.: Statistics measured at iSoaker.com
Manufacturer: Buzz Bee Toys Inc.
Class: Piston Elastic - Spring Hybrid
Item Number: 15450
Copyright Date / Release Date: 2019 / 2020
Availability: Some Stores
Basic Statistics ::
Weight: 0.00 g (0 oz.)
Reservoir Volume: 0.00 mL (0 fl.oz.)
Pressure Chamber Volume: N/A
Pump Volume: N/A
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Blaster Dimensions :: 59.5 cm (23.43 ") x 7.5 cm (2.95 ") x 24.0 cm (9.45 ")
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Nozzle Information: 1 Nozzle Selector: 3 Settings .:
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The Water Warriors Gargantua X is a new water blaster by Buzz Bee Toys Inc. While sharing the name and styling with the 2016 Water Warriors Gargantua, the Water Warriors Gargantua X is a spring-exhanced pump action water blaster akin to the 2007 Water Warriors Steady Stream. More information will be posted about this blaster once available.
The Blaster ::
The Water Warriors Gargantua X undoubtedly uses a modified mold that was used for the original Water Warriors Gargantua (2016). Seeing the spring in the front, for a moment, I thought the Gargantua X may be Buzz Bee Toys revisiting their Pulse series of water blasters such as the Water Warriors Pulse Strike that used springs instead of rubber bladders for their pressure chambers. However, something did not seem right the more I looked the box.
The back side of the box confirmed my fear. Instead of being a spring-based pressure chamber, the visible spring-system was akin to the Water Warriors Steady Stream. The pictures showing operational use are analogous to other Steady-Stream-type water blasters and the bottom of the backside of the box clearly reads "TRIGGER IS NON FUNCTIONAL."
Now, this isn't to say that these piston elastic-spring hybrid water blasters are not fun to use. However, given that the original Gargantua had a separate pressure chamber, seeing the same shell converted to pump-action was admittedly disappointing.
Build and Ergonomics .:
The Gargantua X is made from decent quality plastic and feels sturdy, but not overly heavy. The pump grip possesses decent ridging for holding. The trigger/grip area is enclosed, partly for looks and partly for strength. This fixed space between the underside of the reservoir and bottom of the trigger/grip region is ok, but those with larger hands may find it slightly cramped. The position of the trigger/grip region versus the Gargantua X's reservoir results in a well-balanced water blaster, both when the blaster is filled or nearly empty.
Alas, being a piston-spring hybrid water blaster, my interest in further testing the Water Warriors Gargantua X is low. As such, my Gargantua X still remains boxed. Whether I have a change of heart in the future remains to be seen. I will admit I am a little curious how the different nozzle setting fare given this alternate stream pressurization system. However, I do not foresee myself performing any notable testing until 2021. Currently estimating performance to be on par with the original Water Warriors Steady Stream, albeit having more water capacity, the Water Warriors Gargantua X user can probably hold out well against other pump-action water blasters, but should remain wary if up against most pressurized water blasters.
Spring-based pressure capacitor allows for the production of a solid stream from a piston-based blaster. Nozzle selector offers various stream options
Pump volume limited. Does not store significant pressure; must be pumped rapidly and continuously to generate a continuous stream.