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Marks Guide

Written by Drenchenator
Last updated on 2008-02-20


About this page

The goal of this page is to document the various changes that have occurred through the release of a certain water gun. These changes are knowns as makes, versions, variants--and more commonly--marks. I have tried hard to make this page as detailed as possible: If you have any additional information or pictures that you would like to share to improve this guide, don't hesistate to submit them; your help is appreciated.

Additional Credits

  • Aqua Flash
  • C-A_99
  • DX
  • fish133
  • sbell25

Index

SS 10

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11993OriginalEqualPink body; yellow reservoir; annular trigger guard.
21993OriginalEqualYellow body; blue reservoir; annular trigger guard.
31993OriginalEqualPurple body; yellow reservoir; more rectangular trigger guard.
41993OriginalEqualLight green body; purple reservoir; annular trigger guard.

SS 20

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11991OriginalPump in body oriented backwards; yellow body; red reservoir, nozzle, pump.
21992ClassicPump in grip; red body; yellow reservoir, nozzle, pump; pink and blue logo; marked "Made in China."
31992ClassicPump in grip; red body; yellow reservoir, nozzle, pump; yellow and blue logo; marked "Made in Macau."

SS 25

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11993OriginalEqualGreen body; yellow reservoir; red nozzle and pump.
21993Power RangersEqualVarying colors; marked "Super Soaker PR 100."

SS 30

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11990OriginalEqualOrange body; yellow reservoir; wire-like trigger.
21998New and ImprovedEqualBlue body; yellow reservoir; full-pate trigger.
31999New and ImprovedEqualPurple body; yellow reservoir.
4EuropeanEqualOrange body; yellow reservoir; marked "Super Soaker 50" and "Ideal."

SS 50

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11988Power DrencherEqualMarked "Power Drencher."
21989OriginalEqualYellow body; light green reservoir; wire-like trigger.
31990OriginalEqualYellow body; light green reservoir; full-plate trigger.
41998ClassicEqualYellow body; light green reservoir; marked "Classic Series."
5199910th AnniversaryEqualSilver body; light green reservoir.
6CamouflageEqualGreen camouflage body.
7EuropeanEqualYellow body; light green reservoir; wire-like trigger; marked "Super Soaker 100" and "Ideal."

SS 60

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11993OriginalEqualRed reservoir, chamber, nozzle; yellow body; blue pump.
21993OriginalEqualPurple reservoir and chamber; green body; orange nozzle and pump.
3EqualWhite reservoir; red pump, chamber, nozzle; silver body.

SS 100

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11990OriginalEqualBlue body; yellow reservoir and chamber.
21992ClassicEqualBlue body; yellow reservoir and chamber.
31997New and ImprovedEqualOrange body; green reservoir and chamber.
4EqualBlue body; orange reservoir and chamber.

SS 200

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11991OriginalEqualRed body; yellow grip and chamber; green reservoirs.
21991EuropeanEqualRed body; yellow grip and chamber; green reservoirs; marked "SS 2000" and "Ideal."

SS 300

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11993OriginalEqualPurple and blue body; yellow chambers.
21994XP 300EqualExtremely rare; grey and red body; yellow chambers.
31993EuropeanEqualPurple and blue body; yellow chambers; marked "SS 3000."

SS Multi-Directional Soaker

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11993OriginalEqualYellow body; red reservoir. chamber, nozzle; blue pump, handle, trigger.
21998ClassicEqual

CPS 1-3-5

MakeYearNamePowerDifferences
12001WipeoutEarly edition; marked either "CPS Wipeout" or "Super Soaker Wipeout."
22001Marked "CPS 1-3-5."

CPS 1000

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
0PrototypeUnreleased.
11998OriginalSuperiorNozzle piece can be screwed off; easiest to modify.
21998RereleaseInferiorLater 1998 release; nozzle piece can be screwed off; trigger harder to pull; hard to modify.
3RereleaseSuperiorNozzle glued in place; hardest to modify.
4Super Shooter 2000SuperiorThe only fake that is good.

Left, CPS 1000 prototype; right, mass-market release.

