26: Super Soaker Toy Fair 1997 Glass-Encased SS 50 Pictures posted - Super Soaker Toy Fair 1997 Glass SS 50 pictures now posted. This is one of those interesting novelty collectible items that seemed to have been given to some attendees during the 1997 Toy Fair in New York City, NY, USA.
via Super Soaker Toy Fair 1997 Glass SS 50, Manufactured by: Larami Ltd., 1997 :: :: iSoaker.com.
11: iSoaker.com Rating System Updated - Some visitors may have noticed that the various stock water blaster review pages were updated. The biggest change so far is the revision of the iSoaker.com water blaster rating system. This is the first change to the way statistics are presented on iSoaker.com in many years.
Formerly having only four categories, the system now covers six criteria, namely:
On top of the addition of the Range and Ergonomics ratings, the scaling for blaster size is removed for all but the Overall rating, making it easier for comparisons to be done between any size of blaster. Most ratings are based on objective measurements, but are adjusted based on additional factors. The most subjective rating, of course, is the Overall rating as it is based both on my experience with water blasters of various makes and models as well as my own ideas on what an ideal water blaster would be.
What remains to be done with the revised rating system is to provide a sense of expected or optimal numbers given a particular weight class, but I'm holding off putting up numbers until I've had more time to look at how the measured water blaster statistics line up.
For more information on the revised rating system, see the updated iSoaker.com Statistics page.
5: More Super Soaker gear found by UrbanTaggers - Seems like those at UrbanTaggers found info on more upcoming 2013 Nerf Super Soaker products including the Nerf Super Soaker Flash Blast and the "Domination" drum (the water drum from the Nerf Super Soaker Lightningstorm), but sold separately. The Flash Blast appears to be a top-pumped spring-loaded pistol-sized water blaster.
See: Urban Taggers.: More Super Soaker gear. for pics.
30: Product Analyses Listing updated - Placeholder pages created for a number of upcoming items from Hasbro Inc. including:
As additional information becomes known about these items, these pages will be updated accordingly.
20: Nov. 20, 2012: WaterWar.net downtime - As of this posting (~2pm EST), WaterWar.net appears to be down. Not sure what's going on; I've contacted the host and am awaiting their reply. Seems like the server that hosts WaterWar.net along with some other sites is down at the moment. I've submitted a support ticket and sent a request using their online form, but unfortunately their online chat support is not available at the moment, thus this downtime may be a little longer than usual. Hopefully, things will be back on soon. Will update this as I get more info/insight into the problem.
Sidenote: this outage also takes down iSoaker.net as well as a few other sites I have colocalized on that server. This is one reason I keep iSoaker.com on a separate server though it costs me a little more in hosting fees.
Update: ~3pm EST, WaterWar.net appears accessible again.
5: History pages updated - A little late in the year, but finally got around (more like remembered) to updating the Super Soaker History page and the Water Warriors Line History page. Regular visitors to iSoaker.com will already be well aware of the newest additions to both lines, but keeping the overall summary pages up-to-date is always a good thing.
26: Diving into water blaster statistics (2012): The Beginning
25: Upcoming Nerf Super Soaker Products for 2013 - Seems like the folks over at Urban Taggers have found info on a number of upcoming Nerf Super Soaker Products.
Apparently, Nerf Super Soaker will be introducing more items to complement and expand their clip/magazine-using water blaster line.
Accessory items include:
Nerf Super Soaker Banana Clip - this is basically an elongated, banana-shaped magazine compatible with blasters like the Nerf Super Soaker Thunderstorm, Lightningstorm and Tornado Strike
Nerf Super Soaker X-Treme Hydro Pack - this is a soft backpack reservoir that has an adapter to attach to the Nerf Super Soaker magazine-using water blasters. It appears to hold 100oz. (~3.3L)
There are also small pictures of three new water blasters:
Nerf Super Soaker Arctic Shock - appears to be pump-action; reservoir may chill water and/or allow ice to be added
Nerf Super Soaker Shotwave - pump-action pistol-sized water blaster; comes with a standard magazine, but compatible with the X-Treme Hydropack
Nerf Super Soaker Switchshot - pump-action; comes with a banana clip and shoulderstock; additional feature unclear
Go check out the Urban Taggers posting for pics and other info.
