It comes packaged with four Ballistic Balls.
The Reactor has a single strap point on the front of the blaster. It can hold up to six Ballistic Balls, despite only coming with four. The "launch tube", as it is titled on the back of the box, contains a long spring to keep Ballistic Balls inside the blaster. It is also transparent as a way to be able to tell how many balls are within the blaster. The grip on the handle is slightly indented where the Nerf logo can be seen. Oddly enough, the Action Blasters version apparently shoots farther than all other versions, despite being older.
The Reactor is the only Ball Blasters blaster to have a different handle; both other blasters within the series use a similarly-designed blaster.
The first blaster with a design similar to the Reactor was the Ball Blaster. This blaster shares many traits with the blaster.
It was a re-released version of a 2002 blaster under the Air Tech series known as the Air Tech Ball Blaster. This blaster spawned a series of very similar ball blasters from other brands that all functioned very similar to the Reactor including the Cosmic Thruster from Lanard and the Ball Blastzooka from Buzz Bee.
The Reactor was released in the following color schemes:
- Purple, orange and red (Atom Blasters/Action Blasters)
- Blue, orange and green (Ball Blasters)
Reloading and firing
To reload the Reactor, place up to six Ballistic Balls into the front end of the blaster.
To fire, pull back the front of the blaster. Push it forward to ready the blaster for another shot.
|Atom Blasters blasters|
|Atomizer • Cyclotron • Reactor|
|Ball Blasters blasters|
|Atom Blaster • Buzzsaw • Reactor|
|Action Blasters blasters|
|Air Tech 1000 • Air Tech 2000 • Air Tech 3000 • Atomizer • Big Bad Bow • Big Bad Titan • Reactor • Tech Target Eliminator|