BOOMco. Twisted Spinner Blaster

Last updated: October 14, 2021

BOOMco. Twisted Spinner Blaster

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We looked at the top Toy Blasters For Kids and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Toy Blaster For Kids you should buy.

Overall Take

With this spinning toy blaster for kids, you can fire darts up to 70 feet. Users can play freeform or with the included "Smart Stick" target. The tips of the darts are made using a special technology that allows them to stick to the target, so you can accurately view where your dart landed.

In our analysis of 61 expert reviews, the BOOMco. Twisted Spinner Blaster placed 6th when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

310 degrees rotating barrel blasting action! Push button removable Smart Stick transforming blaster shields. Fires up to 70 feet. Includes 8 Smart Stick darts and a Smart Stick target.

Expert Reviews

What experts liked

The overall blaster feels reasonably solid, and it uses the same quality plastics we’ve encountered in the rest of the BOOMco line-up.
This is a pretty cool blaster that is lightweight and easy to use.
The spinner is made of a nice sturdy solid plastic. There's no trigger, as such, on this particular blaster and to fire the darts you pull backwards on the front grip (no batteries needed).
It is equipped with a Smart Stick Target, which is equipped onto the blaster's rail, and allows any Smart Stick Dart to stick onto it and register hits.
If you're looking to just explore the BoomCo line for the first time, this blaster would be a good starting point.
These plastic dart toy blasters are air powered, without any batteries required.
The darts have some sort of a sticky substance at the tip, which will make them stick to any material, including fabric.
You don't get the creaking you get when playing with a NERF blaster and they all have a good weight to them.
Like the Farshot, the Twisted Spinner also comes with a shield, but this one has a few more bells and whistles. Pressing the red button on the top causes the shield to pop out automatically. Pretty slick.

What experts didn't like

So, here we have a blaster that can’t be fired quickly, doesn’t quite live up to performance expectations, isn’t really sized well for adults, looks a bit goofy, and isn’t particularly inexpensive.
The instructions state not to stick the target to walls or furniture, which sort of presents a problem because where are you supposed to stick it to play?
On the Spinner there is a pop-up target/defense shield. It's quite cool how this transforms, however it is very limited in its use.
The turret is a bit odd, however; instead of rotating 360 degrees, it rotates 310 degrees instead.
BoomCo darts are still new/scarce on the field
The plastic has a really nice matt finish and with the exception of the flappy bits on the Farshot and Twisted Spinner.
It hits hard but due to the fact you have to play it like an accordion, accuracy isn't it's strong suit.


No matter what generation you belong to, chances are you’re familiar with toy foam blasters.  Today’s blaster products combine the safe materials that made them popular in their early years with the latest innovations to make them powerful and fun.

Toy blasters shoot balls or darts at targets that are designed to strike humans without hurting. They’re especially popular with older children, although many versions are safe for children ages 8 and up. Since the projectiles they shoot are soft in nature, they’re generally acceptable for indoor or outdoor use.

If you’re buying a Nerf gun for a young person in your life, pay close attention to shooting power. That’s the element of the gun that will be considered the most “fun.” However, if you’re concerned about safety and indoor use, you may not necessarily go for the most powerful, especially if you have younger children. Some models have shooting power of approximately 70 feet per second, although others can shoot at up to 100 feet per second.

Perhaps more important than shooting power is recovery. Some blasters can shoot rounds in rapid succession, while others have recovery time between each shot. You’ll also find that some blasters need to be reloaded after a few shots, while others will hold 25 or 100 rounds. That means more uninterrupted shooting time, which equals more fun for everyone.

Lastly, decide what projectiles you want to shoot. Some blasters shoot balls, while still others shoot darts. The option you choose will probably be a matter of preference, but you may find your own children prefer one over the other. You should also look into the number of rounds that come with the blaster you choose, as well as the purchase price for replacements since some of those rounds are bound to get lost during the course of gameplay.

Buying Advice

  • No matter the age, toy blaster owners want to know their blaster has power. Some models can shoot rounds at speeds of up to 125 feet per second, while others come in at only about 70 feet per second.
  • Distance is important, as well. Some blasters can shoot as far as 70 feet, although they do best within 50-feet ranges.
  • Consider a blaster that can fire all loaded rounds in rapid succession.
  • If rapid-fire shooting is important to you, though, you may find some models bothersome. You’ll notice a slight delay after you pull the trigger before something happens.
  • Extended playtime can make an uncomfortable grip unbearable. Look for a toy blaster with a comfortable grip that will make it easy to play longer.
  • It’s important to note that blasters are better for older players, with a recommended age of 14 and up, although there are a few that are rated for ages 8 and up.
  • Stopping to reload can hold you back while you’re in the heat of battle. Consider a blaster that holds up to 25 rounds, which will keep you going for quite a while between reloads. Some models only have the ability to hold 8 darts. Others hold even less and must be reloaded frequently.
  • Price is a big differentiator when it comes to toy blasters. No matter which one you choose, you’re sure to find one that fits your budget.