“When the zombie apocalypse happens, you’ll be glad you bought a flamethrower. Works against hordes of the undead or your money back!” tweeted Elon Musk about his latest project. Apparently, Chandler Riggs decided to take the bait.
“Just pre-ordered one. I better be able to mow down a horde with this bad boy,” said Carl Grimes actor Chandler Riggs. “You can’t deny how cool this thing looks…” he added in a response tweet to Musk.
In the first 48 hours, Musk sold 15,000 of the limited 20,000 supply. While it seems foolish to buy such an expensive toy, there’s more to this purchase.
Chandler Riggs Promotes New Elon Musk Company
Elon Musk’s company, The Boring Company, developed this product to move on to his real passion: creating an underground network of hyper loops for insanely quick travel (“boring” refers to boring into the ground).
“Guaranteed to liven up any party!” wrote the tagline. “World’s safest flamethrower!” Chandler Riggs wrote, “You can’t deny how cool this thing looks,” but it’s only a toy compared to the tunnel system he believes will happen in the future.
The video below is straight out of Minority Report.
The Boring Company Rethinks The Future
It’s unclear what Chandler Riggs will do with his flamethrower, but we’re looking forward to seeing him share it on social media.
The actor has a lot of money and a lot of time on his hands, so it’s possible we’ll see lots more purchases in the near future. Hopefully, Elon Musk will come out with some more high-dollar items to showcase his new company.
In the video, The Boring Company sits on an incline and cranks up their flamethrowers. For the 20,000 other people, shipping will begin in spring.
The gun is white and black, plus it looks like something a stormtrooper might carry. It would be amazing if we could see Carl, Rick or Daryl Dixon pick up one of these flamethrowers at the local store but that’s unlikely.
Would you ever spend $500 on a flamethrower from Elon Musk?