I am a massive fan of anything that helps build hand eye co-ordination in children and although the blasting range of products was always something I was hesitant about encouraging I have to say I am taking it all back.
My avoidance of blaster based products over previous years was down to not encouraging violence but honestly I think there is more violence in many online gaming console games than a plastic blaster.
We were asked if we would like to review the brand new Nerf N-Strike Hyperfire Elite Blaster and with my avoidance on this kind of toy recently diminishing and the fact I have to say it looked lots of fun we opted to try it out.
So what is the Nerf N-Strike Hyperfire Elite Blaster?
The Nerf N-Strike Hyper Elite Blaster is the newest product in the Nerf range that Fires up to 5 darts per second and comes with 25 elite darts that are housed in the dart drum (attached) This blaster can fire darts up to 90 feet (27 meters) and currently retails at £49.99
Our thoughts …
When it arrived it was much bigger than I had anticipated in my head, however I think this is why it’s aimed at 8 years + as Joshua can easily work this and he is 6 next birthday but did worry about him being able to actually hit anything with it, however I have to take all this back as he is like a demon with it.
You can load all darts into the chamber at all once as it holds 25 darts and Joshua managed this perfectly too.
The quick fire 5 darts a second I have to admit is pretty amazing and it has been so much fun for all and I have to admit that I am a total convert to Nerf blasters and utterly love this one.
There is an access opening at the top to retrieve any misfires or blockages and the double triggers are a great idea, the bottom starts the motor running and the top then blasts the darts. If you only half depress the top trigger it slows the darts down and we have managed to make it fire one as time as opposed to 5 in extremely quick succession like when you fully depress.
We have overcome my initial worries on blasting toys by embracing what it can do and its fantastic for hand eye coordination and the improvement from the first day of him using it to now has been vast.
I think we have all developed a new love with Nerf.
Disclaimer: We were sent this item for the purposes of this review. However all thoughts and opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.