The Original, Classic Neon Super Soaker 50: It's Back

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For it's 20th anniversary (I can't believe Super Soakers are 20 years old!), Hasbro is bringing back the classic Soaker, complete with poignant 1989 neon, back to market. Will kids today respect the best?

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They've made one slight change-no longer can you completely unscrew the lime green bottle for a quick dump-over-the-head grenade attack; it's permanently attached, and refilling goes through a screwtop behind it. In all other ways though, it's the same classic. No battery-powered backpack reservoirs or any other similar ridiculousness in sight.

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Man, it feels really good in my hand. You can buy it this spring for 15 bucks; sadly, a year too late for our epic water gun Battlemodo Royale. [Toy Fair 2009]

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DISCUSSION

What's with the "shoots up to 35ft"? The whole point to the 50 in the name was that the original was supposed to be able to shoot 50 feet. (Now, I don't know if it was ever able to safely do so with the gun staying in one piece...)

It does look surprisingly similar to the original... I remember the yellow plastic being a little less shiny, the green being a little brighter... and of course the big fill port wasn't on the original, but even the basic form of the cardboard packaging is reminiscent of the original.