22: iSoakin' New York, USA - Visited New York city (Manhattan) over the weekend. Didn't have too much time there so wasn't able to visit all the major landmarks in the city, but still had fun taking some pics at some well-known city spots. Follow the link to see pics from the trip.
iSoakin' New York, USA :: :: iSoaker.com.
17: iSoakin' California, USA - Recent went on a little trip to the west-side of the USA (west coast California in the San Francisco and Monterey areas). Took some pics while there and have now posted them. Enjoy!
26: Submitted review of the Super Soaker XP 250 posted - A submitted review of the Super Soaker XP 250 is now posted. See: Super Soaker XP 250, Manufactured by: Larami Corp., 1994 :: :: iSoaker.com.
12: Submitted review on the Water Warriors Gorgon posted - A submitted review on the Water Warriors Gorgon posted - see: Water Warriors Gorgon, Manufactured by: Buzz Bee Toys Inc., 2011 :: :: iSoaker.com.
4: Super Soaker Turbo Racer review posted - Pictures and a limited review of the Super Soaker Turbo Racer now posted. A fun little novelty item from when the Super Soaker brand reigned supreme. See: Super Soaker Turbo Racer, Manufactured by: Larami Corp., 1994 :: :: iSoaker.com.
27: Submitted review on the Water Warriors Gorgon posted - A submitted review on the Water Warriors Gorgon posted - see: Water Warriors Gorgon, Manufactured by: Buzz Bee Toys Inc., 2011 :: :: iSoaker.com.
24c: Nerf Super Soaker Rocket Dart Images posted - Pictures of the Nerf Super Soaker Dart packaging are now posted. This is one of the water warfare accessories made available under the Nerf Super Soaker brand name in 2012. More information on the actual item to come.
Nerf Super Soaker Rocket Dart Images :: :: iSoaker.com.
24b: Nerf Super Soaker Pool Splash Mat Images posted - Pictures of the Nerf Super Soaker Pool Splash Mat packaging are now posted. This is one of the water warfare accessories made available under the Nerf Super Soaker brand name in 2012. More information on the actual item to come.
Nerf Super Soaker Pool Splash Mat Images :: :: iSoaker.com.
24: Nerf Super Soaker Battle Shield Images posted - Pictures of the Nerf Super Soaker Battle Shield packaging are now posted. This is one of the water warfare accessories made available under the Nerf Super Soaker brand name in 2012. More information on the actual item to come.
Nerf Super Soaker Battle Shield Images :: :: iSoaker.com.
23: Newer Summer 2012 Nerf Super Soaker Products - Seems like there are a number of Nerf Super Soaker accessory-type products that have begun appearing in some stores. These include:
- Nerf Super Soaker Rocket Dart
- Nerf Super Soaker Soaker Bolt
- Nerf Super Soaker Battle Shield
- Nerf Super Soaker Pool Splash Mat
- Nerf Super Soaker Goggles
More information on these items to come soon.
1: Super Soaker Battlepack Limited Review and Pictures posted - Acquired a hard-to-find Super Soaker Battlepack backpack a little while ago. This item appears to be made by a company called Imaginings3 that possibly licensed the Super Soaker name from Larami Corp. Other that reservoirs used on some water blasters, this is the only water warfare-specific backpack I can think of. Read more here: Super Soaker Battlepack, Manufactured by: Larami Ltd. / Imaginings3, 1993 :: :: iSoaker.com.
21: Super Soaker Pens Box Images posted - Recently acquired an unopened Super Soaker Pen. Posted pictures of this product's packaging onto the Super Soaker Pen's review pages. See: Super Soaker Pens Images :: :: iSoaker.com.
16: Submitted Review of the Super Soaker XP 70 Posted - A submitted review for the Super Soaker XP 70 has been added to the review section of iSoaker.com. Follow the link to read more: Super Soaker XP 70, Manufactured by: Larami Ltd., 1998 :: :: iSoaker.com.
