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Where to buy the best water guns in Canberra?

By johnboy 8 February 2011 13

So who sells the best water guns in Canberra?

Preferably something that could knock a man off a bicycle, but happy to settle from something with a little less grunt.

Are all toy shops equal in this regard? Any other shops doing a sideline in this stuff?

What’s Your opinion?


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Pocketesq 9:42 pm 08 Feb 11

There’s not a whole lot available these days that will give you that sort of power, m’fraid; water guns are sort of “detuned” these days. Going after some of the vintage super soakers from the 90’s on eBay will be your best bet if it’s true performance you want, but if you’re just looking for something to buy, right now, from a toy store, IN Canberra, I’d suggest:

Toyworld in Fyshwick: look for the “Original Water Warriors” Pulse Master for 49.95, that has some pretty decent kick to it (Water Warriors is from the original employees of Larami, who were the original makers of Super Soaker before they sold it to Hasbro)

Myer occasionally has the Water Warriors “Gorgon”- stupid name and awkward to hold, but decent performance. 40 bucks

Toys R Us Belco or Brand Depot: Super Soaker Max D-6000’s which are pretty decent in performance for around 30 bucks.

Occasionally KMart stocks the Iron Man 2 Super Soaker which is a repaint of the “Arctic Blast”, either is very good and have a secondary “flood” mode that dumps your whole tank out in one hit which is a lot of fun. Also for under 30 bucks.

Target is the place for the new 2011 super soaker range which has the very first automatic motorised battery powered Super Soaker Thunderstorm, but it won’t have the power you’re asking for. They should also be the ones who’ll carry the new “Hydro Cannon” that is available overseas atm and should be here soon. That’s a great blaster with recoil action (I imported mine).

I run a blog on such things at urbantaggers.com 🙂

hope that helps:)

spinact 9:21 pm 08 Feb 11

LSWCHP said :

johnboy said :

hominoid1 said :

“knock a man off a bicycle…”

That’s an interesting request. Is there said “man on a bicycle” around Canberra who should be worried? Are the MAMIL’s (middle aged men in Lycra) in danger?

I know many men who ride bicycles. And they’re buying water blaster’s too.

Soooo….ahhhhh…there’s a water gun arms race happening between various members of the ACT bike community, yes? I note that we’re talking about water “guns” rather than water “pistols” here too.

Only good will come of this.
🙂

I foresee carnage on the bike paths…….or maybe just lots of wet lycra…………..pretty sure I don’t want to witness that

JustThinking 8:33 pm 08 Feb 11

hahaha, no idea where to buy them but have 2 ideas!!
Years ago we purchased a heap of water guns for kids Xmas party….spent all year buying cheap packets of green jelly…made it up really sloppy….and placed in those clam shell pools…took the backpacks off the water guns and attached extra hose….
Kids could run a fair way and still have plenty of ammo….had a great time and at bed time all the men got into it…what they didn’t know was we placed green dye in with the jelly…

Lottsa men went to work green that week!!!

LSWCHP 7:24 pm 08 Feb 11

johnboy said :

hominoid1 said :

“knock a man off a bicycle…”

That’s an interesting request. Is there said “man on a bicycle” around Canberra who should be worried? Are the MAMIL’s (middle aged men in Lycra) in danger?

I know many men who ride bicycles. And they’re buying water blaster’s too.

Soooo….ahhhhh…there’s a water gun arms race happening between various members of the ACT bike community, yes? I note that we’re talking about water “guns” rather than water “pistols” here too.

Only good will come of this.
🙂

gospeedygo 7:20 pm 08 Feb 11

hominoid1 said :

“knock a man off a bicycle…”

That’s an interesting request. Is there said “man on a bicycle” around Canberra who should be worried? Are the MAMIL’s (middle aged men in Lycra) in danger?

It won’t work, it’ll just cool them down. Maple syrup however……

johnboy 7:07 pm 08 Feb 11

hominoid1 said :

“knock a man off a bicycle…”

That’s an interesting request. Is there said “man on a bicycle” around Canberra who should be worried? Are the MAMIL’s (middle aged men in Lycra) in danger?

I know many men who ride bicycles. And they’re buying water blaster’s too.

hominoid1 5:18 pm 08 Feb 11

“knock a man off a bicycle…”

That’s an interesting request. Is there said “man on a bicycle” around Canberra who should be worried? Are the MAMIL’s (middle aged men in Lycra) in danger?

Skidbladnir 4:13 pm 08 Feb 11

You don’t want just air-powered units, look for CPS (constant pressure system) units if you can find them.
Shots effectively use a pressure chamber (instead of a reservoir) to ration out water, but get it out so fast you can feel every hit. 🙂

They were selling knock-off oldschool CPS2500 units when I was in Bangkok for the last Songkran.
Those things are great, when you can find them.

Jim Jones 3:54 pm 08 Feb 11

Whatever you do, don’t use a syringe!!!

http://the-riotact.com/giving-4yos-syringes/27203

p1 3:48 pm 08 Feb 11

Find yourself a water fire extinguisher at revolve (or similar second hand place). Top unscrews to refill, bike pump or air compressor up til the needle is in the green, and fire away….

Mr Waffle 3:26 pm 08 Feb 11

Kids are still allowed water guns these days? Don’t they turn kids into EVIL MURDEROUS LONERS who will SNAP AND KILL EVERBODY at the drop of a hat? You know, like video games and sugary softdrinks and rock ‘n’ roll and…?

Helen 3:05 pm 08 Feb 11

The other half tells me that the NERF water guns are definitely worth a go. He has two, I think they’re the “NERF Super Soaker Shot Blast” or something. Definitely helped him win his work water fight.

We spent a lot of time last year hunting down NERF guns (multiple KMarts, Toys R Us, Toy World, Target, Big W, so on and so forth), most toy sections/shops seemed to have a very similar range of NERF and cheaper imitations.

Gantz 2:39 pm 08 Feb 11

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