By Ben Bowers
on 8.16.10

The Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS ($55) is not the toy of your childhood… unless your childhood involved laying waste (safely) to entire villages. Powered by six D batteries, The ECS (Electronic Clip System), pumps out one of the gun’s three included 18 dart clips in mere seconds. In case you’re a little rusty on Nerf ammunition capabilities, 18 darts is the highest capacity clip the company has ever created. As a bonus, Nerf throws in a back up clip of 6 darts, in the event you get pinned down during an extended cubicle battle. Last but not least, the Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS Gun also ships with a detachable shield for blocking returning fire in close quarters and a bipod stand for turret like positioning. Deemed the best Nerf gun ever by Popular Mechanics, the ECS is available for pre-order (officially ships in September). Our recommendation: order one and spend your time waiting for arrival plotting your methods to can own Jr. once it arrives. Isn’t parenthood fun?

Buy Now: $55