15: Super Soaker Pens Review page updated - While I've had a Super Soaker Pen for awhile, somehow I never got around to updating the review page on iSoaker.com. Fix that now, adding in a little more information on this less-common novelty item.
I also recently acquired a New-In-Package Super Soaker Pen as well. Pictures of the Super Soaker Pen in its original packaging coming soon. For now, enjoy the expanded review.
Super Soaker Pens, Manufactured by: Larami Corp., 1994 :: :: iSoaker.com.
14: Submitted Review of the Super Soaker Max-D 2000 posted - A submitted review for the Super Soaker Max-D 2000 has been added to the review section of iSoaker.com. Follow the link to read more: Super Soaker Max-D 2000, Manufactured by: Hasbro Inc., 2002 :: :: iSoaker.com.
11: Submitted Review of the Super Soaker Sneak Attack (Aquashock Series) posted - A submitted review of the Super Soaker Sneak Attack added to that blaster's review page. Follow the link to read more: Super Soaker Sneak Attack (Aquashock Series), Manufactured by: Hasbro Inc., 2007 :: :: iSoaker.com.
3: Water Warriors Zzapper Images posted - Recently acquired a couple of Water Warriors Zzappers. Still need to do stats and performance measurements on this model, but I did manage to take some pictures and post them. See: Water Warriors Zzapper Images :: :: iSoaker.com.
2: Submitted Review of the Nerf Super Soaker Shot Blast posted - A review of the 2011 version of the Nerf Super Soaker Shot Blast posted. See: Nerf Super Soaker Shot Blast (Soaker Wars Series), Manufactured by: Hasbro Inc., 2010 :: :: iSoaker.com.
27: Acquired: Water Warriors Zzappers - Despite my best efforts, there are still holes in the reviews available on iSoaker.com for the major water blaster brands. Of course, whenever possible, if I can, I try to fill in the gaps. Recently, managed to acquire a couple of Water Warriors Zzappers.
For those who don't know, the Water Warriors Zzapper is the second largest of the air-pressure-based pistol-sized water blasters released by Buzz Bee Toys Inc. back in 2003. The ones I got are in newer packaging, but the styling remains true to the original. Will add in more information and post more pictures about this model soon.
Review place-holder page: Water Warriors Zzapper, Manufactured by: Buzz Bee Toys Inc., 2003 :: :: iSoaker.com.
26: Submitted Review of the Super Soaker Sneak Attack posted - A submitted review of the Super Soaker Sneak Attack posted. See: Super Soaker Sneak Attack (Aquashock Series), Manufactured by: Hasbro Inc., 2007 :: :: iSoaker.com.
13: Back-end Spring Cleaning (2012) - Over the past couple of weeks, I've mostly been busy at iSoaker.com doing a fair amount of back-end clean-up, setting up large numbers of redirections due to the significant amount of site re-organization that iSoaker.com has seen over the years. On the bright side, iSoaker.com tracks better how much specific redirects are used and I can readily verify that they are pointing correctly. I've also been able to identify problematic sections that were lost to time, but for some reason, cached sites or old search results across the web still point to obsoleted locations. Monitoring things, the number of 404s I'm seeing is dropping so the new redirections are having an effect.
Hopefully this means a better overall user experience for those visiting iSoaker.com.
9: Submitted review of the Super Soaker CPS 1200 posted - Submitted review of the Super Soaker CPS 1200 posted. See: Super Soaker CPS 1200, Manufactured by: Larami Ltd., 2000 :: :: iSoaker.com.
5: Super Soaker Rocket Images posted - Recently acquired a used Super Soaker Rocket. This product is larger than I originally thought. Not sure whether it is still functional, but wanted to share some images of this less-common item from the older days when Super Soaker was still a relatively new brand.
23: Range Testing: 2012 Nerf Super Soaker water blasters - Finally got around to doing some range testing on the 2012 Nerf Super Soaker models.
