18 Amazing New Nerf Blasters You Should Consider this Christmas (2018 Edition)

18 Amazing new nerf blaster for christmas

So Christmas is going to be here soon and you want to surprise the kids with some great new Nerf blasters.

That’s awesome, but it’s not going to be an easy decision-making process when you have no idea what kind of blasters would be perfect for your kids.

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Don’t worry about it, though. In this article, I’ll go through the best of the best newly available blasters and all you have to do is pick the ones that work for you. Thankfully, most of these blasters are reasonably priced and shouldn't break your bank if you need to buy a few of them. 

These awesome new Nerf blasters below are all new this fall and should be exciting new additions to your kids arsenal, and just in time for Christmas. 

When it comes to Nerf Blasters, there are many different series, ranging from huge machine guns to simple pocket blasters; from ones that shoot lasers to ones that shoot balls to ones that shoot darts.

To make it all easier and more sensible, I’ve broken it down, taking each series on its own and pointing out the key selling points you need to consider. Ultimately, that kind of format will make it much easier for you to make a decision.

Here's our Top 3 New Nerf Blasters

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1. Mega Thunderhawk

Nerf Thunderhawk AccuStrike Mega Toy Blaster - Longest Blaster - 10 Official AccuStrike Mega Darts, 10-Dart Clip, Bipod - for Kids, Teens, and Adults

2. Zombie Strike Ripchain

Nerf Zombie Ripchain Combat Blaster

3. Phantom Corps Hades XVIII-6000

Nerf Rival Phantom Corps Hades XVIII-6000

Nerf N-Strike

The N-Strike series particularly stands out from the other series because of the close resemblance it bears to real life guns. The blasters are fully fitted with tactical rails that allow you to customize your blaster and get it looking just the way you want. Additionally, it has a wide range of loadouts and attachments to make everything a lot more fun.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Delta Trooper Blaster

Nerf N-Strike Elite Delta Trooper

Detailed Information:

Series: N-Strike

Release Date: Fall 2018

Stock Ammo: Elite Darts

Capacity: 12 (magazine)

Batteries: Not needed

Firing Modes: Single Fire, Slam Fire

Kids Age: 8+

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The Nerf N-Strike Elite Delta trooper is as versatile as they come. This Nerf blaster looks and acts like a submachine gun. It can even be loaded just like one! The magazine is 12 rounds and you get a great range of up to 90 feet with this blaster. It’s a great deal when you consider it at face value. I couldn’t help noticing, though, that some customers complained in their reviews that it’s a bit faulty. Okay, some of them mentioned that it’s very faulty and would jam when least expected to. You should consider that when you purchase it. This blaster is an excellent choice for kids who are 8 years old or older.

N-Strike Elite Infinus Blaster

Infinus Nerf N-Strike Elite Toy Motorized Blaster with Speed-Load Technology, 30-Dart Drum, and 30 Official Nerf Elite Darts for Kids, Teens, and Adults

Detailed Information:

Series: N-Strike

Release Date: Fall 2018

Stock Ammo: Elite Darts

Capacity: 30 (drum)

Batteries: 4 "D" (Not included)

Firing Modes: Automatic

Kids Age: 8+

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This is an automatically reloading gun, using Speed-Load technology to automatically reload ammo into the drum. It uses darts and the drum has a capacity of 30 drums, which is a fairly good capacity for a round of Nerf blasting. While the batteries aren’t included with the blaster, it is capable of firing rapid rounds of darts, making it a pretty good sub-machine gun. The gun comes with 30 Nerf Elite darts but you can always top them up later. The darts are made of foam and have flexible hollow tips so they’re safe for your kids. Again, a lot of customer reviews are pointing out that this blaster jams easily. In fact, they say it stops working altogether after a short while. This blaster has still managed a 4 out of 5 stars at the time of this writing so it's definitely one worth looking at. 


Nerf N-Strike Elite Quadrant Blaster

Nerf N-Strike Elite Quadrant

Detailed Information:

Series: N-Strike Accustrike Series

Release Date: Fall 2018

Stock Ammo: Accustrike Darts

Capacity: 4

Batteries: Not Needed

Firing Modes: Single Fire

Kids Age: 8+

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This is a pretty basic gun and it’s perfect for you if you’re looking to get something that’s simple but gets the job done. To start with, it’s a small gun, not a sub-machine gun, and so it’s more suited to stealth attacks rather than all-out assaults. It has a small drum that will only take in 4 darts at a time. It also only shoots one dart at a time, instead of a steady stream like the other sub-machine gun blasters on this list. That already tells you-you're going to have a lot of reloading to do. It comes with 15 darts and instructions for easy use. It’s suitable for kids age 8 and up. Some customer reviews complained that the blaster didn’t come with all the 15 advertised bullets. Apart from that, however, there weren’t any complaints about how it operated.

