The Boss is a clip-fed Buzz Bee blaster that was released in 2015 under the Air Max sub-series.

It comes packaged with a three dart clip and three XL Distance Darts.


The Boss is a medium-sized blaster that fires large, "XL" darts similar to Nerf N-Strike Mega Mega Darts. The Boss is a clip system blaster that is compatible with all current forms of Mega-sized clips, including the twelve dart clip and the Nerf Mega Clip.[2] The blaster is cocked by a slide at the top which operates in the same fashion as blasters such as the Magnus and the Retaliator. Pushing back the cocking slide feeds the dart into position from the clip, which is then fed fully into position by returning the cocking slide. The slide itself will not fully push forward and will jut out by a small margin; this is not an error with the blaster itself, but a design in the blaster itself.

A large button is seen on the center of the Boss, though this does nothing performance-wise and cannot be pressed, only serving aesthetic purpose.[3] The circular button between the firing trigger and the magazine serves as the clip release switch and drops the clip when the blaster is cocked. Like with most clip system blasters, when the blaster is cocked forward, the clip release system cannot be used. Due to its power, dart size, and clip capacity, it is a very close competitor to the Magnus.[4]

It advertises a firing range of up to eighty feet. European models and other versions where the performance has been numbed advertise a range up to fifty feet instead.


The Boss was first announced in June of 2015, along with the rest of the Air Max sub-series.[5] The Boss is known as the Air Max 3 in some areas where the blaster's performance has been numbed to meet strict toy regulations.

Alongside the Tyrant, the Boss is the first Buzz Bee XL blaster to be compatible with clips.


Modifying the Boss is not common due to its strong stock performance. Modders may have difficulty even entering the Boss because of the large orange front, a piece which is glued into place. Once this piece is pried off via screwdriver or dremel there is another final screw located underneath the glued area which needs to be removed. Air restrictor removal can be done from here as well as other simple mods such as seal improvements and spring replacements.[6]

Though it is very likely that more in-depth modifications can be completed, there have yet to be any notable common major modifications to a Boss blaster.

Reloading and firing

To reload the Boss, ensure that the priming slide is pulled back, then press the clip release and retrieve the clip. Load up to three XL Distance Darts into the clip, then load the full clip into its well so that it clicks, locking firmly into place. Push the priming slide forward to its original position.

Pull the trigger to fire a dart. Cycle the priming slide back and forth for each subsequent shot until the clip is empty.


  • The Boss features a set of "iron sights" on the top of the blaster, though these are too thick to serve any purpose and do not have any accuracy benefits.



  1. Walmart: Air Warriors® Air Max™ Boss Dart Blaster.
  2. Southern Brisbane Nerf Club: REVIEW: Buzz Bee Air Max 3.
  3. Outback Nerf: Review - Buzz Bee Air Max 3/Boss (15m Aus).
  4. Outback Nerf: Comparison: Nerf Mega Magnus vs Buzz Bee Air Max 3/Boss.
  5. Paul Mindemann (2015-06-15). Buzz Bee Debuts New Ultra-Tek and Air Max Models.
  6. Django Wieuruszewski (2015-08-13). Air warriors Air Max 3 modification.