CPS 1200

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12000OriginalSuperiorYellow body; nozzle cover lighter in color than mark 2; nozzle cover not glued on; relief valve opens at relatively high pressures.
22000OriginalInferiorYellow body; nozzle cover darker in color than mark 1; nozzle cover glued on; relief valve opens at relatively low pressures.
32001RereleaseSuperiorSilver body; two notches on trigger; trigger thicker than 4 mm (5/32 in).
42001RereleaseInferiorSilver body; one notch on trigger; trigger thinner than 4 mm (5/32 in).

Left, CPS 1200 mark 1 or 2; right, CPS 1200 mark 3 or 4.

CPS 1500

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11998OriginalFar Inferior
2Inferior
3SuperiorOrange pump cap cannot screw off.
4Far SuperiorStickers on opposite side; valve does not allow air shots.

CPS 2000

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
0PrototypeUnreleased; pipe for a nozzle.
11996OriginalSuperiorShorter, more expansive bladder; longer pressure gauge; may be it as "Air Pressure."
21997RereleaseInferiorLonger, less expansive bladder; shorter pressure gauge.
3Possibly EuropeanAppears to be a variant of the 1997 edition; marked "Air Pressure Super Liquidator."

Top, CPS 2000 mark 1; bottom, CPS 2000 mark 2.

Mark 3.

Left, CPS 2000 prototype; center, Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the Super Soaker; right, CPS 1000 prototype.

CPS 2100

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12002OriginalSuperiorPump cap not glued on; seam at end of reservoir; smaller ridges on reservoir cap.
2Far InferiorFake nozzle head; pump cap glued on; seam at end of reservoir; extremely hard to open; smaller ridges on reservoir cap.
3InferiorRidges at end of reservoir; pump cap not glued on; pressure chamber is larger; center part of nozzle attached to internals and casing; easiest to modify; larger ridges on reservoir cap.
4Mixed attributes of the above marks.

Left, the ridges, indicative of a mark 3; right, the seam, indicative of a mark 1 or 2.

Left, larger ridges, indicative of a mark 3; right, smaller ridges, indicative of a mark 1 or 2.

CPS 2500

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11998OriginalEqualNo labels on nozzles.
21999RereleaseEqualLabels on nozzles.
3EqualPurple reservoir cap; logo on opposite side; lighter color tank.

Left, mark 1, no labels; right, mark 2, labels. Images provided by Aqua Flash.

CPS 2700

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12000OriginalEqualOrange body.
22001RereleaseEqualSilver body.
32001RereleaseEqualSilver body; nozzle cover smaller; represented by a single soaker.

Left, CPS 2700 mark 1; right, CPS 2700 mark 2 or 3.

CPS 4100

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12002OriginalSuperiorPurple reservoir cap tether; number on logo; seam at end of reservoir.
22003RereleaseInferiorProne to trigger breaks; trigger harder to pull; orange reservoir cap tether; no number on logo; ridges at end of reservoir.

Monster X

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12001OriginalEqual
22002RereleaseEqualShorter; orange front.

Monster XL

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12000OriginalEqual
2EqualSmaller nozzles.
32002EqualShorter.

XP 15

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11998OriginalEqualGreen body with purple detailing; yellow reservoir; red pump coming out the handle; red trigger and nozzle; no trigger guard.
2ImprovedEqualPurple body; yellow reservoir; red pump coming out the handle; red trigger and nozzle; blue, annular trigger guard.
32000RereleaseEqualPurple body; green, transparent reservoir; yellow pump coming out the front; orange nozzle, trigger, reservoir cap; no trigger guard.

XP 20

MakeYearNamePowerDifferences
11998OriginalEqualRed body; yellow reservoir; blue pump.
22002Double Action PackEqualBlue body; red reservoir and pump.
32002Double Action PackEqualRed body; purple reservoir and pump.
42004SoakerTag Twin PackEqualBlue body; yellow reservoir and pump.
52004SoakerTag Twin PackEqualYellow body; blue reservoir and pump.

XP 55

MakeYearNamePowerDifferences
11995Original
2Different color scheme.