Nerf MicroShots

The Nerf MicroShots series is all about collecting mini-sized versions of your favorite Nerf blasters. You get to collect as many of them as you like and still enjoy playing with them like they were their real plus-sized counterparts. Just remember that they all have to be bought separately.

Nerf Microshots N-Strike Elite Stryfe

NERF MICROSHOTS N-STRIKE ELITE STRYFE

Detailed Information:

Series: N-Strike Micro

Release Date: Fall 2018

Stock Ammo: Elite Darts

Capacity: 1

Batteries: Not Needed

Firing Modes: Single Fire

Kids Age: 8+

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This particular Nerf blaster fires a single dart at a time. It’s a mini-sized version of the similar N-Strike Elite Stryfe blaster, which comes with 2 Elite darts and fires one dart at a time. If you loved that particular blaster and want something that allows you to get the same experience but at a miniature size, then this blaster is an excellent choice.

Nerf Microshots N-Strike Elite Rough Cut

Nerf MicroShots N-Strike Elite Rough Cut 2x4

Detailed Information:

Series: N-Strike Micro

Release Date: Fall 2018

Stock Ammo: Elite Darts

Capacity: 1

Batteries: Not Needed

Firing Modes: Single Fire

Kids Age: 8+

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This is the mini-version of the Nerf N-Strike Elite Rough Cut, which is pretty popular. It comes as part of the collectible MicroShots series and comes with pretty much the same qualities as its mega-sized version. The pack includes the Nerf blaster along with 2 darts. You can, of course, buy more Elite darts separately. The drum will only hold and fire one dart at a time so this is more of a stealth blaster than the kind you go brandishing for all-out war. It’s an excellent choice for kids who are 8 years old or older.

Nerf Microshots Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow Arc

Nerf Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow Blaster

Detailed Information:

Series: N-Strike Zombie

Release Date: Fall 2018

Stock Ammo: Zombie Strike Darts

Capacity: 4

Batteries: Not Needed

Firing Modes: Single Fire

Kids Age: 8+

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This is the MicroShots series version of the popular Nerf Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow Arc. It comes with a crossbow blaster that offers some real and pretty thrilling crossbow action. You get  4 Zombie Strike darts with the blaster. All you have to do is pull back the string when you want to load the blaster and then pull the trigger and watch the dart go! Some customer reviews bemoaned the speed at which the darts were shot, saying it’s a bit dangerous for indoor use and could potentially injure kids. Remarkably, though, there were no complaints about the functioning of the blaster. Everyone said it works just fine.

Nerf Mega

The Nerf Mega series is all about size, as the name would imply. Here you get the largest guns and machine guns Nerf has to offer. Some of them even come with bipods because they are that big! If your kid wants to feel like they’re bringing some pretty big guns to the fight, or you need to fight back against your army of kids, then this series would be the best to pick from.

Nerf Thunderhawk AccuStrike Mega Blaster

Nerf Thunderhawk AccuStrike Mega Toy Blaster - Longest Blaster - 10 Official AccuStrike Mega Darts, 10-Dart Clip, Bipod - for Kids, Teens, and Adults

Detailed Information:

Series: N-Strike Mega

Release Date: Fall 2018

Stock Ammo: Mega Accustrike Darts

Capacity: 10

Batteries: Not Needed

Firing Modes: Single Fire, Bolt Action

Kids Age: 8+

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The Nerf Accustrike Mega Thunderhawk Blaster is the longest Nerf blaster ever. The barrel of the gun extends one meter, or 41 inches, making it a pretty large gun to carry around. If you’re looking to dominate your next Nerf battle, then you just can’t do without this gun in your arsenal. 

The blaster comes with 10 darts, which have been designed to be as accurate as possible. In fact, they happen to be the most accurate darts in the Nerf Mega series. You also get to adjust the length of the barrel if you want by sliding the barrel. The farther you extend it, the farther away you can shoot. The shorter the barrel, the faster you shoot and the easier it is to stay mobile without carrying too heavy a load. It also comes with a folding bipod to help you stabilize your shots. The folding bipod fits excellently onto the tactical rail on the blaster's tactical rail. Most of the customer reviews were positive. The negative ones kept pointing out how huge the gun is, with some saying the length of the barrel really does nothing for the accuracy.

Nerf Mega Tri-Break Blaster

Nerf N-Strike Mega Tri-Break

Detailed Information:

Series: N-Strike Mega

Release Date: Spring 2018

Stock Ammo: Mega Accustrike Darts

Capacity: 3

Batteries: Not Needed

Firing Modes: Single Fire, Bolt Action

Kids Age: 8+

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This Nerf Mega blaster is a different breed of blaster. It’s something called a break open blaster, which means you have to break open the barrel when you want to load the darts. It shoots just one dart at a time and holds 3 Mega Whistler darts. Luckily, the blaster comes with those 3 darts so you have enough to start having some fun straightaway. These are some really large darts. It sometimes feels like you’re shooting rockets out of the blaster, rather than just darts. Customer reviews were a little mixed with some negative ones pointing out that this blaster was more of a case of form over function.

