Nerf Havok-Fire EBF 25: For Tyeth’s Foam Flinging Machine

Hello Everybody and welcome. Today I have something completely different than I normally post and in this one I will be showing you my “fully operational battle blaster” the Nerf Havok-Fire EBF 25 foam dart firing minigun. Now Obi-Wan Kenobi famously disliked blasters and was quoted as saying, “Blasters….(ugh) So uncivilised!” as he used one to finish off General Grievous in the film Revenge of the Sith. But….I recently got into Nerfing and foam dart shooting and it’s great fun. I have always enjoyed doing target practise and as a youngling had an ancient “weapon” called a Bow and Arrow that I used to fire at tin cans and targets hung on trees, then I got projectile firing toys and eventually progressed to firing an air powered gun now and then. And I got pretty good. But as I got older and moved to a high rise tower block I didn’t have anywhere to practise. But now I have gotten into foam dart flinging fun!

Last year I did obtain some Nerf blasters that I intended to modify and turn into Cosplay props but I haven’t gotten round to doing any modifications as I couldn’t get spray paints and supplies etc due to lockdowns….unfortunately in that time I have sort of gotten attached to how the blasters look as they are and kinda want to collect them normally. So back to today I want give you all a full look at my latest acquisition the Nerf Havok-Fire EBF 25. This was a gift from Mrs Tyeth, who found it in a Salvation Army Charity shop (aka a Thrift Store in the US) in the village where her mother lives. Mrs T thought it was complete but it did have it’s ammunition box missing (fortunately I found a reasonably priced replacement one online). It was otherwise in immaculate condition and awesome. SO enough talk here are a few pictures…

This thing is a BEAST of a blaster, based on a chain/belt fed heavy machine gun. The foam darts are stored and loaded via a flexible chain link belt that has 25 cylinders which each hold a dart (hence the abbreviation EBF 25 – which stands for Electronic Belt Feed 25). And once loaded and blaster primed it is FULLY AUTOMATIC. It keeps firing and reloading for as long as you pull the trigger and have ammunition to fire. Here are a few close up pictures and images of the blaster and it’s ammo box…

In the first pics you can see the handgrip section with the trigger and if you look above where the trigger is you will see what looks like a switch – well this is the fire mode selector. In the OFF position the blaster is idle but you can load a dart one at a time by pulling back on a lever bolt then pull the trigger to fire one dart – then repeat the process. This mode doesn’t require batteries (it takes a whopping SIX D-Cell size batteries which weigh a ton)….BUT flick the mode switch and it will….hang on I have something to show you later! The last pictures show the ammunition box and ammo belt that clips onto the side of the blaster, and there are two orange handles (the cone shaped bits) that are the loading/cocking levers. OKAY….OKAY….Enough talk….what happens if you load this blaster with 25 darts, pull the lever back, aim and fire?….THIS IS A FIRING TEST!>>>

That my friends was the Havok-Fire shooting 25 foam darts in 9 secs or at a rate of 3 darts a second! It is an amazing bit of fun and bear in mind this blaster was produced and released in 2008 so it is 14 years old and still functioning! Some Havok-Fire owners modify their blasters by installing more powerful batteries so it fires even faster and connect 2,3,4 and even more ammo belts together to feed more darts. If you were to face this in a Nerf Foam War it would be intimidating! As you can tell I kinda love this blaster, and you can even take the tripod off and attach a sling belt so you can carry the blaster just like Rambo or Dutch in Predator…and spray your opponents with foam darts!

FOR TYETH FUN FACT: NERF is an acronym which stands for Non Expandable Recreational Foam which describes the material that the blaster’s darts are made from! Nerf and Nerfing later became the terms used to identify the hobby as a whole and not just to describe Hasbro Toys products.

So basically I have been bitten by the Nerf Bug (well I suppose it’s better than catching COVID). I still plan on modifying some of the blasters I have because now lockdown restrictions in the UK have been relaxed I can get out and obtain the parts/supplies I need. This particular blaster though I am keeping original…though if I can find another one cheap on Ebay then I might be tempted to give it a “Sci-Fi look” makeover. You will have noticed that just in front of the blaster I had a lightsaber on display too….just so you don’t think I have been turned to the Nerf Side of the Force ok! That lightsaber will feature in a post here very soon as it is extremely precious to me.

