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Elon Musk’s $600 Boring Company flamethrower is now up for pre-order – sort of

It’s looking like The Boring Company, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk was serious when he promised to launch a Boring Company flamethrower to celebrate the firm selling 50,000 branded hats.

A number of Redditors noticed that The Boring Company had added a flamethrower listing to its website earlier this week, but had protected the page with a password in a cruel bid to tease those eagerly waiting to purchase the destructive tool weapon.

That didn’t stop at least one visitor from gaining access to the page, however.

Twitter user FalconGridFin attempted to bypass the landing page using what can only be described as the most obvious choice for a password: Flame. And it worked – although it’s since been changed to something a little more secure (no, it’s not Musk).

Entering the correct password uncovers a storefront where customers can pre-order The Boring Company’s $600 flamethrower, which looks like a standard Airsoft rifle that’s been modified to shoot flames. But as we all know, looks can be deceiving.

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The listing states that the flamethrower pictured is a prototype the firm’s toying with – matching up with an image American musician D. A. Wallach shared on social media earlier this month – and that the “final production flamethrower will be better.”

There’s no word on when The Boring Company will start accepting pre-orders for the flamethrower (it’s looking like the store has been drafted in preparation for its impending release), but one Redditor claims the listing said it will start shipping in April.

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