XP 70

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11998OriginalEqualYellow body; blue reservoir and chamber; orange nozzle, trigger, pump cap, reservoir cap; red pump.
2EqualBlue body; green reservoir and chamber.
3EqualGreen body; blue reservoir and chamber.
42005RereleaseEqualPurple body; blue reservoir and chamber; green pump and reservoir cap; orange nozzle and trigger.

XP 75

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11993OriginalEqualGrey and yellow body; green reservoir; pink pump.
21999RereleaseEqualBlue and grey body; red reservoir and pump.

XP 85

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11997OriginalEqualYellow body; green reservoir; black pump and detailing.
2RereleaseEqualOrange body; transparent green reservoir; blue pump and detailing.

XP 95

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11994OriginalEqualYellow chamber; green reservoir; plain lettering on logo.
21999ClassicEqualGreen chamber and reservoir; stylized lettering on logo.

XP 105

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11996OriginalEqualGreen body; purple chambers and reservoir; yellow pump; marked "Xtra Power XP 105" on body; small "Air Pressure Super Soaker" logo on reservoir.
21997RereleaseEqualGreen body; purple chambers and reservoir; yellow pump; marked "Xtra Power XP 105" on body; large "Air Pressure Super Soaker" logo on reservoir.
3Glow in the DarkEqualGlows in the dark; blue body; white chambers and reservoir; green pump; marked "Glow in the Dark!" on body; .

XP 150

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11993OriginalEqualRiot blast; two peg reservoir connection.
21994ImprovedEqualNo riot blast; screw on reservoir.
31998ClassicEqualLight green, purple, and orange; no riot blast; screw on reservoir.
41999ClassicEqualRiot blast; screw on reservoir.

XP 215

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12001OriginalEqualBlue body; yellow pump.
22004SoakerTagEqualRed body; blue pump.
32006RereleaseEqualYellow body; purple reservoir; light blue pump.
42006RereleaseEqualBlue body; white reservoir; red pump.
5Max-D 3000 Twin Pack with XP215EqualLight green body; opaque purple reservoir; blue pump.

XP 220

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12000OriginalEqualGreen body; yellow transparent reservoir; yellow trigger; orange pump, reservoir cap, nozzle.
22002Double Action PackEqualGreen body; yellow reservoir and trigger; orange pump, reservoir cap, nozzle.
32002Double Action PackEqualYellow body; light blue reservoir and trigger; orange pump, reservoir cap, nozzle.
42004SoakerTag Twin Pack 1EqualBlack body; red reservoir and reservoir cap; yellow pump and detailing on grip; orange trigger and nozzle.
52004SoakerTag Twin Pack 1EqualBlack body; light green reservoir and reservoir cap; purple pump and detailing on grip; orange trigger and nozzle.
62004SoakerTag Twin Pack 2EqualBlack body; yellow reservoir and reservoir cap; red pump and detailing on grip; orange trigger and nozzle.
72004SoakerTag Twin Pack 2EqualBlack body; purple reservoir and reservoir cap; light green pump and detailing on grip; orange trigger and nozzle.
82005SoakerTag Elite Twin PackEqualBlue body and pump; light blue reservoir; reservoir cap; orange trigger and nozzle.
92005SoakerTag Elite Twin PackEqualGreen body and pump; light blue reservoir; reservoir cap; orange trigger and nozzle.

XP 240

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12000OriginalEqualRed body; green pump; blue, transparent reservoir; blue trigger.
22002Double Action PackEqualRed body; blue reservoir and trigger.
32002Double Action PackEqualBlue body; red reservoir and trigger.

XP 270

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12000OriginalEqualYellow body; green chamber and reservoir.
2RereleaseEqualGrey body; blue chamber and reservoir.
3RereleaseEqualBlack body; blue chamber and reservoir.
4RereleaseEqualRed body; blue chamber and reservoir.

XP 310

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12000OriginalEqualGreen body; yellow, transparent reservoir; yellow chambers; black pump; orange trigger, nozzle selector, reservoir cap.
2RereleaseEqualLight green body; blue, transparent reservoir; blue chambers and pump; orange trigger, nozzle selector, reservoir cap.
3RereleaseEqualBlue body; green, transparent reservoir; black pump; light green trigger, nozzle selector, reservoir cap.

