Gears of War 2 Amazon.ca Exclusive Lancer - Xbox 360
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- 36" Long, 10" Tall, about 13 pounds, and constructed from "weapons grade" plastic
- Side Handle Folds In & Out and Slides Back & Forth
- Trigger Activates Motorized "Chainsaw" Sound and Vibration Feature, and Removable Clip
- Created from the actual 3D data used in the Gears of War 2 videogame
- Powered by 3 "C" Batteries (not included)
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : Yes
- Batteries : 1 D batteries required. (included)
- Product Dimensions : 91.44 x 12.7 x 25.4 cm; 6.35 Kilograms
- Release date : Nov. 7 2008
- Manufacturer : Neca
- ASIN : B001CLYL24
- Item model number : 634482520413
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#75,247 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
- #199 in Xbox 360 Accessory Kits
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However, the sight has been broken in shipping and the seam that attaches it to the rifle appears a bit flimsy. Nothing a little glue can't fix, but it makes it fall just short of five stars.
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Mine arrived with a big hole in the box and with a broken front sight. This thing has major design flaws all over it. I know NECA is certainly not known for quality but this is even lower than their norm. Ammo magazine is really hard to remove, and completely fictitious in design. The chainsaw continues into the magazine where the bullets should be. There is a weird swing arm thing that serves no purpose and also will not rest flush against the magazine. Lots of production issues such as batteries not fitting and wiring being installed backwards. The "chainsaw" sounds like a Xbox controller left in a bucket of bottle caps, rumbling. The rear sight also appears to have be installed upside down... there is what appears to be a targeting dot but it is on the bottom, where you can't see it when shouldering the weapon. Had it been the opposite direction, it would have lined up just fine with the front sight (if mine were not broken) so I can only assume this got put in the wrong way.
This might function decently as a display piece, if displayed form pretty far away.
Let me first preface the fact that I know high end replicas like the ones blizzard put out do generally cost more. However I definitely feel this item fell far short of it's 140 dollar worth. Lets start with the first item that comes from the item description:
"Weapons Grade Plastic"
Owning several guns and rifles myself, this is a hoot to hear. Seriously, even if they use some plastic that might, MIGHT be worth to placed on a Saturday Night Special, the linkage and assembly of the gun render the claim worthless as the gun feels that a strong shock or accidental drop on the ground (and lets face it, this gun just screams to be run around with) will cause the whole thing to just snap apart.
There are lots of exposed seams all over the gun. The assembly that holds the mag together really wasn't properly measured as it feels unusually flimsy and the fake mag itself is a royal pain to actually remove from the gun. When you do actually remove it you find that the chainsaw actually sits inside the magazine, so you don't even see anything like fake bullets or something like that. Small potatoes I know, but still, for something tagging itself as a replica using "the same 3d Model Renders as the Game", you'd think they'd take the placement of the chainsaw into account.
The Handle that folds into the gun also feels like it's one jerk too hard from snapping off. The joint that connects to the gun itself and slides on the inside definitely feels way too flimsy given the amount of stress that it's going to be exposed to. The handle also rattles hollowly as you shift it up and down and definitely detracts from the feeling the gun should convey.
The Battery Issue
I won't spend too much time on this as other commentators have already discussed the issue in great detail, but I indeed had the same darn problem. Had to use the foil trick as well to get my connection right, and even then that stopped working all together after about 10 minutes of use. For something like this, I shouldn't have to jury-rig something as simple as battery contacts given the price.
Sadly, I am returning this item simply due to the sheer lack of quality in it and I can't really justify spending 140 dollars on something that literally, given the quality of construction is meant for nothing more than something to be slapped on a wall and left there to gather dust on. The build quality and battery issues really prevent this from being handled with anything more than a delicate touch, which is a real shame because this would make a fantastic costume accessory or film prop that could see some heavy use. I really wanted this replica to be as awesome as the game, sadly, it did not live up to the task, nor is it worth the 140$ price tag.
Ah well...on to other things.
When powered by three C-size batteries, this Lancer makes sounds that mimic those from in the game! A rare collector's piece, which was an Amazon.com Exclusive for the launch of Gears of War 2, the NECA Gears of War 2 Lancer replica is becoming harder and harder to find, and with Gears of War 3 recently released, it continues to appreciate in value.