The Zeus MXV-1200 is a Nerf blaster that was released in fall of 2015 under the RIVAL series.[2] It requires six "C" batteries to operate.[1]

It comes packaged with one twelve round magazine and twelve High-Impact Rounds.[1]


The Zeus MXV-1200 is a semi-automatic flywheel-powered bullpup-style Nerf blaster. Like other RIVAL blasters, it fires foam rounds with the use of magazines. It has three tactical rails, where the user can add scopes and other accessories; one is on top of the blaster, while the other two are on either side of the blaster. It features the ability to be loaded from either side of the blaster, and has a magazine release lever on either side. It also features a safety lock, which keeps the blaster from being fired when it is not in use.

Like most flywheel blasters, the Zeus MXV-1200's acceleration trigger is located directly under the firing trigger.[2]

The Zeus is not compatible with the seven round magazine, as it is too small to be properly seated in the blaster.


The Zeus was officially announced at the 2015 New York City Toy Fair, along with the rest of the RIVAL series.

Color schemes

The Zeus has been released with the following color schemes:

  • Team Red (red, black, and orange)
  • Team Blue (blue, black, and orange)


Once the first two gates have been removed in the feeding mechanism, along with some modification to the last gate, the Zeus can be converted to be a fully automatic blaster. Doing this also allows the Zeus to fire Mega Darts, as the magazine can hold three Mega Darts.

Reloading and firing

To reload the Zeus, press the magazine release button and push out any spent magazines from the well. Load up to twelve High-Impact Rounds into the included magazine. Load the magazine into the blaster.

To fire a round, hold down the acceleration trigger. Pull the firing trigger to fire. It may take a moment for the flywheels to come to full speed; firing before that can reduce the blaster's range.


  • The Zeus MXV-1200 is named after Zeus, the Greek god of the sky, weather, law and order, destiny and fate, and kingship. Zeus is also the ruler of the Olympian gods, and the husband of Hera, who the Hera MXVII-1200 is named after.
  • The Zeus shares similarities to the Hera, which may be a reference to their closeness in mythology. The blaster is a semi-automatic flywheel blaster in the same vein as the Hera.
  • The older Ballzooka MP150 is a similar blaster, as it is also a semi-automatic ball blaster with a motorized flywheel system so the Zeus could be considered a spiritual successor.
  • Strangely, the official stock image for the Zeus shows it without the side tactical rails attached.


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The full image gallery for Zeus MXV-1200 may be viewed at Zeus MXV-1200/Gallery.

Official videos


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Paul Mindemann (2015-02-14). 2015 Nerf RIVAL Details and New Photos Released | Blaster Labs.
  2. 2.0 2.1 DadDoes (2015-02-17). Nerf Rival ZEUS MXV-1200 Blaster and Apollo XV-700 Blaster First Look Toy Fair 2015.