Rumor Wednesday: Three new supersoakers, and a clip backpack!

Courtesy of Urban Taggers!(Link!)

So this would be big news in itself– it’s a backpack that you can fill with water and then attach to your blaster directly.  Pretty cool. Plus, it has 100 ounces of water in it– that’s awesome, and would probably keep you shooting for years.

Okay, woah, woah, A lot of new stuff right here, but let’s focus in on the blaster in the middle.

This guy is called the Shotwave. It’s pump action, but it has a really weirdly placed clip. It’s below the hand grip, and you can see why in the picture.

Ever play laser tag? Imagine if the vest cord was at the front of the tagger. You’d have a really hard time trying to hold the blaster and not slip over that cord a few times. Clearly, they want the Shotwave to be the blaster used with this vest.

Also, it looks like it has a weird muzzle. So maybe it does something cool, like fire in a wave.

Okay, there’s two new blasters here too. Let’s break that down

Arctic Shock

  • New, long blue clip.
  • Blue decal on it that seems to imply a new mini-series like the storm series
  • Pump action
  • Stock attachment point

Judging by the name and the fact the clip is blue rather than orange, I think it’s safe to say this might relate to some sort of icey mini series.

Maybe you can freeze part of the clip to make the water even colder? That might explain it, unless it has some sort of chilling mechanism built into it.

Switchshot

  • Blue banana clip
  • Lightningstorm stock without the storm series logo
  • Pump action
  • Blue decal matching up to the Artic Shot
  • Seemingly the next flagship blaster?

So it has a new Banana clip– much like the one we’ve seen before. This time, it’s blue. So, why blue? I’m going back to the Arctic Shock here, and thinking that it may relate to being able to chill the water somehow.

But here’s what gets me– it’s called the Switchshot. What’s that about? It has to be able to switch between something. Is it water temperature? Can you change the nozzle somehow? The questions linger.

 

Let’s just hope they answer this by next summer, I’m dying to know!

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