I found these at my local Big W for 19 bucks a pop. From the ever popular Harry Potter movie series, it's replica wands from either Harry, Hermione, Ron or Voldermort(gasp!) but the twist is they utilise similar infrared technology as Lazer tag blasters so you can "battle" one another.. in an ever non confrontational non violent manner...
|Harry Potter Battling Wands in packaging|
|I love how it's not a wand but a "Baguette" in French:)|
|Whoooah. the LED indicator. The little black point on the hilt is the infrared receiver.|
Every time you successfully tag your opponent, their LED indicator drops down a little. This actually isn't ver clear at all, and we were left HAVING to actually read the manual to work out what the hell was going on. It came in a multitude of different languages and still it didn't make a whole lot of sense.
In the end my girlfriend and I were just waving these wands at each other furiously- I think I have better wrist action because I won every time:P
This ACTUALLY isn't that fun to be honest. It might fool parents into believing you're 'battling' in a non violent manner, but come on, have they READ the books? The technology is pretty lame given this sorta thing has been around for years. We found it pretty underwhelming to be honest, and in the words of the girlfriend:
"I rate these toys as not very fun and pretty crap. You can put THAT on the blog"
You heard it first, folks:) The girl has spoken. Bring out the Lazer Tag blasters!
Still, if you want them, 19 bucks at Big W isn't a bad price.