More after the jump!The packaging appears to be aimed toward preteen girls. So I'm definitely not in the target market. That aside, the box claims 35 feet in range with the included arrows.
Out of the box, the bow measures just two feet in span. It comes with five arrows, measuring 3/4" in diameter and nearly 6" long. The spare arrows can be stored on the top arm, as shown.
The barrel post works just like other Buzz Bee blasters - two hole in the sides of the post.
Before discussing performance, let's see what's inside. The white "feather" pieces unscrew, allowing you to take the arms off.
After defeating the cap at the base of the barrel post, you can see the simple pull and release plunger.
The spring is already partly compressed inside the shell, and the plunger has roughly 2.5" in draw. It's a little larger than the typical Buzz Bee plunger tube.
Now, the performance? It was pitiful. The arrows are simply too light, and the fins seemed to have no effect on stability. In fact, none of them fired straight. Or more than 15 feet, even when angled. Cutting the tip off the post was necessary in order for the arrows to achieve 30 foot ranges. Adding hot glue to the tips of the arrows made them stable enough to fly straight. Even then, the arrows slowly floated in the air, compared to other blaster missiles (including previous Buzz Bee ammo). If you were aiming at something, I'd be very surprised if you actually hit it.
We'll look at the dart launcher next. Hopefully that performs as well as the Stunt Dart blaster it's based upon.