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Hurricane Water Balls – Reusable Water Bombs

ToysBulletin.com tests some water balloons from Prime Time Toys.

Hurricane Water Balls 1We grew up with home made water balloons, so we know from experience that water balloons are one of the best ways to drench your friends with water. However, when we came across a supposed reusable water balloon that can be refilled up to 1,000 times, we were a bit skeptical, but then again, we had to take a closer look.

We play tested the “Hurricane Water Balls” with a focus group made up of two 8 year olds, a 9 year old and an 11 year old. One of the 8 year olds was a girl and the rest of the group were boys. The first words that came out of the 9 year old’s mouth, after drenching his friend with two water balls, was “these are simply AWESOME!”

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Wet Head – Perfect Fun for That Hot Summer Day

ToysBulletin.com reviews an exciting backyard water game from Zing Toys.

Wet Head 1The “Zing” tag line says it all…”Give it a spin, pull a pin.…will you be the next Wet Head?” It is so simple yet so fun. Why has no one thought of this game before?

“Wet Head” comes with four simple parts, a spinner, a helmet, a turning mechanism that attaches to the helmet and 8 pins. This is basically a game of Water Russian Roulette. Once the turning mechanism (filled with water) and helmet are placed on a player’s head, he spins it around and pulls a pin. If he is lucky, he will pull a pin and nothing happens, but watch out if he pulls the wrong pin. If he does, he is splashed with water and gets a good soaking. To set things up, simply remove the cap from the turning mechanism and fill it with water while it is attached to the helmet, making sure that all 8 pins are securely pushed in place, replace the cap and you are ready to play.

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The Awesome Foam Weaponry of Whombatz

logoToysBulletin.com reviews a pair of new action toys from Whombatz.

You know every once in a while you come across someone who grew up just like you did, and then you instantly feel like there’s a connection? Well, that’s how I felt when I met the folks from Whombatz (three brothers) at this year’s Toy Fair in New York. The kicker here is that these guys created a product that I knew I would like the minute I saw it.  It was a set of ultimate foam fighting weapons that I would have died to have had as a kid.

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Swift Stream Z-10 – A Fully Featured Camera Drone

ToysBulletin.com reviews the fourth of four drones from Swift Stream.

This is the final chapter of our drone week coverage. So far this week, we covered the entry level Z-4 ($30), the slightly more expensive, but still very affordable Z-6 ($40) and the Z-9 ($80), which was double the size of the Z-6 and added a Wi-Fi camera.

Swift Stream z-10 1Today is the big daddy, the biggest and best of the drones we will be reviewing – the Z-10. The price on the Z-10 is around $130 and it is much bigger than the others coming in at approximately 26” x 26”. We loved the functionality that comes with this model, but let’s start with a few of the smaller details.

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Posted in Outdoor, Remote Control, Vehicles

Swift Stream Z-9 – A Budget Priced Camera Drone

ToysBulletin.com reviews the third of four drones from Swift Stream.

This is drone week at Toys Bulletin, and so far we have reviewed a couple of lower priced models from Swift Stream, including the Z-4 ($30) and the Z-6 ($40). What we have found is that you can get an impressive drone experience for a rather low price, something that was unheard of just a few years ago.

swift stream z-9 2Today, we are going to move up to the Swift Stream Z-9. This model is approximately twice as large as the Z-6 coming in around 12.4” x 12.4” and the price jumps up to $80. But the Z-9 takes us into a whole new class of drone, and like the other products we have reviewed so far, the functionality, features, construction and controllability are all top notch, especially when you consider that we are still under $100.

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Drone Week Continues – Swift Stream Z-6 Drone

ToysBulletin.com reviews the second of four drones from Swift Stream.

As drone week continues here at Toys Bulletin, we are going to look at the next in the line of recreational drones from Swift Stream. We reviewed the Z-4 yesterday, priced at $30 and measuring 3” x 3”. It certainly proved to be a nice entry into the world of drones. The Z-6 that we are going to review today is a small step up in terms of price ($40), but it is bigger measuring 5 ½” x 5 ½ ” and offers a few new features that are worth noting.

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Posted in Outdoor, Remote Control, Vehicles

“Drone Week” Kicks Off With a Look at the Swift Stream Mini Z-4 Drone

Swift Stream z-4 1ToysBulletin.com reviews the first of four drones from Swift Stream.

This week we are going to take a look at a line of surprisingly affordable and highly functional drones from Swift Stream. We are going to focus on four models, at all ends of the spectrum, in what we will call the first ever “Toys Bulletin Drone Week.”

Drones seem to be all the rage these days, and I remember when only a few years ago, you would be lucky to find one under $1000. Everything available was a commercial grade pro video drone. But the technology evolved quickly to meet the surge in demand, and now you can find small, recreational drones starting as low as $30 like the Swift Stream Z-4 that we are reviewing today.

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Reza Ninja – The Ultimate Laser Tag Experience

Reza NInja 1ToysBulletin.com reviews the latest Laser Combat game from Gameware Pte. Ltd.

Here’s a great new toy we found that premiered at this year’s New York Toy Fair and it was among the more memorable of the thousands of items we saw – Reza Ninja. Reza Ninja is a line of ninja battling toys that uses their exclusive Reza Sword design to enable fierce ninja battles using laser tag to count the hits.

Besides the obvious awesomeness of combining two things all kids love, ninjas and laser tag, what really sets this apart is the functionality built into the Reza Sword. There’s a small button on the bottom of each one that allows the user to switch from sword to gun mode. Gun mode is ideal when your opponent is farther away and it works similar to other laser tag systems, point at the target and shoot. But sword mode is an all new experience that we’ve never seen done before. When your opponent is close you can swipe the sword up and down as you would a regular sword and acquire points.

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