I am not quite sure what is more fun, buying gifts for the kids or testing the gifts out. I have to say in my house, the best time we have had in while was playing with a few toys we road-tested. I can assure you, you will laugh so hard at aiming, firing and the play together you will have stomach pains. We played in our backyard, and I lost the arrows in the tree(thank goodness they light up), I played in the house(trust me you don’t want to do this, I broke a picture frame- bad mom!) and then my trigger finger got a blister from firing so much, because these toys are nothing short of addictive. Here’s how to lavishly give your kids that will have them aiming, firing and having fun!
The Air Storm Firetek Bow from Zing
This is a version of a bow and arrow and the fun it delivers is insane fun!. First of all the arrows light up, and they whistle when they fly high into the sky. These little suckers fly far, about 145Ft+, we had some go a bit further. We found that if you shot these straight up and high, they flew further. The bow, is the ultimate in foam bows and offers blazing LED light-up power that lets the kids fire away day and night(and the adults too trust me you will be begging to play!) The price on this toy is only $29.97, and the toy is appropriate for ages 8+, available at WalMart. There are 3 Zonic Blaze whistle-screaming arrows in the pack. We fired away for hours and even had a fire off, aiming back and forth at each other as targets(even though this is hardly the recommended mode of play, we had a blast, and got nailed with flying arrows. Please note these arrows sting and smack upon impact.
So, our story goes like this: The box was sitting in front of me as you can see, and I personally think it was calling my name, I opened it and began to fire at will in our home! Big mistake as these arrows travel fast and hard and break glass and smack upon impact. The kids saw me firing, took cover and from the open foyer, heard a crash, bang, boom and down fell a glass framed portrait. Suddenly, I heard, “oh Mom was bad and broke a frame!” I normally would have been stern, but I was laughing so hard from the whistling arrow and then the bad that I had just done I could not stop. I cleaned that up and outside we went to continue on, losing one in the tree and then the icing on the cake: my finger got trigger finger and a blister.
As if enough had not gone on already, the next thing I heard was my son,”Mom we have a problem…” This is what we saw until my husband came home and climbed up on one of roof sections!
Scorpion Gatling Blaster by Dart Zone
Now, the other box was waiting for me and out came the Scorpion Gatling Blaster by Dart Zone! This is best for kids 8+ and it retails for only $19.99. If your kids are into cool guns that fire fast and fire rounds, well this is the toy! I swear I was carrying the real thing as this let target practice happen outside and in. I will say, these darts blast out of there with speed and accuracy if you aim and they fire rapidly. Just the rev of the battery being turned off is enough to make everyone run for cover because they know you are about to own the room! The Gatling Blaster fires up to 20 Super Darts in under 20 seconds and it shoots up to 70 feet through the air! I can tell you it does because this ‘kid’ played non-stop. Endless fun with this piece!
These were by far the best toys we have played with in forever! If you are looking to lavishly let the kids live fun out loud, these are the toys you gotta grab this season. By every standard of play these are fun!