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2-in-1 Paintball gun water crystal gun soft bullet gun pistol toy REVIEW- (Ebay Australia)

This toy water crystal gun is yet again the sort that shoots both the soft EVA suction cap NERF style bullets (that are pretty lame) AND the soft water bullets as well.

I wonder what the chinese sriting says? comment if you can translate it!!!

Usually this means that the barrel length, and thus effective range for a water crystal bullet is compromised.

What does look exciting is the advertised 45-round top loading magazine, and, hopefully, a better, more reliable and effective loading mechanism that hopefully doesn’t mince the bullets like what happened in my previous review.

The seller of this one is one ebay again “hotdeals-cn”, and the cost was a whopping $9.99

Unlike some of the cheaper sorts of water crystal gun on Australian Ebay that only include the gun, poorly packaged into a thin plastic mailing bag, and that is it, this set also throws in a few hundred rounds of ammunition and some soft nerfy bullets that are designed to match the gun also, as well as the high capacity top loading bottle magazine.

In appearance, it’s more Space-gun than a plastic attempt at a realistic looking replica pistol or gun, like the last product I reviewed. The chunky star-trek or doctor who bad-guy styling, with gaudy painted arrows on the side, just in case you forget which is the business end of the gun makes it look pretty tacky and ridiculous.. but hey, at least theres a low chance of a local genius holding up the servo or maccas with this particular item.

The first one I ordered actually got confiscated or returned by Hong Kong customs for being too gunny looking in the x-ray, and I received a refund. Fingers crossed that this one has not suffered the same fate coming from china. (Though there is the possibility that the seller was just lying, and had just run out)

The Chinese sellers are slowly learning to include some half coherent english descriptions, and this listing has benefited from that.

Operation review:
At some point I’ll do a video of this thing working, (test-michael style) and throw it up on you-tube.

Verified effective mechanism:

Quite simply, no. the magazine doesn’t really work too well. It’s serial a gel-bullet muncher.

Verified effective range:

NERF style foam-dart: around 15 metres. The darts fly straight and true enough that the suction cup sticks to the window.

Water crystal bullets- when working, 5 to ten metre range.

Estimate of Rounds per minute (RPM) achievable.

When working, maybe 30RPM. of, well, mess of gello bullets.

The breach loading of the gun for the foam bullets is pretty archaic. More civil war, or pirate musket then space gun technology. 10RPM max.

The NERF-style foam bullets for these things seem pretty non-standard too- one generally does not fit other models.

Current Identified selling links on ebay for basically the same product: (april-16)

  1. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/705-53470-19255-0/1?icep_id=114&ipn=icep&toolid=20004&campid=5338022359&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fitm%2F321914717704%3F_trksid%3Dp2060353.m1438.l2649%26ssPageName%3DSTRK%253AMEBIDX%253AIT
  2. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/705-53470-19255-0/1?icep_id=114&ipn=icep&toolid=20004&campid=5338022359&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fitm%2F2-in-1-Water-Crystal-Paintball-Soft-Bullet-Gun-Toy-Pistol-Toy-CS-Game-Toy%2F351508622646%3F_trksid%3Dp2047675.c100005.m1851%26_trkparms%3Daid%253D222007%2526algo%253DSIC.MBE%2526ao%253D1%2526asc%253D20140106155344%2526meid%253Ddcc5d839d60143d28bd9c2e710137910%2526pid%253D100005%2526rk%253D1%2526rkt%253D6%2526mehot%253Dpp%2526sd%253D321914717704
  3. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/705-53470-19255-0/1?icep_id=114&ipn=icep&toolid=20004&campid=5338022359&mpre=%20%20%20%20http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fitm%2F2-in-1-Water-Crystal-Paintball-Soft-Bullet-Gun-Pistol-Toy-CS-Game-Toy-%2F231853356478%3Fhash%3Ditem35fb8975be%3Ag%3AccsAAOSwQYZWyrOV




Yi Jia Da Brand Soleil Evolution 9mm water crystal gun Pistol Review

Water Crystal Guns, or Water crystal Canons are a new sort of kids (and big kids) toy that has emerged in the last year or two, and have finally made their way to Australia, mostly via online channels such as Ebay, and to a lesser extent, Alibaba.

