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It’s been a very long time since I’ve had the chance to play with a “water blaster,” so when the folks at NERF asked if I’d be up for checking out a new Super Soaker here at Rock Father HQ, I immediately accepted. What soon arrived was the new NERF ARCTIC SHOCK WATER BLASTER – a powerful soaker with the ability to put the freeze into full effect. And I became the target.

WP 20130606 023This is a new kind of play for us here, as the Super Soaker touches on that dreaded word when it comes to kids… gun. You’ll notice that “water guns” (like I grew up on) are called “blasters” now, but we’re still learning how to handle the subject of G’s with my daughters. With our Arctic Shock, it’s not about “shooting” anyone (there is no trigger), but about “soaking” targets with water in good fun. My oldest daughter, Addie, is all about it.

With it’s 25-ounce capacity, this Super Soaker has plenty of ammo, but it’s the removable cartridge that sets this apart from other blasters… you can actually load it with ice to chill your friends in a way that would make Mr. Freeze proud. 

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After we got loaded up, we hit the backyard and everything was going well. A few tries to get used to the “pump-action,” and Addie was rockin’ it. She was having a bunch of fun using the Arctic Shock to “water the plants.” 

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And then she turned on me… chasing me through the yard and showing no mercy (see top photo). The ice water was COLD… and she relished the soaking of Dad with a maniacal laugh…

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But then the tables turned the other way…


With Father’s Day coming up, the NERF ARCTIC SHOCK WATER BLASTER is not only great fun for the kids, but also a pretty good gift idea for Dad (and under $20, too!). 

For more, check out the official site.


The Rock Father Rating: 4/5 Stars 

FTC Disclosure: A NERF ARCTIC SHOCK WATER BLASTER was provided to The Rock Father for the purpose of review consideration. The Rock Father would never, ever accept payment in exchange for a review. Not how he rolls… cash for review is unethical and not how he plays the game. Great product = great review. Terrible product = terrible review. All opinions are that of James Zahn, with influence from his children.

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