SuperChargers: The Super Charger series of Super Soaker blasters was launched in 1999 with the tagline “Charge It! Pump It!” The Super Charger series of blasters received favorable reviews upon release and some people, myself included speculated that it would replace or supplement the XP line. The first Super Chargers to debut was the SC-400, SC-500, SC-600 and the favorite of many the SC-Power Pak. The 400, 500, and 600 were medium sized blasters. The 400 used pressurized reservoir technology and the 500, 600, and Power Park used CPS technology. In 2000 the Super Charger 400 received a new brightly colored paintjob and the SC Triple Charge and SC Big Trouble were released. The Big Trouble was a replacement for the Power Pak. For the 2001 line and forward the Super Charger technology was incorporated into other lines of blasters and was not a unique series.

Monster Series: The Monster Series of blasters was the culmination of Larami’s efforts to create large size blasters that could be marketed to a teen audience. The Monster line was released in the year 2000 and the first two blasters were the Monster and Monster XL. The Monster XL is the largest Super Soaker ever released, and comes equipped with a bi-pod. Although colossal blasters, neither the Monster nor the Monster XL had the dreaded 20x nozzle found on some CPS class blasters. All Monster class blasters also have the ability to take advantage of the Super Charger QFD, and even have their own reinforced QFD’s (see below). 2001 brought some changes to the Monster line. The original Monster was renamed the Monster X to make room for the new Monster, a smaller blaster. 2002 brought a new paintjob for the Monster X and a reduction in size of the Monster XL. Today Monster series blasters are sought after collector’s items. Although large and intimidating the Monster series is not the best for most water wars. The huge size, weight, and difficulty in changing nozzles make using Monster class blasters a burdensome task even for a professional water warrior.

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The Quick Fill Device (Q.F.D.)

Left to Right: Second version QFD, Monster Series QFD, Original QFD

The Quick Fill Device is a screw-on attachment for any garden hose that allows blasters to be filled via the Super Charger method. Only blasters that come with a QFD may be filled using the Super Charger method. The original QFD made it's debut in 1999 and was criticized for totally monopolizing a hose. If one wanted to refill a regular blaster from a hose using the QFD they would have to remove the QFD. This is a very time consuming process. Larami responded by releasing the second version of the QFD the next year. This QFD had a valve that would release water, allowing non Super Charger blasters to refill without removing the QFD. Although this is a plus, the stream of water released is highly pressurized and makes refilling more difficult compared to a hose without an attachment. The QFD in the middle is for Monster series blasters. Supposedly the extra silver plastic was reinforced because the Monster series put too much weight on a standard QFD.