Came across a page for a new water blaster by Hasbro Inc. for 2023 on Target:
The Wave Spray appears to be a pump-action water blaster whose nozzles oscillate up and down during the pump-cycle to create wave-shaped streams. There appear to be three nozzles arranged in a plane that are powered by this blaster’s pump. How much and how quickly the angle of the stream changes as pumping occurs is currently unknown. Moreover, how useful this spray pattern is during battles remains to be seen.
Based on additional images from the page, these Hydro Balls appear to be comprised of two hemispheres in which one half can rotate(?)/fit into the other to create an opening for filling. Somehow, upon impact, these Hydro Balls are supposed to open, splashing their target with water.
Based on my previous experiences with Storm: Tsunami Balls, I would want to test these on some inanimate object first before commenting more.
There will likely be other water blasters bearing the Nerf Super Soaker logo for 2023, but these are the first new products I’ve found information on to date. More info to come as it becomes available.
Happy March 192nd… at least, that’s how it feels to me. Spring and Summer, 2020, have been anything but normal due to the global SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic. Granted, all things considering, I count my blessings as I recognize so many others have had to face serious health issues for themselves, friends, and/or loved ones. Others have faced devastating events from natural disasters to man-made catastrophes.
Looking to find some fun and hope, I finally found some time to work on some updates to iSoaker.com, finally adding in some additional pages and images for other new 2020 water blasters. Alas, while I have managed to have a few water blaster skirmishes over the summer, I have yet to find the time to test any of the 2020 water blasters to any meaningful degree and do not foresee much likelihood of doing much additional testing.
As such, my current plan is to try to measure a few additional stats and write up a brief review for each of the 2020 water blaster models, primarily based on my estimation on how they would perform. Hopefully, once 2021 rolls around, I may consider revisiting some of these water blasters and doing proper testing.
I hope those reading this remain safe, healthy, and as happy as can be during these difficult times. Soak on!
Found a couple of images of the upcoming Nerf Super Soaker XP 20. Not sure why they are using “XP” when these models clearly based on the original series (see: Super Soaker SS 20) Naming is even more confusing since there is a Super Soaker XP 20 as well.
Time will tell how well these remodels actually perform.