Ready to blast your way to a soaking good time? From water blasters designed for pool play to classics like Nerf Super Soakers, there's a world of wet and wild fun to choose from. But with so many options designed for different styles of play, not to mention the places to use them, how do you know which is right for your water warriors?
To find a blaster that will bring your summer fun to the next level, take aim at the items below and click on one that you'd like to know more about. You'll be able to watch a 360-degree view (safe from the splash zone) and learn everything about each water blaster from how easy it is to refill to how far it can shoot. Even better, our price comparison tool will help ensure you're getting a great deal.
Our goal is to make sure that you're getting the water blaster toy that's perfect for you and your family based on your unique needs like age, size, group play, and whether they're good for pools or playgrounds. Thanks to TTPM's water blaster reviews, you'll find the perfect toys to 'fire' up some warm weather excitement.
from Hasbro $9.99
from Hasbro $9.99
from Little Kids, Inc. $14.99
from Hasbro $19.99
from Walmart $9.97
from Buzz Bee Toys $17.99
from Little Kids $14.99
from Hasbro $20.00
from Walmart $4.96
from Walmart $12.84
from BuzzBeeToys $14.99
from Hasbro $24.99
Choosing the Best Water Blaster for You
When the weather warms up and your family is looking for a fun way to cool down, make a 'splash' with water blaster toys. Not only is water play good clean fun, it's also a great way to get everyone off the couch and outside for some fun in the sun.
With a vast variety of sizes, styles and prices out there, how do you know which to choose? Here is a guide on how to buy a water blaster that will ensure you always pick the right one.
Refilling - This is always an issue in the heat of a water battle. There are many different configurations out there from those that work with the hose to some that have additional water chambers that are interchangeable. Check them out in our reviews, and then see which one is going to give you an advantage when you're all about getting wet. Or rather, getting your opponents wet. And remember, the larger the water chamber, the longer it may take to fill. (We like to put the hose in a protected area so you won't be surprised by a opponent while you're refilling.)
Ease of use - Look for something that's easy to fill and use for younger kids and more complex ones for older kids. Water toys that use a pumping action to pressurize and propel the stream further will require two-handed coordination. There are some battery-operated options available, but you'll want to determine whether the additional cost (for the motor and the batteries) are worth it. Your call.
Blasting range - Not surprisingly, this can vary. And what you see on the package isn't always completely accurate. We're not always sure that this is critically important, either. Most players like to be at relatively close range when blasting to take advantage of maximum drenching capability and power. When you're using a pressurized blaster, your force will slow down considerably as the water chamber empties. So plan your battles well.
Durability - Finding a toy that can withstand an entire summer of rough and tumble kid play is important. Finding one that's tough enough to be used for several summers is even better for big kids and adults. Fortunately, virtually all of the blasters we've reviewed at TTPM are very durable. Some are better constructed than others, and when you pay a little more you're much less likely to have a water blaster that's prone to leaks. (Some of them do, and we let you know.)
Building an arsenal - Lots of families love to have many different water blasters. There are so many diverse types that it's easy to vary your blaster to fit the battle. Also, if you're planning a play date or a party, you can buy a whole bunch of inexpensive blasters so everyone can have a turn... and be evenly matched.
Play area - Knowing where you'll be playing will also help determine the type of toys to get. A blaster that you need to submerge to draw the water in will be better suited for the pool, while one that has its own water tank is great for running around outside in a game of water tag.
Whether you're looking for a great gift or some summer fun for yourself, water toys are a perfect way to cool down during playtime. Finding the best blasters to use while you 'soak' up some sun is easy with the help of TTPM's water blaster toy reviews above. Scroll back up, and start planning on waging your next water war!