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The Cyclotron (as a prototype called the Rapid Fire Ballzooka) is a 2003 Nerf Atom Blasters blaster that holds 6 Ballistic Balls. It is no longer available for purchase since its home line has since been discontinued. It is fired by turning a crank. It got good reviews when it first came out.
The Cyclotron is one of the strangest blasters on the market. It has a blue body with a grey circle on the bottom where a crank is located. A blue handle with a grey grip is also present on the front of the blaster. The circular part where the crank is housed has a sticker saying "Cyclotron", which is bent around the circle for a cool effect. At the rear, there is a small orange circular port, which is meant for the Cyclotron Stick Magazine to be inserted into; it being a transparent orange magazine.
Internals Editplunger, torsion spring, ball launcher and catch. These parts work reliably, but they do break sometimes.
Position in Theme Edit
The Cyclotron seems to be the assault rifle of the Atom Blasters line, due to its very high rate of fire and easy operation.
Blaster Co-relation Edit
There are not many blasters that the Cyclotron can relate to; the closest blaster it can co-relate to is the Razorbeast, due to both having this strange mechanism that fires upon the crank; however, said blaster fires Mega Darts from a 15-Dart Chain.
Like all blasters, the Cyclotron has faults. The main fault of the blaster is that it is designed for right-handed usage. As its crank is positioned on the right of the blaster, it is hard for left-handers to use the blaster, unless they are ambidextrous. Another problem is the magazine; if one releases their grip on the balls when the magazine is fully loaded, the balls will fly out of the magazine, leaving one to go pick the balls up again and reload the magazine. This is due to there being no lip to hold the balls down once they are in the magazine.
How to fire Edit
Step 1 - Load 6 balls into the clip. Make sure you hold down on the balls as you are loading them in or they will fly out of the clip.
Step 2 - Stick the clip into the hole at the back of the blaster.
Step 3 - Repeatedly turn the crank to fire off balls.
- While the Reactor and Atomizer moved on to the Action Blasters line, the Cyclotron was replaced by the Buzzsaw.