BOOMco. Twisted Spinner Blaster

Last updated date: May 7, 2020

DWYM Score
9.3


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Overall Take

With this spinning blaster, 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 70 expert reviews, the BOOMco. BOOMco. Twisted Spinner Blaster placed 4th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 7, 2020:
Checkout The Best Toy Blaster For Kids for a detailed review of all the top toy blasters for kids.

Expert Summarized Score
7.5
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
502 user reviews
Our Favorite Video 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.
- Blaster Hub
This is a pretty cool blaster that is lightweight and easy to use.
- TTPM
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).
- When Toys Rule the World
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.
- Nerfipedia
If you're looking to just explore the BoomCo line for the first time, this blaster would be a good starting point.
- Coop772
These plastic dart toy blasters are air powered, without any batteries required.
- Toy Queen
The darts have some sort of a sticky substance at the tip, which will make them stick to any material, including fabric.
- Delta Nerf
You don't get the creaking you get when playing with a NERF blaster and they all have a good weight to them.
- Buffdaddy Nerf
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.
- UK Nerf
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.
- Blaster Hub
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?
- TTPM
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.
- When Toys Rule the World
The turret is a bit odd, however; instead of rotating 360 degrees, it rotates 310 degrees instead.
- Nerfipedia
BoomCo darts are still new/scarce on the field
- Coop772
The plastic has a really nice matt finish and with the exception of the flappy bits on the Farshot and Twisted Spinner.
- Buffdaddy Nerf
It hits hard but due to the fact you have to play it like an accordion, accuracy isn't it's strong suit.
- UK Nerf

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.

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2. POKONBOY Blaster Soft Foam Toy Gun, 2-Pack
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Expert Reviews: 3
3. USA Toyz AstroShot Target Practice & Blaster Toy Gun
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
4. BOOMco. Twisted Spinner Blaster
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 9
5. XShot Excel Double Reflex Foam Dart Blaster, Combo Pack
Overall Score: 9.2
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6. Nerf Zombie Strike FlipFury Blaster
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9. Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster
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12. Nerf Modulus Regulator
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13. Nerf Centurion Mega Blaster
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An Overview On Toy Blasters For Kids

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. The Elite line of Nerf blasters is considered impressive, with shooting power of approximately 70 feet per second, although the heavy-duty NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster 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.

DWYM Fun Fact

If you’re a fan of dystopian fiction, you may be interested to know that toy blasters have been designed to tackle post-apocalyptic challenges. The more advanced models for those ages 14 and older have the power to take on the types of foes seen in books like “Hunger Games” and TV series like “The Walking Dead.” While it’s doubtful you’ll be facing off against a zombie any time in the future, it’s comforting to know the toys in your house may just protect your family if things do someday fall apart. In addition to blasters, Nerf has also launched a line of crossbows, including one marketed toward fighting zombies.

The Toy Blaster For Kids Buying Guide

  • No matter the age, toy blaster owners want to know their blaster has power. The NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster can shoot rounds at speeds of up to 125 feet per second. The average for the Elite line of Nerf blasters is only about 70 feet per second.
  • Distance is important, as well. The BOOMco. Twisted Spinner Blaster can shoot as far as 70 feet, although it does best within 50-feet ranges. The POKONBOY Blaster Soft Foam Toy Gun, 2-Pack can only shoot up to 40 feet.
  • One thing to consider with the NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster and the BOOMco. Twisted Spinner Blaster is that they 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. The NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster, however, is rated for ages 8 and up.
  • Stopping to reload can hold you back while you’re in the heat of battle. The NERF Ultra One Motorized Blaster holds up to 25 rounds, which will keep you going for quite a while between reloads. The BOOMco. Twisted Spinner Blaster only has 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.