The National Parenting Center

SEAL OF APPROVAL WINNER

Spring 2012

Hydro Blaster

It just wouldn’t be summer without a new way to blast your friends with a powerful stream of water, right? Prime Time has got a new pump action blaster that is lightweight and man, can it shoot water. Our testers reported blasting friends from as far a 60 feet away. Perfect for play at the pool because you need to fill up from a water source for each blast. The action of feeling the Blaster fill up with water as you pull back on the handle, along with the excitement of figuring out just who you are going to blast made this a huge hit with children of all ages (that’s right, we’re looking at you Dad). The bright colors that the Blaster come in make it visually appealing even before you get it home.

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Recommended Age: 6 and Up
Price: $ 12.99

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A Seal of Approval review involves a multi-step process conducted over an eight-week period.

Parents and children, experience and review submitted products and services either already released or coming to market.

Participants fill out questionnaires for each product or service they test. They score based on 13 levels of criteria including quality, appeal, design, price, packaging, directions, desirability, stimulation, replay factor and more. Results are based on both statistical averaging and comments received by testers.

There are three testing periods each year:

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* Winners of the Seal will be announced in a media release which is distributed to over 4700 media outlets including Facebook, Mommy bloggers and TV station websites.

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