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Nothing says “RUN GET OUT NOW WHILE YOUR FACE IS STILL ATTACHED GOGOGO” to guests like a disturbingly lifelike Locust Drone head on the mantle.

ORTHODONTICS ARE A SCAM
I am increasingly worried about you. About us. About people who share our passion for interactive entertainment. About someone whose enthusiasm for video games--and, more specifically, Gears of War--has reached the cataclysmic point where they're ready to invest $549.99 in a 20-pound life-size bust of a Locust Drone, like the one being offered by the folks over at Project TriForce. You know, something to spruce up the home a bit!

The whole video game preoccupation doesn't always foster the most socially approachable image, but is there really a classy place to put this snaggletoothed, acid-faced nightmare man? Nightstand? Freezer? Top of the toilet tank? Under the Christmas tree? Granted, I was completely despondent when I discovered I had just barely missed an eBay auction for a full-scale commercial replica of the WOPR for $1500, so perhaps I'd best just fold my hands neatly on my lap and keep my trap shut.
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Posted by Ryan
ORTHODONTICS ARE A SCAM
I am increasingly worried about you. About us. About people who share our passion for interactive entertainment. About someone whose enthusiasm for video games--and, more specifically, Gears of War--has reached the cataclysmic point where they're ready to invest $549.99 in a 20-pound life-size bust of a Locust Drone, like the one being offered by the folks over at Project TriForce. You know, something to spruce up the home a bit!

The whole video game preoccupation doesn't always foster the most socially approachable image, but is there really a classy place to put this snaggletoothed, acid-faced nightmare man? Nightstand? Freezer? Top of the toilet tank? Under the Christmas tree? Granted, I was completely despondent when I discovered I had just barely missed an eBay auction for a full-scale commercial replica of the WOPR for $1500, so perhaps I'd best just fold my hands neatly on my lap and keep my trap shut.
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Posted by killdave

Ah yes the mother-in-law ...

Posted by Kraznor

"Snaggletoothed, acid-faced nightmare man". Indeed, this puts my five-headed Apocalypse Dragon to shame in terms of grotesquery.

Posted by Jeff

Man, if we had that WOPR right now, how awesome would we be? We would have the freshest office in the entire free world.

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Posted by Kohe321

Your office is already the freshest in the entire free world, Jeff.

Posted by ahoodedfigure

I remember in my old science fiction magazines there were ads for some of the creepiest, most horrifying shit you could imagine.  I hated those ads so much I would deliberately avoid those pages once I knew where they were, so I didn't have to get nightmare fuel.  To put it diplomatically, there's always a market for folks who want to buy Melting Man.

I'm not sure there's any Gears of War thing I'd want on my mantle, 'cept maybe the games themselves.

Posted by Will

Daym thats crazy, the only two "life size" statues id want of the video game world would be the suited dude from Fallout 3 and the Zelda statue that was a one of the E3's and is in a store in Auckland, NZ.

Posted by jangofett88

Under somebody's bed.

Posted by MasterSplinter

Meh, I'd rather have a replica Luchadeer head.

Posted by punkxblaze

Agreeing with the statement of you already having the freshest office in the world, Jeff. I mean, it's got you guys, that makes it off the fresh-charts.

Giant bomb is the new freshmaker.

Alright, enough of that. Anyone seen the Lancer replica that costs like a grand?

Edited by JamesM

I hate to be pedantic,* but you mean "whose", not "who's". The latter is exclusively an abbreviation, whereas the former is possessive. YOU WILL NOT READ THIS SO I MIGHT AS WELL NOT HAVE BOTHERED. 

* I don't really.


EDIT: Thank you for pandering to my pointless criticism. Unless it was someone else who pointed out the error, in which case screw you guys and your stupid faces.

Posted by AdventChild

Can we please have some ORTHODONTICS ARE A SCAM merchandise?

Posted by Coldbrand

A bit Gears of War 2 obsessed are we Giant Bomb?

Posted by bjorno

I should buy one and put a master-chief helmet on it.

Edited by Death_Burnout

Man i'd so love to have that, and im not even a huge Gears fan

Posted by Endogene

here are the rest of the pictures of it.



Posted by TooWalrus

Mmmm.... $1500 Whopper...

Posted by Destroyeron

A giant LOL at Killdave.

Posted by Milkman

I'm not gonna lie here...That's pretty freaking cool.

Posted by ElectricHaggis

Ok, I won't buy it then.....jeez.

Posted by The_Icon

Wow.....

Posted by lordofultima

That looks amazing, but not $1500 amazing.

Posted by Media_Master

Knock someone out with that!

Posted by bombHills

Expensive, kinda cool, and I have no idea what one would do with it.  But yeah, you would definatly have one sweet office that standing guard over your desk.

Posted by zoozilla

Why would anyone want to face that ugly mug whenever they entered the living quarters, I have no idea.

Posted by JoelTGM

who said it was $1500

Posted by HatKing

Okay three reasons I'd never buy this.
1. It looks like it has cute teddy bear eyes...I don't find it that menacing at all.
2. It is really expensive...like...really expensive.
3. I'd end up breaking it one drunken night trying.

Posted by Scooper

Put it over a baby's head.

Posted by Stevokenevo

if it had been wearable....maybe....

Edited by CitizenKane

Definitely provides a more welcoming entrance to a house.

Posted by makari

In buying expensive and useless merch, the only winning move is not to play.

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Posted by GiantBomber

Thinking of all the people I could scare shitless pulling pranks with this thing.. 

Posted by StarwindX9

I will admit I have my share of video game swag that I display around my room. It is mostly stuff from work and in somewhat of good taste. All in all it doesn't look crazy or obsessive, but it you looked in my room you could guess I enjoy video games. In all honesty, my shelf full of games would give that away before my Fable 2 poster or my Cloud Strife statue.

Posted by creamstatic

how do people design things like this, it must've taken ages to plan out and then craft. amazing. this is a clear example of why movies kick so much ass these days visually. creative genius.

Posted by Collecteddust

Sorry for being stupid... but what exactly does WOPR stand for?

Posted by GiantBombchu