Gareth Branwyn says:
It's a miniature (1/4-size) version (for 30 bucks) of one of those crazy-cool, and absurdly-expensive, collectible rayguns that Weta Originals is making. This mini "ManMelter" will only be available at Comic Con next month.Link
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