YMMV / Nerf Brand

  • Crack Is Cheaper: Major Nerf hobbyists spend a good deal on blasters and ammo alike. Modders spend even more on parts. In particular, second-hand, out-of-production items like the red-dot sight went for as much as $200 US on eBay before it was revived with the Modulus series.
  • Fridge Brilliance:
    • The Vortex blasters are green
    • Storing extra clips inside the stock, or somewhere else in the blaster, seems to be just a simple gimmick. Until you realize it's a children's toy that has a convenient feature that real firearms, airsoft/BB guns, and paintball guns don't even have. (ignoring that airsoft is justified in that they store batteries instead of ammo in the space.)
    • Amusingly, some of the carbine-style automatic blasters note  feature similar problems to ACTUAL gas-piston carbines, wherein a specific type of mechanical failure makes them shoot uncontrollably until they deplete their magazine. There's Shown Their Work, and then there's replicating an actual mechanical fault in real weaponry...
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks:
    • A certain breed of Nerf owners bemoan the transition from direct-plunger action dart blasters to the reversed-plunger blasters, and others weren't pleased with the introduction of electric-only powered Nerf blasters. With the launch of the Vortex disc blasters, yet more complainers are laying the hate on the different system.
    • Then Nerf launched their "Elite" series, all using direct-plunger systems, and advertising stock ranges of 75 feet.
    • The Rebelle Line has drawn criticism from some female Nerfers who think that Hasbro is trying too hard to market the dart blasters to girls.
    • Quite a few male Nerfers are complaining about them as well. The main complaint seems to be that their too girly for a Rated M for Manly sport like Nerf. However, some of the other common complaints include a reduction in firepower, accuracy, or just plain usability compared to other Nerf blasters for the sake of form over function. Some of those complaints are more due to unfamiliarity, since many (though not all) Rebelle blasters share internals with existing blasters.