The Blast-a-Matic is a Nerf ball blaster that was released in 1990 under the Original Nerf name.

It comes packaged with three Ballistic Balls.


The Blast-a-Matic is an early ball blaster that features the ability to fire several balls at once before reloading, the first blaster to be able to do so. It rapidly fires three Ballistic Balls one at a time from its single barrel.

Although it may appear to be compatible with green Ballistic Balls, it is in fact not, as they will jam due to being slightly larger than the original yellow Ballistic Balls.[2]


It is a direct successor to the 1989 Blast-a-Ball.

Reloading and firing

To reload the Blast-a-Matic, simply insert several balls into the front barrel of the blaster. Pull the priming handle back until it cannot extend back any further.

Sharply and quickly push the priming handle forward until a loud pop is heard to fire a ball.


  • A fourth ball can be squeezed into the blaster, boosting the total capacity up to four Ballistic Balls.
  • The Blast-a-Matic is the only blaster to be sold in all three of the different packaging schemes from 1990-1992.


Official videos

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 NC Reviews: Nerf® Blast-A-Matic®.
  2. FroggyFilmWorks: (Vintage) nerf blastamatic review -