My 7 year old took the Rapid Madness Blaster away on his last beaver camp and had great fun playing in the fields with all the older boys and Daddy, I think it made him quite popular!
The Rapid Madness Blaster is aimed at children from ages 6 to 12 years old but I think that upper age range is quite flexible as there is a certain 29 year old in our house who is rather keen to play with it at any opportunity too! The toy is quite sizeable and you do need some strength to pump it up ready to fire but after a few goes my 7 year old son easily got the hang of it.
The blaster offers two ways to fire the darts, either singe shot for accuracy or rapid mode firing an impressive 20 darts up to 50 feet in seconds!
There are two plastic 'shields' on each side of the blaster and I wasn't quite sure of the purpose of these at first, but after a little investigation I discovered that these could be customised with stickers (sold separately) and if you are playing with a friend who also has a blaster, their darts will stick to the shields so you can 'win' them in battle!
At an RRP of £49.99 it's a little expensive but if you shop around for the best prices you can get much better deals and Tesco have the BOOMco™ Rapid Madness Blaster for just £20 currently *
What's in the box?
Rapid Madness Blaster
30 Smart Stick Darts
20 Dart Clip
Smart Stick target
Rapid Madness Blaster
An Outdoor Toy?Although the darts are soft and shouldn't do much damage, if any, they do fly at quite a speed and the blaster it'self is quite big so we have decided this is an outdoor only toy. It's was ideal for camping or for the grandparents garden where we have lots of room. The darts are really sticky when shot at the target or a wall but despite their bright colour a few did get lost in the long grass or bushes.
I was quite skeptical of this toy at first but both my eldest son and husband have had a lot of play value from it and I do like the fat that it's air-powered and doesn't need batteries! It's well made and despite been thrown around quite a lot by my rough-handed seven year old has remained intact and functional. I was impressed at how well the darts maintained their stickyness after lots of play although as mentioned we did lose a few so have purchased a few spare packs that we found on a reduced counter at the spermarket. If you get a good deal on this then it's definitely worth it to put a smile on the face of your action loving child this Christmas!
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*price correct as of 9/12/14
Product was sent to us for the purpose of review, all opinions are our own,