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New Nerf Aliens M41-A Pulse Blaster means it's game over, man (for your wallet)

New Nerf Aliens M41-A Pulse Blaster means it's game over, man (for your wallet)
(Image credit: Hasbro)

Hasbro has unveiled a brand new Nerf Aliens M41-A Pulse Blaster to celebrate the film's 35th anniversary. While it's modelled after the weapon used by Colonial Marines, this version is packing a unique Power Loader design inspired by the movie's finale. It's also armed with an electronic ammo counter to go with film-accurate sound effects (yelling "pew pew!" as you shoot at your housemates is now purely optional). You can pre-order it now from GameStop or Hasbro Pulse for $94.99.

As part of Nerf's LMTD range, the Nerf Aliens M41-A Pulse Blaster is crammed with details from the 1986 movie. Besides an industrial paintjob inspired by the finale's mech-suit, serial numbers and Weyland Yutani logos give it a lived-in look that makes it feel as if it should be lying around an off-world construction site. If you're a fan of the universe, that probably catapults it to the top of any best Nerf guns list.

Nerf Aliens M41-A Pulse Blaster

(Image credit: Hasbro)

A weathered supply box means it's ready for display, too. Designed to look like a battered weapons crate from Weyland Yutaini, it features fun nods like a USS Sulaco sticker and a ripped blueprint for the blaster.

A dual-firing mechanism rounds out the package; this replica can unleash a salvo of motorized Elite darts from a 10-round clip or pump-action Mega Nerf bullets via the secondary barrel.

Sounds awesome, right? Cool your jets just a little. Unfortunately, it currently has a shipping date of October 2022. This doesn't mean it'll take that long to arrive, though - Hasbro Pulse often seems to overestimate wait-time, and its website notes that "items may ship earlier or later than anticipated".

For more Nerf-related crossovers, take a look at our guide to the best Fortnite Nerf guns.

Benjamin Abbott

As one of the site's Hardware Editors, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to Lego buying guides. I've been writing about games in one form or another for almost a decade (with bylines ranging from and PC Gamer to TechRadar), and have worked at GamesRadar+ since 2018. I can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.