No matter how long it's been since you've held a Nerf gun, you're never too old to shoot foam darts around your home. Now you can get paid to do it. The Toy Zone is looking for reviewers to test out Nerf's new Halo blasters, and they're ready to pay $1170 for the job.
To tie in with the release of Halo Infinite for Xbox on December 8, 2021, the Hasbro toy company is launching new Nerf blasters inspired by the first-person shooter game. The line of products includes the 10-dart Halo Bulldog SG Blaster and the six-dart Nerf Halo Mangler.
The Toy Zone will provide the new range of blasters—plus a Halo Master Chief helmet—for the reviewer to unbox and try out home. After filming an unboxing video, the tester will be expected to capture their play session on camera. They also will have to summarize what they liked and didn't like about the toys, in addition to taking photos of the items. After all that hard work, they get to keep the gear—plus an $1170 paycheck for their trouble.
Though the gig is a Halo fan's dream come true, you don't have to play the video games to test the Nerf blasters. The Toy Zone only asks that you research the franchise and the collaboration with Hasbro before taking the job. The toy review site is also looking for "enthusiasm, [a] sense of childlike curiosity, fresh ideas, and those who have always dreamed of being that kid from the hit Hanks movie Big." Beyond that, no official qualifications are required.
Nerf fans in the U.S. and UK can apply to be the Toy Zone's guest toy tester via their website. To apply, submit your contact information, social media handles, and an explanation of why you'd be perfect for the job. The winning candidate will be announced on November 29, 2021.