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Not to be confused with the 1996 Rip Rockets Switchfire or Switchfire Tech.

The Switchfire is a Nerf blaster that was released in 1994 under the Nerf Action series.

It comes packaged with two different barrel attachments, three Ballistic Balls, and three missiles.

Details

The Switchfire is a HAMP-action blaster in the same fashion as the Blast-a-Matic and Hydro Bazooka. It features two interchangeable barrels that allow users to fire either Ballistic Balls or missiles. The Switchfire is notorious for its barrels flying off the front of the blaster and causing injury.

History

Due to safety and legal concerns with the interchangeable barrels, it was pulled from shelves.[1]

Due to its short life on the market, it has since become a very rare blaster and arguably the rarest blaster in the Nerf Action series.

References

  1. NerfCenter logo Grau, A.; Michal, M.; Hlabse, A.. NC Review - Nerf® Switchfire® (Review). NerfCenter. Archived from the original on 2016-04-03. Retrieved on 2014-01-03. “To make matters worse, the interchangeable parts of the Switchfire never seem to stay in place. Indeed, although the missile and ball barrels are designed to lock onto the base unit, they always seem to unlatch themselves at the very worst moment, often propelling the barrel farther than the ammo.

    Tonka pulled the Switchfire from production very quickly because of the aforementioned problems, thus making the blaster a collectors item.” 

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