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The Striker Slingshot is a Nerf ball blaster that was released in 2001.

It comes packaged with three Ballistic Balls.

Details

It has a purple and red color scheme, with the Nerf logo lying directly in the center of the blaster. It holds three Ballistic Balls at a time. It is powered by a bungee cord, which, when pulled back and released, opens a chamber where the ball is dropped into. Upon releasing the bungee cord the ball is struck by a yellow rod which launches the ball. This is what sets it apart from the other Nerf Slingshot blasters.

History

It was the replacement of the 1991 Original Nerf Slingshot, and it itself was replaced by the 2003 Atom Blasters Atomizer.

The Striker Slingshot has an interesting history; it is one of the few blasters released around the years 1999 to 2001, alongside other blasters like the Ball Blaster, Gyro Strike, Arrow Strike and several others.

The Striker Slingshot was slated for a fall 2000 release.[1] It is unknown exactly when the blaster was released, although sources point to a release in between December 2000 and January 2001. It is unknown why the release of the blaster was pushed back.

As it was not released within a series, it is generally considered to be a part of the Power Nerf series, the current series at the time. Despite this, it was never actually part of an official series.

Reloading and firing

To reload the Striker Slingshot, simply insert three Ballistic Balls into the top of the blaster. Grip the blaster by the handle and pull back on the yellow priming mechanism until it cannot extend backwards any further.[2]

Release the yellow priming mechanism to fire a ball.

Gallery

References

  1. NC Previews: 2000. Web.Archive.org
  2. Thomas' Nerf: Nerf Vintage Striker Slingshot Review. YouTube.com

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