- Slugterra Blaster Set from Jakks Pacific
- We recommend this product for ages 4 and up
What It Is
Slugterra is an animated sci-fi, action-comedy adventure series on Disney XD that takes place underground. Eli Shane and his team of slug-slingers must collect, train, and duel slugs to defeat the forces of evil. Kids can sling their own slugs at the evil villains with the Slugterra Blaster Set. It comes with two Slugterra Blasters, four transforming slug darts (a canopy plus a foam dart), two practice slug darts, two shields, and a game code. The blasters fire more than 15 feet. Kids can store an extra dart in the handle of each blaster. There is also space on the top of each blaster for attaching a Slug figure, which is sold separately.
Kids can shoot the slug darts at the shields or other targets for practice, or they can challenge a friend to a game. Set up your target. Insert a slug dart into a canopy. Fold the canopy back. Then insert the dart into the blaster with the dart going into the inner ring and the canopy going into the outer ring. Pull back on the plunger and release to send the slug dart flying at the shield. Each canopy is worth a certain number of points. You score those points for each slug dart that lands on the shield. But if another player's canopy overlaps yours, you score no points and they score their canopy's points and your canopy's points.
Kids can also play a game of slug dart catch. One player places his or her hand through the shield strap to hold the shield like a catcher's glove. The other player shoots slug darts at the shield, and the shield player must try to catch them on the shield.
Is It Fun?
There are several ways to play with the Slugterra Blaster Set, from roleplay (acting out scenes from the show) to games. Kids can also create their own games and rules. This set is really great for imaginative, open-ended play.
Who It’s For
The Slugterra Blaster Set is for ages 4 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
The slug darts fly pretty well, but our slugs didn't travel 15 feet. It was more like 10 feet. Also, the slugs without the canopies flew much farther than the slugs with canopies.
It can be a little difficult to insert the slug dart with the canopy into the blaster. This might take kids, especially younger kids, a few tries to get the hang of it.
Additional Slugterra Blasters are available and sold separately.
The Slugterra Blaster Set works with most competitor foam dart systems.
Do not aim the slug darts at people's eyes or faces.