Zing Toys

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I took a couple of the new Zing Toys out to my friend’s 4th of July party for the kids to play with.  5 kids between the ages of 5 and 15 had a lot of fun with them.  The older girls loved shooting off the Z-Curve Bow and making the younger ones collect the arrows – and the Zing-Shot launcher was a huge hit with the dog!

It took no time at all for the kids to figure out how to use them and the toys worked really well.  They were able to launch the projectiles across the entire length of the lawn (much to the chagrin of the collectors I might add!).  The Zing Toys kept the kids occupied for a good amount of time.

Although the toys are rated for “indoor/outdoor” use, we kept the toys outside, the older kids would probably have ricocheted the arrows or ball off something in the house, making an “accidental renovation” quite possible.

Silly Teenagers – Go Play Outside!!

The Zing-Shot Launcher retails for $9.99.  A sling shot base and foam ball is what comes in the package, and with this system you can launch the ball up to 45 feet.  This was a little difficult for the 5 year old to pull off, but nonetheless he had fun trying to get the ball launched across the lawn.

The Z-Curve Bow retails at $19.99 and come with the bow, three arrows and a zip-clip holder for storage (also available on Amazon.com with refills).  Two of the arrows are soft foamed and one has a suction end.  Two hooks on the side of the arrows go into a patented loop bonding system, pull back and watch them fly!  The “lefty” in the group was disappointed that it is apparently made for “righties” and felt a bit discriminated against…

For a younger set of kids eager to do outdoor activitites such as archery or target shooting, these are safe toys to play with that mimic those activities but without the responsibility of them.  Of course they are fun for all ages to play with as made apparent by the fun the teenagers had with them.

The only downside to them is if you lose the arrows or ball you’re stuck, as they are specially desinged for use with the Zing Toys, so you can’t just pick up any generic replacement, and the refills are a little on the pricey side.

These would be great gifts, recommend for ages 8+, but I think that most 7 year olds and some 6 year olds would have no troubles using them.

Disclosure: I received Zing Toys to review.  All opinions are my own.  I was not compensated monetarily for this post.

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