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KIDS 8+ | Nerf Rebelle: Heartbreaker Bow
Nerf’s new line of toys marketed specifically to girls, Rebelle, is obviously capitalizing on the archery trend inspired by The Hunger Games and Brave. What I like about the line is that in taking input from thousands of girls, Nerf put together something that is genuinely appealing in terms of both design and quality. My favorite item from Rebelle line, this Heartbreaker Bow, shoots foam darts, not arrows. I was really impressed with the performance of this toy: darts fly up to 75 feet, and the bow is surprisingly accurate.
Say what you will about pink and purple, but this is not a dumbed-down toy, nor is it a “boy’s” toy with some glitter slapped on. The performance was impressive, and if the packaging gets more girls to play outside, then I’m all for it. Props to Nerf for making this bow so high-quality. Super-fun and weirdly empowering to play with.
Available fall 2013 from Nerf, $19.99.
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