No more in-and-out of the house to fill up at the sink, no more wasting water at the spigot, and no more pumping to pressurize! Turbo Fill Blasters™ make it fun and easy for kids as young as three to have a blast, blasting their competition! – FisherPrice.com
The Turbo Fill Blaster from Fisher Price was a great “first” water pistol for my daughter. I normally don’t condone any type of “gun” or weapon as a toy, but since this one is so brightly colored and the concept was so innovative, I couldn’t pass it up.
Being that my daughter is only 2, having to fill up an ordinary water pistol would probably be a task. I’m not sure she would have the coordination to get the water stream directly in the little fill-hole that most water pistols come with. With the Turbo Fill Blaster all you do is snap the unit into the base, which is connected to a garden hose, and the chamber fills up with water and air pressure. It takes literally about 15 seconds…pull the trigger and you’re ready to go. I thought that it was going to be difficult for her to snap the pistol on and off of the base, but it was actually quite easy for her.
I read a few of the reviews on Amazon.com and on FisherPrice.com for the Turbo Fill Blaster and a couple of people have complained about the entire unit not working after about 20 minutes. Honestly, I didn’t have this problem at all. We’ve been using the Turbo Fill Blaster for about a month now, even kept it out in the rain and sun, and it still works perfectly. Either those few people received units from a bad batch or Fisher Price corrected any problems they were having.
All in all, I think it’s a great outdoor toy for kids of any age. You can purchase a set that comes with one Blaster and one base, a set that comes with two Blasters and one base and you can also purchase individual Blasters and/or bases. The sets range from $20-$50. The Blasters are available in green, yellow and orange.
BTW…I was in Target the other day and overheard a parent saying that she’s been trying to buy one of the Fisher Price Turbo Fill Blasters for her son for over a month now and everytime she goes, they are sold out. My suggestion would be to just purchase it online at FisherPrice.com or Amazon.com to avoid a trip to the store.