"I know it said 7+ on the box but I wanted to try the feature of the burst opening up. I found that if you try to launch it with Cole wearing his ninja wrap it will either barely spin and fall or spin but not open up. Cole wearing the hat will make it so you have to push really hard to get it to open up and spin. I was finally able to get it to work well with Cole not wearing any head accessories. Also, there is an ugly blue rubber band around the burst. Overall I would recommend this for younger kids but they might get discouraged."