There was a time when all a man needed for a good snowball fight was dry gloves and some fresh powder. These days you need to step up your game, with weapons specifically engineered for winter warfare like this crossbow designed to hurl balls of snow instead of arrows.
It's been a while since something from the Sharper Image has caught our attention, but that's because an iPod dock is useless when there's 60cm of snow on the ground. But a crossbow designed to launch a snowball up to 20m? Well, now you have our attention. This snow launcher's got an easy to pull lever which makes it easy to prime the firing mechanism, and includes a press designed to make three perfectly sized frozen projectiles. Besides warm gloves and gallons of hot chocolate, we can't think of a better way to spend $US40 on winter gear. Just make sure you pick up one for each hand for complete domination, since the neighbourhood kids can probably only wield one at a time. [Sharper Image via 7Gadgets]