Of the ten-metre wide stall of NERF guns in Hamleys, there were TWO options “for girls”. First of all, why should there be a separate option? Are the blue and orange NERF guns not good enough for all genders?

There are no girls featured on the front of the blue and orange guns, only boys who look very serious and in the middle of a NERF battle. Then this “Rebelle” range has girls posing for the camera (who has a NERF battle in a Charlie’s Angel pose?!) and only offers two types, both clearly a few steps down from model below them.

Sorry, NERF. I’m not buying any of your “Rebelle” range. In fact, I’ll quite happily take it out with my N-Strike Elite Strongarm.