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TimetoPlayMag.com Ratings and Reviews
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- Fun — Does it engage the child? Does it inspire imaginative play? Does it contribute to creative expression? Is it entertaining?
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What It Is
Parents often tell kids not to play with their food, but the toy line from Marshmallow Fun Company makes it so much fun to play with marshmallows that even parents will want to get in on the sweet action. There are two new marshmallow launchers—Double Barrel Crossbow and Double Barrel Shooter—that launch mini marshmallows up to 30 feet.
The Double Barrel Crossbow features rapid-fire action. Just pull the string to launch a marshmallow. Pull the string again and another marshmallow is launched from the other chamber. Each chamber holds 15 total mini marshmallows.
The Double Barrel Shooter has a pump-action handle that allows rapid fire of up to 40 mini marshmallows. Each pump shoots one marshmallow from alternating chambers.
Loading the mini marshmallows is easy. Simply remove the plastic chambers, load them up, and snap them back into place. Cleaning up is also easy. The chambers are dishwasher-safe.
Why It’s Fun
Marshmallow Fun Company has created a great new twist on classic foam dart and water blasters. What could be more fun than shooting mini marshmallows at friends and family? Kids and adults will really get a kick out of these toys.
Who It’s For
These two marshmallow launchers are for ages 6 and up.
What to Be Aware of
Mini marshmallows are sold separately.
Each launcher features a safety component that ensures only marshmallows or similar soft objects are being shot. A mechanism compresses the marshmallows before shooting, and, if the marshmallow doesn't compress, it won't shoot. That means no rocks, stale marshmallows, or other hard objects can be substituted and shot.
Marshmallow Fun Company advises you to not eat the marshmallows after you shoot them. We advise you to clean up carefully if you use these indoors, as mini marshmallows turn hard pretty quickly.