Mattel, is one of the biggest toy companies in the world, but to date I've never seen them recently embrace the toy gun market. Having the rights to the DC super hero market, and more importantly the movie tie in to the upcoming "Dark Knight Rises" Batman movie, Mattel have released the "Triple Barrel Graphel" gun that shoots three shots at once (!!!) which is ridiculously expensive at around 35 bucks- as most licenced products tend to be (like Star Wars gear) I picked one up for 15 (still over priced in my opinion) to see just how good it was..
Not very it seems. More after the jump.
Sooo.. why are the performances so bad? I'm no science guy, but cracking one of these open (and I tell ya, this is not easy as they use GLUE so I basically had to destroy the tip of it to get it open) it looks like they're basically using the same mechanism to fire a Nitefinder.. but having to distribute the force amongst not just one, but three barrels/darts. That and maybe the spring is weak. Who knows? It's just not good:P
It's over priced and below ordinary in performances- I can't say I'd recommend this to anyone unless you A) get it for cheap- B) plan to modify it or C) are a really massive Batman toy fan. Otherwise.. i won't lie- it ain't great. As always- we buy so u don't have to:D
Available at most toy stores atm for around 30-35 bucks AUS, though I got mine for 15 from KMart during sale time.