What It Is
The BOOMco. Stealth Ambush blaster, part of Mattel's new BOOMco. line of blasters, comes with 17 SmartStick darts that stick to the included SmartStick target and features hidden dart compartments for storage and surprise blasting. The blaster also comes with a pop-up SmartStick shield, so you can capture your opponent's darts during battle. The Stealth Ambush has a cartridge that holds eight SmartStick darts, and there is also hidden storage for three darts. Just pull back on the lever to fire. During battle, pop up the secret dart compartment to fire three more darts.
Is It Fun?
This blaster is simple to use, and we love all the hidden dart features. It gets really good distance, too, which kids will appreciate.
Who It’s For
The BOOMco. Stealth Ambush 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. We stuck our target on a cardboard box.
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.