and Fencing. The majority of the early Nerf toys were Nerf Sports products (or retroactively added into the Nerf Sports line), among them being the Football (1972) and the Nerfoop (1972).
A number of products released under the Koosh Vortex series were re-released under the Nerf brand with no changes to name, with Vortex as a sub-series to Nerf Sports.
The line spawned several sub-series, among them being Nick & Nerf (1995 to 1996), Head 2 Head (1996 to 1997), and most recently, Firevision Sports and Dude Perfect. The line went on a brief hiatus in 2004, when all Nerf Sports products were rebranded under the Pro Shop or Street Zone lines depending on the product. Later Nerf Sports products were not under these series.
Nerf Sports products
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Main article: Firevision Sports
The Firevision Sports sub-series features products made with special reflective materials that will appear to glow a "team color" (red or green) when a player is wearing special Firevision Sports Frames. The sub-series is advertised as being suitable for both day and night play.
Main article: Koosh Vortex
The Koosh Vortex sub-series was merged in with the Nerf Sports series in the early 2000s, rebranding most of the Koosh footballs as Nerf products. The series also consisted of various ring blasters, none of which were released as Nerf blasters.
Head 2 Head
Main article: Head 2 Head
The Head 2 Head sub-series features competitive, sports-themed games. Represented sports in the sub-series include basketball, hockey, and soccer.
Nick & Nerf
Main article: Nick & Nerf
The Nick & Nerf sub-series featured products with a "wacky" spin on their original counterpart. As the name suggests, the sub-series was co-developed with Nickelodeon.
Main article: Pro Nerf
The Pro Nerf sub-series features products with a professional performance and design to them, more akin to professional-grade sports products than toy sports products.
- The Nerf Sports series is the longest running Nerf series. It predates the Original Nerf line of blasters by almost twenty years.
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