Blasters are popular with boys in the tween, teenage and adult age ranges. Recently, Mattel released a new line of blasters, BoomCo.
These plastic dart toy blasters are air powered, without any batteries required. They travel distances around 20 yards and have a unique, self-stick technology on the top of the dart that also allows them to be used for target games. For retail locations and more information, view my BoomCo review on About.com toys.
I also included a few YouTube videos where you can see a demonstration of the Rapid Madness and Twisted Spinner blasters.
Disclosure: I received the following BoomCo blaster toys for review, any opinions are my own.