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Manufacturer: Buzz Bee Toys Inc.

Class:  Elastic

  Item Number: 57400
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 2009 / 2010
  Patents:
  Availability: No Longer Made

Overall Stats ::

  Weight: 1100.00 g (38.87 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 3200.00 mL (106.67 fl.oz.)
  Firing/Pressure Chamber Volume: 1350.00 mL (45 fl.oz.)
  Pump Volume: 37 mL (1.23 fl.oz.)

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: 13

Range: 80

Encumbrance: 80

Ergonomics: 65

Capacity: 85

Overall: 80


Dimensions .:

 

Blaster :: 61.0 cm (24.02 ") x 11.0 cm (4.33 ") x 24.0 cm (9.45 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Known Version Colours .:

(From iSoaker.com Findings)

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

::

Blue
Green
N/A
Yellow / Orange
None

Nozzle Information

Number of Nozzles: 1 Nozzle Selector (3 settings)

Setting .:

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45 degrees)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

Small Nozzle ::

7.5 m (24.61')

9.0 m (29.53')

50.0 mL/s (1.67 oz./s)

5.89

3.53

28.0 s

Large Nozzle ::

7.0 m (22.97')

10.0 m (32.81')

91.0 mL/s (3.03 oz./s)

10.72

7.15

15.0 s

Fan ::

3.5 m (11.48')

4.0 m (13.12')

84.0 mL/s (2.8 oz./s)

9.89

2.64

16.0 s


 

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The Water Warriors Vanquisher is the largest of the cannon-shaped Performance line of Water Warriors by Buzz Bee Toys Inc. released in 2010. Akin to the 2009 Water Warriors Vindicator, it features a no-nonsense outward appearance, but the blaster, itself, holds some surprises of its own.

The Blaster ::

Nozzles and Pressure Chamber::

The Water Warriors Vanquisher features a multiple nozzle selector with three different settings; two settings for different-sized streams and one fan setting. The nozzles are powered by the blaster's internal elastic-based pressure chamber, likely similar in design to the Water Warriors Hydra Pak. Streams produced from the various nozzle settings appear quite smooth and solid thanks to its CPS-like chamber and well-shaped nozzles. The smaller stream setting offers decent water conservation while the larger stream setting yields decent power, bursting forth with good potency. The fan setting offers a good spread, though some may have preferred an even larger nozzle setting instead. It is unclear why a larger nozzle was not offered, but may be due to the average pressure produced by its pressure chamber. The nozzle selector features an extended tab both to assist with turning as well as being a quick visual so one can determine what nozzle is selected based on the position of the tab versus the rest of the blaster.

That said, the nozzles are fed by perhaps one of the largest pressure chambers available for a blaster this size! The original Super Soaker CPS 1000 offers only ~630 mL while a Super Soaker CPS 1500 sports only ~900 mL in their pressure chambers respectively. The large size of the Vanquisher's pressure chamber means longer available shot times. One thing to note, though, is that the pressure chamber seems to have some dead space (i.e. a small volume that remains after the pressure chamber is depleted). The dead space was not included in the measurement of the pressure chamber (iSoaker.com measures everything that can be fired out in a full blast, not the volume of water that simply goes into the chamber). Granted, most elastic-chambers have some dead space, but this is something that should be kept in mind since, for optimal performance, one should prime the pressure chamber for use and, of course, fully empty the pressure chamber prior to long-term storage.

Pump ::

The pump on the Vanquisher feel quite sturdy, particularly being tracked beneath the blaster's body. Pumping is smooth, easy, and the volume pumped is above recent averages. The pump grip feels comfortable to hold and its shape should minimize slipping.

Trigger / Grip ::

The Vanquisher's trigger feels solid and pulls well. Its placement offers great balance, even when holding the blaster single-handedly. As well, the trigger/grip area can serve as a handle when filling the blaster. The trigger appears to respond quite readily to pulls and releases, making performing long blasts or tap shots quite simple. The grip, itself, is nicely arced and feels sturdy. However, while the grip area is large enough to accomodate most hands, since it is a closed area, those with particularly large hands may find it a little tight, though we had no notable issues here. Thankfully, the way the packaging is designed, one can easily try holding onto the blaster's grip and pull on the trigger to see whether it feels comfortable to hold before buying. That said, I believe most would find the grip quite solid and comfortable to hold, though some may find the trip a touch on the slender side. One thing to note is that the bottom of the trigger on the model tested felt somewhat sharp and could pose a problem for prolonged or vigorous use. This problem should hopefully be corrected in later models.

