18 Cool Blaster Toys That Kids Will Love

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We’ve been there: Firmly committed to never allowing any type of toy blaster in our space, only to rethink said stance when your kiddo begs and plead to own one…juuuust one! Our suggestion? Lay out the usage rules, check out our list of the best Nerf guns and blaster toys for kids, pick out one or two of your favourites and then do your best to enjoy the palpable excitement your little ones are almost guaranteed to display.

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1. Best for long distances
$ 38.97

Nerf Elite 2.0 Shockwave RD-15 Blaster

This pump-action blaster is one of the best Nerf guns for kids wanting to shoot long distances, as it can launch darts up to 90 feet away. Kids can rapid-fire all 15 of the darts in quick succession or release them one by one by adjusting the blaster’s rotating drum.

Recommended age: Eight years and up

$ 29.97

Adventure Force Crossbow

Take aim with this crossbow blaster toy. Not only is it great for sneak attacks but it’s perfect for shooting distances up to 100 feet away! Kiddos can have fun perfecting their aim using the blaster’s red dot scope and 20 included darts. Plus, the two dart clips can snap together to make one flip clip, which houses the ammo, making reloading easier and quicker.

Recommended age: Eight years and up

$ 38.97

Nerf Elite 2.0 Echo CS-10 Blaster

This Nerf gun is customizable for any kind of battle making it one of the best blaster toys on our list. It comes with 24 darts, a removable stock and barrel extension, plus four tactical rails to add other battle accessories. The Slam Fire feature lets kids shoot 10 darts up to 90 feet by moving the priming slide backward and pressing the trigger.

Recommended age: Eight years and up

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2. Best for indoors
$ 16.97

Nerf Elite 2.0 Commander RD-6 Blaster

Weighing over one pound, this blaster toy is lightweight and handy for shooting indoors. It comes with 12 darts and has a six-dart rotating drum for firing multiple ammo before reloading.

Recommended age: Eight years and up

$ 11.97

Adventure Force Alpha Rogue Action Blaster

This blaster’s four-foam darts are rubber tipped, making this a great choice to use in a play room or rec room (just make sure to put away any fragile items!). As neat bonuses, this blaster can store extra ammo in its back handle, plus it comes with a rail adapter to clip on accessories like the included scope.

Recommended age: Eight years and up

$ 16.97

Fortnite Llama Nerf MicroShots Blaster

Inspired by the purple piñata loot box from the Fortnite video game, this collectible mini blaster is perfect for smaller hands. It’s sold with two darts and is hand-powered (meaning no batteries are required).

Recommended age: Eight years and up

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3. Best for young kids
$ 29.97

Mighty Blasters Mighty Bow Toy Blaster

Looking for a fun alternative to traditional blaster guns? Try this cute bow option instead. It’s easy to load, comes with four power pods and is designed to be soft and safe for little archers.

Recommended age: Three to six years

$ 33.97

Nerf Marvel Spider-Man Web Bolt Blaster Toy

If your little one is obsessed with Spider-Man, then they will surely adore this Web Bolt blaster toy. It’s wrist-mounted so kids can really feel like the superhero. Your child can launch darts on the go and then easily reload the blaster simply by pulling the handle back. Doctor Octopus doesn’t stand a chance!

Recommended age: Four years and up

$ 5.97

Adventure Force Sling Shot

This classic sling shot is small and comfortable for little hands. It’s simple to operate, all your child has to do is pull back on the sling shot, aim at the target and away they go. This sling shot comes with six soft darts, making it a great choice for indoor or outdoor play.

Recommended age: Eight years and up

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4. Best for teens
$ 26.37

Nerf Minecraft Stormlander Dart-Blasting Hammer

This blaster (made for tweens and teens) is inspired by the hammer from Minecraft: Dungeons. All your child has to do is load the three darts on top, pull the handle back and watch the darts fly one by one. Batteries aren’t needed so you don’t have to worry about installing or the blasting losing power!

Recommended age: Eight years and up

$ 39.97

Adventure Force Tactical Strike Aeon Pro Ultimate Dart Blaster

Designed to offer advanced speed, distance and accuracy, this perfect-for-teens blaster shoots over 125 feet. It includes an ammo clip that holds the 12 half-length pro darts, making it easy to reload so the action never slows down.

Recommended age: 14 years and up

$ 42.96

Nerf Rival Curve Shot Sideswipe XXI-1200 Blaster

Not your average blaster, this one fires around corners, obstacles and barriers with curved shots. Along with a 360-degree rotating muzzle that shoots straight, left, right or down, it’s adjustable and can be enjoyed by right- and left-handed teens.

Recommended age: 14 years and up

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5. Best for water fights
$ 21.98

Adventure Force Water Strike Cyclone Burst Pressurized Water Blaster

With this large-capacity water gun that lets kiddos easily soak their opponents, prepare to hear squeals of delight whether you’re at the beach or in the backyard. Pump the handle and pressurized water shoots up to 35 feet away.

Recommended age: Eight to 14 years

$ 27.97

Nerf Super Soaker Hydra

There’s a reason this is one of our top choices for water blasters. Its tank holds up to two litres of water for ultimate drenching. You won’t need to worry about constantly refilling, making it the perfect addition for a pool party in the summer. (For more pool activities, check out our list of 15 toys and games.)

Recommended age: Seven years and up

$ 17.12

Nerf Super Soaker DinoSquad Dino-Soak Water Blaster

This water blaster for dino lovers of all ages can easily be filled and fired—perfect for summer days when your wee ones need a break from the heat. Plus what dinosaur-loving kid can resist a blaster featuring green dino scales and faux dino teeth?

Recommended age: Six years and up

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6. Best for laser tag
$ 48.94

Incredibles 2 Laser Tag for Kids

Incredible 2 fans in the house can have epic battles with this pair of futuristic laser blasters. Each gun comes with three shooting modes and sound effects, plus an infrared receiver on its base so no vests are necessary to record hits.

Recommended age: Not listed

$ 64.95

CSTAR Infrared Laser Tag Gun

It’s the priciest blaster on our list, but this set of four it is worth it. The guns vibrate when hit and the Life-Value Indicator shows how many lives players have left in the game. Kids can play with friends or make it a family laser tag night!

Recommended age: Not listed

$ 32.97

LASER X Single Player Gaming Set

It isn’t laser tag without cool lighting plus sound effects, and this Laser X blaster has these flashy offerings. The best part: the beams can bounce off walls and mirrors to hit opponents up to 200 feet.

Recommended age: Six years and up

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Liz Bruckner is a seasoned writer and editor who has been writing about all things lifestyle for more than 15 years. She’s contributed to Today’s Parent, Canadian Living, House & Home, The Toronto Star, The National Post and more. She lives in Central Ontario with her husband and three rambunctious boys and may or may not be known for her deep love for baked goods.

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