Water Warriors Hydro Power System .:
Released in 2003 by Buzz Bee Toys Inc., the Water Warriors line-up of water blasters feature something coined as 'Hydro Power' on the two larger blasters: the Lightning and the Blazer. While apparently using a different means of pressurizing water in the separate firing chambers than the Constant Pressure System blasters under the Super Soaker name, these blasters produce a stream with comparable power, consistency, and behaviour. As such, Water Warrior blasters that use this technology are also classified under the CPS category.
In 2004, the Water Warriors Piranha was released. The Piranha is more or less a repaint of the Lightning and, as such, also employs Hydro Power for its pressure chamber.
In 2005, the Water Warriors Aqua Pak / Hydra Pak was released. An interesting mix of a pumpable backpack blaster that uses two large rubber bladders, but the bladders are located within the reservoir in the backpack-portion of the blaster. The pump as well is located on the top of the backpack, meaning one cannot pump the blaster when it is being worn. However, the large size of the Hydro Power PCs means that one can continue to soak for a long time in between full-pressurization of the blaster. The Water Warriors Piranha was also released, a redesign of the Water Warriors Lightning.
In 2006, the Water Warriors Scorpion and Splat Blaster were released. The Scorpion is a manual-pump-free blaster, instead using an electrical motor to pump up a Hydro Power diaphragm chamber. This allows CPS-like performance from a motorized blaster. Its main drawbacks were its louder pumping sounds as well as its heavier weight, both due to the motor and battery-pack. The Splat Blaster is a spring-based blaster that works on a single-pump, single-blast action. Good as back-up or close-quarter battles, the Splat Blaster is a fun and novel addition to the line.
In 2007, the Water Warriors Hydro Power blasters got a make over with the Water Warriors Orca and Tiger Shark replacing the older Blazer and Lightning/Piranha designs.
In 2009, the original Water Warriors Blazer was re-released under the name Water Warriors Expedition. Buzz Bee Toys Inc. also released a new style series which included the Hydro-Power-based Water Warriors Vindicator.
For 2010, another new style of blaster was released, the Water Warriors Vanquisher. The Water Warriors Vanquisher featured an internal Hydro-Power chamber in the forward section, but both the front and back sections are connected by tubes with a center-mounted trigger for better balance. The UK also saw the release of items slated for a 2011 North American release, the Hydro-Power-based Water Warriors Sphinx and Water Warriors Gorgon.
However, in late-2010, Buzz Bee Toys Inc. was served an injunction barring it from producing any more rubber-bladder-based water blasters until the CPS-patent expires. Thus, unless Buzz Bee Toys Inc. opts to create more spring-based water blasters, it will be a number of years until we can again see more development under the Water Warriors brand in the elastic category.
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