It takes batteries which I originally guessed was for light and sound because it looks like it has a manual primer on the top of the blaster; it does seem to state in the product descriptions it's automatic...more after the jump.
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Description (from the Toyshop)
Unleash foam dart fury on the forces of the Decepticons with the Transformers Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime Cyber Blaster.
With ten revolving barrels, this foam dart blaster gun is great for helping protect the planet with the Autobots in your own back garden. As you pull the trigger, the Cyber Blaster loads the next dart for you, and activates lights and sound effects from the Dark of the Moon film.
The Cyber Blaster comes with 10 foam Nerf darts and 2 AA batteries, which are required for it to work. Great outdoor fun for Transformers fans aged 5 and up.
Rapid fire Transformers foam dart gun
Light and sound effects as you fire
Comes with 10 foam darts
Description from Play.com:
Imagine yourself defending Earth as the mighty Optimus Prime! His blaster is the most powerful weapon in the universe. Use it to destroy the Decepticons and save the day! This blaster has the features you need to defend your world - 10-dart capacity for extended firefights, an auto-advance barrel for speedy firing, and the voice of Optimus Prime for maximum morale. It even lights up to intimidate your enemies! When you spot your opponent, you can take them down with a blast of 10 darts before they even know what's happening! Includes 2 'AA' batteries. Ages 5 and up.
Battle-ready dart blaster features lights, sounds from Optimus Prime, an auto-advance barrel and 10 darts!
Includes 10 darts!
Blaster features lights and sounds!
Barrel auto-advances for quick firing!
Requires 2 x AA batteries (included)
Reckon it'll work without batteries? Reckon you can disable the light/sounds? For us, one to watch in any case:)
Optimus Prime Cyber blaster via The Top Shop
Optimus Prime Cyber blaster via Amazon.co.uk
Optimus Prime Cyber blaster via Play.com