With the weather finally starting to feel like Spring (nearly a month after the official first day of Spring), I managed to find time to do a little testing of the new pump-action Water Warriors Trident by Buzz Bee Toys Inc.
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.
Check out the review of the Water Warriors Trident (2019) on iSoaker.com for more details.
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.
More information coming soon…
Just got my hands on a couple of new water blasters from Buzz Bee Toys Inc. that are new for 2018: one Adventure Force brand and one Water Warriors brand. Consider this a teaser image.
More info coming soon – soak on!
- Note: Post updated to more accurately list the branding of these water blasters.
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.
Many avid water warfare enthusiasts proclaim “We want high performance water blasters!” Those familiar with the Super Soaker CPS Series will often point back to the water blaster models released between 1996-2002 and declare those are the blasters to serve as golden standards and preferably to beat!
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.
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!
Last weekend, I finally had time when Mother Nature was cooperating well enough to permit me to do some range testing on some of my newer water blaster acquisitions. As noted on iSoaker.com, range tests were completed for the Water Warriors Drench Force, Water Warriors Steady Stream X, Xshot Typhoon Thunder, Nerf Super Soaker DartFire, Nerf Super Soaker Zombie Strike Revenge Infector, Adventure Force Super Storm, and Adventure Force Hydro Blitz. For those interested in the various stats, please visit the specific water blaster model’s page of interest. Instead of merely listing results in this post, I want to share some of my other observations from the range tests. Continue reading “Thoughts on Water Gun / Water Blaster Range Testing (2017)”
Buzz Bee Toys (now, technically, Alex Brands Buzz Bee Holdings LLC) has now updated their website. While buzzbeetoys.com still works, but it actually redirects visitors to an Alex Brands URL (http://www.alexbrands.com/pa_brand/buzz-bee-toys/) New products for 2017 are shown and it appears some items may even be for sale online (though none appear available at the moment).
Updated the Water Warriors Water Blaster Evolution Tree to include the new items for 2017.