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Not to be confused with the Nerf N-Strike video game.
The N-Strike series is notable for starting many new blaster trends within the Nerf brand. N-Strike blasters sport tactical rails, which can be used to customize loadouts with numerous accessories and attachments. N-Strike blasters also resemble and function more like real life weaponry in comparison to previous blasters; the debate whether this is a positive or negative thing is argued among Nerf enthusiasts.
The N-Strike series features multiple attachable accessories that are compatible with most N-Strike blasters. These include barrel extensions, detachable shoulder stocks, flip-up sights, scopes, shields, and more.
The N-Strike series has a direct successor series: N-Strike Elite. Despite this, not all N-Strike products will receive the upgrade treatment.
As of 2013, most products in the N-Strike lineup have been discontinued or replaced by the newer, better performing N-Strike Elite blasters. Despite this, certain blasters such as the 2014 Zombie Strike Jolt are sold under the N-Strike banner in certain parts of the world.
Six N-Strike blasters have been re-released with a color scheme to match the N-Strike Elite series. As these are technically not advertised to be N-Strike Elite blasters and do not match the performance of N-Strike Elite blasters, they are referred to as Elite Repaints.
Most N-Strike blasters feature a distinct color scheme: yellow, black, gray, and orange.
Clip system blasters (CS)
|Raider Rapid Fire CS-35||2009|
|Alpha Trooper CS-18||2010|
Revolver blasters (REV)
External single fire blasters (EX)
|Nite Finder EX-3||2005|
|Switch Shot EX-3||2008|
Electronic belt-fed blasters (EBF)
Electronic clip system blasters (ECS)
Internal single fire blasters (IX)
|Barrel Break IX-2||2010|
Air system blasters (AS)
|Secret Strike AS-1||2005|
|Rapid Fire AS-20||2010|
Electronic revolver blasters (RV)
|Tech Target Eliminator||2007|
|Big Bad Bow||2011|
|On the Go Blaster Keychain||2016|
|Alarm Clock Radio||2013|
|USB Flash Drive||2014|
|Air Defender X Drone Cam Copter||2015|
|Foldable Stereo Headphones||?|
|Bluetooth Round Speaker||?|
|Volume Limiting Headphones||?|
Main article: Clear Series
Originally called Clear the Way, the Clear Series was introduced to promote the then-upcoming Stampede ECS. The sub-series features blasters made with translucent, clear plastic, which allows the user to see the orange internals of a blaster.
Main article: Elite Repaint
Redecos of several N-Strike blasters are available in N-Strike Elite colors and packaging that emulates the design of Elite packaging. In addition, the blasters all come with Elite Darts. However, even though these blasters are listed in the N-Strike Elite category on Hasbro's official Nerf website, the packaging itself is lacking the Elite moniker. Most importantly, though, the blasters' internals are unchanged, thus lacking true "Elite" ranges for the most part (excluding the Jolt EX-1, which had already featured "Elite" ranges in its original N-Strike incarnation).
Main article: Gear Up
The Gear Up sub-series was released to help promote the then-upcoming Vortex series. It features blasters with an orange and black color scheme; additional black designs were added to decorate the blasters. Blasters also came packaged with a single XLR Disc.
Light It Up
Main article: Light It Up
The Light It Up sub-series was part of both the N-Strike series and the Vortex series. The Rayven CS-18 was released under this series and featured the use of glow-in-the-dark darts.
Main article: Red Strike
The Red Strike sub-series features blasters with a red and orange color scheme. The series is notable for being for sale at Walmart for Black Friday 2009; because of their rarity, the blasters are coveted by collectors.
Main article: Sonic Series
The Sonic Series features blasters made with translucent green plastic, which allows the user to see the orange internals of a blaster. The Sonic Series is the largest re-release N-Strike sub-series.
Main article: Whiteout Series
The Whiteout Series features blasters with a white, black, and orange color scheme. Whiteout re-releases are known for having slightly improved performances compared to their original N-Strike counterparts.
- This is the longest running and largest series of dart blasters made by Nerf to date.
- This series is the only one that has released more than one video game. It is also the only series whose video games have not used blasters from other series.
- Contrary to popular belief, this is not the first series of Nerf to release blasters with clips. The first clip-fed blasters were actually the Sawtooth and the Electric Eel from the Max Force series. However, it is the first series of Nerf to release blasters with a modern clip, which works like a firearm magazine.
- The "N" in "N-Strike" may stand for Nerf.
- The N-Strike Mega series was once a sub-series under the N-Strike series and the N-Strike Elite series; it became its own series sometime in 2016.
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