Destroy Your Enemy with Nerf

July 19, 2008


Hey, this is NOT a paid post (although I wish it was!). I’m doing this review out of the goodness of my little heart. And because I just love this toy!

It’s tough finding suitable toys for boys these days. Everything seems geared toward electronic gadgets or Legos. My sons have a ton of Legos already, so they spend a lot of time sitting around. I wanted to get something more interactive– with humans involved– for my son’s birthday. My husband and I found this game while scouring the shelves at Toys R Us. We looked at it, then looked at each other.

SOLD for $25! A bit on the pricey side for me, but– hey– it’s the kid’s birthday.

It’s Nerf, so it’s Jimmy Carter-approved (won’t hurt anyone). It comes with two soft-side Velcro vests, two blasters with 6 Nerf darts each, and two “cool cat” sunglasses (for eye protection). The vest belts are hefty– they even fit my 18-year old, 5’9″ daughter (who, by the way, loves this toy, too). My husband was concerned that 6 darts per boy wouldn’t be enough. We’ve lost a few rockets and balls up in our Nerf-eating trees. We considered the additional purchase of a package of replacement darts, 50 in a pack– but they were $10! We figured we’d skip the extra darts; and if the boys lose them, well, they can buy the replacements themselves if so inclined. But it’s nice to know there are backup replacements in case we need any. 😀 Good planning, Nerf guys.

As soon as my son ripped open the birthday wrapping paper, he flipped when he saw this. Both boys strapped on the vests and tore outside to destroy each other. Heh.

I did wonder if the darts would shoot straight and true. When I had Nerf toys as a kid, the darts flopped around like peeled bananas. Not these! Modern Nerf technology has been applied to make these darts lethal killers.

So the Nerf Dart Tag game gets a thumbs up from this family. It’s a great game to get the kids away from the electronic gadgets, outside in the fresh air, and chasing each other. While mother sips her coffee in peace. Ahhh.

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5 Responses to “Destroy Your Enemy with Nerf”

  1. The Historian (Ms. Mecomber) Says:

    “While Mom sips coffee in peace” …

    Until the sound of a mortally wounded nerf-toting banditti brings Mom (and coffee) out the door? Heheh.

    OK Mom; sorry. We’ll shoot each other nicely. 😀

  2. Polly Says:

    This looks like a fun toy … in this world where so many things are considered not pc … especially anything that remotely resembles a gun it is often difficult to find something that youngsters can enjoy. I used to love playing with the old cap guns … yes I am a girl but cowboy films took over the television not so very long ago!!! lol Mine are now a little too old for these type of toys (theoretically!!!) but if they were just a tad younger I think I would put one in my shopping basket too.
    Tell me though – have you had a go yet???? We all want to know! 🙂

  3. Rebecca Says:

    Ms. Mecomber– yes, please shoot nicely.

    Polly– I cannot fathom how anything that remotely resembles guns is anti-pc in this day and age, lol. I used to play cowboys & indians, too! loved it.

    Have I had a go? Muauauaauauauauuaau!

    Um, no. Not yet. 😉 lol

  4. carol Says:

    My boys loved Nerf products when they were little. I’m glad to see they are still around.

  5. Saph @ Walk With Me Says:

    Yes, these days toys are more electronic than not. I’m one to look for non-electronic toys for gifts also.

    Those are some great pictures. 🙂