Friday, April 18, 2014
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This toy was tested.
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Safety 1

Marshmallow Stryker

Age:6+
MSRP:$19.95 ca
Model:MMS1300
WARNING: Do not shoot into mouth, eyes or face. Do not modify Stryker or use if damaged. Shoot marshmallows only. Do not try to shoot anything other than marshmallows. Do not eat marshmallows after shooting.
This toy has HUGE appeal, so it is unfortunate that it is fraught with a significant function problem: after shooting a few marshmallows, the firing chamber gets coated with marshmallow goo and subsequent marshmallows get stuck. There are tricks to try: cornstarch, etc., but the help they provide is only temporary. It is a testiment to the appeal of the toy that our testers returned to try several suggestions in ongoing attempts to make it work. But unless you are willing to spend a great deal of time cleaning the chamber - which you may be prepared to do given the fun factor - the toy will likely find its way to the bottom of the toy box sooner than you'd expect. On the other hand, some parents may be satisfied with the fun it provides - even if it lasts for only for a short time.
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