The Thunderstorm is a Nerf Super Soaker that was released in 2011 under the Storm Series. It requires four "AA" batteries to be operated.

It comes packaged with a water clip.


It uses the water clip refill system. This soaker features a small tactical rail on the top of the soaker. The soaker also features a stub for mounting shoulder stocks.

What is unique about this soaker is that it is one of the three Nerf battery powered water soakers. This makes extremely effective to dual-wield. It has its main power deriving from a peristaltic pump, which rotates and kneads the rubber inner tubing to produce a steady and continuous stream.

Contrary to popular belief, the Thunderstorm's battery compartment is fully rubber-sealed and waterproof, and can be submerged underwater for long periods of time.


The Thunderstorm was initially marketed as a Nerf Super Soaker before being inducted into the Storm Series in 2012. It is the only Storm Series blaster to predate the series itself.

It was re-released in 2012 with a swapped color scheme as the Lightningstorm. While the same soaker, it came packaged with a shoulder stock, shield, and a water drum.

Color schemes

The Thunderstorm has been released with the following color schemes:

  • Standard (white/dark blue/orange)
  • Dark blue/yellow/orange
  • Yellow/light blue/orange
  • Lightningstorm (Dark blue/white/orange)

Value packs

The Thunderstorm Face-Off Pack is a Costco-exclusive; it includes four water clips colored similarly to the Face Off Thunderstorms.[2]


  • Because of its motorized operation, the Thunderstorm can be considered a spiritual successor to the popular Entertech water pistols from the 1980s, which were also battery-operated.


Official videos


  1. 1.0 1.1 Nerf Super Soaker Thunderstorm, Manufactured by Hasbro Inc., 2011.
  2. Nerf Mods & Reviews (2012-03-31). Nerf Mods & Reviews: Super Soaker Thunderstorm Face-Off Pack.

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