Despite your likely reaction to the products in this water fight toy roundup (spontaneous rubbing together of the hands; quiet, uncontrollable giggling), none of them are for you. They’re for your kid, to ensure that when the Gangs Of Your Neighborhood amass at the local Five Points, he or she is properly outfitted to inflict maximum hydration of anyone who messes with them. As for you … grow up. Everyone knows a dad’s place in a water gun fight is as the impartial referee, making sure things don’t get out of hand (and blasting anyone who does with a hose).
Zorbz Self-Sealing Water Balloons
A direct hit from a water balloon may be the single most satisfying way to score water fight points, but woe be the kid who’s trying to stockpile these particular munitions, mid-fight. These self-sealing balloons do half the job themselves, so your kid can focus on finding their next target.
Bunch O Balloons
Crossbow Water Balloon Launcher
Speaking of “going all”, few moments in fatherhood are prouder than watching your kid literally go all medieval on a water fight. Includes a target to practice smiting the head of thine enemies.
Water Shooting RC Helicopter
If anyone complains that a water-shooting drone breaches the rules of water fight engagement, blast them with the hose. Just remember that you’re not allowed to pilot it, and it’s age-rated for 12 and up. Rules are rules, man.
Nerf Super Soaker Arctic Shock Water Blaster
In addition to the pump action and soaking from distance capability, this one includes a clip-on ice drum to make the onslaught extra freezing. It’s just like having an ice cube dropped down the back of your shirt, only all over your face.
Aqua-Zooka Double Shot + Mini Aqua-Zooka Combo Pack
This double-barreled mayhem machine resembles something the Joker used in The Dark Knight but, as the product description helpfully points out, “doubles as a bilge pump or household siphon.” But, yeah, your kid wants it for the part about how it looks like something the Joker used in The Dark Knight.