This Nerf 'Battle Racer' Is A Terrible Idea

So Nerf guns, I get. Sure, you can run out of ammo quickly for the rapid-fire ones and reloading is a pain in the arse, but it can be a bit of fun in the right circumstances. A Nerf ATV though? Yeah, not buying it.

OK, OK, it's a kid's toy and not designed with tactics in mind. I get that. But let's examine it as a children's plaything that you'd expect your kid to enjoy. I just don't see it.

The co-ordination involved is mental. You have to pedal, aim and dodge at the same time. All I'm seeing is a poor kid slamming into a tree, mid-reload, or reversing slowly while getting pelted by soft Nerf death.

That doesn't sound like fun. Surely not enough to warrant the hefty smile plastered on this kid's face.

No, this $US600 monstrosity is the sort of toy that gets pulled out once, before being consigned to the Garage of Forgotten Purchases.

What we really need is a Nerf exoskeleton. Make it happen, toy people.

[YouTube via The Awesomer]

Photo: Amazon



    Now if it was a tank with twin machine gun turrets and the cartridges held 1500 darts each, then we're talking.

    I think an electric one with a fixed, forward mount for different Nerf guns could work (only have to drive and shoot straight), or alternatively a Warthog type buggy for 2 kids where one pedals and drives, and the other gets a mini turret would be great fun. But this...I agree, too much stuff to deal with and most likely going to end up in a tree.

    Preparing the next gen to drive while texting and eating a hamburger

    Just the pedal cart itself is fine, forget the nerf guns and turret that claims to shoot 20 meters and realistically only shoots 10 meters.

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now