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Zero Toys

Vapor Blaster

Launch Your Own Fog Rings

If you tried to talk to kids about toroidal vortices and the mechanics behind the swirling donut-shaped rings, it might be tough to hold their attention. But if you put ray blasters in their hands and let them make their own smoke rings? Science is suddenly tons of fun.

That’s the mission of Joel and Alan Aronie, two engineers who grew up inventing gadgets with the tools in their basement. The brothers never stopped tinkering, and today they run Zero Toys, which makes toys that are designed to stimulate kids’
curiosity.

The brothers’ Zero Blaster produces smoke-like rings. It has a refillable reservoir that holds fog juice (a nontoxic liquid containing propylene glycol). The Zero Blaster uses heat to vaporize the fog juice, and the smoke-like vapor makes it possible to see each spinning puff of air (toroidal vortex) the ray gun emits.

The Zero Blaster is a quirky toy with a retro feel. A bright blue LED light illuminates the vapor rings, which measure about 2-4 inches in diameter and can travel up to 12 feet before disappearing. Kids can experiment to make the rings ricochet off other rings, or float through bigger rings. The vapor rings have a mysterious, ethereal quality that keeps kids -- and adults -- captivated. It’s the toy everyone wants to try.

-- Ann
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Emmanuel
    Emmanuel

    Hello, I'm Emmunuel and I'm excited to be here with the Daily Grommet today. I’m the guy who can spell, add, and type quite well. At Zero Toys, we're all generally interested in spreading joy and piquing kids curiosity about the world around them. Most of all, we're very friendly and I'm ready to answer any of your questions.

  •  Stan
    Stan
    12/7/2012 12:36 PM

    Can you get refills when vapor is used up?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    12/7/2012 1:06 PM

    @ Stan

    Hi Stan,

    Yes, refills will be available for purchase and sold separately. You'll see the details below the price and the refills under related Grommets.

    Here is a direct link to the refills: Fog Fluid Refill

  • Emmanuel
    Emmanuel – Special Guest
    12/7/2012 1:38 PM

    Yes, Stan, you can order more fluid. It is most available.

    emmanuel

  •  Judy
    Judy
    12/7/2012 12:49 PM

    Good question, Sam.

    I hope we can.

  •  belinda
    belinda
    12/7/2012 12:53 PM

    Sounds like an e-cigarette without the inhaling.

  •  Maria
    Maria
    12/7/2012 1:15 PM

    How long does the fog juice last?

    Inside and outside safe?

    Any limitations/restrictions?

    non-toxic?

  • Emmanuel
    Emmanuel – Special Guest
    12/7/2012 1:42 PM

    @ Maria

    Hi Maria,

    In terms of the Zero Blaster, you get between 20,000 and 25,000 rings per 3 oz. bottle, one of which comes with the Blaster. It is safe inside and out, yes. As far as limitations or restrictons, I would not recommend it for an asthmatic child. And yes, it is non-toxic. All the best, emmanue

  • jen
    jen
    12/7/2012 1:51 PM

    What age is this recommended for? thanks!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    12/7/2012 2:14 PM

    @jen Hi Jen,

    It's recommended that kids ages 8+ use this product, yet could be used with younger children, provided there is adult assistance and supervision.

  • Rachel
    Rachel
    12/7/2012 1:59 PM

    I was excited to order this product because it looks really cool.

    Then I read in the details those three dreaded words...

    "MADE IN CHINA"

    Not interested in buying it now. Too bad... it looked like a lot of fun.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    12/7/2012 2:07 PM

    @Rachel

    We love that you support made in the U.S.A. products we have a category filled with them here. http://www.dailygrommet.com/products/good-deeds/made-in-the-usa

    We're glad you think it looks like fun, we think so too.

  •  Ardis Nicholson
    Ardis Nicholson
    12/7/2012 3:05 PM

    Will these be able to ship before Christmas. I love them. The smoke ring thingy is what I'm talking about.

    thanks

  • Emmanuel
    Emmanuel – Special Guest
    12/7/2012 3:36 PM

    @ Ardis Nicholson

    Hello Ardis! The Daily Grommet is fully stocked and ready to ship our Zero Blasters. They will arrive in plenty of time for Christmas (provided you order relatively soon). Thanks for your interest in our Toys!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    12/7/2012 3:36 PM

    @ Ardis Nicholson Hi Ardis, yes, they will ship before christmas. They are available to ship now. It's always recommended to order sooner rather than later during the holiday season. We hope you enjoy it.

  • Ardis
    Ardis
    12/7/2012 4:00 PM

    @Amy Bernstein

    I have 3 of these in my cart. Are they eligible for free shipping because that doesn't seem to be an option?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    12/7/2012 4:11 PM

    @Ardis Nicholson Hi Ardis, 3 of these puts you at just under $75 which is what's needed for free shipping. If you order a refill in addition (located under price, next to related grommets) that would qualify you for free shipping. If you have any further questions, you can always contact customer support via email at customersupport@dailygrommet.com or by phone at

    877-862-0222 ext 210

  • Ardis
    Ardis
    12/7/2012 4:20 PM

    @Amy Bernstein

    Thank you. I'm a buckethead and can't add properly. I will take your advice and get some of the refill mix. Thanks!

  • Ardis
    Ardis
    12/7/2012 4:28 PM

    @Amy Bernstein

    Okay now I'm officially crazy! I've looked all over this site started with "related Grommets" and cannot find the refills. Help me!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    12/7/2012 5:30 PM

    @Ardis Nicholson Hi Ardis,

    Directly underneath "Add to Cart" you should see a vertical bar that say 'Related Grommets" at the top. The first one listed is "Zero Toys: Super Zero Fog Fluid (3 oz) - Additional Refill". If you're still having trouble, feel free to call customer service and they should be able to easily add this to your cart for you.

    Here is a direct link to the refills: Fog Fluid Refill

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