Tuesday, 9 December 2014

BOOMco™ Rapid Madness Blaster - Review and Giveaway



The BOOMco™ Rapid Madness Blaster is one of the must have toys this Christmas and my 7 year year old was thrilled to be sent one to try out! I have have always been in two minds about toy 'guns' but I've come to terms with the fact that the more you make something taboo, the more desirable it becomes. Both my children are starting to enjoy more action based games and if they don't have the toys to play with they will just pretend with whatever is at hand anyway.

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!

How Much?


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.

Overall Thoughts

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!

I have a BOOMco™ Rapid Madness Blaster to giveaway to one lucky My Mummy's Pennies reader - just follow the rafflecopter instructions below to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


*price correct as of 9/12/14 

 Product was sent to us for the purpose of review, all opinions are our own,

208 comments:

  1. My 4 year old son Jensen :)

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  2. my cheeky nephew.

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  3. My youngest son! Thank you!

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  4. this would be amazing for my son

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  5. AngieCupcake ReviewsWednesday, December 10, 2014

    My nephew would absolutely love this!

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  6. I'd win it for my son who loves these sorts of toys :)

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  7. Mainly for me! My son can have a go as well when he is big enough :)

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  8. I would love to win this for my son , He has a few nerf guns but only the smallest one of these x

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  9. would love to win this for my nephew Alfie Ray

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  10. I would love to win this for George, he is mad about nerf guns at the moment

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  11. Although I'm sure the boys would love this, I would probably give it to Ted!

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  12. my nephew would really love this

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  13. my little boy

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  14. my daughter would love this xx

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  15. My nephew Josh would love this!

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  16. My nephew

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  17. my nephew he would love it

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  18. Would be awesome for my nephews x

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  19. I would love to win this for my grandson

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  20. my son loves nerf guns so he would really enjoy this version

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  21. Catherine McAlindenWednesday, December 10, 2014

    My son, George!

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  22. that would have to be my son

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  23. my 8 year old and husband would love this

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  24. my nephew would love to blast me with this lol

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  25. would love to say me and my husband lol but it would be for my son x

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  26. The boy would go mad for this if he could get it off me lol

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  27. My nephew would love this prize

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  28. my little girl would adore this - she's a tomboy!!

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  29. Plastig FfantastigThursday, December 11, 2014

    my daughter x

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  30. my son he would love this

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  31. I would love to win for my son he would love this! x

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  32. I would give this to my cousin

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  33. My cousin's daughter

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  34. I would give this to my husband!

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  35. My boys would have to take a time share with daddy.

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  36. my son would love this

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  37. My nephew (but I think his dad would love it even more!).

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  38. i would like to win for my son

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  39. My son, he would love this, as would daddy! lol

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  40. For me. Why should kids have all the awesome stuff!!!

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  41. My son would love this for his birthday in February!

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  42. I'd like to win it for my son but I have a vague suspicion my husband might enjoy it most.

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  43. My daughter she would love this

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  44. Both my nephews would love this. x

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  45. my nephew x

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  46. would love to win this for my godson x

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  47. My son would love this. he has never had any guns at all while growing up so this would be his first.

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  48. My sons would love this

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  49. my kids would love this

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  50. My oldest son, he would love it!

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  51. my nephew Finlay

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  52. Laura Anne FarnworthFriday, December 12, 2014

    I should say my 2 sons but I think me husband.

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  53. i would give it to my youngest cousin :)

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  54. Maxine M PartridgeFriday, December 12, 2014

    my son for sure

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  55. My husbands sisters sons boys!

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  56. I would love to win this for my son but I'm sure my hubby will want it for him :-) (crochet addictuk)

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  57. Natalie Stroud VezinaSaturday, December 13, 2014

    my son

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  58. Louise FairweatherSaturday, December 13, 2014

    big man - although i may have a go

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  59. Laura Mse CostelloSunday, December 14, 2014

    My nephew x

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  60. Laura Jayne BatesSunday, December 14, 2014

    my daughter

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  61. My nephew would love this!

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  62. I would like it for my son!!

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  63. My nephew, Ethan

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  64. My nephew who is the last of his brothers to get one.