Nerf Modulus

Do you want to bring a little more stealth into your Nerf battles? What if you could have a blaster that was totally invisible, allowing you to creep through the darkness and catch your enemies off guard? And then, just when they least expect it, you blind them with your blaster lights in a blaze of glory! That’s what you get to do with the Nerf Modulus series!

Nerf Modulus Evader Blaster

Evader Modulus Nerf Motorized Light-Up Toy Blaster Includes 12 Official Nerf Darts, 12-Dart Clip, Light-Up Barrel Extension for Kids, Teens, and Adults

Detailed Information:

Series: N-Strike Modulus

Release Date: Fall 2018

Stock Ammo: Elite Darts

Capacity: 12 (magazine)

Batteries: 4x "AA" required

Firing Modes: Semi-automatic

Kids Age: 8+

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This awesome Modulus blaster allows you to either stay in stealth mode or light up the room with nothing more than the press of a button. The blaster includes a motorized 12-dart clip and comes with 12 darts right out of the box. It also comes with a pretty cool barrel extension that you can use to light up a room at the simple press of a button. You can use it for stealth missions where you don’t want to be seen or when you go into low light conditions and need to light up your surroundings.  Some customer reviews complain about the flywheel not working on this blaster.

Nerf Modulus Ghost Ops Chronobarrel

Nerf Modulus Ghost Ops ChronoBarrel

Detailed Information:

Series: N-Strike Modulus

Release Date: Fall 2018

Stock Ammo: Elite Darts

Batteries: 2x "AA" required

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This excellent blaster barrel will count every dart you fire, telling you how much ammo you’ve used already. If you thought that was cool then prepare to be mind blown: it even goes as far as measuring the velocity of the darts you fire in both feet and meters. This isn’t a blaster, but a special barrel that you attach to your Modulus Ghost blaster to get the extra features. It needs 2 AA alkaline batteries to operate. This is also the first item on this list to get full 5-star reviews. None of the customers seem to have a single problem with it!

Nerf Zombie

Imagine a zombie invasion. Some deadly virus has begun to spread that causes patients to rot alive and hunger for brains. The minute they bite or even scratch you, you become one of them. You have to try and survive while blasting the hell out of whatever zombies try to get close to you. What would you use to protect yourself? Why, none other than a blaster out of the Nerf Zombie series, of course!

Nerf Zombie Strike Survival System Scravenger Blaster

Scravenger Nerf Zombie Strike Toy Blaster with Two 12-Dart Clips, 26 Darts, Light, Barrel Extension, Scope, Stock, 2-Dart Blaster - For Kids, Teens, Adults

Detailed Information:

Series: Zombie Strike

Release Date: Fall 2018

Stock Ammo: Zombie Strike Darts

Capacity: 12 (magazine)

Batteries: Not Required

Firing Modes: Single fire, Slam fire

Kids Age: 8+

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This zombie blaster comes as an essential part of your zombie defense kit with a 2-dart blaster hidden in the stock. You also get a barrel extension, a targeting scope with a clip holder, and a tactical light; all part of your survival kit. You’ll need 3 AAA batteries to operate the blaster but that’s a small price to pay for survival. The only downside to this blaster is that it operates via lever action, which might be too slow in a zombie invasion.

Nerf Zombie Strike Ripchain Blaster

Nerf Zombie Ripchain Combat Blaster

Detailed Information:

Series: Zombie Strike

Release Date: Fall 2018

Stock Ammo: Mega Whistler Darts

Capacity: 25 (belt)

Batteries: Not Required

Firing Modes: Single fire, Slam fire

Kids Age: 8+

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If you’re looking for a Nerf Zombie blaster that really lives up to its name then this is the perfect blaster for you. It is a machine gun blaster that shoots out N-Strike Elite blasters. These are the ultimate darts when it comes to blaster performance. The darts produce a pretty cool whistling noise as they fly through the air. You also get the FireVision sports gear that lights up the darts when you wear it while shooting.

Nerf Zombie Strike Wrathbolt Crossbow

Nerf Zombie Strike Wrathbolt

Detailed Information:

Series: Zombie Strike

Release Date: Fall 2018

Stock Ammo: Arrows

Capacity: 1

Batteries: Not Required

Firing Modes: Single fire

Kids Age: 8+

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Of course, no zombie war is complete without a crossbow here and there. That’s what the Nerf Zombie Strike Wrathbolt blaster is for. This crossbow will fire the special Nerf arrows through the air at a distance of up to 90 feet. It offers some real and pretty cool crossbow action that you’re bound to enjoy. You also get some storage for your arrows when you’re moving around so you can keep them on the crossbow at all times and reload more easily. The package includes the crossbow, 2 arrows, and a set of instructions for use. 

