5 of the best supercharged toys
Nerf Vortex Nitron Blaster £45 hasbro.com/nerf
Remember having to shout 'bang bang, you're dead'? Yes, and we remember when Yahoo was bigger than Google, too. How quaint. The Nerf Vortex Nitron Blaster is a toy gun for the 21st century. Battery powered and able to hit targets 50ft away, its basic (but fairly effective) top-sight lets you acquire your target with stealth and ease. Then, once you've found something worth shooting at, you can saturate it with fully automatic fire using your complement of 20 Nerf Vortex disc-type rounds, the entire clip being discharged in seconds. Eat that, water pistol boy.
The original – Nerf Arrowstorm, 1993
Nerf's second weapon, it featured a rotating semi-automatic mechanism and six-arrow capacity. Blam!