This Tiny, Discreet Flamethrower Means You Don't Need Mutant Powers to Throw Fireballs

The folks at Ellusionist are back to indulge your X-Men fantasies with a smaller, more convenient version of their wrist-worn Pyro flamethrower. It’s called the Pyro Mini, and it’s even easier to hide up your sleeve.

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Barely larger than a trio of AA batteries and half the size of the original Pyro, the Pyro Mini doesn’t actually require you to occasionally swap in a new set of Duracells anymore. The new version is rechargeable via USB instead, giving you about 600 shots from its pair of flash paper-filled barrels.

Using the included wriststrap, the Pyro Mini can be easily hidden up a sleeve for an instant distraction that no one will see coming—or to just add some much needed flare to your every day routines. It also works with a wireless remote that has a range of about 30 feet, allowing you to stash the Pyro Mini somewhere off your person, but trigger it with a discreet hand-motion.


The smaller form factor is also accompanied by a smaller price tag. The new Pyro Mini is now available for $147, including enough flash paper to get you started. But it will need to be refilled, depending on how many people you’re trying to impress and/or distract throughout the day.

[Ellusionist via SlashGear]

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If you want a cheap, one-shot version of this, get some flash paper (not horribly expensive, but hard to find), and some of those champagne party poppers.

Carefully remove the contents of the party popper, leaving only the propellant charge inside. stuff with a bit of flash paper. Put one of the cardboard disks back to hold it together.

Now tie a bit of sturdy string to the pull-string. Run that up a sleeve or even just to your belt. Now you can gesture dramatically, pulling the string, and setting off the fireball.

Bonus: Sprinkle a bit of iron filings onto the flash paper for a ‘crackle’ effect.