Results now available for the following water blasters:
The Nerf Super Soaker Lightningstorm seems to perform slightly better than the older Nerf Super Soaker Thunderstorm. Other than that, ranges are all in the 6m-8m (20'-25') at best. While styling is nice, performance is far from what older generation Super Soakers could do.
2012 also marks the first year that the "Super Soaker" line lacks a new pressurized water blaster model, the thing that helped define the Super Soaker in the first place. Strange times we are in.
18: HydroBrawl Water Warfare updates - Looks like the HydroBrawl Water Warfare | Local Casual and Enthusiast Water Warfare website has updated and changed to a WordPress-based site! Also features a new log! Lots of good information there. Check it out!
16: The Water Warfare Handbook at Buzzbeetoys.com - The Buzz Bee Toys Inc. website has a new section on it: The Water Warfare Handbook. This new section offers a great primer for those newer to water warfare and has some fun ideas on potential scoring and water warfare game possibilities.
What makes this addition to the Buzz Bee Toys Inc. website particularly special is that it began as a concept about 2.5 years ago with three members from iSoaker.net (Samuel Y., "Steelboot.", and myself working on drafts of these pages starting in October, 2009). The information present served as the foundation for the materials found on these pages. While the draft, itself, was heavily edited, I believe the substance and spirit remain intact and the editing actually improves its accessibility to a wider audience. Most importantly, this is the first time I can think of that a water blaster manufacturer was willing to link directly to a water blaster review site, in this case, iSoaker.com.
Special thanks to those at Buzz Bee Toys Inc. who also put a lot of work and effort to help push this project through. It's really nice to see the culmination of a lot of work finally available to all who are interested.
Check it out!
The Water Warfare Handbook - Buzz Bee Toys Inc. :..
15: Range Testing: 2012 Water Warriors water blasters - Finally got around to doing some range testing on the newer water blaster models.
Range test results now available for the following blasters:
Apart from the Water Warriors Steady Stream 2 that performs pretty much identically to the original Water Warriors Steady Stream, all the pressurized blasters perform quite well with each capable of pushing streams to the ~12m (40') mark. Check out the links above to see more specifics on each water blaster model.
14: Tech - Water Warriors Python Internals pictures - Internal pictures of the Water Warriors Python now available. See: Tech - Water Warriors Python Internals :: :: iSoaker.com.
10: Water Warriors Colossus Internals pictures posted - Internal pictures of the Water Warriors Colossus taken and posted. See: Tech - Water Warriors Colossus Internals :: :: iSoaker.com.
8: Top Picks page updated - Current and preferred all-time favourite water blasters that I have had experience with now updated for 2012. I should note that while some may argue that there are currently available blasters that may fit into some categories listed, if a blaster does not meet my standards for selection, the category remains "N/A" until a more suitable blaster is identified.
Check out: Top Picks :: :: iSoaker.com.
6: Water Warriors Steady Stream 2 review posted - Last, but not least, of the 2012 Water Warriors water blasters, the Water Warriors Steady Stream 2 review is now posted. While it is nearly identical to the original Water Warriors Steady Stream (2007), that is definitely not a bad thing. Follow the link below to read more.
Water Warriors Steady Stream 2, Manufactured by: Buzz Bee Toys Inc., 2012 :: :: iSoaker.com.
5: Submitted Super Soaker XP 150 review posted - A review of the original Super Soaker XP 150 was submitted. Check it out: Super Soaker XP 150, Manufactured by: Larami Corp., 1994 :: :: iSoaker.com.
2: Water Warriors Colossus review posted - The Water Warriors Colossus is the largest air pressure water blaster released by Buzz Bee Toys Inc. for 2012. Sporting a 3-option nozzle selector and a large, single air-pressure firing chamber, this water blaster offers solid performance. As with other reviews at the moment, range testing still needs to be done.
Follow the link to learn more about this blaster: Water Warriors Colossus, Manufactured by: Buzz Bee Toys Inc., 2012 :: :: iSoaker.com.
