Archery is hot right now. With Katniss in The Hunger Games, Hawkeye in The Avengers and now Mirabel in Disney/Pixar’s Brave… Kids are clamoring to be just like the characters they see on the big screen. Zing was way ahead of the game.

Last year my boys begged for the Zing Crossbow. This summer, they have an entire line of bows available. We received the ZX Crossbow and the Zip Bak Bow. My boys were really excited to rip open that package.

Zing Zip Bak Bow
Thomas, ready to attack his brother.

One thing we learned the hard way? Don’t point the bow at the roof and expect the darts to come back to you. Thankfully it’s always windy where we live and within a day those darts finally fell onto the deck. Crisis averted.

Zing ZX Cross Bow
Carter, hiding from the impending attack.


What I really liked about the toys was how sturdy they are. They get used and abused daily in our house and the look and perform like new. I also love the price points. At $5 – $20, these are priced right for a family looking for some summer fun.

I have to admit, the boys aren’t the only ones who love these bows. I constantly sneak up on the husband and try to scare him by zipping one past his head (don’t try this at home kids!). He usually retaliates or mutters a few choice words under his breath. 😉 What’s the point of reviewing toys if I just let the kids have all the fun!

The Z-X CrossBow will stick it to ya’. The Power Swing technology enables the bow arms to pop open for action and send super-soft suction cup Zartz flying. Lock ‘n’ load the soft foam ammo for anytime-action. Pull the trigger to hit and stick targets from over 45 feet! Built-in ammo clips keep extra Zartz ready to fire at a moment’s notice. ($19.99, 8+)

Take aim with the Zip-Bak Bow, a long range bow that sends foam arrows flying over 95 feet! This compact shooter transforms for firing with Power Swing technology–check the tech! Ready, aim, fire as the bow arms pop open for extra action and added punch. Soft foam Z-Arrows fly right on target and feature bounce-back action–catch them on the fly! ($14.99, 8+)

The Z-Curve Bow is the ultimate in long-range foam archery, blasting targets from over 125 feet! Choose your ammo–the Z-Curve Bow fires far-flying foam Z-Arrows and stick-anywhere suction cup Zartz. Hook in your ammo, line up the shot and let it fly! Includes Zip Clip ammo holder to keep your extra arrows at hand. ($19.99, 8+)

Prepare for take-off with the Air Storm Pop Rocketz! This pocket-sized, take-anywhere, air-powered rocket launcher blasts foam rockets that soar more than 50 feet! Real rocket launch action that’s safe for indoors and out. ($4.99, 5+)


Want your own Cross Bow or Zip Bak Bow? Check out Zing Toys online. Don’t forget to like Zing Toys on facebook as well!


disclosure: We received these toys to facilitate the review (and so I can wage a war against my husband and prove to him I’m like Katniss from The Hunger Games).



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