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Not to be confused with the 2012 Dart Tag Snapfire 8.

The SnapFire is a Nerf blaster that was released in spring of 2015 under the N-Strike series.

It comes packaged with two Elite Darts.

Details

The SnapFire is a small blaster advertised as being a stealth pocket blaster. It operates in a very similar fashion to the Jolt EX-1 with the exception that it features an inline plunger. As well, it also shares internals with the Jolt. It has a similar appearance to the front of the DoubleDown. It features dart storage below the muzzle which can store up to two extra darts. The blaster has an orange color scheme with black logo font and silver in the area surrounding the Nerf logo.

History

The SnapFire was discovered on the back of packaging for the DoubleDown in European Toys "R" Us stores. This was noticed and pointed out by a user on the forum Blasted.de on January 7, 2015.[1]

It has been identified that the SnapFire was previously known as the Splinter until final production. This moniker can be identified through early Amazon listings (coincidentally still featuring the SnapFire logo on the blaster in picture).[2] In addition, an early description of the blaster also referred to it as the Splinter.[3] Considering the title was used until at least pre-production, it is unknown why the title was changed for the final release.

As a budget-brand blaster it has been spotted predominantly in stores such as Big Lots in the United States.[4]

It was later re-released in 2016 in a three-pack that was categorized under the N-Strike Elite series.

Color schemes

The SnapFire has been released with the following color schemes:

Modification

As a Jolt-based blaster, modification potential has a distinct ceiling. However, as the air restrictor is a separate piece not plastic-welded in place, it is a good option for cheap and simple mods such as banding [5] or spring substitution[6]. Nerfers who find the handle uncomfortable may choose to tape the handle to prevent the holes in the handle from irritating their hands. Barrel replacements are also possible (in the same vein as a Jolt).

Blaster sets

Three SnapFires were included in a three-pack blaster set, which also included six Elite Darts.

Trivia

  • The SnapFire, alongside the DoubleDown and SharpFire, did not have a widespread release in Canada.
  • Although the blaster has the potential to hold up to three darts, it only comes with two.
  • The SnapFire shares some similarities with the 2016 GlowShot.
  • The SnapFire has a grip with several holes in it, a design similar to blasters in the N-Strike Modulus series.

Gallery

References

  1. Spleen; Balthazar2026 (2015-07-01). 2015er Gerüchteküche (Forum thread). Blasted. Archived from the original on 2016-03-31. Retrieved on 2015-08-09.
  2. Amazon logo Nerf N-Strike Splinter Blaster Toy Figure Playsets. Amazon. Archived from the original on 2016-03-31. Retrieved on 2015-08-09.
  3. Amazon logo Nerf N-Strike SnapFire Blaster. Amazon. Archived from the original on 2016-03-31. Retrieved on 2015-08-09. “Sneak up on your opponent with the compact Splinter blaster! This stealth blaster comes with 2 darts that you can load up fast or store on the blaster while you sneak into position. Then just pull back to ready and pull the trigger to fire! For mobile, fast-moving missions, you need the Splinter blaster!” 
  4. torukmakto4 (2015-04-01). Shelf Watch 04-01-15 Lakeland, FL Big Lots (Article). The Dart Zone. Archived from the original on 2016-12-23. Retrieved on 2015-08-09.
  5. NerfHaven logo TwitchingDed (2015-06-15). Noob Friendly Snapfire Mod (Forum thread). NerfHaven. Archived from the original on 2017-03-17. Retrieved on 2015-08-09.
  6. YouTube logo Walcom S7 (2015-12-09). 90+ FPS NERF SNAPFIRE - THE WORST MOD GUIDE EVER. (Video). YouTube. Retrieved on 2016-06-13.
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