The Summer is coming… Honest!! Growing up with a brother three years younger nothing signalled the good weather making an appearance like being soaked head to toe quite unexpectedly by a water pistol. I distinctly remember him getting a super soaker for a present and being extremely chuffed with it, after all the brand has been around since 1989. So when I was approached to see if Monkey would like to review the new Tornado Scream Water Blaster of course I said yes please… Although I’m not sure Hubby is that happy that I did and I am suspecting that he maybe looking to level the playing field by getting one himself!
Unleash a cyclone of water with the Tornado Scream water blaster! The Tornado Scream features a spinning nozzle to unleash wide-stream soakage. Its pressurised-trigger firing delivers a mighty stream of water up to 35 ft. (10 m). Featuring a tactical design, this water blaster holds up to 35 fl. oz. (1 L). For innovative water-blasting fun, nothing soaks like a Super Soaker water blaster.
We opted to try out this version as it holds a litre of water so we were thinking that it would last longer than your average water pistol. There is a smaller version in the same range the Nerf Supersoaker Squall Surge Water Gun which holds 473ml of water, so half the size.
You fill it up via an easy to open screw filler cap. We have an outside tap but if you don’t, you will be pleased to know it should fit under a standard sink tap.
Once you have filled it up you need to build up the pressure by pumping the piston at the front. If you have done it enough then you will get both a steady stream of water plus a spiral corkscrew stream which is created by the rotating barrel. The effect is very ‘awesome’ as described by Monkey as the spiral stream loops around the steady one. The more pressure you build up then the further the blaster will fire. It packs quite a punch!
Things we love:
- The box has full pictorial instructions
- Its quick and easy to fill up
- The quality of the soaker is second to none, good strong plastic which will stand up to rough and tumble and no leaks! Its much more robust than your average water pistol and so I would expect it to last a lot longer.
- It soaks… properly soaks the target!! Sorry Hubby. We didn’t measure the distance but it does go a long way. You can alter this by the amount of pressure you build up with the piston.
- We are looking forward to playing with this more as the weather heats up, especially when we get the paddling pool out.
Things to think about:
- The manufacturers age is 6+ Monkey at 4 found the one litre tank heavy and struggled a bit with putting pressure into it. I am sure it would be better for a slightly older child. Therefore we found you needed adult supervision
- Like any water pistol it runs out of water reasonably quickly possibly because of the two jets of water, so you need to be quick with the refills if you are coming under attack! Although it does give your sparing partner a fighting chance!
The RRP for the water blaster is £19.99 and you can purchase it from a range of high street and online shops including Amazon, Smyths, Argos, Sainsburys, John Lewis, The Entertainer and Toys R Us. It would make a great Birthday present for the Summer months and I am sure once Hubby has his own version that there will be many a battle fought in our garden!
Happy water fighting….
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