Top Toys for 2011: Sometimes You Just Need to Shoot Something…Or Someone

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This is part of our series – The Outsider’s Guide to the Top Toys for 2011. Please make sure to read the rest of the toy reviews in our Top Toys for 2011 Guide.

Some things are just begging to get shot – targets, the side of the house, your sister’s dolls, your sister, the dog, that tree which was looking at you funny, and the list goes on and on. Thankfully in 2011, there was no shortage of new toys that allow kids to fulfill their manifest destiny and shoot things.

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If you are reading this before December 24th, 2011 we are still searching for the best toys. This is a living, growing Holiday Toy Guide for 2011. Below you will see some of the top toys we have currently reviewed, but please check back often as we will continue to update our list as we review new toys. You can also see all of the toy reviews we have done by visiting our Toy section.

Top Toys for 2011 For Kids Who Like To Shoot Things

Top Old School Meets New School Blaster

Max Force Shadow Hawk 100

Max Force Shadow Hawk 100

Is there anything more Old School than spitballs? You normally would not think that spitballs could do much damage, but fire them out of the new Max Force Shadow Hawk 100 by Jakks Pacific and watch a spitball go 100 feet! Okay, technically they are not spitballs, it is paper ammunition that you get wet and load into the Max Force Shadow Hawk blaster.  Whatever you call these bullets – they fly super far and you’ll never believe how much wet paper can hurt if you get pegged on the skin!

Full Review (and video) of Max Force Shadow Hawk 100

Price: $39.95. Good for kids ages 8-14.


Perfect Pre-Paintball Blaster

Xploderz Blaster Gun

Xploderz 2000

Getting pelted with spitballs from the above mentioned Max Force Shadow Hawk? Don’t get mad, just fight back with the Xploderz Blasters! The Xploderz line of toy guns shoot little gel balls up to 85 feet. The gel balls break apart on contact and are biodegradable, so no need to clean up the yard after an Xploderz war!

Full Review (and video) of Xploderz Blaster Guns in Action

Price: $15 – $40. Best for kids ages 8-14.


Shooter Of Choice For the Little Robin Hood In Your Life

Air Hunterz Z-Curve Bow

Air Hunterz Z-Curve Bow

Let’s be honest for a moment, who hasn’t found themselves standing 125 feet away from a can that they really just needed to knock over? Cans of the world, meet your new worst enemy – the Air Hunterz Z-Curve Bow. Yes, the Z-Curve Bow from Zing Toys shoots foam arrows over 125 feet – which is great, until you need to walk 125 feet to retrieve your arrows.

Full review (and video) of the Air Hunterz Z-Curve Bow by Zing Toys

Price: About $25. Great for kids ages 8 and up


Best Toy To Soak An Older Sibling

Nerf Super Soaker Thunderstorm

Nerf Super Soaker Thunderstorm

When it comes to water gun fights, older kids have a big advantage. They have the strength needed to pump the Super Soaker guns and deliver a soaking stream of water. Now, younger kids can finally defend themselves with the the first battery powered Super Soaker – The Nerf Super Soaker Thunderstorm.

No pumping required on the Nerf Super Soaker Thunderstorm, just pull the trigger and a stream of water shoots 25 feet. Don’t fret when you go dry, just pop out the clip and snap in a full clip and you are ready for more soaking fun. Little brothers everywhere rejoice!

Full review (and video) on the Nerf Super Soaker Thunderstorm Water Gun

Price: About $15. Great for kids ages 3 and up


Best Toy For Kids Who Like to Shoot…And Catch!

Djubi – A New Twist on Catch

Djubi Set

Djubi is hard to pronounce, but incredibly fun and easy to play. Djubi (pronounced joo-bee) comes with two racquets (pictured above) and a ball with a rubber band like loop on top of it. To play, you hook the ball on your racquet, pull it back and launch it over 100 feet for your friend to catch in the net of his/her racquet. Some will argue this is not a shooter, but the ball goes shooting off your racquet, so in our book – it is a shooter!

Full Review (and video) of Djubi Catch Game

Price: $25. Ages 7 and up


More Top Toys of 2011

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2011 Top Toys

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