29: Water Warriors Viper review posted - The Water Warriors Viper is the smallest of the air-pressurized water blasters made by Buzz Bee Toys Inc. for 2012. The review is now online, though still need to do range testing. Range tests, though, must wait until the weather gets a little warmer. As I type this, it is currently snowing outside.
Water Warriors Viper, Manufactured by: Buzz Bee Toys Inc., 2012 :: :: iSoaker.com.
28: Water Warriors Steady Stream 2 Images posted - Finally got around to posting up pictures of the Water Warriors Steady Stream 2. While slightly smaller than the original Water Warriors Steady Stream, the Water Warriors Steady Stream 2 offers the same functionality; pump it quickly enough and one can create a solid stream akin to what a pressurized water blaster can. Pump less rapidly and it behaves like a piston-based blaster.
Many more pictures now posted: Water Warriors Steady Stream 2 Images :: :: iSoaker.com.
27: Water Warriors Evolution Tree updated - Finally got around to updating images and links on the Water Warriors brand water blaster evolution tree to include all the new releases for 2012.
Check out: Water Warriors Evolution Tree :: :: iSoaker.com.
26: Gizmodo: The Super Soaker Lightning Storm Is A Water-Blasting Tommy Gun - These mini-sort of water blaster overviews on larger sites continue to show a lack of understanding of water blasters in general. This article (link below) even goes as far as stating that a 10' difference in range between a Lightningstorm and Hydro Cannon is not a big deal and that, somehow, the Lightningstorm has "double the water power". Double the water power? For those curious, here's a comparison between stats measured here at iSoaker.com for the Nerf Super Soaker Lightningstorm and Nerf Super Soaker Hydro Cannon. You guys can draw your own conclusions regarding whether the Lightningstorm really has double the power of a Hydro Cannon. For me, if forced to choose between these two blasters, it'd still be the Hydro Cannon any day.
The Super Soaker Lightning Storm Is A Water-Blasting Tommy Gun.
25: Water Warriors Python review posted - The review for the Water Warriors Python is now up. Granted, I still need to complete a few more stats measurements, most notably range testing, but I figure the additional information will be added in due time.
Water Warriors Python, Manufactured by: Buzz Bee Toys Inc., 2012 :: :: iSoaker.com.
24: Water Warriors Colossus Images posted - Recently acquired a Water Warriors Colossus, the largest of the air-pressure-based water blasters by Buzz Bee Toys Inc. for 2012. While I need need to do more performance testing on this blaster, I've opted to share the pictures I've taken of this blaster.
Water Warriors Colossus Images :: :: iSoaker.com.
23: Interview With Super Soaker Illustrator .:Hydrowar:. - Marauder, creator of the Hydrowar website, got in contact with Savark Dicupe, an artist who worked on the Super Soaker 2008 line. Savark Dicupe happily answered a number of questions and provided samples of his illustrations for view. For the full article, check out: Interview With Super Soaker Illustrator .:Hydrowar:..
22: Water Warriors Viper Images posted - Pushing up images as they become available and are formatted for web consumption. Next on the list is the Water Warriors Viper, the smallest of the air pressure-based blasters released by Buzz Bee Toys Inc. in 2012. Review coming soon, but follow the link below for images of this water blaster.
Water Warriors Viper Images :: :: iSoaker.com.
21: Nerf Super Soaker Lightningstorm Review posted - Wrapping up the new Nerf Super Soaker models for 2012, finally got to posting the review for the Nerf Super Soaker Lightningstorm. This intimidating-looking blaster has an awfully familiar feel to it. Read on to learn more:
Nerf Super Soaker Lightningstorm, Manufactured by: Hasbro Inc., 2012 :: :: iSoaker.com.
19: Water Warriors Python Images posted - Recently acquire a number of the 2012 Water Warriors water blasters! First up is the Water Warriors Python. Just pushed up a bunch of pictures. Review coming soon.
Water Warriors Python Images :: :: iSoaker.com.
17: Water Warriors (2012) Water Blasters Acquired - Just acquired a Water Warriors Viper, Water Warriors Python, and Water Warriors Steady Stream 2. Just need to get a Water Warriors Colossus to complete the list of new Water Warriors brand water blasters for 2012. Pictures and reviews to come, time permitting.
