Not to be confused with the Classic Super Soaker release of the Super Soaker 50.
Not to be confused with the 20th Anniversary release of the Super Soaker 50.
The Super Soaker 50 is an air-powered soaker, with its water reservoir located on top of the blaster. It was advertised on the original packaging that it was the "most powerful watergun ever", claiming a firing range of fifty feet.
In 1984, the rocket scientist Lonnie Johnson was working on a heat pump system prototype. After testing it, he figured out that system could be used for creating a powerful water gun. After years of developing, Johnson took his idea and tried to sell it for big toy companies. In 1990, he sold the idea for Larami, which released the Power Drencher. The product was successful and it was eventually renamed to Super Soaker 50.
In 1991, the Super Soaker 50 revealed itself as a success- which created the possibility of releasing more Super Soakers, like the Super Soaker 100.
The Super Soaker 50's success allowed Larami re-release it multiple times. It was re-released a year later under the Classic Super Soaker series, with a few changes to its performance. The original Super Soaker 50 was re-released again in 1998 as a ten years commemorative edition; this re-release performed the same as the original soaker. In 2009, Hasbro released a twenty years commemorative edition with changes to performance.
The Super Soaker 50 has been re-released with the following color schemes:
- Yellow, green, white, and orange
- 10th Anniversary (silver, green, white, and orange)
- The Super Soaker 50 was the first Super Soaker released.