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Toy gun - Nerf Vortex Nitron
  • Nerf Vortex Nitron
    Hasbro, Inc - Hasbro Industries
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Nerf Vortex Nitron

  • Object:

    Toy gun

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    2011 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hasbro, Inc - Hasbro Industries (UK) Ltd (manufacturer)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Toy Retailers Association

  • Museum number:

    B.357:1 to 3-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This plastic Nerf Vortex Nitron Blaster comes with an electronic scope, a removable magazine, and a special power-up trigger.

It was named as one of the Top 12 toys of the year by the Toy Retailers Association in 2011, and subsequently used in the Museum of Childhood's War Games exhibition in 2013.

Physical description

The gun is made from grey, green and orange plastic. It comes with a removable grey electronic scope, and removable orange magazine. The magazine can be filled with green foam discs, which are then shot out of the gun. The body of the toy features two handles and a curved butt, used to steady the aim.

The packaging and instruction booklet follow the same colour scheme as the gun itself. The cardboard box has a photo of a man holding the gun on a dark grey background. The back of the box has a numbered diagram of the different parts of the gun.

Place of Origin

China (made)


2011 (made)


Hasbro, Inc - Hasbro Industries (UK) Ltd (manufacturer)

Marks and inscriptions

Full-auto disc blaster!
Long range

1. Electronic scope
2. Power-up trigger
3. 20-disc removable magazine

Vortex Praxis, Vigilon, Proton
Different guns in the Nerf Vortex range


Width: 67 cm Packaging, Height: 30 cm Packaging, Depth: 14 cm Packaging

Object history note

The Nerf Vortex Nitron blaster was named as one of the Top 12 toys of the year by the Toy Retailers Association in 2011. It was given to the museum along with the other top toys, and used in the 2013 exhibition War Games.

Descriptive line

Boxed Nerf Vortex Nitron Blaster, made in China by Hasbro, 2011


Plastic; Foam; Paper; Card


War; Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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