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  65. My son would love this

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  66. I would love this for my little girl

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  67. would love to win to donate to a good cause for under privileged children

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  68. My lovely niece x

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  69. Me! My boyfriend has a NERF gun and I would love to get my revenge!! (and then I would give it to my niece who would love it)

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  70. my friends little boy! :)

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  71. Stephanie Whitehouse,Friday, December 19, 2014

    This is for me to defend myself next time the grandchildren attack1

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  72. My Daughter, she'd love this!

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  73. My Daughter

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  74. My 7 year old nephew.

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  75. My eldest son would love it!!

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  76. for my Nephew

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  77. My hubby and my son, they would have so much fun playing with this together :) x

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  78. My daughter

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  79. hello love the pics looks like a lot of fun ! my son would love this so if i won it would be for him thankyou and merry xmas :)

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  80. My nephew would LOVE this

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  81. my son would love this :)

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  82. my 7 year old brother in law!

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  83. My Daughter (a real Tom Boy) Posted by Fay McClaren

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  84. my grandaughter x

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  85. My son, I may have a turn too though.

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  86. Katherine ColdicottFriday, December 26, 2014

    My youngest son.

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  87. My 8 year old son

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  88. My son would love this

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  89. My son would love this.

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  90. my son he would love this nearly as much as me

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  91. I'd love to win this to suprise the children when they get their water balloons and pistols out in the Summer and come and soak me

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  92. Grandchildren making sure they took it home with them

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  93. My nephew would love this!

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  94. My Eldest son (aged 10) he loves anything that he can aim with.

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  95. I'd love to win for my Nephew :)

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  96. My son would love this. xx

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  97. Tina Lighten-DuncanSaturday, December 27, 2014

    Our eldest nephew would love it =D

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  98. My son would love this

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  99. My 9 year old son Brandon :) x

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  100. My son. I'm sure he'd love it.

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  101. My 4 children would share it!

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  102. My son. He'd LOVE this!

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  103. my grandson ethan

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  104. My Tommy aka Mr T ❤️

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  105. My cousins would love this. EJ Dunn

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  106. For my eight year old son

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  107. My two boys (three if you count my husband!)

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  108. My son would love this.

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  109. i would love to win this for all my 5 children, but i think my 6 year old son would love it the most!

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  110. Kristy Leanne BrownSunday, December 28, 2014

    I would love this for my eldest nephew

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  111. Me :-) Looks awesome!

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  112. My son would absolutely love this

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  113. Michelle FergusonSunday, December 28, 2014

    I would like to win this for my nephew

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  114. My son and daughter who would love it!

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  115. My godson :)

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  116. For Dj, he would love it

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  117. My 7 year old, 5 year old and 32 year old husband would fight over this! It's hubbys birthday soon though so I would wrap it up for him!

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  118. My nephew would love this

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  119. My Son Ryan would love this, He loves running round and pretending to shoot

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  120. My son would love it

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  121. Would love this for my nephew as my boy is too wee for this.

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  122. for my nephew, he would love this

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  123. Charmian FilewoodMonday, December 29, 2014

    My nephew, or my friends son :)

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  124. my nephew Cole

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  125. My son would love this

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  126. For my nephew

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  127. my son super looking blaster

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  128. Our young son would love this :)

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  129. My son Zach, he would LOVE this....little monkey would be spoilt with an after Christmas gift lol :-) x

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  130. my godson jack xx

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  131. My nephew but I'm sure my husband couldn't resist trying it out!

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  132. My 3 youngest children would just love this

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  133. It would be for my daughter.

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  134. My nephew, Adam.

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  135. My Granddaughter

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  136. My eight year old daughter

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  137. my son Joshua, he would love this. :)

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  138. My grandson

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  139. my self looks great fun

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  140. To play with my cousins children

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  141. My 8 year old Grandson

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  142. my grand-daughter

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  143. my son (although like youm yhusband would get a bit of play fromit too I imagine)

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  144. my nephew

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  145. My daughter. She asked for a nerf gun, but ended up with more girly things, and I think she's love it!

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  146. I would love to win this for my son

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  147. My nephew would love this toy

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  148. my daughter

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