Mattel is a popular brand within our home with toy boxes over-flowing with Monster High dolls and Matchbox vehicles, so Jamster in particular was thrilled to receive a Ballistiks Rapid Fire Blaster to review!
Suitable for children aged 5+, the set comes with the launcher itself and also one vehicle is included, other vehicles are sold separately. After a few minutes to assemble the launcher, which is very easy to do, we inserted 2 AA batteries (not included) and began to play.
The launcher is simple to use and Jamster had no problems squishing the cars into balls, inserting them into the launcher and firing them across the room using the lever. When the trigger is pulled, which also makes a good handle to transport it with, it activates the precision targeting light to indicate where the vehicle will end up. Jamster loved aiming at various toys to knock them over and it was very accurate!
The idea is unique in the way the vehicles transform from car to ball and back again although one ball we received was a little temperamental and didn't open every time. I feel that the release button on certain vehicles could do with being a little more sensitive to ensure they transform, although Jamster was happy enough with it firing them just as balls!
You can see me using the launcher here (and firing it at some poor little Minions!):
The translucent design allowed Jamster to see the ball feed through the magazine slide with ease and it was a great way to understand how the launcher actually worked. He really enjoys playing with this toy despite one ball not working correctly.
There are 24 vehicles to collect in total which are ideal for a pocket money purchase.
You can purchase your own below or head over the Mattel website to find out more information.
*We received a Rapid Fire Blaster and an additional vehicle for the purpose of this review. The opinions given are honest and our own*