In the words of a five year old :
” It has a laser and you can fire the ball which un transform when it hits the wall. Then you pull down a lever and it cannons out. I like pointing the laser at my brothers and sisters”
The Hot Wheels Rapid fire Blaster allows you to fire lots of vehicles out of the blaster one after another and as they hit a wall they transform out of a ball into a car. An LED (or laser according to M) helps you get an accurate aim.
The toy costs approximately £19.99 and comes with one vehicle, extra vehicles cost around £7.99. Batteries are needed for the LED precision targeting light.
This was really easy and quick to put together but to be totally honest it’s not really my choice of toy. However, I am not a five year old boy and M seems to like it. At first we didn’t realise that we should be pointing the blaster at the wall for maximum impact and to get the cars to transform. It does need to have a good whack at the wall to get the vehicles to transform every time though. It is a shame you don’t get at least one extra car in the box ( we were sent an extra one ) to get the most out of the blaster. To buy an extra car makes this quite an expensive toy and ideally you would want a few extra.
M really enjoys pointing the ‘laser’ at everyone and has somehow convinced himself the blaster is a weapon! I’m not entirely convinced the LED is necessary or actually really helps with the aim but it’s good for effect especially if used at night. It is very easy to use and doesn’t need any adult intervention which is always a bonus in my books.
I’m not sure I would buy this myself, I think it is overpriced, but hey I am probably out of touch and getting grumpy in my old age after looking at toys for 19 years, I have seen it sold for less though. For Hot Wheels fans it is probably something they would love to play with and although it is recommended for 5 years plus I think it would suit 4-7 year old’s best. For ultimate play experience though I still think several vehicles would enhance this but this will obviously add to the initial cost.
Disclosure: We were sent the toy to review