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While sale and purchase by individuals over the age of 18 of air soft is not restricted in New Jersey (NJ Airsoft laws summarized: http://www.airsoftnj.com/legality/), owning/operating these toys is somewhat risky. - NJ laws unfortunately are very convoluted and complicated by their conflicts with federal laws.
I would highly recommend reading this fairly recent article by a criminal defense attorney in NJ (it is well written and describes in very good detail the risks associated with these toys as well as gives the specific statutes that are most commonly at issue): http://williamcmilleresq.com/2015/01/30/airsoft-pellet-guns-not-all-fun-and-games/
Blank guns (firearms that fire blank ammunition - such as starter pistols or replica firearms) are generally regulated as traditional firearms and require all of the same background checks and regulations as traditional firearms. (The reason being that they can be readily converted to "fire a projectile" - thus making them a firearm.
Firing of blank guns (assuming appropriate registration/etc.) is then subject to local noise control ordinances, and pointing such devices at an individual can be charged as an assault (creating fear of imminent physical harm or death in a reasonable person (pointing a gun at someone)).