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by cantab
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: PRODUCT RECALL on Nerf Super Soaker XP20 and XP30.
Replies: 1
Views: 85

PRODUCT RECALL on Nerf Super Soaker XP20 and XP30.

https://consumercare.hasbro.com/en-gb/r ... nformation

Well snap. Seems like it might only affect examples sold in Europe.
by cantab
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Watergun with an integrated water balloon launcher
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Watergun with an integrated water balloon launcher

Nice.

Am I right in thinking the water gun part is a standard separate PC design using the accumulator tank for the PC? How's the launcher pressurised?
by cantab
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Humor & Fun
Topic: xkcd
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: xkcd

The alt text :cps2000: :lol:
by cantab
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: SC Power Pak (without filler)
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: SC Power Pak (without filler)

I'm afraid this has now gone, making its way through the depths of the Royal Mail to a new home.
by cantab
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: CPS 2000 MK 1 Bladder replacement UK
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: CPS 2000 MK 1 Bladder replacement UK

I can't recommend a specific supplier, but from a brief Google it seems it might be easier than in the past to find. However finding stuff that's thick enough, and a supplier that doesn't have a large minimum order, may take some digging. If you still have the previous tubing and the split was near ...
by cantab
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: TOMY Bow Splasher - Unusual 1991 water gun
Replies: 2
Views: 118

TOMY Bow Splasher - Unusual 1991 water gun

I was looking to see if eBay had any good soakers and I came across something unusual, the "Bow Splasher" by toy company Tomy, with a copyright date of 1991. Based on the information on the box, it's essentially a spring loaded piston gun. You'd pull back on the piston to draw water from the reservo...
by cantab
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Just when I thought I'd seen it all. Toilet Paper Blasters.
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Just when I thought I'd seen it all. Toilet Paper Blasters.

Rubber band guns were super popular in Cambridge Assassins back in the day. Probably still are. I had a sweet double-barrelled one but it never worked properly, and a more ordinary pistol which did work well.
by cantab
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: New XP20 review
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: New XP20 review

A fair point considering it's exactly the same colour as the soaker body. But yup, it's air pressure. A few photos now I've been able to copy them over. https://imgur.com/a/zGPfzmT I also just noticed another curiosity. On the back side of the blaster is embossed: © 2018 Hasbro EC Reg. Des. App. All...
by cantab
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: New XP20 review
Replies: 3
Views: 161

New XP20 review

Just got the new XP20, ie the "re-release" of the Super Soaker 20, but branded as an XP for some reason. For the 30 and the 100 that's no problem, but there was already a completely different XP20 so yay confusion! I guess this ended up being a sort of proper review after all. Though I won't give a ...
by cantab
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Water Warriors Power Raider sold under their own branding in UK.
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Water Warriors Power Raider sold under their own branding in UK.

The Power Raider http://www.isoaker.com/Armoury/Analysis/2018/adventure-force-power-raider.php that in the USA is sold under WalMart's store brand, is in the UK and possibly other countries sold under Water Warriors own branding, for example https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/toys/construction-and-...
by cantab
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Just when I thought I'd seen it all. Toilet Paper Blasters.
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Just when I thought I'd seen it all. Toilet Paper Blasters.

Jakks Pacific came out with these last year I think. Two are listed, the "Skid Shot" and the "Sheet Storm". I'm not sure they strictly qualify as water blasters, they shoot something wet at least. Though judging by the small size of the water reservoirs nobody's going to get really soaked by one. ht...
by cantab
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: If you could only have 3 water guns
Replies: 10
Views: 1724

Re: If you could only have 3 water guns

CPS 2000. The legend. Got to be in there. A pair of Arctic Blasts. One for me, one for a loaner. It's a shame the one I had broke, it was such great fun, even threatening the riot blast gets people running. It might not be a "real" CPS but compared to the stuff currently on sale it's still something...
by cantab
Mon May 25, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: What Gimmicks Did You Actually Like?
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: What Gimmicks Did You Actually Like?

It has been a long time indeed. I was reminded of here when I was doing some tidying and ran across a couple of my arsenal. Not sure where the rest are.
by cantab
Mon May 25, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: What Gimmicks Did You Actually Like?
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: What Gimmicks Did You Actually Like?

The Flash Flood and Arctic Blast with the separate regular nozzle and big blast. Just putting my hand on the top trigger was enough to get people running away. It's a shame my AB broke.
by cantab
Mon May 25, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: SC Power Pak (without filler)
Replies: 2
Views: 358

SC Power Pak (without filler)

I'm happy for my SC Power Pak to go to a good home, ie to someone with a QFD to actually use it. I've never shot it so I don't actually know if it works.

Will deliver for free to B postcode area in the UK or will post to UK for cost of postage.
by cantab
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Humor & Fun
Topic: iSoak'D 065: Not Just What They Say - Part 5
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

Re: iSoak'D 065: Not Just What They Say - Part 5

I agree with Andrew in that the worst of the SS downturn is certainly later than 2002. 2007 was perhaps the last OK year, with the Arctic Blast as its standout, albeit not quite as good as the Flash Flood. The Secret Strike also wasn't that bad, not the most powerful thing around but I do like the e...
by cantab
Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Tips & Tactics
Topic: Use of vehicles in water warfare
Replies: 20
Views: 3323

Re: Use of vehicles in water warfare

Well, in Assassins cycle-by shootings were allowed, and not uncommon. Projectile weapons (like nerf guns) were naturally banned from use on or by a cyclist. Commons sense was also advised; cycling with a CPS 2000 has been tried but is not recommended. Punts were also fair game, but canoes and rowing...
by cantab
Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Least Favorite Soaker?
Replies: 29
Views: 5769

Re: Least Favorite Soaker?

The ones that are broken :-P

Besides that...I guess of the ones I have it would be the Lanard Waterbolt. Lame power, then the pump fell out. I prefer the awful-quality pound shop blaster to that, at least the cheap blaster can be excused its rubbishness.
by cantab
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: UK AP Sphinx?
Replies: 5
Views: 5747

Re: UK AP Sphinx?

I think they did. Not 100% sure, but I may have seen one in The Entertainer that lacked the vent hole on the PC that the Hydropower ones have.
by cantab
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Nerf Super Soaker Electrostorm
Replies: 27
Views: 2786

Re: Super Soaker Electrostorm

If it's that small, it might be decent for Assassins. Only if it fires the moment you pull the trigger. In my (limited) experience motorised blasters suffer a slight lag, and a noisy lag at that thanks to the motor. That'll make the difference between a stealth kill and your target diving for cover...