NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster

Last updated date: May 7, 2020

DWYM Score
9.7


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Overall Take

Great for kids age eight and up, this blaster provides hours of fun. The dart drum holds 25 darts that can be shot as far as 125 ft., which is one of the farthest distances offered by toy blasters. The blaster even has a storage area on the side, so you can travel with back-up darts to quickly reload the drum during a game. In our analysis of 71 expert reviews, the NERF NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster placed 1st when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 7, 2020:
Checkout The Best Toy Blaster For Kids for a detailed review of all the top toy blasters for kids.

Expert Summarized Score
9.7
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.5
1,275 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The next time you get pegged with a Nerf dart, it might be from an incredible 120 feet away — because Hasbro’s new Ultra One blaster is boasting ranges we’ve never seen from an unmodified blaster thanks to a completely redesigned dart with new stabilizing fins.
- The Verge
The new design features an innovative flight tip, lightweight foam construction, and “aerofin” technology, basically a grooved surface that decreases wind resistance.
- Fatherly
We were really impressed with the accuracy of this blaster, not to mention the incredible distance. The look of the blaster is also really nice, incorporating traditional Nerf orange with some gold detailing for a premium feel.
- TTPM
It has the power to shoot a dart up to 120 feet and a drum that holds 25 darts.
- Man Of Many
The drum is motorized and has a high-capacity, holding up to 25 of the new Ultra Darts per round. On the side of the blaster, you can also find onboard dart storage that holds up to 8 more darts for ultra-quick reloading.
- Heavy
The Ultra One that uses these darts is a motorized blaster that includes a 25-dart drum along with on-board storage for quick reloading.
- CNET
Deemed the Ultra One Motorized Blaster, Hasbro’s newest arsenal upgrade can shoot darts up to 120 feet away, the longest of any unmodified NERF release so far.
- 9 to 5 Toys
With a high-capacity drum that holds up to 25 darts and a motorized action that fires those long range darts at incredible speed.
- Cool Material
Judging by the unscientific measurements taken by playing in our yard and neighborhood, the NERF Ultra certainly fires farther than any other blaster in our arsenal.
- The Pop Insider
With a range up to 120 feet, Nerf's new Ultra One blaster is set to be the brand's best dart shooter yet.
- Uncrate
What experts didn't like
A Hasbro executive told the publication that existing darts were just too easy to copy, and it’s got patents pending on the new Ultra foam. That may annoy the Nerf community, because it could drive up the effective price of hosting a Nerf war.
- The Verge
This particular blaster is the first in the Ultra line, so we don’t expect it to be either the cheapest or the most powerful.
- Fatherly
This blaster is only compatible with Ultra darts, and Ultra darts cannot be used with Nerf blasters outside of the Nerf Ultra line.
- TTPM
You will have to provide your own 4 C batteries, though.
- Man Of Many
The most important thing you need to know about the Nerf Ultra One Blaster is that it won’t shoot any darts made by any other manufacturer other than Nerf. On top of that, it won’t work with the Nerf darts you already own, since Ultra Darts are entirely new.
- Heavy
For now, these Ultra darts are only usable with the Ultra One blaster and future blasters set for that line, and aren't compatible with previous Nerf lines.
- CNET
Unfortunately for those with a massive collection of spare ammunition, NERF is redesigning its darts this time around.
- 9 to 5 Toys
Motorized blasters have a tendency to be really loud, and the NERF Ultra One is no exception.
- The Pop Insider
It might also prove to be one of the most expensive.
- Uncrate

From The Manufacturer

The Nerf Ultra One motorized blaster has a high-capacity 25-dart dart drum and comes with 25 Nerf Ultra darts. Fire over 2 dozen darts with the high-performance advantages of this Nerf Ultra blaster. Send darts flying through the air up to 120 feet (36 meters). There's on-board dart storage for quick reloading. You have the skills and the expertise as a Nerf battler, now you have the blaster and darts for game-changing superiority!

