Lucky is the son of a daddy blogger… that’s all I’ve got to say! My son Jack knew that the weekend Papa was coming up would be an especially big deal, because that would be when he got to open “the surprise” I got in the mail for him. Companies send me products to feature here on my blog, knowing that many people read what I write.
Still a little over a month until his 7th birthday, and still nearly 3 months until Christmas, Jack got to open a present for the special event of simply showing other kids and parents what it’s like to play with a certain toy.
Obviously, Jack was very excited to see that the mysterious gift was none other than an Adventure Force Light Command Motorized Blaster. It can shoot 20 darts in 20 seconds up to 80 feet!
The super-powerful blaster with light-up action is one of only 25 toys featured on Walmart’s annual Top Rated by Kids toys list.
So we took it out to the front yard to test it out. He and Papa (my dad) took turns trying to hit me while I zoomed by on the skateboard. Sometimes I would get hit by a whole row of darts as I sped by, while other times the rhythm of the darts was just right, to wear every single one of them missed me; like the way action heroes can run through a spray of bullets and never get shot.
Jack then decided to try out the range of his Adventure Force Light Command Motorized Blaster. He enjoyed pulled the trigger and seeing out how far across the cul-de-sac he could shoot the darts.
I noticed that by default, he was making sort of an Easter egg hunt out of finding the darts after he shot them. He was very protective of those darts.
So I guess now, my son has the coolest dart gun in our entire neighborhood.
I can easily see him as a teenager, shooting paintball guns with his friends, like I did when I was in high school.
But until there are paintball guns, he can practice with his Adventure Force Light Command Motorized Blaster.
One thought on “My Son’s New Prime Time Toys’ Adventure Force Light Command Motorized Blaster”
Given the shooting in Vegas this past week, this post kind of caught me off guard. It’s disturbing to see a toy for children that so closely resembles an automatic weapon like that so recently used in a mass shooting of innocent people. When I was growing up, I was never allowed to have toy guns, because guns are not toys, and shooting people has very real consequences. It’s something that my wife and I have continued with our children. I remember reading a post by you a few years back about “offensive” toys and weapons and their use was something you discussed. While I can appreciate the fun and light-hearted play you had with your family, I’m concerned about how we as a society treat guns as toys, and how video games trivialize violence. Perhaps it’s Vegas making me overly sensitive, but that a rapid-fire weapon with multiple rounds is marketed as a toy for children is disturbing to me…