Summer is almost here, which means everyone will be spending more time outdoors. I can’t think of a more quintessentially “Summer” activity than having a backyard battle of some sort, whether it’s with water balloons, paintball guns, or zany plastic “Weapons”. Every year, there are new variations on this classic staple from everyone’s childhood: For 2014, we have The Atomic Shield Popper from Hog Wild.
This is a unique take on your typical foam-ball gun, because as you can see, it doubles as a shield. It’s easy-to-fire and works almost like a slingshot; the package says it can fire over 40 feet, but we tried not to go too crazy with it when we tested it out so that we wouldn’t have to pick balls out of the neighbor’s yard! This toy is fun for the whole family because it appeals to the kid in all of us, but adults will probably be at a disadvantage with this one since the shield is child-sized. 😉