16: Lightning Storm Super Soaker carries the largest water drum yet - "The battery-powered Thunderstorm was a sweet Super Soaker pistol and the Nerf Hydro Cannon (pumping) could shoot a 19 ounce blast of water up to 35-feet, but both look like kiddy toys compared to the Lightning Storm."
Not sure who writes these sort of articles, but since the Nerf Super Soaker Lightningstorm is more-or-less a Nerf Super Soaker Thunderstorm with some accessories, this writer needs to get more educated on items before writing up these sort of reviews. Then putting down the Nerf Super Soaker Hydro Cannon in comparison to the Super Soaker Lightningstorm, that shows a significant lack of understanding of water blasters and water warfare.
On the one bright side, they did link out to iSoaker.com, so kudos for that.
If you're still interested, see Lightning Storm Super Soaker carries the largest water drum yet | DVICE.
14: Water Warriors Steady Stream 2 Submitted Review posted - A submitted review on the Water Warriors Steady Stream 2 now posted. Check out the following link: Water Warriors Steady Stream 2, Manufactured by: Buzz Bee Toys Inc., 2012 :: :: iSoaker.com.
11b: If you had this, no doubt you were a 90s child. And it was the best. : pics - Always nice to be linked to be Reddit-users. As for the accuracy of being a 90s child, does being >20-years-of-age in the 90s count? I suppose I had (and still have) a child-like disposition, especially when it comes to water blasters!
That said, I do find the current direction of the Nerf Super Soaker brand to be rather counter to the original, ground-breaking water warfare world the original Super Soaker 50 brought us into.
I do, however, remain optimistic about the future of water blasters, though.
Check out: If you had this, no doubt you were a 90s child. And it was the best. : pics.
11: Hasbro Resurrects the Classic Super Soaker 50 from GeekDad | Wired.com - While this article dates back to May, 2009, always fun to find online articles that link back to iSoaker.com. That said, as one of the comments in the article correctly states, the "classic" design of the original Super Soaker 50 was NOT re-released in 2009. Instead, we got something that has similar looks, but lacked the unscrewable bottle-type reservoir. It is much easier to fill a removable reservoir by submerging it in a bucket of water; can't do the same with an attached reservoir with a screw-on cap.
Check out: Hasbro Resurrects the Classic Super Soaker 50 | GeekDad | Wired.com.
10b: Pressurization System Recategorization -
While perhaps not as detailed as some may prefer, for iSoaker.com, I will be adopting the following water blaster pressurization categorization system until a more preferred one if found or devised. It works better than the existing one, fits in with how the database querying works, and doesn't feel too heavy/overly detailed.
While the categories above cover the fundamental pressurization systems, there are a number of water blasters that make use of multiple types of systems. As such, some water blasters may also be given an added modifier term in their categorization
The order of classes before a modifier is a little subjective, but is loosely based on the perceived primary method of action.
I should note that many back-end changes need to occur for this new system to be implemented on iSoaker.com. I hope to update the system in the near future, but there may be some glitches after it goes lives at first. Hopefully nothing too problematic and hopefully glitches can be quickly identified and fixed.
10: Nerf Super Soaker Lightningstorm Images Posted - Recently acquired a Nerf Super Soaker Lightningstorm, the largest of the new 2012 Nerf Super Soaker models. Currently working on measuring its various statistics, but have pictures to share for now. See: Nerf Super Soaker Lightningstorm Images :: :: iSoaker.com.
8: Nerf Super Soaker Micro Burst Review Posted - The review on the Nerf Super Soaker Micro Burst now posted. See: Nerf Super Soaker Micro Burst, Manufactured by: Hasbro Inc., 2012. More reviews to come as water blasters become available here.
6b: Water Warriors: Pressurized Performance System Products - Official information on the latest 2012 Water Warriors brand product line is also available online at BuzzBeeToys.com. Information on the upcoming Water Warriors Viper, Water Warriors Python, and Water Warriors Colossus can be found using the following link: Water Warriors: Pressurized Performance System - Buzz Bee Toys Inc..
