The ‘Not-a-Flamethrower’ flamethrower made famous by Elon Musk is officially in the hands of customers. The tech billionaire shared pictures of distributing his most popular (and most controversial to date) fundraising technique for the Boring Company via his Twitter.
Elon Musk’s Boring Company flamethrowers have finally arrived. After selling out of 20,000 units totalling $10 million in presales, Elon Musk held an event Saturday, in Los Angeles, and took to Twitter to share images of the first 1,000 flamethrowers being given out and tested by customers. The devices are able to emit flames of up to two feet, and people tested them out by roasting marshmallows and posing in front of Boring Company signage.
“I love fire. I play with torches and gasoline all the time so this is the ultimate toy that I’ll play with for all my life,” Musk joyfully declared. “I’ve bought a bunch of wood. I’m ready.”
First 1000 Boring Company Flamethrowers being picked up today! pic.twitter.com/hBMp5fGzAB
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 9, 2018
A thousand customers were invited to the company’s HQ, opposite SpaceX, to personally collect the first batch. The remaining 19,000 will be shipped. It is all legal, though to avoid shipping or customs snags, Musk has renamed the device ‘Not-a-Flamethrower’.
Musk also sent a series of tweets which included a Dr Seuss-inspired ditty about terms and conditions: “I will not use this in a house, I will not point this at my spouse, I will not use this in an unsafe way, the best use is creme brulee.”