Aliens, James Cameron’s never-better contribution to the Alien series, is 35 years old this month, having debuted in theatres on July 18, 1986. With the pre-order for the Nerf LMTD Aliens M41-A Pulse Blaster now available, Hasbro is providing fans with a late birthday gift. As far as Nerf goods go, this is as nice as it gets for individuals of a certain age who would love nothing more than to run through tight tunnels like a ten-year-old at a Quasar party fighting against a bunch of acid-dripping xenomorphs.
The M41-A automatic weapon employed by the Colonial Marine Corps in the classic film when they are assaulted from all sides by aliens is the inspiration for the newest addition to the Nerf family. This version of the weapon, on the other hand, will not be able to deal with interplanetary dangers, but it will be able to shoot either 10 Nerf Elite Darts or 3 Mega Darts through the pump action option. When shot, the pistol has an LCD counter on the side and sounds from the movie. As if the gun wasn’t impressive enough, the box it comes in is modelled like a Colonial Marine Corps crate, complete with weapon blueprints.
Toys based on now-classic films have a sizable market, with companies like NECA already dominating the Alien action figure lines with every conceivable version of the chest-bursting monsters and human characters from all of the franchise’s films. The Pulse Blaster is now available for pre-order for approximately $95, but you’ll have to wait until October 2022 to get your hands on it, as with other expensive pre-order toys. However, anybody interested in reserving a spot should act soon since these nostalgic events typically sell out.
While this is exciting news for Alien fans, there has been conflicting information about the xenomorphs’ next appearance and potential future appearances. On the one hand, Noah Hawley’s TV series will premiere on FX in 2023, with James Cameron and Ridley Scott serving as executive producers. The project’s president, FX, John Landgraf, recently said, “I believe it was very aware of the idea that there was a cinematic world, and that the aesthetic created by Ridley Scott and maintained by James Cameron is a part of that universe, even if it has some flexibility. I believe you’ll see some Noah-esque creativity and uniqueness. “
Neil Blomkamp, on the other hand, has just hammered the last nail in the coffin of his much-discussed Alien 5 idea for those still hoping to see it. He said in an interview that it was very doubtful that it would be produced, and that until anything changes, the project is now dead.