Kids love blasters, that’s for sure. But they’re not all created equal. So if you’re looking for a surefire holiday hit, go for a model that’s tested and approved by the experts themselves.
The most kid-coveted blaster of the season? Nerf’s Rival Camo Series Apollo XV-700, a brand new version of the popular Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 blaster with gray camo casing and seven high-impact rounds that are half black and half white. This blaster is adored by toy experts, and sold exclusively at Walmart for only $20.88.
Each blaster comes with an easy-to-load seven-round magazine. It also has a trigger lock, tactile rail, and ready indicator, so you know when it’s go time. Simply load the magazine, unlock the trigger, move the handle to prep it, and fire at your target. The blaster is recommended for ages 14 and up.
The low price is definitely worth noting: The Nerf Rival Camo Series Apollo XV-700 is just $20.88. (By the way, a lot of parents also buy the Nerf Rival Phantom Corps Face Mask, $17.99, for protection, since these rounds move really fast.)
The Rival series is getting rave reviews online.
The tactical rail at the front of the blaster allows for Nerf attachments, Frank Cooper, aka Coop772 — a Nerf reviewer with more than 1 million subscribers — points out on YouTube. The trigger is “really smooth — exactly what you’d expect from a Nerf blaster,” he says. It also has a nice safety feature to keep little hands from accidentally shooting the blaster.
Walmart reviewer Momofboys said, “It shoots the balls a good distance and is pretty accurate! Very fun for outdoors and older kids!”
Bulbs says in a Walmart review that this is a “great toy…I particularly like the ease of loading the magazines.” However, they add, it’s a good idea to use eye protection with the toy.
And Walmart reviewer 114red just about sums it up with this honest observation: “Bought this for my grandsons but even the adult boys wanted one!”
If your kids really, really like being able to blast things at high speeds, Nerf’s latest version of the Rival series is definitely worth the price — just $20.88 at Walmart.com.
Check out more of what the Walmart toys kid experts — and their parents — are loving from our Holiday 2018 Top Toys Guide.
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