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Mattel Hot Wheels Ballistiks Rapid Fire Blaster

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PRODUCT: Mattel Hot Wheels Ballistiks Rapid Fire Blaster (www.teamhotwheels.co.uk)Hot Wheels Ballistiks Rapid Fire Blaster2

DESCRIPTION: A plastic quick-fire launcher for the Hot Wheels range of Ballistiks vehicles, with LED and trigger mechanism. Includes 1 x launcher and 1 x Ballistiks vehicle. Requires 2 x AA batteries. Suitable for children aged 5 years upwards.

GOOD POINTS: The Ballistiks Rapid Fire Blaster is the latest in a great new range of toys from the Hot Wheels collection and is perfect for young children who like fast car action!

For those not familiar with the Ballistiks vehicles, they are a really fun and unique range of 'fold-up' cars, with over twenty-four to collect in total - and each with its own character name! The sides of each car cleverly roll up to secure it into a perfectly formed rolling ball, which then opens back out on impact to form a high-speed racing car...the perfect shape and size for popping into a bag or pocket!

The Rapid Fire Blaster is a well-designed sturdy plastic 'launcher' for the cars, which requires a small amount of assembly upon purchase - this is quick and easy to do and simply involves the base and launch lever being clipped into place (note that the toy is recommended for use on smooth hard surfaces for optimal results).

The launcher contains a translucent magazine to load multiple (rolled-up) Ballistiks vehicles onto - a clever trigger on the handle activates a very useful LED which enables your child to aim their 'launch' at a specific target for some added fun. When ready, a push-down lever on the side shoots the vehicle up and over the magazine 'slide' and literally blasts it out of the mouth of the launcher. On impact, the car springs open into race mode for some great fast-paced action....and crashing!

Note that a separate carry case (sold separately) attaches to the side of the launcher, and not only stores up to twelve Ballistiks vehicles at one time, but also acts as its own magazine feed and increases the number of 'rounds' that the blaster can fire!

In our opinion, this is a fun and very portable playset, which is easy to use and will be a really hit among young children who love racing cars.

BAD POINTS: Batteries not included. Only includes one vehicle, and could get quite pricey if buying additional vehicles and the carry case.

PRICE: Approx. £19.99; additional Ballistiks vehicles approx. £5 each.

 

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