If you have kids it’s likely you’ve already got much-loved Nerf gear in the house. But the latest release from Hasbro doesn’t have a blue bullet in sight … meet Nerf Nitro.
Combining super-fast blasting with high-performance foam cars, the new Nerf Nitro is hours of action-packed, fun for kids big and small.
It’s got all the street cred of Nerf in an exciting new format. But that’s just the beginning.
WATCH and see why Mum Central predicts Nerf Nitro will be on the most-wanted list for 2017!
1. Its blasting AND cars in one cool toy
Yep, this is the exciting double-down of toy combinations….
Blasting stuff? Cool.
Blasting stuff with flying cars? TAKE MY POCKET MONEY.
It’s a winning duo. #awesome
My kids thought so too!
The idea behind Nerf Nitro is to blast foam cars at high speed towards ramps, targets and demo-derby style targets. Knock stuff over, leap over ramps, hurtle foam cars through the air at incredible speeds. Basically, this is kid heaven. Okay, and I admit it, it was actually dad-heaven too.
You can either start with the basic Throttleshot Blitz Pack ($19.99), the Longshot Smash Pack ($34.99) or the Deluxe Flash Fury Chaos Pack for $49.99 (launches 2 cars at a time!)
Each pack will set you up with a launcher, a car/s and some obstacles to help build your awesome stunts.
2. It’s adrenalin-inducing, imaginative fun!
We’ve all been there. Some toys look great in the box but fail to bring any real thrills once all the cardboard packaging is removed. Nerf Nitro won’t disappoint!
When the kids and I hit the floor to give Nerf Nitro a real workout, our excitement levels proved it. There were screams, there were cheers and endless exclamations of ‘did you see THAT?’
Being a ‘Nerf’ the Nitro encompasses their famed ‘Nerf blasting DNA’. This means it’s got all the super-speed, ultra-distance and high accuracy in its launching mechanics of the normal Nerf range.
So, yep, it’s beyond fun. But it’s also a great toy for independent and imaginative play. There are battles to be had, stunt comps, demolition and target scenarios to be designed. There’s even plenty of inadvertent trajectory science to be explored. Just don’t mention that is actually a parent-approved toy! No kid has got time for that!
3.The Kids Will Love It
Of course, Nerf Nitro is a winner with the small folk. And not just a ‘hey this is new and I’ll be into it for five minutes’ way. This is a real-deal, hours of fun toy. There’s so many reasons this will be an enduring favourite that gets used over and over.
The ability to change up the game, the fact that its action-packed and the format suits one or multiple kids to play – Nerf Nitro is no ‘one hit wonder’.
Nerf Nitro is perfect for kids 5+ and we guarantee this is a toy they’ll reach for again and again.
4. Parents Will Love It
Don’t be fretting about the whole ‘blasting cars angle’, Nerf Nitro is actually super safe. The launchable cars are made of soft foam protecting your furniture and kids (of course!) from potential injury. There’s also an in-built safety feature that requires the launcher to be on a flat surface before you can fire.
Of course, as parents, we always like a toy that inspires imaginative play and even better, if it’s something they’ll reach for themselves. Nerf Nitro is also good value (starting at $19.99) and of course, being a Hasbro product it’s high-quality and tough enough to withstand ‘enthusiastic’ play for a long-life.
5. Great Practicalities
Another notable feature of the Nerf Nitro is that it doesn’t require any track. Unlike other toy cars (which take up a huge space smack in the middle of your lounge room!) the Nitro has no track at all. It’s literally boundless in how kids can use it and where they can play it! This also means you don’t do that enormous internal grrrrrrroan when the kids ask to use it. There’s no parental involvement in setting it up and there are no big storage requirements afterwards.
As a Dad, there are some toys I love myself. Ones that when we’re having some quality time I ‘hope’ they’re going to suggest we play. Nerf Nitro is THAT toy. It’s actually awesome whether you’re three or forty-three. Proving every grown-up has an inner child that can’t say no to blasting cars… as we said, shut up and take our pocket money.
Cold, hard (fun!) facts & our final verdict
Mum Central gives Nerf Nitro the double thumbs up. Why?
- Nerf Nitro is hours of fun for a wide age bracket
- Nerf Nitro brings all the cool of Nerf in a new, thrilling format
- Nerf Nitro encourages independent or shared, imaginative play
- Nerf Nitro is safe (despite how daring it sounds)
- Nerf Nitro is track-less so it packs easily and the game’s without limitations
- Nerf Nitro is a Hasbro brand toy so you know it’s high quality
So, you want your own Nerf Nitro, right? Here’s how!
So, here’s the big news! Mum Central is seeking three more families to road test the Nerf Nitro and tell us what they think.
Simply complete the entry form in full below, follow ALL the instructions and you’re in with a chance!