Alec Bradley Cigar Co. announced today the release of the ‘Pin-Up Series, Bomb Girl’, ‘Steampunk Series, Octobot’ and ‘Classic Ink Series, Tatsu’ Limited Edition MEGABURNER lighters. The three distinct lighters are the first in their respective series and feature original designs commissioned by Alec Bradley founder, Alan Rubin. Only 500 of each lighter have been produced.
Introduced to critical acclaim in 2019, the original Alec Bradley MEGABURNER took over two years to develop. The MEGABURNER when filled to capacity allows for an estimated burn time of a whopping 8 Hours and 45 second at 30% aperture opening. The massive 70mm X 107mm gas tank is arguably a blank canvas primed for the application of stunning artwork.
For the designs, Alan tapped on friend and celebrated Colorado artist, Ralf Schuetz. Ralf is renowned for his ‘Urban Pop’, ‘Visionary Art’ and wildly creative album cover graphics.
“The size of the MEGABURNER tank offers a unique opportunity to allow creativity to run wild,” Alan said. “Having commissioned projects with Ralf before, I knew that his visionary style and use of color could help me achieve my goal of presenting distinctive pieces with collector’s appeal. I gave him the three series names and let him run with the rest. The results speak for themselves!”
Each lighter is presented in a luxurious presentation box. The box design teases the collector with the MEGABURNER silhouette and a sample of the lighter artwork. Upon opening, the lighter and the story of the artwork’s inspiration are revealed.
The Limited Edition ’Pin-Up Series, Bomb Girl’, ‘Steampunk Series, Octobot’ and ‘Classic Ink Series, Tatsu’ MEGABURNERS will begin shipping to tobacconists in October. MSRP has been set to $150.00 per lighter.
As a company we’ve had our ups and downs, but we are proud of the fact that many have come to love and enjoy our cigars. I could sit here and tell you things like “our brand is synonymous with quality” and “we make the best cigars”, etcetera, but the reality is that we just want to make cigars that people can enjoy. The part of our history that really makes us who we are today comes down to a 10-second encounter that changed everything.