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Manufacturer: Larami Ltd. / now Hasbro Inc.

Class:  Elastic - Bladder  Hose

  Item Number: 9857-0
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 1999 / 2000
  Availability: No Longer Made


Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 1550.00 g (54.77 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 2300.00 mL (76.67 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: N/A
  Pump Volume: N/A Ratings .:

Power: 30

Range: 60

Encumbrance: 65

Ergonomics: 70

Capacity: 70

Overall: 70

Blaster Dimensions :: 23.0 cm (9.06 ") x 8.0 cm (3.15 ") x 17.0 cm (6.69 ")

Hose Dimensions :: 93.0 cm (36.61 ") x 2.0 cm (0.79 ") x 2.0 cm (0.79 ")

Backpack Dimensions :: 14.0 cm (5.51 ") x 28.0 cm (11.02 ") x 46.0 cm (18.11 ")

Length x Width x Height

Version Colours .:



Pressure Chamber



1 ::

Purple / Yellow

Nozzle Information: 1 Nozzle Selector (4 settings) .:


Range (level)

Range (45°)


iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

1.5x ::

5.0 m (16.4')

8.0 m (26.25')

67.0 mL/s (2.23 oz./s)



30.0 s

Fan ::

3.0 m (9.84')

4.0 m (13.12')

92.0 mL/s (3.07 oz./s)



20.0 s

8.5x ::

5.0 m (16.4')

7.0 m (22.97')

292.0 mL/s (9.73 oz./s)



7.0 s

Power Burst ::

4.0 m (13.12')

6.0 m (19.69')

31.0 mL/s (1.03 oz./s)



70.0 s


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iS SuperSoaker scbigtrouble_01tbContrary to its name, the Super Soaker SC Big Trouble might better have been named the "SC Mini Pak". The SC Big Trouble is the smallest single piece backpack Super Soaker available. Being a backpack weapon, most of the weight is placed onto one's shoulder: a definite bonus. The blaster section features 4 nozzle settings: 1.5x, Fan Blast, 8.5x and a Power Burst setting. On power burst, the SC Big Trouble fires four parallel streams forward, each stream having a diameter around 0.5x. As a 2000 Super Charger backpack, no pumping is required, but one needs to have a QFD available to recharge the backpack. The amount of water the backpack contains is decent, but will not last too long away from a QFD. Thankfully, thanks to its small size, carrying an additional weapon is still a feasible option.

iS SuperSoaker scbigtrouble_09tbIn the end, the Super Soaker SC Big Trouble has a good feel to it and would put up a good fight in any small engagement or as a back-up weapon. On its 8.5x setting, it can dish out water as fast as the larger CPSs, but not as long or as far.


Small-in-hand, relatively light, and easy to carry. Despite its size, it packs good power. The nozzle settings allow one to conserve water or give the enemy a good dose of water. No pumping required.


Can only be charged at a QFD. Backpack size carries limited water and can be difficult to wear properly for larger individuals. As a single piece weapon, one must be careful with parts, especially where the hose attaches to the blaster and backpack. Any compromise in the seals and water will continually be lost. Not all the water in the reservoir is pressurized resulting in the loss of about 300mL worth of dead weight (this lingering 300mL needs to be emptied when storing).

:: Submitted Reviews

SC Big Trouble Review By Aqua-Flash | Posted: 20110114

The SC Big Trouble is basically the Power Pak’s little brother, and to be honest, you couldn’t blame it for hating it’s big brother, as the Power Pak pretty much set a pretty high standard to follow.  The Big Trouble while not being as outrageously crazy as the Power Pak, still has enough in it to say to its opponents that it is ‘Big Trouble,’ and will soak the crap out of anything that comes near.

The Big Trouble is pretty simple, just a small four nozzle mini blaster with a release valve and hose connector/charging nozzle with a tube connecting to a around two litre cylindrical CPS chamber in a rather odd shaped plastic backpack.  Looks like one of those things you see out of one of those kiddie alien movie/cartoons, mind you, the Big Trouble unlike the Power Pak is in a way aimed at the younger audience.  The colours are funky good kinda.  The nozzle settings are like the Power Pak’s but smaller, there’s the long firing 1.5x, the useless the Sweep Stream (just basically a fan nozzle, better for watering plants), the devastating 8.5x nozzle and the long firing but pretty useless Power Burst nozzle.  Main thing is 1.5x is there for conserving and pretty soaking too, and 8.5x is there if you can’t wait and just want to make your opponents clothes stick to them like a sloppy adhesive.  The whole blaster weight being on your back makes the whole thing very light and agile, so when your opponents run off and try to pump they’ll be so frustrated as you’ll be right on them and drowning them.  Another thing to note is how the blaster has a pressure gauge again just using the firing chamber on the backpack, like the Power Pak it is a bit pointless though since you can’t see it when filling.