Max-D 2000

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12002OriginalEqualYellow body; green reservoir; red pump; orange trigger, nozzle, reservoir cap.
22003RereleaseEqualGrey body; purple reservoir; black pump; orange trigger, nozzle, reservoir cap.
32004SoakerTagEqualBlue body; yellow reservoir, trigger, nozzle; red pump.
42004SoakerTagEqualLight green body; light blue reservoir; dark blue pump; orange trigger, reservoir cap, nozzle.
52004Toy StoryEqualGrey body; green reservoir; blue reservoir cap and pump; red trigger; orange nozzle; Buzz Lightyear sticker; marked "Buzz."
62005SoakerTag Elite Twin PackEqualBlue body; orange reservoir; light green trigger, reservoir cap, nozzle; black pump.
72005SoakerTag Elite Twin PackEqualLight green body; blue reservoir; yellow trigger, reservoir cap, nozzle; black pump.
82006RereleaseEqualBlue body; red reservoir; yellow pump; orange nozzle, trigger, reservoir cap.

Max-D 3000

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12002OriginalEqualGreen body; orangish red reservoir, trigger, nozzle, reservoir cap; dark blue pump.
22004Twin PackEqualYellow body; light green reservoir; dark blue pump; orange nozzle, trigger, reservoir cap.
32004Twin PackEqualLight green body; yellow reservoir; dark blue pump; orange nozzle, trigger, reservoir cap.
42006RereleaseEqualRed body; yellow reservoir and pump; blue trigger, nozzle, reservoir cap.
52006Twin PackEqualLight blue body; blue reservoir; green pump; orange nozzle, trigger, reservoir cap.
62006Twin PackEqualDark blue body; blue reservoir; green pump; orange nozzle, trigger, reservoir cap.
7Max-D 3000 Twin Pack with XP215EqualDark blue body; purple reservoir; silver pump; yellow detailing.
8Max-D 3000 Twin Pack with XP215EqualLight blue body; yellow reservoir; orange pump; silver detailing.

Max-D 4000

MakeYearNamePowerDifferences
12002OriginalEqualRed body; blue pump and detailing; yellow reservoir and reservoir cap; orange nozzle and trigger; upside-down L-shaped outcropping onto reservoir.
22003RereleaseEqualSilver body; black pump and detailing; orange nozzle; yellow trigger and reservoir cap; green reservoir; upside-down L-shaped outcropping onto reservoir.
32004RereleaseEqualGrey body; black pump and detailing; orange nozzle; yellow trigger and reservoir cap; green reservoir; O-shaped outcropping onto reservoir.

Max-D 5000

MakeYearNamePowerDifferences
12002OriginalEqualOrange body, trigger, nozzle; blue detailing and reservoir cap; green chamber and reservoir; upside-down L-shaped outcropping onto reservoir.
22004RereleaseEqualBlue body; orange chamber and reservoir; green nozzle, trigger, reservoir cap; black pump, grip, and detailing; upside-down L-shaped outcropping onto reservoir.
32005RereleaseEqualGrey body; black pump and detailing; red chamber and reservoir; orange nozzle; green trigger; yellow reservoir cap; O-shaped outcropping onto reservoir.
4Twin PackEqualBlue body; orange nozzle and trigger; green pump, chamber, reservoir; yellow grip, detailing, reservoir cap; upside-down L-shaped outcropping onto reservoir.
5Twin PackEqualPurple body; orange nozzle, trigger, chamber, reservoir; green pump, grip, detailing, reservoir cap; upside-down L-shaped outcropping onto reservoir.

Max-D 6000

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
0PrototypeUnreleased; non-functional; red, cylindrical pump; wooden; more information here.
12002OriginalEqualBlack body and pump handle; yellow reservoir and chambers; orange trigger, nozzle selector, detailing on grip; differently colored internals.
2EqualBlack body; yellow pump handle, reservoir, chambers; orange trigger and nozzle selector; red detailing on grip.
3Dual PackEqualFlattened and widened nozzle selector.
42005Twin PackEqualRed body; black pump; orange reservoir and chambers; yellow trigger, nozzle selector, reservoir cap.
52005Twin PackEqualBlue body; black pump; light green reservoir and chambers; yellow trigger, nozzle selector, reservoir cap.

