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The XP line of Super Soakers was introduced in 1994. XP, which stands for Extra Power (later stylized as Xtra Power), replaced the original lineup of Super Soakers. Compared to their predecessors, the XP line features larger nozzles and increased durability.

The first XP releases included the XP-75, a single pressurized reservoir blaster, the XP-150, a fan favorite, the XP-250, a large blaster with several nozzles, and the XP-300, a re-released Super Soaker 300. This lineup was supplemented in 1995 by the XP-95, a blaster that used a separate pressure chamber and the smaller sized XP-35 and XP-55, both of which used a pressurized reservoir.

In 1996, the XP line was expanded to include the short lived XXP subseries, and the memorable slogan Wetter is Better debuted. The XXP-175 and XXP-275 had two barrels, instead of the typical one. The XXP name proved to be short lived as the CPS lineup was expanded in later years. Also released in 1996 were the XP-105 and the XP-65. The 1996 lineup also introduced a pressure gauge, found on the XP-105, XXP-175, and XXP-275. The pressure gauge would continue to remain a popular feature in later years.

The 1998 lineup brought what many consider to be the best the XP series had to offer. Featuring two small sized Super Soakers, the XP-20 and XP-40, one medium Super Soaker, the XP-70, and the two pressure chamber XP-110. The 1998 lineup was the first to feature an all tethered cap reservoirs, a marked improvement over the screw on and twist reservoirs. In 1999, the novelty XP-90 pulse fire was released. In 2000, the lineup built on the success of the 1998 conventions and included the XP-220, XP-240, XP-270, and XP-310. Compared to their 1998 predecessors, these Super Soakers boasted a 25% increase in reservoir capacity. However, despite the success and popularity of the XP line, 2000 would prove to be the last year to feature a full lineup of XP Super Soakers. In 2001, the XP Backfire and XP Triple Play were released, mostly to poor reviews. The year 2001 also saw the change of the Super Soaker slogan to Super Soak Me! The use of this new slogan on boxes differentiates if a 2000 series XP was manufactured in 2000 or 2001.

In 2002, the XP line was officially replaced by the Max-D system. However certain boxed sets of XP soakers appeared to still be available in select stores. Other XP blasters have also been periodically re-released since 2002, a re-released XP-70 has been available as late as 2006.


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