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The Firetek Zeon Bow by Zing is such a fun toy for kids! We were given the opportunity to review the product after meeting them at Sweet Suite this year. First off, we are huge fans of pretty much anything that lights up and ‘glows’. Watching these shoot across the night sky never got old. We had a glow party in our front yard and the Firetek bow was definitely the center of attention. I liked that my 4 year old could use the toy without any issues, although the official recommendation is 5+, and that the tips are a super soft foam reducing the likelihood that any siblings will be seriously injured. They also stick to windows and other surfaces which is always a plus. They will be available this Fall (2015) just in time for the holiday season!
The Firetek Zeon Bow is available in two colors, green and orange. The Air Huntress Zeon Bow, designed for girls, is available in two colors, pink and purple. We tried the green bow, the arrows can be turned on and off to light up and the toy can be used indoors or outdoors. Check out how we chose to play both ways, and as always, snuck in some learning!
To make outdoor glow targets, we got a few glow sticks (in packs at the dollar store) and put them inside water bottles. Then, we blew up balloons and attached them to the tops of the bottles by slipping the end of the balloon over the bottle cap. It was super easy and they really worked well!
How cool do these look when lit?!
We set up our targets on the lawn and got to shooting! Mack (4) was so much better at hitting the targets than either my husband or I were…which speaks to the ease of using the toy…or his height advantage in relation to the targets…
This was the best I could do at capturing a picture of the arrow in motion, but I think you get the idea.
For our indoor play, I decided to add some number identification to the mix for a bit of fun learning.
I took the same water bottles we had used the night before, removed the balloons, and wrote the numbers 10, 25, 50 and 100 on them.
The stairs provided a safe place to launch the arrows indoors and also gave variation to the height of the targets.
After shooting a bottle, Mack would read the number and move the bottle aside. He loved discovering which number he hit, and whether or not it was higher or lower than ones he had previously gotten.
In the spirit on an honest review, I try to highlight my pros and cons; however, with this product I loved everything! Parents, add this to your Christmas list!
Price: $14.99 Age: 5+ Availability: Fall 2015