That, my friends, is the Snowball Blaster gun. My son saw it on TV, and he just must have it.
I actually did go to the store and was going to buy it. But it's quite large, and the snowballs are projected by a very strong piece of rubber, much like a slingshot mechanism. It was hard even for my husband to pull back, and we realized very quickly that all we'd hear was "I can't do this. Daddy, will you help me with this?"... So, we left the store empty handed.
I'm sure by the time Christmas morning rolls around, and he's buried under a pile of other presents, he'll forget all about this thing. Well, until the commercial comes on again.