Gears of War 3 Thrashball Statue Exists

Greg Tito

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Gears of War 3 Thrashball Statue Exists

The Cole Train Thrashball statue from Epic Games is made out of pure resin and hubris.

Gears of War 3 is game where you shoot aliens. The able-bodied men in the company of Marcus Fenix are the kind of rough and tumble guys you want on your side in a fight. They are also the kind of guys that you want memorialized in a resin statue as they strike a ridiculous pose. Oh, and make sure that the pose cemented in sculpture isn't depicted in the badass business of killing bugs, but instead holding an anachronstic spherical ball wearing pads suited to a football player from the Twentieth century. Behold, the Thrashball Cole Resin Statue.

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To be clear, I know that Thrashball is a sport in the Gears of War universe and that Cole Train has a moment playing the sport in the latest game. Besides that, all we really know about the statue is that it's made of resin and it's damn heavy, weighing in 6.4 pounds. It must be made from a different kind of resin than I'm thinking of.

This beautiful statue will set you back Marcus statue that came with the Gears of War 3 Epic edition [http://www.amazon.com/NECA-Thrashball-Painted-Statue-Exclusive/dp/B005EYQ1TG], you could have a neat little diorama going on. Now all we need is a resin statue of Ice-T's character Griffin and we'd have a trifecta of awesome.

Never mind, I shouldn't give them any ideas.

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Can't stop the Cole Train baby!

I got the game today and have only just stopped playing it. Brilliant game, with tight multiplayer (dedicated servers, so I've yet to have lag in a single game).
 

ike42

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I'm pretty sure the Locusts don't actually qualify as aliens. I mean the entire game is set on a different world that could be for all intents and purposes considered an alt-earth with a different name. There is no mention of any space travel in any of the Gears to date.
 

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ike42 said:
I'm pretty sure the Locusts don't actually qualify as aliens. I mean the entire game is set on a different world that could be for all intents and purposes considered an alt-earth with a different name. There is no mention of any space travel in any of the Gears to date.


First of all, they are not on Earth, they are on the planet Sera. Second, the term "alien" can refer to many different things. They are probably considered "enemy aliens": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enemy_alien.

EDIT: I should probably add something else to the conversation sooo:

I would get the Epic edition plus this but because of so many upcoming games I got to save my money. Looks pretty darn cool though.
 

ike42

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Coldster said:
ike42 said:
I'm pretty sure the Locusts don't actually qualify as aliens. I mean the entire game is set on a different world that could be for all intents and purposes considered an alt-earth with a different name. There is no mention of any space travel in any of the Gears to date.


First of all, they are not on Earth, they are on the planet Sera. Second, the term "alien" can refer to many different things. They are probably considered "enemy aliens": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enemy_alien.

EDIT: I should probably add something else to the conversation sooo:

I would get the Epic edition plus this but because of so many upcoming games I got to save my money. Looks pretty darn cool though.
That's not what's implied by the story though. Sure, technically you're fighting "aliens" in Gears, but that's not really the implication when you're playing. The humans you fight as are native to the same planet as the enemies. I never once while playing would have described myself as battling aliens.
 

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To be honest.......I'd rather have a talking statue of Terry Tate, he had a lot more persnoality than Cole.


A lot more!