Saturday, December 20, 2014

Nerf for Under $10 and a Transformer My 7 Yr Old Can Do!

Disclosure: I received product samples to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Last minute shopping this weekend? I know I'll be hitting the stores and waiting in the crazy long lines, getting my shopping groove on. If I'm not alone, and you'll be shopping for a child/ren this weekend too, think of these two toys when you're out, won't you? The Nerf Precision Target Set is just under $10 and the Rescue Bots Transformer is just cool. Keep reading to learn more!

The Nerf Precision Target Set comes with a purple outside or an orange one.
It is just under $10!!
The Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Primal turns from robot to dino in a matter of seconds.
I'll put a video up of my 7-yr. old doing it, so you can see how easy it is to do.

If you're looking for a toy that will be a huge hit, that costs just UNDER TEN BUCKS!!! then the Nerf Precision Dart Game could be for you!

Everyone loves the quality of Nerf

Everyone loves the quality of Nerf. These dart guns are light-weight, easy-to-load and they travel a pretty far distance too! This set allows you to aim with a light beam, and the darts have a suction cup on the end, so they stick to the board. That way you can gauge your accuracy and work to improve it (or you could have a healthy competition).

My kids hang a paper target on the end of the hallway wall sometimes (and maybe dad does too ;) ) to shoot their Nerf guns. This stand-alone Target Shoot is so much nicer (and looks a lot better on the interior design too!). A big plus for me is that the target gives them a real place to aim and shoot, so they don't get bored and start misfiring on purpose (I've got pictures hanging in that hallway!). If you prefer the target to hang on the wall, it does that too.

This is recommended for ages 8+ and it requires 2 AAA batteries.

For under ten dollars THIS is a great buy!!

Easily turns from Robot to T-Rex
Has lights and sound as well!

The second item is a bit more pricey...just under $40, although I saw it on sale recently for $31.99. There is an exact duplicate model, that is smaller, for just under $12! The Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Primal figure is an easy Robot to T-Rex transformer toy, that your child can switch out in just a few seconds.

This is my son twisting his Optimus Primal from a Bot, into  T-Rex
He is 7-yrs.-old and did it on his first try!
This is what it looks like in T-Rex Mode

The Primal Optimus Transformer is from Hasbro's Rescue Bots line, and it comes with batteries installed, so kids can use it right out of the box. In Bot mode, it talks (in a robot voice), and lights up. In T-Rex mode, it lights up, makes dino sounds, and if you move those smokestacks on either side of its head, you can make it chomp. There is a handy drill (plastic, of course) that can be used in either mode, that will aid your Rescue Bot in performing a rescue. ;) The recommended age on this is 3-7.


Above is a short video of my son transforming the toy from one mode to another. Never mind the end of the video when I thought the camera was off and I continued talking to my son, and it showed I took the lamp shade off for more video light, LOL!! (no video editing software on my computer...yet!). Some reviews definitely call for a video though, so you can see how very cool/awesome/great an item really is, and I think this is one of them. I can't imagine a little one not being excited over this toy on Christmas morning, or any time really!

Both the Nerf N-Strike Elite Precision Target Set and the Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Primal Figure are available in stores everywhere!

Do you have a favorite of the two?

58 comments:

Sandee said...

Loved the video. Does your son get paid for all his modeling? He's sure a good at showcasing.

Have a fabulous day. :)

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

My Grandson loves building things.. he likes to do them even when he can't do it himself. LOL Good Job transforming that Transformer.

Elephant's Child said...

Fortunately I am done shopping. Except for food.

Catherine Sargent said...

These are really great toys. My son still has all his Transformers from when he was little.

Melissa Pezza said...

My son would go gaga over this. He loves Transformers!

Nancy Partin said...

My son would love these. He is really wanting some nerf guns for Christmas.

Holly S. said...

Oh my goodness! It's 5 days until Christmas and I'm not even done shopping. Thanks for the great ideas!

Pat Hatt said...

Transformers were always fun, but some were tough haha and have to enjoy nerf

Pam said...

Love those toys and I can see why any little guy would. I would choose the nerf gun and I think my adults sons would have too when they were young.

Tami said...

The Nerf gun has to be my favourite. When I was a kid, one Christmas I asked everyone I knew for a Nerf Gun and ended up with about twenty. My family gave the majority away but that morning was like heaven to me. LOL

Lesley said...

My son has the Playskool Transformers Rescue Bot Bubblebee. They are great toys because a seven year old can figure it out. We love all things Nerf too!

Alesha @ Full Time Mama said...

NERF is a product friends and family always buy for our kids because they know it'll be a hit, every time! That Transformer toy looks pretty amazing too!

Pam said...

I love the Nerf gun! My son used to be obsessed with Nerf products.

