In 1982, NASA engineer Lonnie Johnson accidentally invented a pressurized water gun, which became one of the most popular summer pastimes around the world. Now, Hasbro has decided to bring back three original Super Soaker water guns to our radar this spring.
(Pictured: Hasbro, via TheVerge)
Although the exact same mold was not used, the Super Soaker XP100 / XP30 / XP20, priced at $17.99 / 12.99 / 7.99 (approximately 126 / 91 / 56 RMB) is quite faithfully re-engraved with the classic.
The NASA Scientist Who Invented The Super Soaker (via)
While nostalgic, there’s reason to believe they’ll be more durable than the original Super Soaker 100/30/20 Series pressurized toy water gun, especially when plastic is placed in the sun for days.
The Soak Super 30’s front-pour inflatable grip looks more solid, hoping it avoids getting caught on small fingers as easily as the old ones.
In terms of water, the Super Soaker 100 can hold 1.5 litres, but the new model can only carry 1.26 litres.
If you want to try these sentimental items, be aware that U.S. consumers can only buy them at Target. As for other specification improvements, Hasbro has not disclosed.