I am a Nerf fan. This is my first Nerf toy. However I have purchased untold numbers of Nerf toys for grandchildren over the years. The packaging was easy to get into with no wire ties. All the tie downs were easily severed by a pocket knife. The sling shot assembled easily and the instructions were clear. However I would put in much bolder print that the dart has to be loaded into the slingshot prior to pulling back the launch string. Those of us who tinker prior to finishing the instructions, will be far happier and less frustrated if we see immediately that the dart must be in the slingshot first!
The dart shot roughly 40 feet. I didn't measure but I did pace it off. This is quite an impressive range. The build quality is fine. My only complaint is that two darts? Really! Just two darts? I am beginning to suspect Nerf of the printer/print ink concept of sales. As easily as the darts get lost, the inclusion of 10 darts would not be out of line. Granted I did buy 75 packs of darts for the grandkids at Xmas but that's their house and this is mine. Two darts? Ten darts would have given this a solid five stars. Two darts, as nice as this is, that drops it to four stars.
From the vendor:
SlingStrike blaster is the first-ever Nerf dart-firing slingshot
Includes 2 Elite darts
Store darts on the blaster's arms
Pull string back to ready, release to fire
Includes SlingStrike blaster, 2 Elite darts, and instructions
If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.