Nerf Nitro Throttleshot Blitz Review (Hasbro)

Nerf Nitro Throttleshot Blitz
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EDITOR'S REVIEW
OVERALL EDITOR'S RATING:
What It Is
Nerf Throttleshot Blitz is a brand new way to play with toy cars. They're made of foam! This basic set is easy and fun to play with, and the well-designed car comes with a blaster so you can send it flying across the floor! Each car comes with accessories that you can knock down, but we think kids are going to love creating their own challenges on their own or with friends. And because it's Nerf, you know that it's all about soft, safe fun.

They're super easy to use. Simply load the car into the blaster until it clicks in place. Pull back on the launcher. Press the trigger and watch the cars go zooming. We were very impressed by the power and speed for something so small and lightweight. 

Other Nerf Throttleshot Blitz cars and more sophisticated blasters are sold separately.

Is It Fun?
Who doesn't want to blast a car across the room? Combine a simple mechanism and a high level of performance and you've got a traditional toy with some great, non-traditional features. It's so simple that kids will be engaged seeing what they can do with this. Soft foam construction means you can play pretty actively, even crash them into furniture without any worries. 

It's so simple yet very new; that's why it's so much fun!

Who It’s For
Nerf Nitro is recommended for kids ages 5 years and up. Kids who like competitive play with toy cars will find these engaging and versatile and a springboard for all kinds of creative activity. 
What To Be Aware Of
So, the biggest thing we found was that even though the instructions say that this will only fire on a hard, flat surface; that's not really the case. There's a button on the bottom of the blaster, which if you hold it down will allow you to shoot the car like a traditional Nerf blaster. Don't worry about that, though, the car doesn't go very far, and it's made of foam, so you're not going to do any damage. But we think that active, imaginative kids will figure this out pretty quickly and add another dimension of play to their Nerf Nitro experience. We wouldn't have mentioned this at all if Nerf hadn't made such a big deal out of it.

Other Nerf Nitro sets and cars are sold separately, and kids are definitely going to want to collect a lot of them.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy