I saw a sign in Wal-Mart's toy department that the Super Soaker water rockets that were sold this summer have been recalled. If you bought one for your kids (or know anyone who did), you may want to check this out.
Yup... I loved those water rockets. Went thru a barrel of 'em during my youth. I even had a two stage one that was the bomb!!!!Originally posted by wwattles
I remember back when I was a kid, those plastic water rockets were a TON of fun. The standard model was about 8" long and flew about 130-150 ft. The "deluxe" model had a parachute on it, and went about the same height.
Did we cut our wet little fingers on the sharp plastic? You bet we did! Did we care? Of course not, we were too busy trying to fly it again! Did we ever get careless about where it was pointed when we launched it? Well, yeah, a few times, but rescuing it from the muck of the nearby marsh taught us to keep it straight up. Heck, these things didn't even have a remote launcher - you had to pull the trigger directly under the "exhaust" end.
Man I miss those toys...