Ben (and Daddy) are big fans of super heroes in general so there was much excitement when the Civil War Iron Man Side Blast Armour and Civil War Captain America Blaster Reveal Shield arrived at our house!
Neither of the toys take batteries which is a win and means they are pretty much ready to play straight from the box, there is a little assembly required but this was something Ben was able to do himself so it’s certainly not complicated. Each toy comes with two Nerf darts which is the bare minimum for making the most of these toys so I would suggest you probably want to invest in some spares – I think we all know how quickly they’re going to get lost in a bush or behind the sofa don’t we?
Iron Man’s Slide Blast Armour
The Iron Man Slide Blast Armour features a handle grip and adjustable strap which means you can hold the armour steady while you press a button to slide the armour up your arm and a second button activates the blaster – shooting Nerf pellets up to about 5m. Ben was impressed by how far he was able to get the Nerf pellets to travel. You do need to be quite strong to get the blaster to activate as neither of the girls could do it – but then as the toy is aimed at age 6 plus I think that’s fair enough. It’s worth mentioning that Ben thought the Slide Blast Armour would only work if you are right-handed however I’ve had a look and it just means that the pellets come from the bottom rather than the top – the design is such that the armour doesn’t look like it’s upside down.
Captain America’s Blaster Reveal Shield
At first glance, this looks just like Captain America’s shield with its iconic star and stripes pattern – however, with one press of the central star button it pops open to reveal a trigger on the handle and two Nerf darts which will easily fire a good few metres. The shield can be worn on your left or right arm without problems.
Both toys have been a big hit in our household and we think they’d be a great addition to any Christmas list (yes I really did just say that!) but bear in mind that you’re going to want to buy some spare Nerf darts to accommodate for some over zealous blasting!!
*We were sent these toys free of charge for the purposes of review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own*