This toy has HUGE appeal, so it is unfortunate that it is fraught with a significant function problem: after shooting a few marshmallows, the firing chamber gets coated with marshmallow goo and subsequent marshmallows get stuck. There are tricks to try: cornstarch, etc., but the help they provide is only temporary. It is a testiment to the appeal of the toy that our testers returned to try several suggestions in ongoing attempts to make it work. But unless you are willing to spend a great deal of time cleaning the chamber - which you may be prepared to do given the fun factor - the toy will likely find its way to the bottom of the toy box sooner than you'd expect. On the other hand, some parents may be satisfied with the fun it provides - even if it lasts for only for a short time.
WHAT THE KIDS SAY
WHAT ADULTS THINK
All the chidren who tested this toy loved the idea of it and when it actually work, thought it was awesome. They did become frustrated, but wanted to continue trying it. However, as a parent the frustration factor was paramount. This was a huge factor in motivation - having to continually clean out the stryker - either by simply removing the stuck marshmallow or actually having to wash the whole unit out. I would not purchase this toy either for my own children or someone else's. If they could fix the design flaw, then - it could become a favourite.
I really wanted this to work, but my mom and I couldn't do it. At first I got upset, then my mom said I got to eat the marshmallows instead of shooting them, so it was fun.
This clever, pump-action device fires mini marshmallows approximately 20 feet on a line. The easy-to-fill and refill magazine holds approximately 15 marshmallows and is top-rack, dishwasher safe o clean. Designed with kids in mind, the Marshmallow Stryker is fun for all ages and provides a soft, hearty laugh on impact. Join the party and pass the marshmallows, it's time to battle hard and play soft.
Shoots mini marshmallows up to 20 feet!