CPS (short for Constant Pressure System) was a successful theme of Super Soakers that ran from 1996 to 2002. The series, consisting of thirteen blasters which were all elastic-pressured, representing the largest class at the time of its release, much like XXP at the time of its release.
All soakers used a special rubber air bladder system as opposed to an air tank. This gave the soakers more power and higher velocity shots. That made the line very popular within its first year, which was 1996. The series went on a hiatus twice, once between 1996 and 1998, and another between 1998 and 2000.
In 2001, the CPS 1-3-5 and CPS Splashzooka 65oz. were released, and both of them were considered novelties. Unfortunately, the 2001 line-up did not receive as much acclaim as the line in previous years, with the CPS 1-3-5 being considered the worst out of the entire lineup of 13 blasters.
After 2002, Hasbro took over the Super Soaker marque from Larami, and no CPS blasters have been produced since; a mere five soakers have been released with a rubber bladder since then. Even though the line has been discontinued, some of the soakers in the line are very valuable today; most notably the CPS 2000.
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