Max-D Secret Strike

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12003OriginalEqualGrey body; red reservoir and chamber.
22003OriginalEqualGrey body; blue reservoir and chamber.

SC 400

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11999OriginalEqualBiege body; dark red pump and grip; green reservoir.
22000RereleaseEqualYellow body; orange pump; blue grip and reservoir.

SC 500

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11999OriginalInferiorBiege body; pink reservoir and chamber; marked "Air Pressure."
21999ImprovedSuperiorBiege body; purple reservoir and chamber; marked "Constant Pressure."
3EuropeanSuperiorPurple body; green reservoir and chamber.

SC 600

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
11999OriginalInferiorBiege body; orange reservoir and chamber; black pump and grip.
21999ImprovedSuperiorBiege body; orange reservoir and chamber; grey pump and grip.
3EuropeanSuperiorBlue body; orange reservoir and chamber.

SC PowerPak

MakeYearNamePowerDifferences
0PrototypeNon-functional; unreleased; biege gun; red detailing on gun; red nozzle selector.
11999OriginalBiege gun and backpack; green detailing on gun; orange nozzle selector.
2EuropeanLight green gun; purple backpack; light blue detailing on gun; purple nozzle selector.

Top left, SC PowerPak prototype; top right, SC PowerPak mark 2, European release; bottom, SC PowerPak mark 1, North American release.

Helix

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12004OriginalEqualBlue and white body; green pump, nozzle, reservoir cap.
22006Max-InfusionEqualBlue and green body; green pump and nozzle; orange reservoir cap.
32006Spider-ManEqualRed and blue body; red pump and reservoir cap; orange nozzle; white spider web detailing.
4Twin PackEqual
5Twin PackEqual

Vaporizer

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12004OriginalEqualRarer than other original; grey and green body; green pump and reservoir; orange nozzle, sight, and reservoir cap.
22004OriginalEqualRarer than other original; light blue, dark blue, and green body; light blue pump; blue reservoir; orange nozzle, sight, and reservoir cap.
3RereleaseEqualYellow and green body; green reservoir; blue pump and reservoir cap; orange nozzle.

Aquapack Devastor

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12005OriginalEqualOrange nozzle, trigger, pump detailing.
22006RereleaseEqualLight green nozzle, trigger, pump detailing.

Arctic Shock

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12005OriginalEqualWhite body; blue chamber, detailing, reservoirs; green nozzle and trigger.
22006Pack with XP 215EqualCame with 50 ounce Aquapack; white body; teal pump and reservoirs; purple chamber and detailing; orange nozzle and trigger.

Flash Flood

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12005OriginalEqualGreen body; blue detailing, chamber, reservoir; orange nozzles.
22006Max-InfusionEqualOrange body and nozzles; blue detailing, chamber, reservoir.
32006Sharper ImageEqualSilver body; blue reservoir and chamber; black riot-blast actuator; orange pump, trigger, nozzles, reservoir cap.
42006Max-Infusion Twin PackEqualRed body; blue detailing, chamber, reservoir; orange pump, trigger, nozzles; silver reservoir cap and riot-blast actuator.
52006Max-Infusion Twin PackEqualBlue body; green detailing, chamber, reservoir; orange pump, trigger, nozzles; black reservoir cap and riot-blast actuator.

Triple Shot

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12005OriginalEqualRed body and pump; blue reservoir; orange nozzle, trigger, reservoir cap.
2RereleaseEqualBlue body and pump; light blue reservoir; orange nozzle, trigger, reservoir cap.

Piranha

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12004Original
22005Expanded nozzles.

Blazer

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12004Original
22005Expanded nozzles; fan blast.

Hornet

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
1Original
2

Orca

MarkYearEditionPerformanceDifferences
12007OriginalOrange pump, nozzle, trigger, detailing; reservoir cap on bottom.
22008RereleaseYellow pump, nozzle, trigger, detailing; reservoir cap on top.

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