Overall Product Rankings

1. NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 10
2. POKONBOY Blaster Soft Foam Toy Gun, 2-Pack
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 3
3. USA Toyz AstroShot Target Practice & Blaster Toy Gun
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
4. BOOMco. Twisted Spinner Blaster
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 9
5. XShot Excel Double Reflex Foam Dart Blaster, Combo Pack
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 0
6. Nerf Zombie Strike FlipFury Blaster
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
7. Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
8. Nerf Rampage N-Strike Elite Blaster
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 7
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10. Infinus Nerf N-Strike Elite Blaster
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 3
11. Nerf N-Strike Elite AccuStrike RaptorStrike
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 2
12. Nerf Modulus Regulator
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 5
13. Nerf Centurion Mega Blaster
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 1
14. Nerf Vagabond Doomlands Blaster
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 3
15. Nerf Rival Atlas XVI-1200 Blaster
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Toy Blasters For Kids

No matter what generation you belong to, chances are you’re familiar with toy foam blasters.  Today’s blaster products combine the safe materials that made them popular in their early years with the latest innovations to make them powerful and fun.

Toy blasters shoot balls or darts at targets that are designed to strike humans without hurting. They’re especially popular with older children, although many versions are safe for children ages 8 and up. Since the projectiles they shoot are soft in nature, they’re generally acceptable for indoor or outdoor use.

If you’re buying a Nerf gun for a young person in your life, pay close attention to shooting power. That’s the element of the gun that will be considered the most “fun.” However, if you’re concerned about safety and indoor use, you may not necessarily go for the most powerful, especially if you have younger children. The Elite line of Nerf blasters is considered impressive, with shooting power of approximately 70 feet per second, although the heavy-duty NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster can shoot at up to 100 feet per second.

Perhaps more important than shooting power is recovery. Some blasters can shoot rounds in rapid succession, while others have recovery time between each shot. You’ll also find that some blasters need to be reloaded after a few shots, while others will hold 25 or 100 rounds. That means more uninterrupted shooting time, which equals more fun for everyone.

Lastly, decide what projectiles you want to shoot. Some blasters shoot balls, while still others shoot darts. The option you choose will probably be a matter of preference, but you may find your own children prefer one over the other. You should also look into the number of rounds that come with the blaster you choose, as well as the purchase price for replacements since some of those rounds are bound to get lost during the course of gameplay.

DWYM Fun Fact

If you’re a fan of dystopian fiction, you may be interested to know that toy blasters have been designed to tackle post-apocalyptic challenges. The more advanced models for those ages 14 and older have the power to take on the types of foes seen in books like “Hunger Games” and TV series like “The Walking Dead.” While it’s doubtful you’ll be facing off against a zombie any time in the future, it’s comforting to know the toys in your house may just protect your family if things do someday fall apart. In addition to blasters, Nerf has also launched a line of crossbows, including one marketed toward fighting zombies.

The Toy Blaster For Kids Buying Guide

  • No matter the age, toy blaster owners want to know their blaster has power. The NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster can shoot rounds at speeds of up to 125 feet per second. The average for the Elite line of Nerf blasters is only about 70 feet per second.
  • Distance is important, as well. The BOOMco. Twisted Spinner Blaster can shoot as far as 70 feet, although it does best within 50-feet ranges. The POKONBOY Blaster Soft Foam Toy Gun, 2-Pack can only shoot up to 40 feet.
  • One thing to consider with the NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster and the BOOMco. Twisted Spinner Blaster is that they can fire all loaded rounds in rapid succession.
  • If rapid-fire shooting is important to you, though, you may find some models bothersome. You’ll notice a slight delay after you pull the trigger before something happens.
  • Extended playtime can make an uncomfortable grip unbearable. Look for a toy blaster with a comfortable grip that will make it easy to play longer.
  • It’s important to note that blasters are better for older players, with a recommended age of 14 and up. The NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster, however, is rated for ages 8 and up.
  • Stopping to reload can hold you back while you’re in the heat of battle. The NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster holds up to 25 rounds, which will keep you going for quite a while between reloads. The BOOMco. Twisted Spinner Blaster only has the ability to hold 8 darts. Others hold even less and must be reloaded frequently.
  • Price is a big differentiator when it comes to toy blasters. No matter which one you choose, you’re sure to find one that fits your budget.