The Water Warriors Gargantua is the largest of the new Water Warriors-brand water blasters for 2016 by Alex Brands Buzz Bee Toys Holdings. It features an elastic diaphragm pressure chamber and nozzle selector with three settings. More testing is needed to determine how well this blaster performs – more info to come.
The Water Warriors Aqua Wheel is a semi-small, pump-action water blaster for 2016 by Alex Brands Buzz Bee Toys Holdings. As its name suggests, it has a novelty feature in that pumping causes the visible top-mounted fly wheel to spin. The wheel can be spun with or without water and does not require any batteries to function. The trigger is purely ornamental. More information on this water blaster to come…
The original Water Warriors Xenon was released back in 2005. The 2016 version of the Water Warriors Xenon by Alex Brands Buzz Bee Toys Holdings appears mostly identical except that the pre-charger toggle button is now replaced by a lever-switch. Testing is needed to see how similarly this new version compares to the original.
Unfortunately, at present, there is no sign of a 2016 Version of the Water Warriors Krypton.
The original Water Warriors Argon was released back in 2005. The 2016 version of the Water Warriors Argon by Alex Brands Buzz Bee Toys Holdings appears mostly identical except that the pre-charger toggle button is now replaced by a lever-switch. Testing is needed to see how similarly this new version compares to the original.
The Water Warriors Aqua Beast appears to be the largest new pump-action water blaster by Alex Brands Buzz Bee Toys Holdings LLC for 2016. Featuring a large reservoir and nozzle selector with 3 settings, in many ways, it can be considered the bigger brother of the 2015 Water Warriors Drench Master.
Also new for 2016 is the Water Warriors Barbarian water blaster. This water gun uses the same spring-enhanced pump-action technology as first seen in the Water Warriors Steady Stream (2007). More on this water blaster once I find the time to free it from its packaging and do a more in-depth review.
The Water Warriors Thresher is an upcoming Water Warriors brand water blaster for 2016 by Buzz Bee Toys. It appears to be a re-styled Water Warriors Gargoyle (2013). More to come once actual reviewing begins…
Looking at past trends, it seems like Buzz Bee Toys you release more new water blaster models every other year for odd-numbered years. See the iSoaker.com Water Warriors Evolution Tree. The only exception to this happened in 2008 when there was a number of re-releases as well as a surge in the number of pump-action water gun designs. In more recent years, five new items were released in 2013, only two new items were released in 2014, and four new items were released for 2015.
Therefore, going by this trend, we would predict that perhaps only 2 or 3 new models should be expected for 2016.
Of course, some trends are meant to be broken.
I began reviewing water blasters, primarily Super Soakers, back in 1998 (over 17 years ago) to go with the launching of Aquatechnology. Of course, I never would have guessed then that I’d still be doing reviews 17 years on (but that’s another story). As Aquatechnology grew and I amassed more and more water guns to test, more people started visiting my site. As Aquatechnology evolved into iSoaker.com in 2000, the ways I measured and reported on how particular water blaster models behaved also changed. To think that there are now over 300 reviews on iSoaker.com Continue reading On Statistics, Accuracy, and Reviews on iSoaker.com
Note: While I try to be as factual as possible, much of this post is based on presumptions and some speculation. I was and am not privy to the exact details behind the acquisition of Buzz Bee Toys by Alex Brands nor am I presently aware of how they plan to work together in the short and longer terms. Granted, considering the deal is barely a month old, chances are they are also figuring things out as well. Continue reading R.I.P. Buzz Bee Toys Inc. – Long Live Buzz Bee Toys