November 03 2008 / by John Heylin
Category: Gadgets Year: 2008 Rating: 7 Hot
If you’re constantly on the losing team during snowball fights, this nifty hand-held gadget from Hammacher Schlemmer could ensure your survival. “This toy blaster makes and launches softball-sized snowballs up to 50’, allowing rapid, long-range assaults during neighborhood snowball confrontations.” It also packs it’s own snowballs, you only have to cram the snow into it. It works using a slingshot-like launcher so there’s no need to use batteries or worry about decreased performance. The best thing about it is that it’s pretty basic technology so it keeps the cost down.
We’ve all dreamed of being able to launch snowballs like Will Ferrell in the movie Elf. All we need now is a snowball turret for snow fortresses and possible buckets of ice slush in lieu of boiling oil.