Skip to main content

Gaming Stuff Review - PDP 1.1 Gears 4 Customized Lancer


I've unboxed many many things in all the years I've had the great luck of doing all of this, but this item easily stands head and shoulders above anything that has ever been sent to me before. To say I love Gears of War would be a huge understatement. With me looking at the Gears series as something that has easily played a massive role in the gamer I am today. Gears 1 will always be a game that not only made the Xbox 360 the successful console that it was, but is a series that for me is the one reason I stuck with my Xbox One pre-order too, as no way was I going to miss a future Gears game just because the console never came out swinging in its early days. But this post is not about console wars, I'm here to talk about what is easily my favourite gaming item in my man corner to date.

This replica Lancer is officially licenced by Microsoft, and being honest with you is super hard to find anywhere in the UK actually selling it. Getting in touch with PDP and them coming through for me I shall always be eternally grateful for, but that doesn't mean I won't be fully 100% like always in the following words I say about it after having it my hands for the last few weeks. The unboxing can be found here on YouTube, but let's find out if this is worth the $149.99 asking price that it's currently selling for on Amazon (Active UK listing is super rare to find currently but Game have it here but out of stock).
Opening up what's let's be honest here is a pretty bland box on the outside, I was hopeful that the gun itself would show a lot more effort when it came to design. Unboxing the thing and getting things like batteries in was a pain. I can't lie to you. The compartment which power the main lights just being a little annoying to actually get to when you just want a few lights to work on each side of the gun. I had all the right bits to undo all the screws and what not, but with my big man hands and instructions that weren't the best, it took me a good 20 minutes or so to get it all done and ready, so I dread the day when they run out. With material like this on an expensive item I also always worry about breaking things, so the time it took was maybe just because I handled it like a newborn child. I've not asked fellow reviewers if they had the same issue, but certainly something to be wary of if you treat these items like you are holding a bomb that's about to go off.
Once set up and you can stand back and take it all in. Words can't really express how nice it looks and will look in your gaming corner. Even now after having it for a bit I catch a new angle sometimes and see a new part of it that I had missed before. I guess the one downside to the whole Lancer is the lack of any moving bits or sound effects on it. A Gears Lancer for me needs a revving noise on it to make it just that little bit more authentic. In terms of it being great to look at I can't fault it, but for the money it costs I think a few more things are needed to really justify spending the wad of cash on it just for it to sit in the corner. Sure, as a talking piece for people who come over it will be something to stand out. Once they ask how much followed by what does it do, you don't really have much to say. You do have things like the moveable handle on the one side, an ammo clip that can come out, triggers that feel like triggers, and a gun sight that can pop up and down. Once all those are out the way you can wow them with the shiny lights and removable spotlight on the gun, but that's it.
Overall: Great collectable for any Gears fans out there. Some may find it a bit pricey for what you get in return. Looks fantastic, just not much to offer beyond that.

Popular posts from this blog

HXR Plays - Overwatch Opening Intro + Reaper Gameplay

Today I start a little series on here where I have a little play with 1 of the 21 characters available in the massively addictive game that is Overwatch.

Today sees me show off the opening intro, as well as playing a game with the character known as Reaper. He falls into the offense side when it comes to character selection, and is great if you enjoy a bit of right in your face combat.

Reaper like the other 20 characters in the game has a few specials to play with outside of his standard weapon. Not only do his standard Hellfire shotguns pack a mean punch at close quarters, but he also has Wraith Form (invincible for a short few seconds but not able to shoot), Shadow Step, which is a fancy way of saying teleporting from one place to another, and finally we have his charged special known as Death Blossom. This special sees Reaper spin around for a few seconds while unloading his deadly shotguns, killing anyone who is stupid enough to get in the way.

More gameplays on the way with me h…

Review - Venom Twin Rechargeable Battery Pack

If you thought my last review about a charging dock must have been hard work to make an interesting read, how do you think I feel doing it for a Twin Rechargeable Battery Pack? You have already read (I hope) my thoughts on my previous way of getting all that power to my controller of many worlds, with this one being less shorter than that just because this pack is a lot more basic when it comes to what you get in the box. It's also worth noting that for a few quid more you can hook yourself up with the docking station version of this pack if you wish, so be sure to check out links to both products at the end of this post (neither of which will give me anything if ordering off. Just so you know).

I've dealt with Venom a few times in the past when it comes to reviewing their items. With me being lucky (depending on how you look at it) enough to getting my hands on some of their headsets and reviewing them elsewhere in the past. The one worry I had spending some money on a Venom…

Review - The LEGO movie 2 Videogame

I've lost track of how many LEGO games I've owned or reviewed in all the years of doing this review stuff. With each one not really changing that much from the last, but seemingly always being there for me when a gaming funk hit and I've just not felt like playing anything too tasking. The memory of the first LEGO Movie game has seemingly been lost in my mind when thinking about it right now while typing up this intro (good job I write stuff down) but turns out now checking the previous review link I thought quite highly of it. LEGO movie 2 follows pretty much the same concept as every other LEGO game story in the past, but let's explain that for the zero people that have no idea what that is, and also the shocking new story full of twist and turns with this new game (note sarcasm).

LEGO Movie 2 kicks off with cute aliens coming down and attacking, and it's up to you and your cast of characters and unlockable items to take them down. Honestly, the story is probabl…