That I think just about wraps this post up I have run out of darts of information to share with you about it. I hope you enjoyed the slight change of pace and subject matter, but I wanted to show lightsabers and blasters can exist and live together nicely…Thanks so much for checking this post out and for all of your support. New viewers or regular visitors you are all appreciated. Please call back for more saber designs, Lego creations and now Foam Flinging Frolics in future!….Till next time…..

Blaster and lightsaber happily co-existing!

“Nerf Havok-Fire EBF 25: For Tyeth’s Foam Flinging machine” is a For Tyeth/FTSabersite article and all images/video were created by For Tyeth/FTSabersite and are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2022. “NERF” and “Havok-Fire EBF 25” are Trademarks of HASBRO Toys.

9 thoughts on “Nerf Havok-Fire EBF 25: For Tyeth’s Foam Flinging Machine”

  1. Cool addition FT! I like the tripod for it, but also dig the colours – kind of like a dangerous Angel Delight or trifle!
    You mentioning shooting at tin cans… do you remember the late 70s/early 80s Tin Can Alley shooting game which operated by light sensors? I was lucky to have a version and it was fun. Also had an air pistol and rifle at one point as you mention too.
    Happy target practice!

    1. Hi TVTA, the colour scheme is the classic “N-Strike” colours that NERF used in the mid 2000’s. They had blasters called the Stampede, Barricade, Recon, Retaliator and of course the Havok Fire all in yellow and orange. The Havok was also sold and known as the Vulcan in the USA and Canada so a lot of folks see a Havok and say”Oh that’s a Vulcan not a Havok-Fire….” and vice versa.
      And yes I remember Tin Can Alley, I never had one myself but have played it.
      I think my fondness of target shooting stems from my father’s side of the family, as back in the 1940-60’s my grandfather owned the complete range of guns starting with .22 rifles and going all the way up to shotguns.
      I’m now looking to get a second Havok-Fire to potentially modify into a cosplay prop.
      Thanks as always.

  2. Hi FT being lucky enough to have a garden I bought a new air rifle a few months ago to plink tin cans. Shooting at things is such a fun way to relax. I bought the grandkids beef guns a few Xmas ago their mum was so annoyed with me. Lol

    1. Hi Neo, I was gonna ask about this mysterious “Beef Gun”🤣 I had always wanted to get an air rifle when I was younger but my age and the fact I had nowhere to practice prevented me from getting one. However I did get proficient at target shooting. In fact you may recall the UK armed forces used to have a travelling roadshow that went to schools to show kids about careers in the army, navy and air force, well one year at my school the army brought a mobile target range on the back of an articulated truck and I got to have a go on it. The range was basically a big long metal box with a target card at one end but along the sides were holes that blew air into the lane to recreate “atmospherics” and wind effects. The soldier operating the range was boasting how hard it was and how good he was and I mentioned I thought I was good so he went “You think so? Ok try this!” and set the range on the highest setting, then handed me a rifle and five pellets. I fired the five pellets but when we examined my target card there was only four holes. The cocky soldier said “Ha you missed one!” Then his CO came up and said “Er how could there be a missing round the range is sealed so all pellets have to go through the card and are collected at the back!”. Basically I was so good I actually shot the last pellet THROUGH the hole of an earlier pellet! I kinda impressed the CO.

      1. Hi there, the local shooting club in my town was way too expensive for me to join unfortunately. I had to travel to a large unused area of woodland and use targets I made from large dessert spoons suspended on a frame. They had the advantage of swinging when hit and they made a “pinging” noise to register hits. There was also the advantage that I had to deal with the weather affecting my accuracy so I improved a lot because I had to compensate for much more wind etc.

  3. Sounds like you’re having a lot of fun with this NERF baster.
    I actually got a bit more out of some of the background due to the EMMY magazine article.
    Be well, Tyeth!

    1. Hi Resa, I am having fun with my target practice but I have to limit myself because the blaster takes a staggering SIX D-Cell sized batteries and at $13 Canadian it’s expensive to power it! I am looking to get some specialized battery packs (similar to camcorder battery packs) that will allow me to recharge them.
      And if you mean you are getting a better understanding of the Star Wars lore and universe by reading the Emmy article then that’s great news. It is a very big story with so many levels to it but when you get hooked into the history and backstory it really does expand into a whole new universe.
      Thanks and stay safe!

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