If we've learned anything, it's that you need to be prepared when you're going after Zombies. Even when those Zombies are imaginary. The Dreadbolt is the latest addition to the Nerf Zombie Strike line of blasters. This is an awesome crossbow that combines accuracy, distance and power into one impressive blaster.
The blaster comes with five arrows, and loading is pretty easy. Pull back on the latch, which stretches the bowstring. Insert the arrow into the firing compartment, then push the latch back to lock your arrow in place. Then aim...and fire. The flight is really impressive, as the accuracy of the aim over distance. This is one big blaster, because size matters, and it's really well designed and well-balanced for it's size.
The Dreadbolt is designed for kids ages 8 and up, and kids that age should have no trouble wielding this in their Nerf battles. Obviously it's for targeted strikes rather than high volume blasting, but we have it on good authority that when you're fighting zombies precision and accuracy are your most effective strategies. You can find that out for yourself with this very impressive crossbow.
A lot of the fun comes from the truly impressive design. This is one intimidating crossbow.
We really like how far the arrows flew and how accurate they were. The sight helps, and even though it's plastic, it works very well for aiming.
So, even though this isn't designed for a barrage of ammo, it's going to be really cool and satisfying to use in a Nerf battle. With or without zombies.
The Dreadbolt is recommended for kids ages 8 years and up. Any Nerf fan will love this.
Younger kids will probably want a turn because this is so impressive, and they should be able to make it work, but bear in mind that this is quite large.
Additional arrows are sold separately.
Be careful when you store this so that the arrows aren't bent. We left it upside down on the floor (We know; you're not supposed to do that.), and the arrows were bent with the weight of the bow on them. That made it hard to shoot them, and we weren't able to un-bend them. So, just be careful when you put this away.
For best results, you'll want to make sure the arrow is seated correctly in the bow before firing. There is an orange tab you can see on the top of the bow when it's loaded correctly.
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