.: Statistics measured at iSoaker.com
Manufacturer: Buzz Bee Toys Inc.
Class: Elastic - Diaphragm
Item Number: 18000
Copyright Date / Release Date: 2015 / 2015
Patents: US 6,802,756; HK 1402240.6
Availability: Few Stores
Basic Statistics ::
Weight: 1290.00 g (45.58 oz.)
Reservoir Volume: 3250.00 mL (108.33 fl.oz.)
Pressure Chamber Volume: 550.00 mL (18.33 fl.oz.)
Pump Volume: 30 mL (1 fl.oz.)
iSoaker.com Ratings .:
Blaster Dimensions :: 55.0 cm (21.65 ") x 13.0 cm (5.12 ") x 25.0 cm (9.84 ")
Version Colours .:
Nozzle Information: 1 Nozzle Selector (3 settings) .:
iSoaker Output Rating
iSoaker Power Rating
Small Stream ::
8.5 m (27.89')
11.0 m (36.09')
35.0 mL/s (1.17 oz./s)
Large Stream ::
10.0 m (32.81')
12.5 m (41.01')
66.0 mL/s (2.2 oz./s)
9.0 m (29.53')
11.0 m (36.09')
87.0 mL/s (2.9 oz./s)
- 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 Waterlord is the largest pressurized (and largest overall) water blaster from Buzz Bee Toys Inc. for 2015. It features a nozzle selector with three settings powered by a single, good-sized Hydro Power (rubber-diaphragm-based) single separate pressure chamber and a huge reservoir for a water blaster of this size. Welcome back, elastic-based water power - unfortunately, the availability of this water blaster is rather limited in 2015.
The Blaster ::
Reminiscent of the Water Warriors Colossus 2 and Water Warriors Python 2, the Water Warriors Waterlord has a nozzle selector with three settings: two stream settings and one four-stream burst setting. All streams are powered by the Waterlord's potent pressure chamber and perform better than any other known new water blaster released in 2015. The smallest stream provides decent power while conserving water while the larger stream offers a solid hit, but feels like it could have been made even larger. The larger nozzles' 2x-class blast has good power, but does not hit as hard as a 5x-class stream can. The burst setting pushes out four (4) streams that slightly diverge, offering better area coverage while not drastically reducing the Waterlord's effective range the way old-style fan settings would.
The Water Warriors Waterlord features a forward-mounted semi-tracked pump. Pumping is smooth, though there was a hint of partial pump lag when trying to pump more quickly. Pump volume is acceptable, but not revolutionary. It takes close to 20 pumps to fully charge the pressure chamber, but thanks to the elastic system, the Waterlord is at almost full power in just a few pumps (though, of course, total available shot time is lower when the pressure chamber is not filled). The pump grip, itself, has a good form making it easy to hold and use, even when one's hands are wet.
This type of rubber-diaphragm-type pressure chamber has not been seen on a Water Warriors water blaster since the Water Warriors Gorgon (2010 - HP version). As some may recall, in 2010, Buzz Bee Toys Inc. accepted an injunction related to technologies involved Hasbro Inc.'s "CPS patent" and could not sell elastic-pressure-chamber-based water blasters until the patent expired. Guess what recently expired!
Of course, due to the way retail works, the Water Warriors Waterlord is not going to be available in the US for Summer, 2015. Instead, one will be able to find it in Walmart, Canada. To my fellow Canucks, time to taunt our friends to the South!
The trigger and grip area on the Water Warriors Waterlord is nicely sculpted and feels good to hold. Due to the sheer bulk of this blaster, a lot of weight ends up being supported by one's trigger-hand, but the Waterlord balances decently. The trigger pulls smoothly and works well. However, all this will not make a fully-loaded Waterlord feel any lighter, of course.
The reservoir for the Water Warriors Waterlord is massive and makes up the majority of this water blaster, holding even more water than the huge reservoir on the Water Warriors Steady Blast. Thanks to the Waterlord's significant width, this blaster holds more water in its reservoir than the old Super Soaker CPS 1500! (Sidenote: the Super Soaker CPS 1500 comes out ahead it total water capacity since its pressure chamber is larger.) The reservoir cap is nicely tethered and does a good job at sealing the reservoir and not leaking. However, due to the cap's angled position, there is an increased chance that it may be in contact with the water within the reservoir during pumping; this can result in a little bit of burbling noises. Perhaps the biggest challenge is trying to determine the best way to hold this water blaster when refilling it since it gets quite heavy and there is no clear place to support the Waterlord from apart from its trigger-grip.
In the end, the Water Warriors Waterlord is a welcome sight for those seeking higher-performing water blasters. Powered by its Hydro Power pressure chamber, all its nozzle settings pack a better punch than anything else on the market (aside from the one-shot river cannons). The biggest problem with the Water Warriors Waterlord is its extremely limited amount of distribution for 2015. Hopefully, the Waterlord will see a much wider retail distribution in 2016, but only time will tell. For those who can find the Water Warriors Waterlord, they should be rather satisfied to see the return of better performing water blasters. Able to easily outperform any other water blaster currently available, Water Warriors Waterlord users only need to be wary around those wielding similar-technology-based water blasters.
Elastic pressure chamber; solid streams; multiple stream settings to match a variety of situations; excellent reservoir capacity
Slight pump lag at high-rates of pumping; somewhat tricky to support when refilling; largest nozzle setting feels like it could have been larger and still perform well; fairly heavy when fully loaded; lacks shoulder strap; very limited distrbution for 2015.