Triforce Sales LLC has announced that they have finalised work on the 19 inch Locust bust they have created with Epic Games' art director Chris Perna. For fans who aren't content with silly limited editions and cat helmets to prove their fandom the bust will ship in the first quarter of 2009 for $549.
A few quotes from the press release:
"We wanted to give fans a chance to own a true piece of video game history," said Drew Seldin, a spokesman for TriForce. "By using a design maquette created by Chris Perna, we knew we were giving fans the truest version of the Locust Drone possible. To complement Chris' design, we brought in Jordu Schell, a special effects master who has worked on some of Hollywood's most memorable creatures."
"It's been a pleasure to collaborate with Jordu Schell and TriForce on the full-scale Locust Drone sculptures," said Chris Perna, art director of Epic Games. "We hope Gears fans and science fiction enthusiasts alike will be pleased with these pieces, as we put great effort into every last detail."
"The opportunity to work with Chris Perna, and TriForce was a unique and exciting one, said painter Jordu Schell. "I pulled out all the stops with the coloring; after all, it's not every day that you get a chance to be a part of one of the biggest games ever created."