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When it comes to the art of foam warfare, more “firepower” is always a good thing, and for the growing legion of kids and grownups alike that take to the battlefield, more power often comes at an increasingly high price. A new player in the foam aisle is Prime Time International, and at the top of their arsenal sits the Dart Zone: Covert Ops Scorpion Gatling Blaster. Available this season as a Walmart exclusive, this thing packs 20 foam darts into a flywheel magazine that’s capable of shooting up to 70 feet – and at the bargain price of just $19.97 MSRP, it lands firmly in my 2014 Holiday Wish Guide.

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Recommended for Ages 8+, this blaster operates on 6 AA batteries, so make sure to have some on-hand for immediate play.

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Note: While we do enjoy this toy overall, the darts themselves seem to have a little bit of an inconsistency with the glue on the tips, so expect quicker wear than more expensive blasters, though a dab of super glue does the trick nicely.

Look for it in-store or at Walmart.com

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