The final toy we are reviewing in our month-long list of Walmart’s Top 20 Toys Chosen By Kids was loved by every single member of our house – this little guy especially. It’s the Air Storm Firetek Bow – a modern day bow and arrow set with foam whistling arrows. The arrows light up and whistle as they travel through the air, so they are fun to play with both during the day and at night. Set up with the Air Storm Firetek Bow is quick and easy – just hook the arrows through the fast-load loops, aim, and let ‘er rip! According to the packaging, these arrows can travel up to 145 feet (though we only got ours to go about 40 feet – you’d have to have super arm power to make them go that far).
You can buy the Air Storm Firetek Bow for $29.97 at Walmart and make one little boy (or Merida hopeful) in your life very, very happy. Banks loved that the bow lit up with just a squeeze of the handles, thought it was amazing when the arrows when whistling through the air (we didn’t realize that would happen until we fired off our first arrow – what a fun surprise!). However, he is at the bottom of the recommended age range for this toy, and he did have some trouble with this toy – mostly that it required more strength and fine motor skills than he was prepared for. It’s a fun toy, but it is work because you have to hold the bow with one hand, get the arrow hooked on not one but two loops with just one hand, then pull back the arrow while holding the bow steady. Honestly, for him, it proved rather difficult, but that didn’t take away from the fun!
As a mom, I was super excited that the toy required 3 AAA batteries and that it came with them. Home run! The set includes the Firetek Bow and 3 Zonic Blaze arrows to get you started.
This is just one of the awesome toys on Walmart’s Top 20 Toys Chosen By Kids list – be sure to check out some of the others!
Don’t forget that Walmart has lots of ways to help you optimize your budget this holiday season, including Walmart Layaway program which is available in more than 4,000 stores nationwide, and my personal favorite – Walmart Savings Catcher. If you haven’t checked out Walmart Savings Catcher yet then now is the time to try it. If Savings Catcher finds an advertised price that is lower than what you paid for the same exact item, Walmart will give you a eGift Card for the difference. Honestly, Walmart makes it crazy easy to save both time and money this holiday season – it’s a win-win!