Friday, August 17, 2012

Project Triforce: Legends of Video Game Memorabilia

Project Triforce is well known in the video game industry as one of the leading memorabilia companies out there. They make 1:1 scale items which make them even more impressive. Imagine holding the Avenger from Mass Effect. The Lancer from Gears of War. Batman's Batarang! Triforce has done them all.

Every one is made using Polystone so it gives it a considerable amount of heft for a replica. The material is very heavy and gives the sculptures a metallic appearance. The weight definitely adds credence to the quality of these products as you can imagine you are holding the real thing. They are so life-like, you could almost believe they simply reached into the tv and pulled them out.

So far they have done a Gears of War Lancer, 2 Hammerbursts, 2 Snub Pistols variants, a Locust bust, 2 Marcus Fenix bust variants, as well as a Mass Effect Avenger and 2 Predator variants. The newest additions are the Batman: Arkham City Batarang, Riddler Trophy and Catwoman Riddler trophy variant. There also plans in the works for a Gears Torque Bow replica. Let's break down some of the individual pieces.

The Gears of War Hammerburst is a fantastic one to start with. It is the most colorful weapon replica they've done to date, and they made a gold variant to match the Gears 2 version. It weighs in at a colossal 35 lbs! The leather strips on the handle are a nice touch and holding it makes you feel a bit like a locust yourself, capable of mowing down your COG foes.

Adding to the list, we have the Mass Effect M-3 Predator. It's hard to distinguish this gun from the in-game photos. Put em side by side and you're not sure which one to try and pick up. Weighing in at 10 lbs, it won't burden you to carry it for a long time, but it will still work great for pistol whipping your friends. It's MY pistol dammit!

Finally, let's go with a classic. A piece modeled after one of the greatest superheroes of all time, The Batman. This Batarang stands almost 2 feet tall and weighs an incredible 20 lbs! It's held in Batman's spiked glove, reaching up from the darkness of the Batcave. The Batarang is detachable, so be responsible when you fling it at your sister's head. Make sure there are no witnesses.

There are many more items I could have featured in this review, but sadly, some of the best ones are no longer available. Triforce makes these items in limited quantities, evident by their massive amount of "Sold Out" stickers on the most popular figures. If you want one of these fantastic sculptures, make sure to pre-order before they're gone. And trust me, these things go quick.

Check em out at or follow them on Twitter @ProjectTriforce

Now here's a riddle for you.

Which of these incredible sculptures will be gone next? Beat the Riddler at his own game, and buy yourself something nice. Maybe that trophy he keeps forgetting all over the place...

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