The Reservoir ::

When looking at the Vanquisher, this blaster appears to sport a forward mounted pressure chamber and a rear-positioned reservoir. However, this is not the case. The two green chambers are connected by a tube, allowing both the forward and rear compartments to be filled with water when initially filling the blaster. While the pressure chamber lies within the forward reservoir housing, the joined nature of these tanks makes for a much better balanced blaster when filling and when using. When filling and pumping, the connecting tube between the chambers offers adequate flow rates. However, if one attempts to quickly empty a full blaster, one will need to lean the blaster awhile towards its backside in order to drain the forward chamber completely. It is unclear how the forward chamber is vented to facilitate water entry and exit. However, as with the Water Warriors Vindicator, one cannot fill the pressure chamber, then top off the reservoir for an extra shot. Interestingly, the pressure chamber can be pumped to the point that the bladder can be seen pressing against parts of the forward chamber's shell. The main drawback to the reservoir is the fact that its mostly opaque shell makes it difficult to determine how much water remains. Of course, as the blaster gets notably lighter, that is a definite sign that one will likely need to refill soon.

Overall ::

The Water Warriors Vanquisher with its no-nonsense styling is solid water blaster that offers a good mix of power as well as conservation to meet virtually any need on the water warfare battle field. The blaster feels quite sturdy as well and its novel design allows this blaster to be used single-handed after being pumped though many may still prefer to use both hands, keeping one on the pump. With a good-sized reservoir as well as pressure chamber, the Water Warriors Vanquisher can keep up with pretty much any other presently available stock water blaster even including rarer and older models. Just be wary of the largest, true CPS-class weaponry.

Pros

Solid streams with good power and performance. Large pressure chamber. Interconnected chambers and center-mounted trigger/grip area make for a very nicely balanced blaster. Shoulder strap for easier carrying and filling. Three nozzle selections offers good flexibility on the field. Blaster looks and feels solid. Can be pumped and pressurized easily.

Cons

Mostly opaque reservoir makes it hard to tell how much water remains. No pressure chamber fill gauge since pressure chamber is internal; also, cannot fill pressure chamber, then top of the reservoir for an extra shot. Some dead space in the pressure chamber that needs to be primed for optimal use and emptied for long-term storage. Tubing between interconnected chambers limits flow between chambers, but really only affects emptying blaster.


:: Submitted Reviews

By: martianshark | Posted 20100414 | Edited by iSoaker.com

Manufacturer:Buzz Bee Toys Inc.
Pressurization System:Elastic Pressure
Reservoir Volume:great
Pressure Chamber Volume: a lot
Pump Volume: a lot
Number of Nozzles: 3

Nozzle 1:
Name: small stream
Output: okay
Range(angled): good
Range(level): okay

Nozzle 2:
Name: medium stream
Output: good
Range(angled): great
Range(level): okay

Nozzle 3:
Name: fan blast
Output: bad
Range(angled): bad
Range(level): bad

Nozzle 4:
Name: Fan Blast
Output: N/A

Review: This is my favorite water gun that I own. It has good range and great shot time. It also has great reservoir capacity. It takes a while to empty the whole tank, and if you take tap shots, you could go on for hours. The pump pumps a large amount of water, but is still pretty easy to move. The fan blast is completely useless, except for maybe cooling someone off with mist.

It isn't perfectly balanced with one hand, so I still prefer to hold it with two hands. I also don't think that the trigger is big enough, so if you use it for more more than ten minutes, your finger will start to hurt a little. Also, I don't like the shape of the back part. It makes it painful to use as a stock. A better nozzle selection would have improved this too. And it's kind of hard to fill all the way because of the two chambers connected by a tube.

I'm going to use this as my primary in all of my water fights if there isn't a hose.


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