The Super Soaker Lightning Storm is a fully motorised water blaster from Hasbro and under the Nerf banner. It's big selling point is it is the "largest capacity Super Soaker" although this is against the current line rather than any past/vintage models of old; it comes with a large water drum that uses the same fitting as the water clips of the Tornado Strike and Thunderstorm so is compatible, only allowing for more water storage.
Wait, did I just say Thunderstorm? Hmm.. doesn't this Lightning Storm seem awfully familiar now..
|Thunderstorm vs Lightning Storm... riiiight.|
|Lightning Storm with a standard water clip.|
So the real reason why you'd buy the Lightning Storm is for the attachments it comes with. And admittedly, I thought they WERE pretty cool.
|With stock removed|
I'm not sure how I feel about the slightly "shazam" look of the lightning bolt and I'm going to take a guess that aesthetic modders will probably attempt to remove it (with a saw) but the overall stock design is very cool. The thing is the lightning bolt motif does suggest limited options for Hasbro to sell it with other blasters other than the Super Soaker line. It won't be like it could be released in yellow and sold with a Barricade for instance:)
The stock does have a button slide on both sides of the stock .
|Attached to a Super Soaker Shotblast|
The blast shield is probably more for show more than anything else, as it probably won't shield you a whole lot, but it's still kinda cool. It clips on using the blaster's tactical rails, which means it will fit most blasters that have them.
The nature of the shield however does mean it wraps around the blaster rather than the Hydro Cannon's which sort of jutted out to the side. It means it does struggle with the more wide load blasters:)
|The shield on a Shot Blast.|
|On the Rayven CS-18|
And while it JUST fit, it did struggle on fatter blasters like the Vortex series Praxis.
The Lightning Storm itself is just a Thunder Storm and that was disappointing- however the attachments that it comes with in contrast are rather innovative and quite cool indeed. The stock especially will be the win for most fans, but the shield isn't bad and may be useful for some. If you were a fan of the Thunder Storm and want to get one or even another, I'd suggest this is the kit to get, just for those accessories. Otherwise, I'm NOT sure it'll be worth it to pick up just for the stock- but if it's priced right- why not?:)