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The Armoury Review :: Water Warriors Ultimate Vanquisher

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Manufacturer: Buzz Bee Toys Inc.

Class:  Air - Pressure Chamber

  Item Number: 13450
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 2010 / 2011
  Patents:
  Availability: No Longer Made

 

Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 1278.00 g (45.16 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 3140.00 mL (104.67 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: 175.00 mL (5.83 fl.oz.)
  Pump Volume: 25 mL (0.83 fl.oz.)

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: 16

Range: 95

Encumbrance: 75

Ergonomics: 65

Capacity: 80

Overall: 70


Blaster Dimensions :: 61.0 cm (24.02 ") x 11.0 cm (4.33 ") x 29.5 cm (11.61 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Version Colours .:

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

::

Blue
Green
Black
Yellow / Orange
None

Nozzle Information: 1 nozzle selector (5 settings) .:

 

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45°)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

1 ::

7.0 m (22.97')

8.5 m (27.89')

36.0 mL/s (1.2 oz./s)

4.24

2.4

4.5 s

2 ::

7.5 m (24.61')

10.0 m (32.81')

52.0 mL/s (1.73 oz./s)

6.12

4.08

3.0 s

3 ::

8.5 m (27.89')

11.5 m (37.73')

62.0 mL/s (2.07 oz./s)

7.3

5.6

2.5 s

4 ::

8.5 m (27.89')

10.5 m (34.45')

80.0 mL/s (2.67 oz./s)

9.42

6.6

1.5 s

5 ::

8.5 m (27.89')

11.0 m (36.09')

100.0 mL/s (3.33 oz./s)

11.78

8.64

1.0 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 Water Warriors Ultimate Vanquisher is the largest water blaster released by Buzz Bee Toys Inc. in 2011 for their Ultimate Water Warriors System. The most notable feature of the entire Ultimate Water Warriors line is the ability for all the water blasters to connect to one another either on the top of the bottom. While connecting the blasters does not link triggers, pressure chambers, or reservoirs, linking does allow one to carry around multiple blasters more easily and offers interesting flexibility in blasting choices when using blasters in combination.

The Blaster ::

waterwarriors_ultimatevanquisher_15_100Nozzle / Firing Chamber ::

The Water Warriors Ultimate Vanquisher nearly identical to the Water Warriors Vanquisher, albeit slightly taller. However, unlike the original Vanquisher, the Ultimate Vanquisher uses an internal air-pressure-based chamber as opposed to the original's rubber bladder. This is undoubtedly due to an injunction imposed on Buzz Bee Toys Inc. as a result of a lawsuit brought against it by Hasbro Inc. in 2010. Performance for the air pressure chamber, though, remains respectable though definitely not offering as much pressurized capacity that a rubber bladder chamber could have allowed. Nevertheless, streams have good power.

The pressure chamber resides within the Ultimate Vanquisher's forward reservoir section; its hard plastic shell occupies a notable amount of the reservoir's internal space. As the chamber is solid and uses air pressure, priming the pressure chamber with air is recommendable. As well, once can fill the reservoir, pump up the firing chamber, then top off the reservoir to gain one extra shot.

Like the Ultimate Explorer, the Ultimate Vanquisher features 5 differing-sized stream settings as opposed to the original three. These offer varying levels of output, though perhaps it would have been nice had a couple of these nozzles been pattern settings. Interestingly, the Ultimate Water Warriors series appears to have ditched ball-valves and the trigger appears to be operating a pull-valve for opening and closing the nozzle.

waterwarriors_ultimatevanquisher_17_100Pump ::

The Water Warriors Ultimate Vanquisher features a tracked pump unlike other blasters in the Ultimate Water Warriors line, thus cannot rotate. However, because of this blaster's size, the pump remains accessible even when another blaster is linked beneath. Pumping, itself, is smooth as is expected, though the pump volume is a little lower than the original's pump, likely due to the fact that the pressure chamber's maximum capacity is also smaller..

waterwarriors_ultimatevanquisher_18_100Triggers / Grip ::

The Ultimate Vanquisher's trigger feels solid and pulls well. Like the original, 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 well to pulls and releases 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.

waterwarriors_ultimatevanquisher_19_100The Reservoir ::

As with the original Vanquisher, the reservoir of the Ultimate Vanquisher is split amongst the forward and rear green tanks. Tubing connects the two halves of the reservoir with the pump intake being positioned at the rear of the back reservoir section. Splitting the reservoir as such gives the blaster better balance though some may find the higher positioning of the trigger a little awkward to use at first. The tubing connecting the two halves of the reservoir flows quicky enough for keeping things balanced when pumping, but if one tries to rapidly empty a completely filled blaster, the forward chamber lags in emptying.

waterwarriors_ultimatevanquisher_20_100The Connection System ::

Of course, one cannot talk about the Water Warriors Ultimate Vanquisher without noting its connection points. As on all the Ultimate Water Warriors water blasters released in 2011, the UltimateVanquisher has connection points on its top and bottom. All Ultimate Water Warriors water blasters, unlike the Ultimate Air Blasters line, use identical connection mechanisms meaning that any blaster can connect to any other blaster on its top or bottom. The top side of the blasters feature the "hook" and indentation while the bottom side of the blasters feature the attachment mechanisms and release button. Attaching blasters together is simply a matter of lining up the back point, angling the rear point into the lower blaster's upper indentation, and the clipping the lower blaster's hook into the upper blaster's attachment mechanism.

Attaching and detaching blasters is fairly easy one you try it a couple of times. Those with smaller hands may have some difficulty though, particularly if dealing with fully loaded, heavier blasters. Though not necessary, having the option to link blasters is a nice-to-have feature. The main problem apart from weight gain is that some blasters must be unlinked in order to be refilled.

The strap on the Ultimate Vanquisher remains accessible and usable even when linked. As, as present, the Ultimate Vanquisher is the only member of the Ultimate Water Warriors line to feature a strap, it is probably the one blaster that makes is notably easier to carry around when linked to other blasters. Granted, one cannot link too many blaster onto the top of the Ultimate Vanquisher before its strap's length becomes too short for usefulness.

Overall ::

As a whole, the Water Warriors Ultimate Vanquisher is a solid blaster with respectable power behind its nozzle. Its shot time is limited by its restricted pressure chamber size, but streams have a good punch nevertheless, the largest having a slightly better output than the original, though shot time has been markedly reduced. Five nozzle settings offers fine-tuning of output between its smallest and largest settings on the field while its ability to connect to itself and other blasters in the Ultimate Water Warriors line offers even more flexibility and possiblities to create a more potent soaking device. Though likely having reduced power and shot time to what it could have been, the Water Warriors Ultimate Vanquisher remains a good blaster, able to hold its ground against most other water blasters on the market. Just be wary of true CPS-class water blasters or older air-pressure water blasters with large, multiple pressure chambers.

Pros

Solid streams with good power and performance. Five nozzle selections offers great flexibility on the field. Blaster looks and feels solid. Has strap. Can be pumped and pressurized easily. Attaches to any Ultimate Water Warrior water blaster to create more powerful soaking devices.

Cons

Opaque reservoir makes it hard to tell how much water remains. Pressure chamber capacity on the small side, particularly in contrast to the original version; shot times on the short side. No pressure chamber fill gauge since pressure chamber is internal. 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.


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