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A lot of fun but poor quality
on 26 August 2013
I got two Nerf Vortex guns to play with my 5 year old son outside. He doesn't really like bikes, balls and a lot of other outdoor stuff. In this respect the Nerf Vortex was a great success. He had a lot of fun with it. Sizewise it is a bit large for a 5 year old. The disc that it fires are not particularly accurate but they go quite far and they seem quite safe as they are quite light and soft. A problem is that you quicly start losing discs easily so I imagine having to buy quite a lot of them.
But what makes me upset about this toy, is a problem I have found with a lot of American toys I buy. It is simply of poor build quality. Stuff breakes too easily. You never have problems with say lego or brio toy trains breaking. They are just as good 30 years later. The Nerf Vortex Praxis on the other hand was broken the second day we used it. We did not handle it in any particular rough way so I don't think this is acceptable for a toy. Toys should be able to deal with rough handling by kids.
I will consider another one and give it a second try, because it was a lot of fun. But if it breaks again I am done with Nerf guns.