Still miss the classic 1990s Nerf Bow N Arrow?
Perhaps you could try the new version instead, the Nerf Big Bad Bow!
The Big Bad Bow (BBB) has a familiar bow style, but this time in a compound bow design with pulleys and such (these pulleys and strings are only cosmetic, they don't aid in the firing mechanism).
The package comes with 3 x Nerf Foam Arrows. There are 2 attachment holders on the BBB to mount the spare foam arrows on standby.
To fire, just pull back the rear handle and this action will prime its spring plunger mechanism. Once primed, load a foam arrow and you can shoot it like a normal blaster via the trigger.
The firing range is around 30+ ft, similiar to a Nerf Longshot or Recon.
Nerf Big Bad Bow - Box (Front)
Nerf Big Bad Bow - Box (Back)
Nerf Big Bad Bow - Un-Boxed
Nerf Big Bad Bow - Assembled
Nerf Big Bad Bow - Scale Comparison with Nerf Maverick
Nerf Big Bad Bow - Test Fire Video:
Nerf Big Bad Bow at Amazon.com