What It Is
The Air Zone Power Strike 48 is a semi-automatic dart blaster. It comes with 48 soft foam darts that are easy to load and can launch up to 40 feet. It's easy for kids to use, too. Simply turn it on and fire away. The blaster features a motorized fly-wheel where the darts exit the blaster for fast dart flight and a rotating chamber that allows kids to load it up.
Why It’s Fun
This is a classic boys' play pattern, and foam dart blasters are a great way for kids to engage in this kind of play. The Power Strike 48 comes fully loaded—48 darts, semi-automatic shooting—and it's sturdy and easy to use. Because this one uses soft foam darts, it can be used outdoors or indoors. Just don't fire the darts at animals or at people's faces and heads.
Who It’s For
Even though the recommended age is 6 and up, we think this blaster is really more for boys ages 8 and up.
What to Be Aware of
The blaster is kind of heavy (it weighs 4.5 pounds), and the darts shoot very fast given the boost they get from the fly-wheel. It can sting to be hit with them, moreso than with other dart blasters, so it's very important that parents instruct kids on proper usage, such as no aiming above the neck or below the waist. Ideally this will be used for target practice, but, kids being kids, it's best to set some ground rules.
The Power Strike 48 requires four AA batteries, which are not included.