Elon Musk tweeted last night, “Flamethrowers sold out.” And now the Boring Company’s website shows that they are no longer selling flamethrowers since all 20,000 have been sold.
Elon also tweeted that “All flamethrowers will ship with a complimentary boring fire extinguisher.”
Flamethrowers sold out
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 1, 2018
Elon’s been having fun with this side campaign of selling flamethrowers. As we covered previously, Elon is mainly selling flamethrowers because the movie Spaceballs. There’s a part of the movie where they talk about “merchandising” and flamethrowers. (see more, In honor of Spaceballs and “merchandising”, Elon starts to sell Boring Company flamethrowers)
Elon’s flamethrowers have been recently under criticism from those like California Assemblyman Santiago who said, “We don’t allow people to walk in off the street and purchase military-grade tanks or armor-piercing ammunition. I cannot even begin to image the problems a flamethrower would cause firefighters and police officers alike.” (see more, Elon Musk: 15,000 flamethrowers sold so far)
In response to those criticizing the flamethrowers, Elon tweeted the following:
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 31, 2018