|Ability||Granting the player points|
|Points||Toxic 1 - 25|
Toxic 2 - 1000
|Game(s)||Toxic series, Super Stock Take, Bump Battle Royale|
Samples (called power cells in Toxic 2) are pickup items in the Toxic series, and prior to Toxic II the only pickup item in the game (bomb ammo not counted). They also appear in Super Stock Take as a ware to collect and in Bump Battle Royale as an interactive object.
They appear as a circle with a smaller circle on top, that circle having a bump on the top. This is repeated on the bottom, only upside down. Between the top and bottom part is a transparent cylinder with green liquid inside.
Samples are found in every level of Toxic I and II. Samples are placed in mid air, and usually in a line. Sometimes two or more samples are placed near each other. They are sometimes placed in hard to reach areas or in areas that would involve the player making a dangerous move that could potentially kill or harm them. In Toxic II, samples can be found in hidden areas of levels. Samples, along with enemies are the only source of points. Collecting a sample grants the player points, their value varying in each game.
In Toxic I they grant twenty-five points, while in Toxic II their point value was significantly increased, granting one thousand points per sample. Also in Toxic II, the player can see how many samples are in each level and how many the player has collected. If no level is hovered over, the game will show how many of the samples in the game the player has collected, out of the number of canisters that can be found in the game. In Toxic I it is not known how many samples exist, while in Toxic II five hundred can be found, with an average (rounded) of sixteen samples per level in Toxic II.
Samples appear in Bump Battle Royale under the name "Power containers", appearing as power-ups on every level of the game. Samples will appear on the stage in a random location, and when a player or CPU touches it, they become stronger. However, the player should careful as the more samples they have the faster their bumper car moves and the easier it is to lose control.