What are they?

Water crystal guns are marketed under a number of different names, depending on the country of origin, and, well, the command of the English language the seller happens to have.

Common names are:

  • Water Crystal Gun
  • Water Crystal Cannon
  • Water Bullet Gun
  • Air Sport Gun

You have probably seen kids mucking about with them in the park, shooting each other, or in their front yards.. or perhaps university students running amok, making a nuisance of themselves. Basically, they work very much like any other air and spring powered toy gun, such as NERF, which shoots foam bullets, but the key difference here being that gelatinous balls of a silica-like gel are used, which are “grown” from their dry state, by soaking them in water for a number of hours, where the bead-like crystals will expand 20-fold.

The one we are examining today is the “Yi Jia Da” brand Soleil 9mm Water crystal Pistol.

Here is an example of one for sale on Australian Ebay, and cots around $8 AUD, including post.

1 Set Pump Pistol Toy Classic Children Boy Gift With Water Crystal Bullet JR

This one is unusual, as you receive a full retail box set, with the Gun, packets of suspicious looking “water crystal

Hmmm. little packets of beady things the size of pinheads. Hard to believe that these not only made it though customs unopened and tested, but also swell up so much when soaked in water!

bullet” ammunition that you hope aren’t going to land you with an accidental drug trafficking charge, , a few soft darts, and, WOW, the ACTUAL BOX, which is covered in exciting looking chinese characters…. and english, maybe chinglish. But anyway.

This set isn’t too bad for the price- The gun itself feels surprisingly reasonably solid and well made, and when pulling back the slide to cock, or arm the thing, you don’t get a disconcerting feeling that the thing is going to break, disintegrate into a million sharp shards and somehow backfire, blinding you for life on the first shot.

So far so good.


To load the water crystal bullets, there is a little slider on top of the gun.

Loading a stock of ammunition into the gun  is Pretty intuitive- there’s a magazine that fills up along the barrel.

The back of the box provides some fairly wooly guidance on how the air water crustal bullet gun works.

Again, having the box is useful- the pictures are pretty self explanatory on how to operate the toy gun.


The seller also provides a step by step story board of how to load and cock the gun.


How to operate the Yi Jia Da Brand Soleil Evolution 9mm Water bullet air sport gun.





Well, yes, and No,

Firstly, the cocking mechanism actually takes a bit of strength and confidence to use successfully. its not a toy for sickly, limp wristed kids.

Sadly, the soft water crystal bullet magazine and auto loading mechanism is a bit of a failure- theres a bit of a trick to tilting the gun back at the right angle when cocking, or arming it such that loads properly, and doesn’t either result in a dry firing, or giving forth a mess of smashed water crystals which, well, travel about a metre.

I found that breach loading the gun with a couple water crystal balls, and blowing them down into the depths of the barrel seemed to work well, and delivered a good result.

Shooting range:

Breach loading the gun with the NERF-style “soft foam bullet” results in a shot that goes maybe 15 metres.

Not bad for around the house.

Also, a proper breach load of a water bullet resulted in the little crystal ball being propelled a fairly impressive 25 to 30 metres.

Quite good for such a unassuming little plastic gun! The seller’s claims of 50 feet were reasonably accurate, to conservative.

Overall, its not a half bad toy that isn’t totally disappointing. The only let down is the shoddy loading and magazine style that tends to munch up and create a gello mess more than half the time.

The Seller Actually took some time and effort to describe the toy properly and reasonably accurately, which is actually pretty decent and gives you some confdence when purchasing, especially since it takes 30 days of waiting around to turn up!

Safty ang funny outdoor Game Shooting toy.

Quantity:1*Pistol Toy,2*bag water bombs,and 3 soft bullets


Color:As the picture shows.


Soft Bullets Diameter:1.2cm/0.47″

Soft Bullets Length:4.2cm/1.65″
Shooting Range:50 ft

Note:The paintballs have several colors,we sent at random.

Manual measurement,please allow 1cm error.

Package include:

1 X Kids Toy for Gun

2 X Bags Water Crystal Bullets

3 X Yellow Soft Bullets




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