This Nerf N-Strike Elite HyperFire Blaster Review is part of the new Hottest Toys for Kids series that I will be sharing here on Saving Dollars and Sense that will highlight each of the hottest toys for the 2016 holiday toy season.
Each year we wait to see which toys will make it onto the Walmart Toy List so that we will know which toys your kiddos will be asking for and which toys will be in high demand. For the next couple weeks, I will choose one new toy from the list to share with you so you can be an informed shopper this year.
Nerf guns are fun for single players or multiple players. Even adults like to get in on the fun. There’s a Nerf toy that landed on Walmart’s Hottest 25 Toys of 2016 list. The Nerf N-Strike Elite HyperFire Blaster is an automatic Nerf gun that allows kids to shoot up five bullets per second.
If you’ve ever been in a Nerf battle – or watched your child in one – then you know that every second counts during the fight. Pausing to reload can leave you vulnerable to an attack and make it easy for the enemy player to sneak up behind you.
That’s why the blaster comes with 25 Elite darts. You won’t have to waste time during your battle to stop and reload. This feature is what will give you an edge in any game that you play.
There’s nothing more disappointing than having the perfect angle to shoot at your target only to realize that your gun has jammed. But you don’t have to worry about that happening with the rapid fire capabilities of this blaster.
That’s because the flywheel system that the Nerf HyperFire uses to propel darts out of the drum makes it rare to for bullets to get stuck in the blaster. Nerf players know that the element of surprise is important when you’re at war with other players.
If you manage to sneak up behind your enemy, you don’t want the loud sound of your gun firing to give away your plan. Fortunately, the Nerf gun is designed to be quieter than some of the other automatic firing toy blasters on the market.
But that doesn’t mean this blaster can’t go the distance. You can fire darts as far as 90 feet away from your target, making it easy to surprise an opponent with a shot that seems to have come out of nowhere.
This distance also allows you time to duck and find cover. The blaster is easy to carry and designed for little hands. This means kids shouldn’t have any trouble pulling the trigger and watching their bullets fly.
But teens older than about fourteen and some adults may find that the grip is a bit uncomfortable, since it’s smaller. While this won’t keep older players from enjoying this blaster, it is something to keep in mind if you’ll be using the blaster frequently.
When you’re purchasing this blaster, also keep in mind that you’ll want to stock up on D batteries and you’ll want to grab some refill packs of the Elite darts. The blaster comes with 25 Elite darts – but anyone who has played an intense Nerf battle can tell you that sometimes bullets end up lost during game play.
That’s why it’s smart to have extra bullets stored away. Another perk of having extra bullets is that you don’t have to spend time after your game searching for every stray bullet.
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