Jeanine M said...

What great toys! I'm confident all my boys would love every thing here. Huge Nerf fans in this house too!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I've always loved Nerf toys because they are made of soft material. No matter how often I tell our boys not to play with those toys in the house, they always do so I don't mind when it's the Nerf toys because I know they won't do any damage.

Lois Alter Mark said...

My son loved his Nerfs and Transformers and played with them for years!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

My boys love them too. They have been playing with them since they were little.

Heather Jones said...

Oh nice to see how it works! I think we got JJ the same transformer!! He got one for his birthday one year that he couldn't do and every time he wanted to change it in to a car, mom and dad had to get the instructions out and read how to do it.

Masshole Mommy said...

We have the Rescue Bots Optimus Primal and my little guy plays with it all the time. Good stuff!

Star light said...

That Rescue Bot looks like the perfect gift to give my nephew. He looks about the same age as your boy.

Kiwi said...

Nerf guns are still popular???Wow thats cool I grew up with those!

DeDa Studios said...

Davey has the Nerf gun and it is so much fun. His best friend gave it to him for his birthday.

Jess C said...

Great video! I have been thinking about what to get for my nephews for Christmas, and this would be a great idea!

debdenny said...

That is a great and fun toy. Awesome buy for the price.

Samantha said...

my son loves transformers, we got him some as well :)

Veronica Lee said...

Great video! My boys loved transformers when they were little.

Amanda Ripsam said...

He looks like he's a very happy child here. Nothing is more exciting when I get products for my 7 yer old to test out products. Your guy seems like a great helper.

Christy Maurer said...

Nerf is always fun! I remember when Kyle and his friends used to have huge Nerf wars. Transformers weren't something he was into but they are fun too!

Erinn Sluka said...

I have NERF toys wrapped under the tree already!

~ Noelle said...

I need to get a few NERF toys, but I want the ones with the disc's... Broxton annoys me with the long ones...

Virginia Higgins said...

My son would LOVE the T Rex mode. Nerf makes such fun toys.

Krystal Butherus said...

My toddler is already all about nerf stuff. The balls are is favorite!

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

What some great sounding toys! The prices sound really good to me as well :) x

meech812 said...

KidCongeniality would love that Transformer! Since I am done with my shopping I guess I will put it on the birthday list! Happy Holidays!!

MikiHope said...

Nerf products are so much fun and can be used safely inside and out. I spent many happy hours playing with my friends kids. As for transformers--my friends son loved them all so much!!

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

What a great find! Yes crunch time is here

Pam said...

My son loved Nerf products when he was little. I still remember the darts flying everywhere.

Tracy Iglesias said...

I used to love transformers when I was a kid too! Good to know that Nerf and Transformers are still going strong! (I do not have kids)

Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

Justin Knight said...

Merry Christmas Rosey! Hope yours is magic! My son and I are hoping to find some Nerf guns under the tree this year!

Ai Sakura said...

What a cool gift for under $10!

YouTube has its own video-editing function too so you can try it out without any additional software. I haven't checked it out yet though. Let me know how you find it if you do :)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Jenna MOMenvy said...

Wow, great find! My son would just love that transformer!

Maggie King said...

With prices that Good i May have to go pick these up!

Binky said...

Nerf guns are always fun!

Janet Krugel said...

My almost 7 year old would love BOTH of these toys!

Liz Mays said...

I most definitely see the kid appeal in the transformer. Oh heck, it's in the Nerf too. Those are so fun!

Amanda McMahon said...

I am sure my nephew would love the nerf for sure.

Kristi Maloney said...

My boys would love the Nerf Gun. I like that it comes with a target so they can practice their shooting skills on that rather than each other!

Colette S said...

Ahh yes so many fun toys for boys.
My son love his transformers too.

Tiffany Cruz said...

These are the types of toys my son loves to get for Christmas, and I have a few of them under the tree wrapped up for him.

DEZMOND said...

woohoo! The kido seems more than satisfied with the gift :)

mail4rosey said...

No way!! I'm going to give it a look. Thank you. :)

Jill - Single Mom on a Budget said...

With three boys in the house, we can never have enough Nerf guns.

Housewife Eclectic said...

We love Nerf! We have a cross bow and it is so much fun!

Kathleen said...

That is a great deal on those Nerf guns. I love Nerf, because they can be as cheap or expensive as you like, they offer something in every price range.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Allison is all about the Nerf this year. She even said "Get me the boy ones too!" They have cool stuff that isn't in the girl aisle lol.

alissa apel said...

My boys go through spurts of playing Transformers. The Nerf guns are always a hit though.

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

Wow, under $10. That is totally in my budget! Amber N

DW2 said...

What fun toys! I bet any kid would love these. And I love that they are budget friendly!