Take Home the E-Liminator X Blaster from Villain-Con Minion Blast at Universal Studios Florida

Jonathan D

Take Home the E-Liminator X Blaster from Villain-Con Minion Blast at Universal Studios Florida

Want to take a piece of Villain-Con Minion Blast home after you leave Universal Studios Florida? The Evil Stuff Gift Shop at the exit has you covered, with this new toy recreation of the E-Liminator X blaster guests use on this new interactive attraction. Take a look below.

E-Liminator X – $35

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The blaster itself is white with blue accents, and recommended for ages 3+.

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The dome changes colors, as noted on the back of the box. Freeze Ray, Force Blast, Lightning Bolt, and Fire Ball are all features from the attraction, and this blaster simulates them with sounds and icons.

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Here’s an example of the displays — when on Freeze Ray, the icon is displayed on a small screen facing the user, while the dome glows a bright blue.

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Pushing the front button projects the Vicious 6 logo, the elite group of villains hosting Villain-Con.

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Are you interested in this blaster? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Villain-Con Minion Blast

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Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast is a moving walkway stand-through shooting attraction. The attraction was developed in partnership between Universal’s award-winning creative team and the filmmakers from Illumination. This interactive blaster game experience invites guests to compete against each other in hopes to join the franchise’s most dastardly supervillains, the Vicious 6.

Today, the new experience debuted to guests for technical rehearsals. As it is not officially fully open, we can expect some elements will be missing, and the hours of operation may be unpredictable. No photo or video is allowed in the queue or attraction yet.

Villain-Con Minion Blast uses screen technology, gaming interactivity, and physical sets to create a unique, game-based adventure. Guests put their villainous skills to the test in immersive environments.

The story behind the attraction is that guests are visiting Villain-Con, the biggest criminal convention on the planet, which has set up at Universal Studios Florida. At Villain-Con, guests take part in a competition to see if they have what it takes to become the newest member of the Vicious 6. Guests grab an interactive blaster and step onto a motion-based pathway to start blasting.

Guests move through several scenes where they earn points by shooting at a variety of items and causing as much destruction as possible. They can track their points across multiple rides thanks to the Universal Orlando Resort app.

Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast is taking the place of the now-defunct Shrek 4D attraction at Universal Studios Florida. You can take a final look at Shrek 4D before the closure in our post here and the closing night crowds in our post here.

Minion Land at Universal Studios Florida

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Minion Land has taken over most of Production Central, transforming it into Illumination Avenue. Minion Café has replaced the former Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Cafe, and is joined by Bake My Day, Freeze Ray Pops, and Pop-A-Nana. You can take our full tour of Minion Café and check out all of the Bake My Day merchandise and treats. Read our Minion Land food reviews, too:

The attractions are the pre-existing Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and upcoming Villain-Con Minion Blast. The façade of Despicable Me Minion Mayhem was recently refurbished.

The Minions and other Illumination characters have meet-and-greets outside Illumination Theater.

The back of the Transformers: The Ride show building has been painted teal blue to match the new land.

An entirely different Minion Land also exists at Universal Studios Beijing. However, at Universal Studios Japan, Minion Park is yet another separate land, with a clone under construction at Universal Studios Singapore. A different version of Minion Café exists at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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  • Jonathan D

    Originally from Los Angeles and Honolulu, Jonathan is a fan of cinema and theme parks who grew up on the original California Disneyland, and nurtures a particular admiration in Orlando for EPCOT and Disney's Animal Kingdom. His favorite resort on Earth would be Disneyland Paris, which doesn't seem to get the full admiration it deserves. You can find him in the Hufflepuff Common Room by the kitchens at jonathan.doughty@wdwnt.com.