Fans of Gear of War will soon be able to buy 1:1 scale replicas of the weapons and armor from the Gears of War universe. Triforce has picked up the rights to produce the equipment from the Xbox exclusive game and are planning to recreate C.O.G. Armor, C.O.G. helmets and the Lancer Assault Rifle, all based on images of Marcus Fenix’s Delta Squad.
To do this TriForce has partnered with master sculptor Sid Garrand of Nightmare Armor Studios. Advance orders can be placed online beginning July 8, 2008 at www.projecttriforce.com.
“I have been a huge fan of Gears of War since its release in November of 2006,” said Garrand. “In my spare time I sculpted a full set of armor for myself, which I enjoyed showing off at conventions. When the fans saw it they all asked me how they could get it. I was thrilled when the team from Epic saw it, and liked it, which allowed us to move to the point to where we are today. It all truly began as a labor of love.”
“Sid Garrand’s team came to our offices wearing the armor one day, and everyone here at Epic was blown away. The level of detail in these pieces is incredible, and it’s so rewarding to see our work come to life,” said Dr. Michael Capps, president, Epic Games. “We’re really psyched TriForce will give fans – andour team – the chance to own some of these awesome pieces from the Gears of War franchise.”
TriForce hosted a panel showcasing prototypes at Wizard World Philadelphia on Saturday, May 31st. In addition to the unveiling of the prototypes and a Q&A with sculptor Sid Garrand making a special guest appearance was Lester Speight – Augustus (The Cole Train) Cole.