One of the leading brands in the toy market today is Nerf. Starting in the 80s with a simple foam ball, the brand has since expanded to all sorts of different foam-based toys. The very first Nerf blaster was made in 1989 – the Ball Blaster – which started a whole wave of new toys. Though the first blasters only shot the original nerf balls, they soon moved on to using foam arrows and missiles. Some popular toys included the original Bow N’ Arrow, the Sonic Stinger, and the fan-favorite Crossbow. Missiles were not used as frequently, nor did they find as much success.
The first dart blaster from Nerf came out in 1992. This proved to be the biggest hit of the brand, and millions of toys were sold. Over time, the designs were improved and new styles of darts came out that kept things fresh and helped retain their fans. This toy brand has even inspired a video game – Nerf N-Strike for Wii. Nerf blasters are incredibly popular, and have even started to gain some collectible value. Certain guns that are still unopened in their original boxes can go for hundreds of dollars. To learn more about these high-end Nerf collectibles, read on as we go over the Ten Most Expensive Nerf Guns in the World.
Vortex Nitron – Average Price: $200
The Vortex Nitron is a disc-shooting Nerf gun. It has top-end accelerator technology, helping this gun shoot at a distance easily and accurately. The two-stage trigger lets you have firepower when you need it, too. It can hold 20 discs in a magazine, and will fire them rapidly with the fully-auto performance.
Dart Tag Speedswarm – Average Price: $205
Nerf’s Dart Tag Speedswarm was designed for use with their proprietary “tagging” Jerseys. The darts used will stick only to this material. This gun also holds ten darts, and boasts fully-automatic motorized performance. It’s a compact and useful blaster, especially if you’re an avid Nerf player.
N-Strike Raider Rapid Fire CS-35 – Average Price: $220
The best thing about this gun is that it is fully-adjustable, from the stock to the rails. It is an air-powered blaster, so there’s no need for any batteries. The performance doesn’t suffer either – the included slide slam-fire handle allows rapid fire operation without the use of electricity. You will be able to fire each of the darts in the 35-round magazine quite quickly.
Vortex Pyragon – Average Price: $230
One of the best disc-shooting Nerf guns is the Vortex Pyragon. It boasted fully-mechanical performance, making use of a slam-fire mechanism to shoot discs as quickly as possible. The magazine held 40 discs, and the blaster itself was accurate. It also included a tactical rail that is compatible with Nerf accessories.
N-Strike Rayven CS-18 – Average Price: $235
The Rayven version of the CS-18 is one of the only Nerf blasters that fires glow-in-the-dark darts. It can hold 18 darts in each of its clips, and makes use of an electronic mechanism. This gun was perfect for night battles, with the lights and glowing ammunition that it used.
Lazertag System – Average Price: $250
While this Nerf system doesn’t actually shoot any projectiles, it does include two Phoenix LTX laser taggers. They feature rumble and recoil features, marking them apart from other laser tag guns. Plus, each gun can be equipped with one of the included pinpoint sights. This system is fun, and you won’t need to pick up a ton of darts after your battle concludes.
N-Strike Whiteout Series Deploy CS-6 – Average Price: $300
This white version of the CS-6 uses the same pump-handle mechanism as the original. It also can be converted to a flashlight. This gun makes use of six-round, quick-reload clips to ensure fast and accurate shooting. Plus, the trademark Whiteout design is very visually-appealing.
Terrascout Recon RC Drone – Average Price: $315
This is one of the most technologically-advanced toys from Nerf. It takes the form of an all-terrain drone that also fires darts. It makes use of a remote operation system, and the controller has an LCD screen so the drone can be operated and fired without the operator’s close personal presence. It made use of a 35-dart drum, and was capable of full-auto fire.
N-Strike Vulcan EBF-25 – Average Price: $520
A big, machine-gun like blaster, the EBF-25 could fire up to three Elite darts per second. The belt-fed gun was great for suppressive fire, especially when using the included tripod for maximum aiming efficiency. The EBF-25 made use of 25-round belts. It was also easy to carry due to the included handle on the top of the gun.
N-Strike Longstrike CS-6 – Average Price: $600
One of the rarest guns to find still in the box and untarnished is the N-Strike Longstrike CS-6. This was a sniper rifle-like blaster, and was one of the longest ones at the time of its release. It included a barrel extension for long-range targeting, as well as a flip-up sight for maximum accuracy. It was capable of launching darts up to 35 feet.