Gears of War turn to toys

NECA set to bring Epic Games' Xbox 360 hit to life in action figure form; Marcus, Cole, and a Locust drone to make up first wave.

A glimpse of Marcus.

War is not a game, but apparently it makes for good playthings. NECA today announced that it is making a line of action figures based on Epic Games' Xbox 360 shooter Gears of War.

Set to debut in late spring, the first wave of the series will feature three figures: Marcus Fenix, Augustus Cole, and a Locust drone. NECA has not fully detailed future plans for the Gears of War line of figures, but did say this was only the first collection in an ongoing series.

Don't expect water-squirting accessories.

NECA released a pair of teaser images of the Marcus Fenix toy, and promised that the final versions of the toys will have plenty of articulation, detail, and game-accurate accessories.

At this point, NECA can be considered an old hand at bringing gaming properties to life in the form of collectibles. The company has also created action figures for God of War, Hitman, Tomb Raider, Assassin's Creed, Legacy of Kain, Resident Evil, and Castlevania.

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156 comments
tobkinator
tobkinator

I got my Marcus about two weeks ago and hes awesome, cant wait for Dom.

XoXGamer4lyfXoX
XoXGamer4lyfXoX

omg man i cant wait with the updatyed graphics and weapons idk but i think this blows halo out of the water GEARS OF WAR 2 RULESSSSSSSSSSSS

Vendre
Vendre

PriorChaos: Take it easy man, we all know that both enemy & ally AI is naturanly awfully bad. But you know what? Thats what the player character is for! They shuldn't take all that nice fighting away from us shuld they? If you do think so then well, go watch an action movie and maybe we all end up happy somehows.. Vietnamgamer: Shoot, that would be fantastic! A Lancer 4 real! I sure hope the army does these guns for real when such an event would ocour, I wouldn't mind to chainsaw another unlucky bastard after the "happy" ending of "Manhunt"..

Dan3014
Dan3014

Yeah i cant wait for Cole he is gonna pop some locust ***

EricTheCableGuy
EricTheCableGuy

ya Vietnamgamer that would make a killer airsoft gun but it would be even better if the chainsaw worked lol

okassar
okassar

Why am I not surprised...

Vietnamgamer
Vietnamgamer

Haha, yea bradtastic, a Lancer airsoft gun would be awesome! Even though it has bright blue lights on it, and the sights are really weird, it would still be cool, why? because your gun would be the only one with a chainsaw bayonet! Even if it didn't work it would still scare the S*** outta someone lol!

PriorChaos
PriorChaos

ENOUGH! alright cole train this cole train that... anyone ever realize how terrible cole train is or how the AI controls him? i can't count how many times playing as dom that mr.cole train landed a grenade right next to me, and if you don't know, grenades from ally or enemie STILL HURT!... so shut it about him he's terrible, not cool at all, ok... lets take the stereotypical black hero... make him have a history in sports... oh yeah give him a gun and a bunch of grenades and a **** AI... there's cole for ya

Master_Shane
Master_Shane

I will now be able to go to bed with the Cole Train, by my side to protect me. :)

tobkinator
tobkinator

I already got one of Altair from assassins creed now I want Marcus Bad

DoWn_FaiLurE
DoWn_FaiLurE

Kid* "Hey mom look what i have mom* "what are they" Kid* "action figures look" (kid puts longshot in marcus's hand) Kid* "see" (pops loucus's head) lol

mute9dude
mute9dude

"Da trains at home on the rails!"

leeryRAMIN
leeryRAMIN

God.when,when,when it comes... .I love that....

bradtastic
bradtastic

I still think that the Lancer Assault Rifle would make a kick-ass Airsoft gun and would sell really well. Heck, even a non-firing "mere" replica 1:1 would sell really well. Much cooler than these little toys, though I'm sure that there's a market for them. After all, 10 year olds buy action figures and that's the age that we want our youth to play GoW, right?

roxythethegreat
roxythethegreat

lol i would buy anything that resited cole train quotes

Keith4Chelski
Keith4Chelski

Suprise suprise.... They'll do anything to make money which has now been proven.

revczar
revczar

"everyone loves the Cole Train, baby"

Timstuff
Timstuff

NECA made some awesome Resident Evil action figures, so hopefully these turn out great too.

majestikk
majestikk

Where's Dom?! I thought logic would have Marcus and Dom as the first line of figures

tsiper
tsiper

to bad diamond select isn't making them they ROCK!!!!

Laserwulf
Laserwulf

Has anyone else noticed the irony in the comments that equate action figures = immature? With the average age of a gamer around 30 now, all of us here on Gamespot know that video games are no longer just for kids. Likewise, a high-quality action figure (to me) is like a tiny work of art, and whoever sculpted it surely feels the same. Besides, the price for a high-quality figure is a bit more than your typical Power Ranger crap. Call me weird, but there's just a tactile joy in being able to hold a tiny replica of a character, versus just a poster or artbook. And how else would we learn that Master Chief is lousy at his own game? lol

denaz
denaz

Yeah i saw the assassins creed figure and it looked crap

InFaMous_Si
InFaMous_Si

What's next? "Marcus sucks at gears of war?" instead of "Master Chief sucks at halo" You guy know what i'm talking about ;)

gr8jedimaster
gr8jedimaster

Ugh... NECA. Who sculpts these things? McFarlane Toys layoffs? Who approves their sculpts? Stevie Wonder? Has anyone ever actually seen their figures in the store? Their Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield figures were awful. So were their Shaun of the Dead, 300, John McClane, Kill Bill, etc.... They don't even try to capture the likeness of the actors/characters.

AceCometh
AceCometh

I'm surprised that it's taken this long for someone to cash in on making toys from this very successful franchise. Someone's about to make a lot of money.

Spirith
Spirith

I know a reason for what I could use these. I could use them as modeling figures for scetching and inspire me for armors, clothing, body positsion, play with light and see how the shadow(s) fall etc. so if I could, I would try to buy at least 1 of these

Gadeos
Gadeos

Even if i'm too old for this sh**, what tha hell I'm getting 'em as soon as I can!!!!

craig828
craig828

Even though i'll feel like a bit of an idiot! I'm still buying them :P

mrkame16
mrkame16

Sounds Kool!! MY bro-inlaw is a figurine collector, just dont call it a toy!

kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

cool! it's not for little kids but big nerds like me! will i get one probably not i don't buy that kind of stuff.

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

why would anyone old enough to play GOW buy this? And why would any parent who has a child to young to play GOW get their child one? Chances are it will sell though. But really, people buy this? I would rather use my money for games. Not little figurines.

reddevild
reddevild

as long as cole says "Can't stop the train, baby" they're set

ShadowWolf2k7
ShadowWolf2k7

bring out a carmine figure with exploding head!!! lol

7121984
7121984

I never get attracted to action figures...

Nick209
Nick209

Does anyone else find action figures (and lets face it most peeople grow out of them about the same time they grow into the opposite sex) of 15-18 rated games and movies slightly disturbing. I mean how can anyone (even if you are an adult who is still into this stuff) argue that this isn't marketing violent media to children? Ps. I'm a long time fan of adult matieral in games and I want them to stay that way.

ethermay
ethermay

VERY VERY EXCITED. Except for the fact EVERYONE will have one.....

prioritymail
prioritymail

About time, they finally see the sales of figures for other trilogy franchises

BTHR_Zero_X
BTHR_Zero_X

these are going to rock if it is for def the guys who made those other figures