Of course, once these blasters are available at iSoaker.com, expect more pictures and reviews, too.
6: Nerf - Browse All Nerf Super Soaker Products - Though up for a little while now, for those who may not know, official information on the entire 2012 Nerf Super Soaker product line is available for viewing at SuperSoaker.com. Information on the Nerf Super Soaker Micro Burst, Nerf Super Soaker Electrostorm and Nerf Super Soaker Lightningstorm are available as well as seeing what other blasters are being re-released this year. See: Nerf - Browse All Nerf Products.
Of course, more pictures and reviews of these newest Nerf Super Soaker products to come to iSoaker.com soon.
4: Nerf Super Soaker Electrostorm Review Posted - First review of the 2012 Nerf Super Soaker line at iSoaker.com now posted
3: Nerf Super Soaker Micro Burst pictures - Pictures of the Nerf Super Soaker Micro Burst are now available. See the link below. Review to come soon. Nerf Super Soaker Micro Burst Images :: :: iSoaker.com
2b: 2012: Upgrades Continue - "February, 2012, begins the biggest back-end change to iSoaker.com since the 2008 conversion from ColdFusion to PHP. This is something I had considered doing for a year or so now, but this year just felt like the right time to make the change."
2: Site clean-up continues - Big back-end changes result in the need for many additional changes. With more tools available, it is easier to determine incoming broken links and redirect them appropriately. As well, there were a number of out-going links that were outdated, most notably a number of links to iSoaker.net pages that are now housed at WaterWar.net.
However, making good progress so far. Will return to more true content creation soon, most notably reviewing my latest water blaster acquisitions.
1: Starting anew in 2012
Consider this the first real news update with the new iSoaker.com format!
Unlike other updates that mostly affected styling and organization, this update for Feb, 2012, changes some fundamental aspects of how iSoaker.com works. Granted, some sections, like the Armoury, remain as they were.
The choice to make use of the WordPress platform was something being considered for a few years now, but seeing how far WordPress had developed, I finally opted to bite the "soaker stream" (so to speak) and upgrade/change most of the article and story-type pages on iSoaker.com into WordPress format. The goal here is to make managing this content easier while making things easier to find. I'm also toying with the idea of opening up commenting on pages, but all in due time.
I also plan to use the various related WordPress tools to improve linking to other notable sites and pages of interest.
Of course, with all upgrades, there will always be some hiccups once the site goes live. I've spent the past little while after making this WordPress installation live troubleshooting some minor bugs, especially now that the main page of iSoaker.com is powered by WordPress.
For now, things appear to be running mostly smoothly.
Welcome again! Leave NO one dry!
31: Pictures of the Nerf Super Soaker Electrostorm posted.
Upgrading iSoaker.com – Mid-Winter, 2012
Converting most article-related content of iSoaker.com. Final phase of testing underway; full changes now live! Cleaning up a few loose ends.
27: Preparing new pages for the upcoming 2012 Water Warriors brand water blasters: Water Warriors Viper, Water Warriors Python, Water Warriors Colossus, and Water Warriors Steady Stream 2.
25: Some information on the 2012 Water Warrior water blasters available. New models include the Water Warriors Viper, Water Warriors Python, and Water Warriors Colossus as well as the Water Warriors Steady Stream 2.
23: Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快樂!
Welcome to Year of the Dragon!
Site-wide changes made including a revamped header navigation and re-organization of content all throughout iSoaker.com.
12: "Latest News" box added to the landing page; more site-wide changes to come. Submitted picture of the Super Soaker Power Rangers PR-200 added.
11: Official information on the 2012 Super Soaker models available: see the Super Soaker Lightningstorm, Super Soaker Electrostorm, and the Super Soaker Micro Burst.
May you find even more soaking bliss this year! Soak on and Leave NO one dry!
Here, at iSoaker.com, we are working harder than ever to help promote awesome water warfare! 2012 looks to be an exciting year, indeed!
For now, enjoy a special New Year's Day iSoak'D comic strip found at WaterWar.net!