Best Christmas toys for boys
What is it that kids want to do the most at Christmas? Well in my family running around and shooting at things comes pretty high on the list. In fact when I come to think of it that is what they like to do all year round and Christmas is no exception.
Hasbro Nerf N-Strike Jolt EX-1 Blaster
This is especially true for boys but I've noticed that my granddaughter likes to do her fair share of it too. She just loves chasing her brother in and out of the house.
The kids just love to have play battles with their friends too don't they? So what toy can you get them for Christmas that will let them blow off steam together? I started to look for things that our kids and their friends could use then they have mock shoot-em-ups. Whatever I came up with had to be safe for both indoor and outdoor use and it needed to be physical to get them going. Not that they need much encouragement mind you.
This toy has to allow multiple players or be cheap enough to buy more than one. You can't get away with just one toy gun when their friends are around. It would be like being the only one with a telephone. Not much good if there is noone to call. I think that I have found the perfect toy that achieves all of this.
Nerf blaster guns
Nerf guns and blasters made by Hasbro shoot soft darts for ammunition. They have been used safely by kids for years to enact all kinds of play wars. Nerf guns seem to be very popular amongst all kids of all ages and it appears that they are being increasingly used by adults in the office. They are perfect for this. The darts are soft so noone gets hurt and no damage is done. The guns are quiet too so you don't attract too much attention.
Which Nerf gun to buy?
The next problem was figuring out which of the many Nerf guns would be best to buy for the kids this Christmas. I found one that looks perfect. It's the Nerf N-Strike Jolt EX-1 Blaster. This is a small single shot pistol type gun. By all accounts it's one of the best Nerf guns around. I's small and light but it loads quickly and shoots 40 feet with remarkable accuracy. It's one of the most accurate of the Nerf range of guns.
The Jolt EX-1 is also very cheap which means that buying several of them for all the family and friends shouldn't break the bank. Remember to buy some additional whistler ammunition because the gun only comes with 2 darts in the pack. That just will not be enough.
After doing the research and buying 3 Nerf Jolt EX-1 guns and 2 packs of 36 whistler dart ammunition I am itching to take one out of the blister pack and try it out for myself. Unfortunately it looks like I'm going to have to wait until Christmas until I can borrow one from the children.
I could buy one for myself of course. Now there's a thought.
Duplicate Nerf gifts will not be a problem
Unlike many other gifts that you might get for a child you will not have to worry that someone else has bought the same toys. You can never have enough Nerf guns in your armoury. The more the better. They can invite more friends to play or they can use 2 guns at a time or the adults can join in. You can hide them around the house so that there is always one to hand if someone needs shooting. If the worst comes to the worst you can give the gun to an adult or keep it yourself. I hope that my kids get too many of these this Christmas so that I can take one home with me.
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Author: Steve Gee