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Post by isoaker » Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:49 pm

For those who've seen new soakers appearing on local store shelves, this thread is for posting up what you found, where you found it, and, if possible, how much you saw things were being sold for. This would be good for others to get an idea where to look for what and how much to expect to pay. I realize some have already done similar things in the other threads, but that info is a little scattered and a single thread would better organize the info IMO.

Sadly for me, I've got nothing to report regarding 2005 soakers yet.

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Post by Adrian » Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:25 pm

Ok, here's my report from Northeast Wisconsin.

Target:New Helixes, Vaporizors, Hydroblades, MXD2000s, MXD3000 2packs, Arctic Shocks, Devastators, Flash Floods, and Triple Shots

Kmart:New Blazers

Walmart:New Gremlins and Liquidators

Shopko:New Vaporizors, Triple Shots, Flash Floods, and one forlorn Wookie Blaster

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Post by Adrian » Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:29 pm

Kmart revised:Blazer recolors, Xenons, Gremlins, and Super Soaker Arctic Shocks.

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Post by isoaker » Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:12 pm

Zellers (Canada): 2003/2004 old stock appearing (i.e. a few Max-D and EES Super Soakers)
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Post by hunter » Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:57 pm

At terget the prices for the STE line are as follows:
FF:$20USD
triple shot:$10USD

I don't remember the prices for other guns, but I kicked my brother's butt with the FF(It's still not a very good CPS, though :( )

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Post by Adrian » Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:22 pm

Kohls:New Liquidators, Triple Shots, MXD2000 2packs, MXD3000 2packs, and new MXD6000s.

The MXD6000s are among the worst recolors I've ever seen. Cranberry base with an orange tank. Someone must've been smoking some strange stuff when they came up with that colorway

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Post by isoaker » Sun Feb 27, 2005 4:49 pm

Amazon.com has the Wookiee Water Blaster selling for $14.99 (list price is $19.99)

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Post by soakerman » Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:27 am

Target: Triple Shot $9.99
Flash Flood $19.99
Aquapack Dev $29.99

they are also selling some really weird looking recolored MAX-D-3000's
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Post by Adrian » Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:09 pm

Kmart revisited:Lightning recolors, two WW pistols, and a whole bunch of weak 6Flags guns, in addition to the previously listed stuff.

Big Bee, kids are gonna love you and liberals are gonna hate you for those Lightning recolors! Black, purple, and yellow! Dang that's awesome! Those will be excellent for night-fighting. Good job!

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Post by isoaker » Sat Mar 05, 2005 7:33 pm

Toys'R'Us (Chicago, IL)--
* prices in USD

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Aquapack Devastator $29.99
Wookie Blaster $14.99
Flash Flood $19.99
Mt. Tiki Soki $19.99
Arctic Shock
XP270 Dual Pack

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Gremlin $4.99
Cricket $4.99
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Post by DX » Sat Mar 05, 2005 7:58 pm

and liberals are gonna hate you for those Lightning recolors!


What's wrong with black, purple, and yellow?

Anyway, is the Flash Flood worth it at $20? I bought my 3200 for $20, so that's the current yardstick:p Either way that is not an unreasonable price and I think I'll be getting a FF once I locate a Target somewhere around here.




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Post by Adrian » Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:05 pm

The majority of people trying to ban evil, gun-looking toys are liberal-minded. And the Lightning recolor is dark enough to be gun-looking.

The Flash Flood is definitely worth the $20. It's like a CPS 2000 in pistol form. Serious, the power is totally comparable.

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Post by Hyperion330 » Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:01 pm

At a Target here in Louisiana:
Helix recolors
Vaporizer recolors
Hydor Blades
Liquidators
Flash Floods
Triple Shots
Devastators
Arctic Shocks
Max-D 3000 double packs

Seems to me that the Flash Flood and Triple Shot are pretty promising, and the Devastator looks like a good candidate for modding (mainly nozzle-drilling and Collosus). Halo 2 style dual-wielding goodness!

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EDIT: Unfortunately, I didn't buy any. Somewhat pressed for money right now...

EDIT#2: Do the CPS soakers of the 2005 line have Max-D style triggers? The Flash Flood trigger seemed to click, but it might've just been very stiff.




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Post by Adrian » Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:51 am

All SoakerTag Elite guns use MXD trigger technology.

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Post by hunter » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:31 am

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Here's the FFs firing chamber
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Post by Adrian » Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:09 am

LOL That's one TEENY TINY CPS chamber! :D Got some good power on it though. Anbody else notice the rubber "neck" of the chamber covers the end of the pipe, but it appears to be clamped below the "neck?" Weird.

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Post by Crashdummy » Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:12 pm

Wow, that chamber is so small. Maybe the plastic clamp can be removed and a metal one put farther down so more water can be allowed into the chamber. :)

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Post by Hyperion330 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:02 pm

How does that hold 12 oz.? :O


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Post by marauder » Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:18 pm

It's rubber so naturally, it expands. The chambers for the CPS 1000, 1200, 2100, and 1500/1700 look really small too. Maybe not that small, but pretty close.
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Post by emperor_james » Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:54 pm

Yesterday I actually found two CPS 2100s at Academy Sports :) There was also one of the little proce listings for a Splashzooka, but there weren't any left. I would say it is worth checking out.

edit: The 2100s were $25.




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