The Expand-a-Blast is a single-fire Nerf blaster that was released in 1998 under the Hyper Sight series.

It comes packaged with six Mega Darts.


The Expand-a-Blast is a single-shot blaster with an interesting gimmick: when its black handle is pulled downwards, it will cause the blaster's barrel to extend and a stock to pop out the back. It also features an integrated scope that has five dart holders built into it.

Reloading and firing

To reload the Expand-a-Blast, load a single dart into its barrel. Pull back the plunger tube back to prime the blaster.

Pull the firing trigger to fire a dart.


  • The unique expansion function of the Expand-a-Blast would not return again until the Deploy CS-6 was released under the N-Strike series in 2009.
  • In the TV commercial, the blaster is seen firing "signature" red Micro Darts despite it only being able to fire Mega Darts.


Official videos


  1. Expand-A-Blast (TM).