Nerf Zombie Strike Revreaper Blaster

Nerf Zombie Strike RevReaper

Detailed Information:

Series: Zombie Strike

Release Date: Spring 2018

Stock Ammo: Zombie Strike darts

Capacity: 10 (magazine)

Batteries: Not Required

Firing Modes: Single fire

Kids Age: 8+

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When it comes to simple and effective guns, you can’t go wrong with the Nerf Zombie RevReaper. It does the job pretty well. This blaster offers some fast firing with no priming. We can’t afford to waste any time with the zombies on our necks now, can we? You also get to see all the action taking place inside with visible moving gears. You load it from the top and you get a 10-dart clip. When you first buy the blaster you also get 10 darts with the pack to get you started. Most of the customer reviews were pretty positive on this one with the few negative ones feeling a little like nitpicking. It’s a good blaster overall and would be perfect for an 8-year old or older.

Nerf Rival

The Nerf Rival series is all about emulating your favorite fiction series and movies. You get to the Nerf blaster version of your favorite heroes complete with the logo!

Nerf Rival Stormtrooper Blaster

Rival Nerf Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Blaster

Detailed Information:

Series: Promotional RIVAL

Release Date: Fall 2018

Stock Ammo: High Impact Balls

Capacity: 7 (magazine)

Batteries: Not Required

Firing Modes: Single fire

Kids Age: 8+

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This Nerf blaster is obviously based off of Star Wars and comes with all of the stern and functional qualities you would expect a stormtrooper’s gun to have. This blaster is spring loaded and comes with a bolt action prime. The magazine fires 7 high impact balls at a time and is loaded into the blaster from the bottom. The packaging is very fancy and definitely lets your kid know they have a collectible in their hands. As would be expected of something this good, it’s a limited release, so they’re pretty hard to find. 

Nerf Rival Phantom Corps Hades XVIII-6000 Blaster

Nerf Rival Phantom Corps Hades XVIII-6000

Detailed Information:

Series: RIVAL

Release Date: Fall 2018

Stock Ammo: High Impact Balls

Capacity: 60

Batteries: Not Required

Firing Modes: Single fire, Slam fire

Kids Age: 14+

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This Nerf Rival is an excellent spring loaded blaster that you will truly enjoy. It comes with a trigger lock so you don’t have to worry about pulling the trigger inadvertently when you’re moving around and it also comes with a tactical rail that you can easily attach stuff to. It’s very powerful, firing rounds at 30 meters per second or 100 feet per second. It also comes with a very high capacity of 60 rounds, allowing you to go for long without having to reload. The pack comes with 2 flags, 60 rounds, and the blaster. This particular blaster is perfect for kids aged 14 years and over.

Nerf Laser Ops

The Nerf Laser Ops series is all about shooting lasers! If you’re tired of balls and darts and want something a little more futuristic than this series is perfect for you.

You can always check out other laser tag options if you feel these aren't for you. 

Nerf Laser Ops Pro Alphapoint 2-pack Blasters

AlphaPoint Nerf Laser Ops Pro Toy Blasters - Includes 2 Blasters & 2 Armbands - Light & Sound FX - Health & Ammo Indicators - For Kids, Teens & Adults

Detailed Information:

Series: Laser Ops

Release Date: Spring 2018

Laser Range: 225 ft. 

Batteries: 8x "AA" required

Kids Age: 8+

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These blasters comes battle-ready right out of the pack. It even comes with an app! As is expected of laser guns, it comes with some pretty cool sound and light effects. It also has unlimited ammo, as would be expected of a laser, and a very quick and easy to use reload button. You also get indicators for your team, your ammo, and your health. You can customize it to track performance and detect your enemies easily. It also comes with 2 blasters out of the pack, allowing you to rival up immediately.

Nerf Laser Ops Pro Deltaburst Blaster

Nerf Laser Ops Burst Fire Combat Blaster

Detailed Information:

Series: Laser Ops

Release Date: Spring 2018

Laser Range: 225 ft. 

Batteries: 6x "AA" required

Kids Age: 8+

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Here’s another great laser blaster that comes battle-ready right out of the box. It comes with a compatible app (Android | IOS) you can download, light and sound effects,  and indicators for your health, ammo, team, and your enemies. You can customize it and use it to track your performance. This blaster can easily be paired with other Nerf Alphapoint laser kits for large scale battles.

Wrapping Up

Granted, the list can feel a little overwhelming, but at least it’s much easier to pick the perfect Nerf blaster to give your kids for Christmas now, right? You’re guaranteed to find a Nerf blaster that works for you in this list. Just check through the different series and find whatever tickles your fancy. Happy blasting!

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