Hold on to your wallets, folks. League of Legends and Nerf LMTD have teamed up to bring an iconic weapon to life — Jinx’s signature Rocket Launcher, Fishbones.
Instead of shooting Mega Death Rockets, it’s transformed to an 88.9cm Nerf Blaster with an eighteen-dart capacity drum.
And with a rocket-high price of US$170, this seems to be quite a splurge.
But if you’re a LoL fan like me, you’re probably breaking piggy banks and counting coins as we speak.
I mean, Jinx is one of the most popular champions in the game and arguably the face of the game. Still need convincing? Here are five ways to justify your Fishbones Nerf Gun purchase:
It’s the only Jinx Nerf you’d ever want
Jinx was a pretty dominant champion in the first half of this year, but nerfs on her skills and the durability update have pushed her out of the top five.
Well, thankfully, this is the only Jinx Nerf you’d ever want: something that doesn't weaken the champion in-game but definitely buffs the fun in your life in many ways because of its multiple uses.
You can play with it, use it for cosplay, display it, or simply flaunt the fact that you have it on Instagram and TikTok.
It’s one of the few Nerfs worth displaying
The Fishbones Nerf is a limited-edition item that is part of the Nerf LMTD line, which is a "premium, fan-focused line from the Nerf brand that brings you some of the most iconic items from entertainment and video games".
The toy gun is one of a kind. It’s a nearly accurate replica of one of LoL’s poster champions, you’d think a Mega Death Rocket would come out of it.
Even the sheer size of the gun is impressive, although it may have only come in second to the length of the NERF Star Wars The Mandalorian Amban Phase-pulse Blaster.
It even comes with a Jinx-inspired display stand and premium packaging, which is great for toy collectors.
You can use it for exercise
I mean, you do purchase US$200 treadmills to exercise too, right?
Think of it as a pretty item you can use for cardio. Now, when your brother or sister asks you to watch their kids, you can initiate a fun Nerf gunfight.
Yes, give them those small and medium Nerfs while you swing Fishbones over your shoulder and aim for the enemy. That’s going to be a looooot of cardio. You could even roleplay (and let them be the minions, of course).
It’s an investment
Speaking of kids, some of you might think it’s a bit childish to buy a toy, let alone an expensive one.
But... you can pass it on to your kids in the future too!
If you think it might be a waste to let your kids play with such an expensive Nerf gun, or you don’t plan on having any kids, you can keep it in pristine condition (maybe encased in glass in a corner of your house).
Who knows? It may fetch a heftier price among toy collectors in the future.
You've probably spent nearly the same, or maybe even more, on LoL skins (at least this one’s tangible)
Come on, let’s face it.
You probably spent a fair bit of money on buying LoL skins through the years or months you’ve played.
And, maybe it didn’t reach more than a hundred dollars, but the Fishbones Nerf gun is almost like a niche collectible you can touch and even use. The fish jaws even open and close!
Or maybe you’ve spent more whaling on other games.
If using up hundreds for online gacha is justifiable, a US$170 collectible is definitely worth your money. It’ll remind you of the good times you had in-game, or your favourite LoL Esports players, and more, in the years to come.
Anna is a freelance writer and photographer. She is a gamer who loves RPGs and platformers, and is a League of Legends geek. She's also a food enthusiast who loves a good cup of black coffee.