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  • That's what I've been trying to tell you, Mike.

  • It's serious down there.

  • We do dangerous stuff, man.

  • This is shenanigans, Foolishness, Nerf Ball.

  • Welcome to watch Mojo.

  • And today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 fax about Nerf nerves and nerve.

  • It's nerve or nothing still getting used to it.

  • For this list, we'll be looking at various trivia regarding this hugely popular toy brand.

  • What's your favorite Nerf blaster?

  • Be sure to let us know in the comments.

  • Number 10.

  • Their ads featured some big name stars.

  • When Nerf films a commercial for one of their products, they don't hold back and we do it because we can.

  • They're advertising department knows what kids want.

  • Nerf ads from the nineties, however, remain arguably their most memorable.

  • Not only did they have their finger on the pulse of pop culture trends, but the casting director also had a re ally for talent.

  • Nerve commercials that aired in the nineties featured a number of actors that would go on to become big stars.

  • One such ad follows actor Seth Green having fun with a Nerf slingshot at the mall Babe Alert, Target located.

  • Consequently, we can hit on e Love it.

  • Another sees nineties icon Devon Sawa leading an all out Nerf war.

  • Time to choose.

  • Of course, Nerve has been making memorable commercials dating back to the seventies when they brought the monkeys on board to promote the Nerf ball nerves.

  • A nerve number nine.

  • The Blasters boast some impressive stats with motorized rapid fire blasting.

  • It shoots up to 75 ft.

  • Fires 18 darts in just six seconds.

  • Impressive.

  • These dark guns might be toys, but they've still got some serious firepower.

  • Performance varies quite a bit across the range of models, but their relative constant is speed.

  • You're hard pressed to find a Nerf Blaster that clocks in at lower than 30 MPH.

  • That's a pretty impressive baseline, but then you start looking at some of the more powerful models.

  • The stats are downright staggering when more ways to blast keeps you battling.

  • It's nerve or nothing.

  • Some models can fire darts at speeds of over 50 MPH.

  • Toys or not, their blasters are true feats of engineering.

  • The end strike elite Siri's fire up to 75 ft, while the and strike mega blasters boast a range of 100 ft.

  • Vortex discs Congar even further vortex.

  • All new advanced disc plastic for intense action.

  • XLR technology for extreme distance.

  • As if that's not impressive enough, the hail fire can shoot 144 darts in 30 seconds.

  • This means that a fully loaded hail fire will give you an unprecedented endurance advantage on the battlefield.

  • Number eight.

  • The origins of the Nerf name aren't as wacky as you might think.

  • That's what I've been trying to tell you.

  • Mike is serious down there.

  • Way do dangerous stuff, man.

  • This is Shenanigans, foolishness, Nerf ball.

  • Turns out that Nerf wasn't always synonymous with bruise free fun with guns.

  • The general consensus on the Internet seems to be that Nerf stands for non expanding recreational phone.

  • While that makes sense, other credible sources, including the creator of the first nerve product, point to more obscure origins, namely the wacky world of racing.

  • Oh, you 0, 19 fifties hot rodders slang to Nerf.

  • Someone was to nudge them off their course with your bumper.

  • Yeah, yeah!

  • From this Nerf bars became slang for custom bumpers in general and can now be applied to various types of protective bars.

  • including the foam padding on off road vehicles.

  • Basically, Nerf is synonymous with avoiding damage in this case, through the use of foam sounds about right still getting used to it.

  • Number seven.

  • The same dude who invented Twister is also responsible for Nerf J.

  • We're playing Twister.

  • Hey, quit touching My.

  • But apparently creating a game where people rub against one another while trying to match various body parts to colored circles wasn't enough for inventor Ren Gayer.

  • Two years later, in 1969 the Hasbro Hall of Famer created a four inch ball that could be thrown at anything and not cause damage.

  • You could pitch it right at your friend's faces, and it wouldn't even leave a mark.

  • Throw it around indoors.

  • You can't damage lamps or break windows like Twister, Nerf broke a longstanding rule, no throwing balls in the house.

  • The main selling point of this ball was that it wouldn't hurt no matter how hard you flung it.

  • And this apparently thrilled American Children everywhere.

  • Originally, Geir was using the foam in a game with actual rules, but that inevitably devolved into vigorous ball chucking over time.

  • This evolved into the projectile focused brand we know today.

  • In 1991 Hasbro bought Parker Brothers and took Geier's hit to another level, starting with a bow and arrow.

  • A few years later, they kicked it up another notch, creating high performance blasters.

  • Number six Nerf guns aren't JUST for kids, though.

  • Kids might be the target demographic, Nerf guns appeal to consumers of all ages.

  • Susie, what do you have?

  • A Janet?

  • Is that what?

  • Well, what's going?

  • Yes, mhm.

  • What do you do it?

  • Given the popularity of paintball and shooter video games, it's not surprising that some people continue to recognize the appeal of these projectile based toys well into adulthood.

  • It turns out that it's a large enough demographic that the company actually has a line of blasters specifically tailored towards teens and grown ups.

  • The Nerf rival Blasters boasts top of the line precision and more power and are intended to be used in the context of competitive play.

