Super Soaker Thunderstorm: water pistol that uses magazines to reload

The Nerf Super Soaker Thunderstorm eliminates the gigantic, unwieldy reservoirs of earlier models and replaces them with compact "magazines" that can be snapped in for more ammo. It's battery-powered, which is a bit of a downer (there's something really satisfying about pressurizing the gun with your muscles and then letting it go!), but all in all, looks like good summer fun.

Nerf Super Soaker Thunderstorm (via Red Ferret)

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    1. Oh yeah, a friend’s parents got him a couple of the MAC 10 versions, and we spent a summer burning through batteries with those things. Those were the days.

  1. Quite a long time ago – late 80’s or early 90’s – I picked up a couple of black, Uzi shaped battery powered water guns that used clips. I don’t think they had the range of this device, and the clip system was a bit more primitive.

    Still, looks like a good idea improved upon.

    1. Yup. Back in the early summer of ’86 a friend and I, fresh HS graduates, modified a 2-liter Coke bottle with an extended tube running into the Entertech, replacing where the clip plugged in. We drove around in his car, bottle in the floorboard, wailing on people out the window with a minimum need for reloads.

      With toys that realistic we’re lucky we didn’t get shot. Especially since this was in AZ. You could never get away with that today.

      1. Back when I was a student those things were all the rage. We used to have running battles up and down the halls of residence. (Sorry maintenance guys).

        One group decided to take it take it somewhere more public and ended up face down in the mud with armed police covering them. GIven that UK police reckon being in possession of a suspicious accent and a table leg is sufficient grounds for lethal force they got away lightly…

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Stanley

  2. One cool thing about the battery powered ones is if you buy them on clearance, they’re a good source for water pumps to hack into projects.

  3. Entertech water guns:

    I managed to score a Entertech knockoff (Takara/Tomy?) NIB at a garage sale last year for a buck.

  4. “There’s something really satisfying about pressurizing the gun with your muscles and then letting it go!” – Your Freudian Slip is showing….

  5. The modders are going to love these. I can imagine one done up as a Warhammer 40K heavy bolter.

  6. “…there’s something really satisfying about pressurizing the gun with your muscles and then letting it go!”
    Paging Dr Freud…

  7. When are they going to outlaw these high capacity water gun magazines?

    Or are they going to retreat behind the tired “Water guns don’t soak people. People soak people.”

  8. I always loved SuperSoakers, and once I found one with a backpack tank, I thought myself invincible. But then my nephew reminded me of something I never should have forgotten:

    Nobody’s ever lost a backyard water-war when armed with this old standby.

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