The Slingshot is a Nerf ball blaster that was released in 1992[3] under the Original Nerf name.

It comes packaged with three Ballistic Balls.


It is a rather unique blaster, as it actually fires like a normal slingshot. It is a small blaster that holds three Ballistic Balls at once.


While commonly believed to be released in 1991, there is no box evidence which points to this (the 1991 box was very different from both the 1990 and 1992 boxes). It was, however, released in the 1992 packaging. It also did not make an appearance in the 1991 catalog, which further suggests a 1992 release.

The Slingshot received a new color scheme in 1994; purple and orange.

It was succeeded by the 2001 Striker Slingshot and 2003 Atom Blasters Atomizer.

Color schemes

The Slingshot was released with the following color schemes:

  • Black and red
  • Purple and orange

Reloading and firing

To reload the Slingshot, place up to three Ballistic Balls in the ball holder.

To fire, pull back on a cord in the back of the blaster and release. A small piece of hard plastic will hit the bottom Ballistic Ball, thus firing it.


Official videos


  1. NC Review - Nerf® Slingshot®.
  2. Nerf Slingshot | Review | Toy.
  3. @HasbroNews (2009-11-12). Hasbro on Twitter: "In 1992 The Nerf Slingshot & Nerf Master Blaster were introduced. Both allowed kids 2 blast foam Nerf balls in fun, action packed ways #Nerf.