The Changing Water Blaster / Water Gun Landscape

Posted an article on iSoaker.com to share my thoughts on: The Changing Water Blaster / Water Gun Landscape

Excerpt from the article:

However, one thing is for certain: the entire water blaster category’s footprint is shrinking in retail stores. I recall the days back in the 1980s and 1990s when, during spring, water blasters and water guns would occupy at least one entire side of a toy aisle (from 16′ to 24′, sometimes over 40′ of shelving space, floor to ceiling). Today, walking down the toy aisles, I would be lucky to find a water blaster section occupying 4′ or 8′ of shelf space with the remainder of the seasonal water toy aisle is now occupied by pool toys, beach toys, and other water play-related items.

Hope you guys find these thoughts informative in these challenging times. Soak on!

New “Splash” Graphics Added to iSoaker.com for 2017

Some more landing page “splash” graphics have been added into the random image display for iSoaker.com. I’ll admit that while I’ve toyed with the idea of making the background image of the header for iSoaker.com also random, I realized it became overly distracting when browsing pages. Changing images are good in some places, but consistency tends to win out for navigational elements.

Xshot Typhoon Thunder (2017) Review Posted

Just posted the Xshot Typhoon Thunder water gun review onto iSoaker.com. This lesser known brand by Zuru has released some trigger and piston-based water blasters this year. The Typhoon Thunder is the middle-size of the other models in the Xshot line (seen on the back of its box). Read on to learn more on this newer brand of water blasters.

Acquired: Water Warriors Drench Force (2017)

The Water Warriors Drench Force is the largest of the new water blasters released by Buzz Bee Toys for 2017. It is a large syringe-type water blaster with a top-mounted reservoir, but features a novel nozzle valve. On its packaging, it prominently displays the phrase: “Blasts up to 50 feet!” Will definitely be doing range testing on this water blaster!

More info to come…