What It Is
The BOOMco. Twisted Spinner Blaster is part of the new BOOMco. blaster line from Mattel. This blaster comes with eight Smart Stick darts that stick to the included BOOMco. target. The Twisted Spinner also comes with a pop-up Smart Stick shield, so you can capture your opponent's darts during battle. The shield can also be removed if you don't want to use it. To fire, load the darts into the spin barrel. Pull the handle back all the way to fire, and push it forward all the way to rotate to the next dart. Keep pulling and pushing the handle for rapid-fire action.
Is It Fun?
This is a pretty cool blaster that is lightweight and easy to use. The box says it can shoot 70 feet, but we only got ours to go 40 feet. That's still a good distance, though. If you're shooting at the target, you can shoot from 40 feet away, but if you're a beginner, you might want to start out a little closer to the target for better accuracy.
Who It’s For
The BOOMco. Twisted Spinner Blaster is for ages 6 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
The instructions state not to stick the target to walls or furniture, which sort of presents a problem because where are you supposed to stick it to play? Because removing the sticker from a wall can also remove the paint, we recommend either sticking the target to an unfinished basement wall that you don't care about or just leaving the backing on and adhering the sticker to a wall using 3M strips or painter's tape.
As with all blasters, don't aim at the eyes or faces of pets or people.
To clean the darts so they don't lose their stickiness, rinse their tips with tap water or use tape to remove excess debris.