Dargon
 
 
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    August 5, 2011
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    August 5, 2011
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Dargon's Reviews
 
The ultimate Starfleet blaster. The perfect weapon to protect you as you boldly go where no one has gone before. Includes one black and gray toy gun. The toy gun does make noise which will require 2 "AAA" batteries (not included). This is an officially licensed Star Trek product..
 
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Reviewed by: Dargon
Title: Good costume prop
Date:August 5, 2011
"If you're looking for a rugged, high quality toy for kids to play with, you'd be better off finding a Playmates phaser from 1993. This one, from Rubie's Costume Company, isn't nearly as durable.
That's not to say it's a bad piece, far from it, but the Rubie's is more of a costume prop than a playable toy.
I had a Playmates phaser several years ago and it had three functional buttons, a lighted emitter a belt clip on the underside and ran on 2 AA batteries. The Rubie's one has no light, one functional button, no clip and runs on 2 AAA batteries.
If used for what it was intended for - a costume prop - the Rubie's is a fine piece. I just wouldn't let my 9-year-old nephew play with it. For him, I'd get a Playmates toy since those were meant to be played with.
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