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The Armoury Review :: Super Soaker Transformers Water Shooter

.: Statistics measured at iSoaker.com



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Manufacturer: Hasbro Inc.

Class:  Air - Pressurized Reservoir

  Item Number: 52697
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 2006 / 2007
  Patents: 6631830, 6446837
  Availability: No Longer Made

 

Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 1660.00 g (58.66 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 1790.00 mL (59.67 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: N/A
  Pump Volume: Air

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: 10

Range: N/A

Encumbrance: 60

Ergonomics: 60

Capacity: 65

Overall: 65


Blaster Dimensions :: 38.0 cm (14.96 ") x 17.0 cm (6.69 ") x 22.5 cm (8.86 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Version Colours .:

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

1 ::

Yellow
Black
N/A
Grey / Orange
None

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

 

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45°)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

Stream ::

N/A

N/A

58.0 mL/s (1.93 oz./s)

6.83

0

16.0 s

Fan ::

N/A

N/A

58.0 mL/s (1.93 oz./s)

6.83

0

15.0 s

Wide Stream ::

N/A

N/A

76.0 mL/s (2.53 oz./s)

8.95

0

7.0 s

Defense Mode ::

N/A

N/A

48.0 mL/s (1.6 oz./s)

5.65

0

17.0 s


Notes:

  • Most statistics are from models tested by iSoaker.com; individual performance may vary; some models exhibit greater variability than others (i.e. output, range, colours, etc.)
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The Super Soaker Transformers™ Water Shooter in an interesting, Shield Blaster-type Super Soaker released in 2007 to coincide with the release of the Transformers™ (2007) Movie. It features various nozzle settings as well as a retractable circular shield. The Super Soaker Transformers™ Water Shooter also features rather unique overall styling for a Super Soaker with a finger-grip trigger system and an arm strap that secures the blaster to one's forearm. As such, the Transformers™ Water Shooter is more like a water blasting gauntlet as opposed to a typical water blaster.

The Blaster ::

supersoaker_transformers_waterS_15_100Nozzles ::

The Transformers™ Water Shooter features four nozzle settings: stream, fan blast, wide stream, and defensive mode stream. All stream settings are respectably powered by the good-sized pressurized reservoir. Depending on whether one is using this blaster right-handed or left-handed, one must be sure to toggle the intake valve position lever on the inside-facing part of the blaster into the proper position to avoid mist-shots while there is a good amount of water remaining in the reservoir. Due to the design of the blaster, the active nozzle is actually the one on the shield-side of the blaster as opposed to the top or bottom of the blaster when it is mounted on one's arm.

supersoaker_transformers_waterS_21_100The reason for this becomes obvious when the nozzle selector is set to Defense Mode; in this mode, the shield can be deployed and the blaster fired outwards, perpendicular to the shield, allowing one to block and counter-attack an incoming attack at the same time. The downside to this is that the fan blast setting ends up being more vertical than spreading unless one pivots one's arm to flatten the direction of the spray. Oddly, the largest nozzle setting does not output that much more water than the smallest nozzle setting despite looking larger. It is possible that stream output is being limited by how the intake tubing is actually designed.

supersoaker_transformers_waterS_16_100Pump ::

The pump on the Transformers™ Water Shooter is the orange-coloured rod that may be either on the top or the bottom of the blaster depending on whether one is using it right-handed or left-handed. Being a pressurized reservoir system, the pump pushes only air. The length of the pump feels somewhat on the short side, but performs well. However, the grip on the pump is bulbous and, while functional, is not necessarily that comfortable to hold.

supersoaker_transformers_waterS_24_100Triggers / Grip ::

The trigger and grip area have a unique design, but limiting space. While fairly spacious, those with larger hands or forearms may find the grip area constricting. As the Transformers™ Water Shooter is meant to also serve as a forearm shield, the blaster is secured by a black Velcro strap to one's forearm while the nozzle is activated by squeezing on the hand trigger system. Due to the size of the trigger, it does feel like it requires a little more energy to activate. As well, because one's firing hand ends up buried within this soaker, the ability to quickly swap between water blasters is definitely hampered when using the Transformers™ Water Shooter. Perhaps one of the most notable things is that the bulk of the blaster's weight ends up at the end of one's firing arm, making a full blaster feel somewhat heavier to wield than a standard-shaped blaster. One's pumping hand can, of course, help support the weight.

supersoaker_transformers_waterS_22_100The Reservoir ::

The Transformers™ Water Shooter's reservoir occupies the majority of the blaster's body (i.e. the entire blue plastic area). Due to the space allotted for one's forearm and hand to go, the reservoir is wider at the top and bottom than it is in the middle. As well, since this soaker ends up inverted depending on whether someone is using it right-handed or left-handed, the intake tubing is mounted on an adjustable lever that needs to be toggled properly order for the blaster to make maximum use of its reservoir's contents. This lever can be seen in the Triggers / Grip image above. Being a pressurized-reservoir system, the cap offers quick-filling, but cannot accept a Max-Infusion extension reservoir.

Overall ::

As a whole, Super Soaker Transformers™ Water Shooter is an interesting take on a water blaster design. This blast holds a respectable amount of water and offers good power for a pressurized-reservoir soaker. The retractable shield is a unique feature combined with its Defense Mode nozzle setting may offer some use, albeit limited, in a up-close firefight. However, the full forearm grip prevents easy swapping between soakers, thus if one opts to use the Transformers™ Water Shooter, using a back-up blaster is more difficult (unless it is a pump free one). Overall, the Transformers™ Water Shooter would make for a decent light-encounter or just-for-fun blaster, but is not recommended as a primary blaster unless involved only in small-scale water wars.

Pros

Respectable stream power. Reservoir capacity good. Retractable defense shield and Defense Mode spray allows one to block and counter-attack at the same time.

Cons

Pressurized reservoir system prevents refilling when pressurized. Forearm grip makes swapping blasters more difficult and places the majority of the blaster's weight on one's forearm. Shield not that large. No shoulder strap.


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