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RIVAL is a series of Nerf ball blasters that was released in fall of 2015.

It is not available in stores in Australia due to toy safety requirements.[1]


Designed for Nerfers ages fourteen and up in mind, the RIVAL series features high performance blasters for "competitive team-based play."[2] All RIVAL blasters are magazine-fed and feature an accessory rail very different from the standard tactical rail.

All products released under the series will be released under two color schemes: red and blue.


The RIVAL series was first announced at the 2015 New York Toy Fair.



Name Year
Apollo-red Apollo XV-700 2015
Zeus Zeus MXV-1200 2015
Atlas red Atlas XVI-1200 2016
KhaosMXVI4000 Khaos MXVI-4000 2016
Artemis-red Artemis XVII-3000 2017
NemesisMXVII10K Nemesis MXVII-10K 2017


Name Year
Facemask-bluebox Face Mask 2015
NERF-Black-Rival-Tactical-Vest--pTRU1-22879845dt Tactical vest 2015
Foamround-25 High-impact round refill 2015
12roundmag-box Twelve round magazine 2015
BattleCaserefill Battle Case 2016
Nerf battery pack Rechargeable Battery Pack 2017
NERF RIVAL Flashlight Grip Accessory Flashlight Grip 2017
NERF RIVAL Red Dot Sight Accessory Red Dot Sight 2017
Team red round Team Red Round Refill Pack 2017
Team blue round Team Blue Round Refill 2017


  • Each of the blasters in this series are named after a figure from ancient Greek mythology.
  • The series of letters that follow each blaster name is Roman numerals that translate to what year the blaster was released (e.g. Apollo XV-700. XV is Roman numerals for "15", and the Apollo was released in 2015). However, "M" seems to be an exception, as it would instead designate the "Motorized" feature.
    • The number in each name also holds a meaning. Every "100" in a blaster's name means one round of ammunition in the magazine capacity. For example: the Khaos MXVI-4000 has a capacity of forty rounds.
  • Surprisingly, certain RIVAL blasters, such as the Zeus, can shoot Mega Darts. The Atlas, the Artemis, and the Nemesis have the potential to do so but have not been confirmed to be able to fire them.

Official videos


  1. Campbell Simpson (2015-11-10). Australia Won't Get Nerf's Awesome New Rival Blasters
  2. Paul Mindemann (2015-02-14). 2015 Nerf RIVAL Details and New Photo Released | Blaster Labs.

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