There are some toys we get to review here at the ToyXplosion headquarters (yes, that would be our home) that we just can not get enough of. I have two toys to tell you about today that fit into that ‘I could play with these all day’ category. Have you heard of the Z-Curve Bow and Zing-Shot Launcher by Zing Toys? These are definitely at the top of our Favorite Toys for the Summer list.
Before I talk about what we love about them, watch this video we put together showing the toys in action.
I had a hard time, as you could see, getting the arrows and ball on video shooting through the sky because they shoot fast and far. We had so much fun the day we took these to the park. In fact, I had so much fun, I even got an arrow stuck on top of a nearby elementary school. Way to go mom! We’ve yet to recover the arrow, so it looks like I’ll be buying a refill pack.
Here’s a description of the toys:
Kids can pretend they’re a modern-day, sharp-shooting Robin Hood with the Z-Curve Bow, the ultimate foam bow & arrow combo for indoor and outdoor entertainment. Hook the arrow into the loading zone through the patented loops system, pull back, then it’s Ready…Aim …Fire! Kids can work on becoming a master marksman by loading up their choice of a stick-anywhere ZARTZ® SOFTEK™ foam arrow for high-tech archery and target practice, or a long-range Red-X ammo soft-foam arrow for bounce-back action!
What’s summer fun without a slingshot? The Zing-Shot Launcher is a high-performance, safe and compact slingshot that features a Quik-Zip load system and specially-made Red-X ammo soft-foam balls that can fly up to 45 feet! Just load up the Red-X ammo soft-foam ball in the revolutionary two-prong launcher…pull back and release to watch it fly!
What’s so great about both of these toys? Not only can they be used outside (and they shoot FAR), kids can use them inside as well. The accuracy of the bow is downright awesome. Both of our boys got really good at hitting exactly what they were aiming for. Which I set the rule of “not at each other” really quickly because, well, boys will be boys right? The suction cup arrow sticks for about a minute or so and then automatically releases.
We’ve had these toys for about a month and they have yet to get old and find themselves at the bottom of a toy box somewhere. I’ve been keeping them in the living room for spur of the moment dart funness. Funness is a word right?
If you have the desire to be the coolest grandparent around, we highly recommend purchasing these as gifts for your grandkids. Do you have a child to buy for parents? The Z-Curve Bow and Zing-Shot Launcher are fabulous gifts to give. And as we said in the video, if you are looking for something to get your kids off the couch and up and active this summer, these will do it!
Here are a few more pictures of Aaron, our 7 year old, using the toys from Zing Toys.
The Z-Curve Bow™, $19.99, and Zing-Shot Launcher™, $9.99, are available at various retail stores and specialty boutiques including Academy Sports + Outdoors, Amazon.com, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Calendar Club, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Electronics, Target, Toys “R” Us, and many more.
Disclaimer: ToyXplosion received these products for review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are our own.