Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo BoomCo Target Designator

Technical Specifications:
Accessories: Attachable (non working) antenna, x3 plastic darts
Additional Contents: Instruction Manual
Cost: $10-12 retail (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Toys R Us for $5 due to their going-out-of-business sale.

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I found the color choice odd for this dart gun. I suppose it’s for safety sake, so it’s not to be confused with a pistol of some type.

This is what you get in the package. The instruction manual is placed between the cardboard in the package. So be sure you don’t throw that away accidentally.
Note that the extra darts can be stored in the two holes in the handle of the Target Designator.

You can only load one dart at a time. Seen below, its the lower circle that you load it into.

This is a single shot dart gun that you must prime before each trigger pull. The spread “Y” pump in the back is used to prime the dart gun to fire.

Evaluation
• The packaging calls for this to be used by 8 years of age and older. Of which, I agree.
• I’m glad that this comes with 2 extra darts. Though I would have liked more darts, even if storage in the gun doesn’t permit it.
• At the normal retail price of $10-12 normal retail price, it’s a decent value.

Do I recommend this product? Sure. It’s kind of an obscure “weapon” in the Halo universe to be made into a dart gun. Though with some sanding and repainting, it would look great as a Cosplay accessory!

I will be using this and all the other BoomCo Halo dart guns at my annual LAN this year. Look for a video of that some time in middle to late August (2019). Hopefully I can get some fun footage showing the distance it can shoot!

If you have any questions about this figure that I didn’t cover in the review, please do not hesitate to ask me. Either reply below or e-mail me at sal@halofanforlife.com

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-Sal

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I’ve got tons of experience with Halo gaming and collecting. I feel I have something to offer to the greater Halo fan community. Posts along the way will be about tips and tricks in the games as well as collecting and many more Halo related things. I’ll also repost interesting articles from the official site, Halowaypoint.com, or from fellow Halo fan sites. As I continue this blog, I hope to help gamers who want advice on the games, as well as any collectors with regards to where to find collectibles as well as deals, coupons and so on. You can also follow me on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/HaloFanForLife or Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/halofanforlife11. Welcome to my blog and I hope you’ll come back again and again. -Sal