The Water Warriors Gargantua X is the newest water blaster for the Water Warriors Brand by Buzz Bee Toys Inc. Unlike the original Water Warriors Gargantua (2016), the 2020 Water Warriors Gargantua X features a spring instead of an internal rubber bladder pressure chamber.
The Trident is aptly names since it produces three streams with every pump. However, the Trident has a functioning trigger that allows one to toggle whether the streams are parallel (default setting) or spread (trigger fully pulled). One can theoretically set the nozzles apart at a variety of angles by only partially pulling the trigger, but this is tricky to do in practice since it is a pump-action blaster that requires continuous arm movement to generate its streams.
Looks like there’s at least one new Water Warriors water blaster for 2019, the Water Warriors Trident.
The Water Warriors Trident appears to be a pump-action water blaster with three nozzles. The nozzles can be spread apart at varying angles by pulling on the trigger. In this sense, I’d classify this as a novelty blaster with some actual tactical benefit in the field. Of course, need to see how the streams actually perform.
I’ll admit I’ve been a lot slower at updates the past little while, but life has been occupying more of my free time than previously. I don’t expect things to free up much in the foreseeable future, but consider updates to be slower, but far from forgotten.
That said, I was in Hong Kong the other week and got to visit Alex Brand Buzz Bee Holdings’ HK Headquarters (see pic of the front desk above). Understandably, I couldn’t take too make pics inside their offices, but was fun to visit there are meet some of the people who work there as well.
However, taking a step back, what do we define as a high performance water blaster? Sure, attributes like styling, build, ergonomics, and durability are important, but they are not measures of performance (or are they?) For sake of argument, this current discussion will focus on water stream generation performance. However, even limiting the discussion to this still leaves plenty of room for a lot of complexity. Perhaps in some future article, we can view water blasters more holistically.
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!