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We recently got to check out the new Air Storm FireTek Bow from Zing. Read on to find out exactly why this toy is topping popular toy lists and is set to be one of the hottest toys this season!
The Air Storm FireTek Bow is a new foam bow and arrow archery toy from Zing Toys with a very cool twist: The Bow and whistling arrows are both equipped with bright LED lighting that brings a whole new of fun to archery toys! My boys are having so much fun with the FireTek Bow and I really love that it has them moving around so much – running, ducking and turning them into imaginary superheroes with high tech gear.There are few things I want to point out right away:
- If you’ve been to my house in the last two weeks, you’ve been shot with a FireTek arrow.
- Unlike some other foam arrow sets, the whistling sound on these arrows really works well.
- I was afraid constantly being shot into the side of a house might damage the LED light inside the arrow, but these things are sturdy!!
- My neighbors have definitely seen me and my husband running around outside shooting at each other in the middle of the night on at least one occasion.
- The fast load loops and safe pulley system only work with the foam arrows, to prevent children from slinging more dangerous things like rocks or toy cars.
All it really took was one look at the FireTek Bow and the boys were practically drooling over the box. I mean, seriously, the packaging pretty much screams awesome from the start.
Inside the box is one LED lighted power bow and three LED Zonic Blaze arrows. The bow has an LED activated power grip which allows it to light up by simply being held, while the arrows each have a small switch to control the lighting. Color options are red and green (The Air Huntress model also offers a pink option) – we were sent the green version.
We decided to head outside where we would have room to put the FireTek Bow to the test. My first impression of the bow: it is lightweight and easy to handle, even for my 4 year old. Using it is simple, hook the arrows into the fast load loops, pull back and let them fly! In just seconds my 7 year old and my 4 year old were loading arrows and sending them screaming into the air, just a blur of red across the yard. I am really impressed by how well this toy can hold up to a couple of boys!
The bow and arrows are both very sturdy. Despite being shot, thrown, tossed and stepped on both the arrows and bow have held up against the boys – something not many toys can claim. The hand grip is also really comfortable and easy to grasp and the weight of the bow is perfect, it feels solid but never heavy.
The bow is really accurate and the whistling arrows are a really nice feature – there’s nothing like hearing an incoming arrow as you run across the lawn for cover! The box says the arrows will fly 145 feet. I don’t have a tape measure that long but I can say that we found ourselves easily shooting arrows from our backyard all the way on to the sidewalk out front.
With three boys at home I feel like we have just about every toy bow out there, this is definitely one of the nicest we have used. Besides having a really solid construction, the arrows are larger which makes them easier to use and find (the LED lights help with that as well), and the loop and launch system makes it so easy for even young children to operate. The LED lighting is extremely cool, I think it takes the entire toy to a whole new level. Not only does it just look awesome, it was so much fun to be able to go out at night or shut out all the light in the house and play together.
Check out a video of the boys playing with the FireTek bow:
With all the fun we’ve been having this toy has quickly made it’s way to the top of my Holiday list (and not just for the kids either, ahem) – and I’m not the only one. The Air Storm FireTek Bow is on Walmart’s Chosen by Kids Top 20 Toy List as well as the Toy Insider’s “Hot 20” List.
The only thing I would really like to see would be replacement arrow sets. We would like to have more than three to play with, and I am sure over time one or two will be lost. Since the toy is new I am hoping replacement arrow sets will be released shortly!
Overall, my kids would say go get one of these right now! As a parent, I most appreciate that they’ve been playing with the bow for weeks without getting bored. The ease of use and LED lights make it fun enough to be a regular plaything, which is exactly what I want when I buy a toy. I’m really happy with the quality and I think the price is fair. I will definitely be purchasing another myself for the holidays, so the boys can play together.
Price: $29.97 – Walmart Exclusive Item
Includes: 1 LED power bow and 3 Zonic Blaze whistling arrows
Batteries: 2 AAA (Included)
Recommended Age: 8 years & up
Check out the Walmart commercial here:
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