The X-Shot range of blasters from Zuru is a new concept that utilises a dual ammo system of both foam darts AND water. They look awesome, but given we NORMALLY have a "No Non-Nerf" policy we've been a lil wary; that being said we were surprisingly impressed with the X-Shot Stealth, so we decided to check out its bigger brother, the impressive looking X-Shot Thundershot. It boasts a clip system style banana clip that takes six darts and an air pressure system water blaster all in one sizable package. So how does it stack up?
Pretty crap really:(
|Thundershot in box. Looks great. goes downhill from here..|
|Back of the Box|
|Close ups of the Thundershot back of the box|
|Out of the box but still in its cardboard shell|
|The foam darts and ammo holders|
|Down the Ammo holder|
Priming the Thundershot for foam dart firing works similarly to a Nerf N-Strike Recon CS-6- the primer is on the top of the blaster and you need to manually slide it back and forth in order to fire. Straight off the bat, for my first shot it jammed up and ended up squishing my dart and bending it. It doesn't really get any easier here on, jams are almost inevitable if you understand how this blaster works.
|The primer, pushed forward|
|Shell window exposed when primer is pushed forward|
|The pump to pressurise the water. Ok, but very short|
|The dual barrels of the Thundershot|
The X-Shot Thundershot is available at KMart Australia for 29 dollars.
Out of the box performance: 3/10
Cool factor: 6/10 (idea is good in theory...)
Price point: 3/10 (rip off for something this poor in performance)