Super Soakers Billings MT
Kyle and I touched on the Super Soaker during Episode 5 of the Too Much Awesome podcast, as well as during Kyle’s list of his Unattainable Toys from youth, but it’s summer now and along with that has unfortunately come heat. Fortunately for us kids and adults pretending to be kids, the Super Soaker still hasn’t gone out of style. So prepare for war because Super Soakers are getting their just desserts today.
A Historical Account of the Water Armory
As Kyle mentioned, the original version of the Super Soaker was called the Power Drencher, and yes, he’s correct in saying the world would be a very different place if we all had Power Drencher 300’s or something. Power Drencher works better as a Gatorade line, not a toy. God bless the Super Soaker folks for the foresight.
So we know it was originally called the Power Drencher, but who invented it? Well, the Super Soaker’s inventor is a man named Lonnie Johnson, a man that also worked for NASA. Naturally, the guy who invents the world’s most popular water gun has also worked on space shuttles. Only makes sense. Anyway, Johnson looked at the basic design of squirt guns at the time and realized, “Hey, these suck,” so he came up with an inexpensive method to use manually pressurized water tanks instead of simple squeeze or squirt triggers. The results are, as we all know, awesome.
The Choices When Arming Up
Taking a look at the official Super Soaker line over the years has confirmed to me that as a kid there was indeed a number system in place to differentiate size and water-usage for each particular Super Soaker. The standard was the Super Soaker 50, but as Kyle pointed out, he got the Super Soaker 30 because his dad was a jerk. I honestly don’t remember which size I had, but it was just the right size to deliver a powerful drenching. Oh, I see where the name came from. Okay, carry on.
Anyway, Super Soaker expanded its line to include bigger and better guns that improved both the durability of the material and provided better water reserves. Larger water tanks and extra bulbs were added on some models, as well as an instant-fill nozzle on the front, allowing you to attach a special Super Soaker-reloading cap on a garden hose and then press your gun tip-first into the attachment, quickly refueling you for your water-based battle.
I always thought the biggest Super Soakers were the coolest, but they were really ridiculous when it came to water consumption. The Super Soaker 1 Million seemed like a fantastical toy, but I saw it get used every so often and realized it probably wasn’t that cool. Unless you had a flash-refueling tip on it, you weren’t doing much once you ran out of water. Like you have frien...
- Pump Action Super Water Blaster
- Awesome air-powered, pump-pressurized blaster with quick-fill cap
- When you've got your target in your sights, blast away
- And a large capacity tank so you can soak more and refill less
- Soak your opponents in an instant with this motorized Thunderstorm water blaster
- Fully automatic for maximum speed, this blaster lets you just pull the trigger to begin the drenching action
- Fill your water clip, attach it to your blaster and begin sending soaking streams up to 25 feet away
- Motorized, fully automatic water blaster delivers a soaking stream up to 25 feet away
- No pumping needed - just pull the trigger and blast away
Don't let the soaking action stop! Fill up your Nerf Super Soakers Clip System Refill Canister and keep it clipped to your pants or belt. As soon as you run out of water ammo, swap this water clip refill with the empty clip in your Thunderstorm or Tornado Strike water blaster (each sold separately). The lightning-fast clip switch will have you soaking your opponent again in no time! With simple beginnings forty years ago as an orange foam ball, NERF is not only now a key player in action based performance toys but also transcends the toy aisle as a lifestyle brand for kids and adults alike. Whether its working with some of the most notable athletes of the day, sponsoring the Dew Tour with the NERF DART TAG World Championships or bringing a no-holds barred blaster experience to the video game environment, Hasbro, Inc's NERF brand continues to redefine both the sports and toy world.
The lightning-fast clip switch will have you soaking your opponent again in no time!
Water clip refill lets you keep the soaking action going with lightning-fast water refills!
Clip attaches to your pants or belt!
Clip capacity is 10 fluid ounces.
For use with THUNDERSTORM? or TORNADO STRIKE? SUPER SOAKER water blasters (each sold separately).
2 x 5.5 x 8.7 inches ; 7.5 ounces - 7.8 ounces
Manufacturer Recomended Age: 6 years and up
- The lightning-fast clip switch will have you soaking your opponent again in no time
- Water clip refill lets you keep the soaking action going with lightning-fast water refills
- Clip attaches to your pants or belt
- Clip capacity is 10 fluid ounces
- For use with Thunderstorm or Tornado Strike Super Soaker water blasters (each sold separately)