|This series has been discontinued.
Its products cannot be purchased in retail stores.
|“||Nerf to the next power!||”|
— The Max Force tagline, as used in advertisements
Max Force was designed with an animal theme and each blaster was made to resemble a predatory animal. Though it was generally a subpar line of blasters, it brought with it a few revolutionary ideas that remain with some blasters today -- the Eagle Eye was the first to have a "laser sight," and the Manta Ray was the first Nerf shield.
A video game for the Max Force series was planned and scheduled for a Christmas 1995 release. This would have been the first Nerf video game. However, the game was cancelled due to budget issues.
Max Force was the first "spin-off series" of sorts. The series lasted for three years before it was discontinued in 1997. It has a direct sequel line of blasters called Max Force 2112. For the 1997 Kenner Action Guide, continuing Max Force blasters were merged with the Max Force 2112 line.
The last blaster in the series, the Mad Hornet, was intended to have a 1996 release before being pushed back to a limited 1997 release before being inducted into the Max Force 2112 line. The Whiptail Scorpion was inducted into the Max Force 2112 line alongside it. Although the series was dropped after 1997, several blasters such as the Eagle Eye and Rattler would later be re-released in the updated 1998 packaging scheme.
Max Force products
|Discontinued Nerf series|
|1990s||Aero • Airjet Power • Airjet Power Plus • Ambush Rip Rockets • Cyber Stryke Gear • Hydro • Hyper Rip Rockets • Hyper Sight • Max Force • Max Force 2112 • Mega Blitz • Nerf Action • Original Nerf • Rip Rockets • SuperMAXX • Switch Shots|
|2000s||2003 series • Action Blasters • Air Tech • Atom Blasters • Ball Blasters • Dart Tag • Power Nerf|
|2010s||Combat Creatures • Vortex|
|Sub-series||Clear Series • Firevision Sports • Gear Up • Light It Up • Multishot Madness • Red Strike • Whiteout Series|