It is difficult to find a decent toy crossbow anywhere! Based on previous reviews, decided to purchase this.
We are holding an olympics party next month & we want to hold an archery event, but as there are children at the party (and adults mixed with alcohol) we took decision not to buy a real crossbow, but go for a plastic toy one with sucker darts instead!!
Bought this along with the additional sucker darts that are also available on amazon. we find that the sights keep flying off & so will likely be frustrating on the day! But maybe that will add to the fun - always good when you have someone whining that the only reason they didn't win, was because the crossbow is rubbish!!!
I think that the claims on the site that you can fire arrows over 12 metres is somewhat optimistic. Certainly, if you want any sort of accuracy I would probably say no more than 4 or 5 metres.
On that basis I wthink it would be ok for a child, but would probably suggest a Zing Air bow instead. We did want to purchase a Zing Air Bow, but unfortunately those only come with 1 sucker dart. Even their add-on arrow pacs only come with 1 sucker dart & it would have cost a fortune to buy that bow & enough sucker darts for us to have an archery event!
We are slightly disappointed, but will hopefully do on the day & I guess for £9.20, what did we expect?!