If you shop carefully I have found Nerf to be the best value for money toy brand on the market. At the time of writing, at £6 this blaster is no exception! We have not had this one long but it has worked well so far, the loading and cocking mechanism are a bit fiddly and stiff respectively, but I imagine the average 8yo will have it mastered in no time. Probably wouldn't recommend for younger kids or for a 'first' nerf blaster, but with the novel USP of double disk firing. it's an excellent addition to a growing collection...