Trivia / NERF Brand

  • Bad Export for You: Due to strict firearms laws, some of the N-Strike Elite blasters that were released in Australia got nerfed with reduced power and are marked with unique grey triggers. While some were merely had shorter range estimates due to incomplete product testing and functioned as well as in the rest of the world, others were genuinely weaker.
  • Fan Nickname: Certain Rebelle models that draw obvious inspiration from N-Strike designs, such as the "Rebellicade" (Fearless Fire, which mimics the Barricade) or "Rebellecon" (Rapid Glow, which mimics the Recon).
  • No Export for You:
    • Nerf guns are difficult to find outside the US, and their accessories are as rare as hen's teeth.
    • Canada tends to do okay for Nerf stuff, though we never saw the Alpha Trooper up here.
    • For some time, there were are plans for releasing the Pinpoint sight in Elite colors in the US. Despite this, they're available pretty much anywhere else. It eventually got re-issued as part of the Modulus series, but in different colors.
    • The RIVAL blasters are not available in Australian stores since they don't pass the safety standards.
  • Short Run in Peru:
    • In the US, the Raider got a late release. It came out earlier in Australia. Australia. Toy shipments have been known to reach Proxima Centauri before they get to Australia. And Singapore seems to be getting them before they hit the US, too.
    • Also the Stockade, released in August 2012, which won't be showing up in the US until September 2013. AND it's a store exclusive at Walmart.
  • Shout-Out: The Doomlands line brings to mind post-apocalyptic environments like Borderlands or Mad Max, while the Impact Zone subline draws upon the premise of The Thing (1982).
  • Values Dissonance:
    • Some cases of No Export for You could be because many other countries take much more negative stances on the use of guns and on the depiction of violence.
    • Australians, due to firearms laws which even requier bb/airsoft/paintball guns to be registered and used only by liscenced persons [which is extremely hard to get and if you are doing it you may as well take up competitive target shooting or hunting], are on the height of homemade dart design.
  • The Wiki Rule: Right here, not only categorizes all of the current production blasters and discontinued blasters but also off-brand blasters like BuzzBee Air Warriors.
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