Samus Aran's Arm Cannon, also referred to as the Metroid Samus Blaster is a licensed Arm Cannon replica created by ThinkGeek. Based on the Arm Cannon's appearance in the Metroid Prime series, it is a functioning replica that includes an interior trigger, lights and sound effects, which are operated by battery power. The Arm Cannon was released on January 17, 2020 for $59.99 American, exclusively through GameStop in the United States. It was originally planned for release on November 15, 2019, but it was delayed to fluctuating dates in January 2020: first the 8th, then the 24th, then back to January 8th, and finally the 17th. It features an inside trigger that can be pulled; when this is done, the sound of the Power Beam firing from the Prime Series is heard. If the trigger is held, the Charge Beam charging sound is heard, and the lights of the cannon will become brighter.
Prior to its listing on GameStop on October 11, 2019, a user in the fan subreddit r/metroid claimed that a GameStop cashier told them that an Arm Cannon replica would be released in November.
- ^ u/aunaste on Monday Sept. 16, 2019 13:18:59 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time): "I was in GameStop hunting down a 6” metroid where the cashier casually mentioned Samus’ Arm Cannon replica is to launch in November of this year. I believe it was found in GameStop’s system quite a while ago but we never had a release date."