The Sonic ICE Hail-Fire is a transparent blue version of the Hail-Fire that was released in 2013 under the Sonic ICE sub-series. It requires four "AA" batteries to operate.

It comes packaged with four half clear six dart clips and twenty-four Elite Darts.

It is a Toys "R" Us exclusive.


The blaster requires assembling before use. It is a fairly small yet squat and wide semi-automatic blaster that feels more weighted than other smaller flywheel blasters. The Hail-Fire has the highest advertised ammo capacity of any stock Nerf blaster: 144 darts.

The Hail-Fire, like other N-Strike Elite blasters, features a digital camouflage design etched into it. It features one medium sized tactical rail on top of the blaster and a very small one in front of the rotating ammo rack that is similar to the one on the Stampede ECS. The jam door is located at the top front of the blaster and is a clear slide. The orange battery door is located at the top back of the blaster. It is incompatible with shoulder stocks and barrel extensions.

The carry handle, called the "Advance Handle", is located at the front of the blaster. The jam door must be closed for the Advance Handle to work. In order to advance to the next clip, push the handle forward and then pull the handle back. It is relatively difficult to advance fast, so it should be avoided unless when very necessary.

The Hail-Fire features two triggers, the top being the firing trigger and bottom being the acceleration trigger. There is no manual priming mechanism of any kind on the blaster.

The two semicircular pieces that cover the clip carousel must be assembled out of the box, but they can be removed after assembly (with some force). Without the large cover pieces, the blaster looks far less formidable, but clips do not have to be removed to load darts. This also allows the carousel to be rotated by hand.


The Sonic ICE Hail-Fire began to make appearances on store shelves around August 2013.[1]

Reloading and firing

To reload the Hail-Fire, first remove any empty clips by pulling them out. Load up to six Elite Darts into each of the packaged six dart clips. Load up to eight clips, with darts facing outwards, into the blaster.

Hold down the acceleration trigger to rev up the blaster and pull the firing trigger to fire a single dart. Once a clip is emptied, push forward on the Advance Handle to switch to the next clip to continue firing.



  1. Nerf Sonic Ice Hail-Fire hits US Toys R Us shelves - MyLastDart