RPG for water rockets

Japan's Marudai has brought forth upon this world a new form of water gun: a water rocket-propelled grenade launcher, which fires water balloons bottle rockets a great distance. As the machine-translated text says, "This toy is a toy and enjoy the recoil when firing injection. Please observe the rules and manners play within the terms stipulated." Can't argue with that.

(Thanks, Fipi Lele!)


  1. Not suitable for travel.

    Very cool toy, though I can think of all sorts of panics and police overreactions if you weren’t careful with it.

    I wonder if it would be possible to make a paintball version of it.

    1. Yah, I can’t see any potential problem with this in our panic based society.  No sir-ree.

    1. Yeah, says on the website “Pet Bottle Launcher”, and I think that Pet means Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and not a little animal that lives with you.

      1. This is correct – it’s for the plastic drink bottles. Not sure if there’s a specific size required/suggested as I only skim-read the page.

        1. From the image i would say your typical 1.5l bottle.

          Btw, i love their manga ad image down the page. Girls in bikinies running around on the beach with RPGs, woho :D

  2. I don’t think its balloons. Looks like a new take one of my favorite childhood toy the water rocket. Destined to land on the neighbors roof.

  3. There should be no recoil from the device if designed properly, just like all true “rockets” as opposed to “guns.”

    1. Having built several of these in a more DIY fashion, I can attest that there is no significant recoil. However, having stood in the backwash of the rocket exhaust, you’re properly wet afterwards, a toy best enjoyed on very hot days.

      1. I’ve taken those small water rocket exhausts to the face and eyes before… that is NOT a nice feeling. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw this guy staring straight down the barrel.

  4. So… not a role playing game for water balloons? Or about water balloons? I was looking forward to seeing how they roll D20’s.

    Of course, the problem with a water balloon RPG would be that they have one freakin’ hit point at most, then *splash*.

  5. How about a sabot-type thingy cradling the water balloon? The sabot falls away after launch. 

  6. I like the warnings: 

    “When they hit the person, you may be asked to crime even if it is not intentional.

    When flying towards the car and bicycle, may lead to a traffic accident when the driver surprised even without exposure.

    If you defeat the third-party assets of housing, automotive, and power lines can cause liability.”

    I’ve got no idea what the third one means.  Anyone? 

    Also, who is importing this to the US?  Any online stores carry this?  I think I need one.  Or maybe two.  :)

  7. I needs a little whistle in the nose to simulate the sound of a passing rpg and traumatize any PTSD vets in the area.

  8. That’s a $362.80 toy. You can buy a real rocket launcher tube off ebay for less than that.

  9. Beat the HEAT(yeah, yeah, I know; but ‘beat the HESH’ just doesn’t make any sense) with the aqua-RPG!

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