  • It fires around 100 ft per second, which is almost 70 miles an hour.

  • Considering how pricey Nerf guns can get, a paycheck certainly helps.

  • Some of the more powerful nerve products released over the years have retailed around the $100 mark discontinued models.

  • Congar Oh, for upwards of $500.

  • Number five Nerf is making a fortune.

  • Nerf guns have been in production for decades, but the novelty clearly hasn't worn off.

  • During the 2017 18 holiday season, The Nerf and Strike elite Strongarm Blaster was Amazon's best selling toy.

  • Since the introduction of Nerf blasters, over four billion darts have been sold and counting.

  • And because we live in a world where the Internet seemingly has every answer, we now know that that's enough darts to circle the globe several times over and he solves the equation.

  • Crowd goes wild Nobel.

  • No, those figures are staggering, but those are just the darts.

  • As of 2019 the brand is valued at $411 million which is nearly double its valuation back in 2015.

  • But as you can see here, okay, our third quarter profits were up by 9.5% in 2010.

  • Super Soaker was merged with Nerf by Hasbro, essentially giving them a monopoly on the toy gun market.

  • When it comes to soaking, there's only Super soaker.

  • Bring on summer number four Nerf wars are a thing, though their existence might not be common knowledge.

  • Local Nerf wars are regularly held all around the world.

  • Thes events allow otherwise civilized human beings to come together and fire nonlethal projectiles at each other, all while wearing big, goofy grins, a game in which teams use the toy gun to knock each other out until one team has left toe win a cash prize.

  • Participants are typically armed to the gills with soft neon bullets and fire happily at each other all day long.

  • In Texas, one such event involved over 4000 people and even Mawr.

  • Nerf blasters.

  • Careful where you point that thing, though.

  • On Missouri, couple faced assault charges for Nerf starting a drive thru worker can't shoot someone when they're driving.

  • You can't shoot someone when they're at a sports practice or in activities of any sort.

  • Can't shoot anyone at school grounds, including the middle school.

  • The attack likely caused more confusion than it did pain.

  • But then again, guns, air, no laughing matter.

  • So keep Nerf fights to willing participants.

  • Often times it does scare residents who don't know what's going on.

  • Number three George Clooney, Nerf Herder.

  • Sorry to inappropriately borrow a term from Star Wars.

  • Why you stuck up half witted, scruffy looking Nerf herder, a list actor, tequila baron and all around silver fox, George Clooney does not literally heard the herbivores known as nerves in a galaxy far far away.

  • When he's sitting in the director's chair, however, he does reportedly use Nerf blasters toe hurt his actors, so to speak.

  • Why do this?

  • Why not do it?

  • When filming the Ides of March, Clooney reportedly brought one of the toy guns on set with him.

  • There's nothing.

  • There's no voice messages, no texts, no emails, no pictures, no tape.

  • And yet I'm standing right here.

  • We'll go home.

  • According Toa actor Evan Rachel Wood, who admits to having stolen his blaster on occasion.

  • She got shot a few times during the production.

  • Clooney also brought Nerf balls to the set of up in the air, where he similarly used them to keep the mood light.

  • He broke up with you over text message.

  • It's kind of like firing someone over the Internet.

  • Number two Nerf guns have snuck into your favorite programs.

  • Nerf designs are a big part of their appeal.

  • These toys look like awesome futuristic weapons straight out of a sci fi movie.

  • As it turns out, the people working behind the scenes in the world of television and film agree, as Nerf blasters have actually been used in a number of productions.

  • Wait for my family.

  • Terranova, reportedly one of the most expensive shows ever made used repainted Nerf guns to replicate actual firearms.

  • Mega Parana, Hunter Prey and the A B.

  • C's of Death have also used modified Nerf guns to stand in for various on screen weapons.

  • People have also pointed out Nerf guns being used in a number of Disney Channel productions usually has sci fi weaponry like ghost blasters or laser guns.

  • Before we unveil our topic, here are a few honorable mentions.

  • The company produces over 445 million darts annually.

  • That's a lot of darts.

  • Thanks, Mom.

  • Nerve has struggled to settle on a catchphrase.

  • It's nerve for nothing and enlist Engage in force are just two examples.

  • It's nerve or nothing.

  • Hasbro H Q.

  • Is a Nerf friendly zone.

  • There are various testing environments modeled after common play areas.

  • Awesome.

  • This'd is awesome.

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  • Number one.

  • There's a major modern community, though it's pretty cool to think of Nerf blasters being used on the big screen.

  • Prop designers aren't the only ones getting creative.

  • There's an entire Nerf subculture that does it every day.

  • The Nerf modern community takes various blasters and alters them to resemble weapons from real life.

  • Popular movies, shows and video games.

  • Aficionados spray paint their firearms, add pieces, lights and sound effects to make really awesome and badass creations the modifications arm or than aesthetic.

  • Though many models swap out parts to give their blasters more power or extended magazines or create wholly unique custom Nerf blasters.

  • The company does not endorse model, given the inherent risks, but that has by no means slow down the growth of the community.

  • Do you agree with our picks?

That's what I've been trying to tell you, Mike.

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