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May 23, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Extreme game goodies: “Gears of War 3” Retro Lancer

The toys bundled into premium editions of video games are getting more outrageous.

This year’s capper may be the Retro Lancer that’s coming with pre-ordered bundles of “Gears of War 3” sold through Gamestop for $140 to $230.

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“Gears 3” is a triple A action game coming to the Xbox 360 in September. More than 12 million copies of earlier versions were sold, making it one of the biggest franchises on the console.

Developer Epic Games today shared details of the Retro Lancer, which is made by Neca using Epic’s 3-D data to create the weapon in the game.

The toy is 3.5 feet long and “hand painted with weathered and battle worn detail.” It also makes a machine gun sound when you pull the trigger.

The Retro Lancer will also be sold direct, without the game, for $100 starting Sept. 13. Just in time for back-to-school shopping.

As modeled by Epic:

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Comments | Topics: e3, epic games, Games & entertainment

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