Zooma Splat X Smack Shot ~ Imperial Toys, MSRP & $14.99USD, ages 8+.
Splat X Smack Shot is a launcher, a slingshot of sorts.
Kids can easily load the rubbery shotz on to the Smack Shot. When they do, a built-in red LED target locator light comes on to help with aim.
The launcher comes with two types of shotz -- Performance Shotz, which whistle while flying through the air up to 100 feet, and Sticky Strike Shotz -- which fly up to 75 feet through the air. Upon impact, they stick, and proceed to slowly crawl down the wall window or whatever hard smooth surface it has clung to.
This is definitely a toy for boys and girls of all ages, including Mom and Dad. Because, quite frankly, who doesn't like to launch tiny sticky rubber things through the air and watch them roll down the wall?
The Crew had a blast with this. We ranged in age from 8 to 16, and Moms of course, and everyone had fun. Excellent for promoting hand eye coordination, gross motor skills, hand dexterity, and aim.
Smack shot requires 3 small watch/toy batteries for the LED light to work (included). The green shotz were a little easy for kids to launch, the orange shotz required a little more pull. The little rubber shots can sting when handled by stronger kids and aimed at each other but they are not to be shot towards other children.
As always we recommend parent participation, because it is always more fun when you play together.
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