|This product has been discontinued.
It cannot be purchased in retail stores. The only way to obtain it is through second-hand websites and stores.
It comes packaged with eight Mega Darts.
This blaster took some of the notable characteristics of the Rattler and improved upon them. It was given a trigger to enhance accuracy and a hand guard around the handle to protect the user's hand from dart fire. The hand guard also features dart holders, which allow the blaster to hold four extra Mega Darts.
The Ratchet Blast primes by pulling down on the barrel to make it "break away" from the main part of the blaster. It was the first blaster to do so and would not be used again in another blaster for quite some time. It features a sight at the top of the blaster, similar to what would later be seen on the Hyper Sight blasters.
In 1998, it was re-released under the Hyper Sight series.
Reloading and firing
To reload the Ratchet Blast, load up to four darts in its front turret. Pull down the front of the blaster and return it to its original position to prime it.
Pull the firing trigger to fire a dart.
- The "break-action blaster" concept would not be seen again until the release of the N-Strike Barrel Break IX-2 in 2010.
- Instead of using two hands to prime the blaster, the Ratchet Blast can also be primed by flipping it down and back into place with the flick of the user's wrist; the BOOMco. Breakflip would later use a similar priming method.
- One big issue with the Ratchet Blast is that once it has aged or been used aggressively, the break-action nature of it can break in half, rendering it unfix-able.
- Ratchet Blast instructions on the Hasbro website
|Cyber Stryke Gear blasters|
|1996||AutoGrip • Defender T3 • Perceptor • Strongarm|
|1997||ArmorShot • CommLink II • Ratchet Blast • RotoTrack|
|Hyper Sight blasters|
|Big Bad Bow • Expand-a-Blast • Lock 'n Load • Mono Blast • Range Shot • Ratchet Blast|