Problem with the Big Trouble is, well, I just can’t help but feel that it could have been a bit better.  I mean only half of the nozzles are useful for battling being the 1.5x and 8.5x nozzles, and while fan is always going to be useless, the Power Burst could have at least been a bigger more soaking non stream setting, sure it lasts ages but we want something on a blaster like this that strikes more instant terror than that, at least the Power Pak had a Saturator nozzle which was terrifying, and that’s what made the blaster fantastic in so many ways.  It is very easy to waste your water quickly on 8.5 x too, so make it count.  Also, the backpack is a weird goofy shape for my liking, looks almost too kiddie, it would be better if the backpack was just plain square/rectangular.  Holding less than it’s brother you can run out quicker given it holds around the same as CPS 2100 sized blasters.  The final problem just like the Power Pak is how it is Quick Fill Device dependant only, so if you don’t have one, then it becomes useless basically.

The SC Big Trouble is underrated, as it can pretty much cause death by water in an instant, however it is not perfect, the Power Pak when it comes to all out fear and devastation is still the one to get, however at least the Big Trouble is more durable with way less to go wrong.  It packs a good punch just like what many good old Larami blasters could do and is worth a purchase if you see one.  Being underrated is good in this case, as it sure can give opponents a shock.  It’s just a shame how well, it could have been better, but oh well, not a bad blaster at all though that can cause ‘Big Trouble.’

Using the SC Big Trouble

Even though it is a smaller CPS/SC backpack blaster, given you don’t need to pump at all most blasters are approachable because of the high soakage, shot time and mobility.

Against the SC Big Trouble

Everyone approach with caution, unless you have a Power Pak or a large CPS, which even then is hard, then just well, do the best you can to soak the user at every opportunity, mainly when it retreats to refill is best.  Or you could just cheat and steal the user’s Quick Fill Device.



















Review by rinkydinkysplat | Posted: 20050421

The Big Trouble is an awesome water gun. It is a backpack gun with a 70oz. water capacity. The water capacity is enough but it only lasts 7 seconds on the 8.5x nozzle, although it does provide great soakage. The 1.5 nozzle lasts for a while (~45 seconds) and has fair range. The range is about ~27 feet on the 1.5 nozzle which is okay. There is also a fan blast which could be useful for spraying groups of enemies and another nozzle which is like 4 .5x nozzles arranged in a square. It is pretty much the same as the 1.5 nozzle but has slightly better range. There is a satisfying kickback on the 8.5x nozzle. The gun feels pretty durable but since it is a backpack gun, there might be some leakage after a looooong time using it.
-8.5x is a great nozzle
-Long shot times on 1.5x nozzle

-Very comfortable
-Runs out of water rather quickly on 8.5x
-Not a very large water capacity compared to ANY other backpack gun and some large single piece guns (ex. CPS 2700, CPS 1200, Monster, Monster X, etc.)
-Straps won't fit on larger people
SCORES: (Out Of 10)
Shot Time-7
Reviewer's Tilt-9
Overall-8.2 GOOD

Review by Veteran | Posted: 20040722

The Big Trouble is one of the best base defense guns made. Although it can only fill from a Quick Fill Device, I’ve timed the smallest nozzle to firing nonstop for a whole minute. You could fight against opponents nonstop for that time while they were busy pumping. If not a main weapon, it’s a great backup because it’s the lightest backpack Super Soaker I’ve ever used, your back feels none of the strain that results from wearing a CPS3200 backpack. It can refill fast, it only takes about 8-10 seconds to fill completely. The smaller nozzles’ ranges are a little short, but the largest nozzle more than makes up for it. It can jettison the whole tank at your opponent in about 8 seconds, in about 3 they’ll be running away. Since the gun itself is small, you could easily create a holster for it as you would a pistol water gun. The 4-shot nozzle is a little useless, it all blends into one stream. Other than that, it’s one of the best guns I’ve ever used. The streams on the smaller nozzles don’t begin to fall short until the last 5 seconds, so you have good long streams until the end.

Pros: Light for a backpack gun, great nozzles and has great shot time for an SC.

Cons: Only SC compatible

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