Cotton Candy Gun Returning to Spirit Halloween


Merchandise for the 1988 cult horror comedy Killer Klowns from Outer Space will be sold again at seasonal retailer, Spirit Halloween, this year. The Cotton Candy Gun, featured in the ever-popular movie, will be back in stock this Halloween season. The toy replica of one of the goofy movie’s most memorable weapons is sold exclusively at Spirit Halloween and sold out very quickly last fall. This year, there’s a limit of two per customer on the toy, which retails for $27.99. After the Cotton Candy Gun was sold last year, it sold on eBay for a much higher price than Spirit Halloween originally set.

The colorful propeller gun is powered by AA batteries and replicates the weapon used by the titular villains of the 80s classic in almost every way possible. The toy’s official description reads, “It looks like you stepped out of your favorite sci-fi horror movie when you wave this official. Killer Klowns from Outer Space Cotton Candy Pistol in the air! This prop has flashing LED lights, movie-inspired spinning motion, and authentic sound effects that make it all the more eye-catching. Use this colorful gun as part of your Killer Klowns from Outer Space costume (sold separately) and you’re sure to make this Halloween even more exciting.


The Cotton Candy Gun looks a lot like the weapon depicted in the film, sporting the same pink and blue colors and a futuristic design. In Killer Klowns from Outer Space, the titular alien clowns use the Cotton Candy Gun to wrap unsuspecting victims in cotton candy cocoons. From the description of the Cotton Candy Gun, it seems more than likely that several Killer Klowns from Outer Space items will be sold at Spirit Halloween this year. Last year, there were several decorations based on the film sold at Spirit Halloween, including several animatronics.

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space told the story of several clown-like manhunter aliens taking over a small town in order to harvest the unsuspecting citizens. The film has gained popularity over the years for its inclusion of memorable practical effects, including rubber suits for the bad guys. Although not a huge box office hit when it hit theaters in the late 80s, Killer Klowns from Outer Space has since gained major cult status, receiving a special Blu-ray edition from Arrow and having screened twice on 35mm at the Alamo Drafthouse in the past decade. Sequel talks have been going on for years, with Syfy almost greenlighting an official sequel in 2018.

Until we get an actual sequel, Cotton Candy guns will have to do the trick. Spirit Halloween’s cotton candy gun can be purchased here.

Check out the trailer for the cult classic below:


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