The Halo franchise already its MegaBlok building set toys and now a Gears of War line of building sets from Erector has been announced on Tuesday with screws and everything.
The initial set of toys includes vehicles seen in the Gears of War games on the Xbox 360 including the C.O.G Armadillo APC, C.O.G Centaur Tank and C.O.G King Raven. There's also a Locust vs Delta Squad Battle set with Marcus, Baird, Anya, a couple of Locust Drones and a Locust Sniper.
Here are the official descriptions for each set.
The C.O.G Armadillo is designed for fast transportation and features three rotating gun turrets, a trap door, six wheels and a mobile front tread. The set comes with two figurines and three weapons. Building instructions, stickers and tools are included and with more than 80 parts the model is suitable for children from 8 years old and collectors.
The C.O.G Centaur Tank recreates battles between the Delta Squad and the Locusts. The Centaur is a battle and assault tank. It has a hood-mounted 360° rotating turret with a mobile cannon, four real-working large wheels and a mobile front tread.
The set comes with four figurines and four weapons: Marcus Fenix and Augustus Cole from the Delta Squad and two locust drones. Building instructions, stickers and tools are included and with more than 120 pieces the model is suitable for children from 8 years old and collectors.
The C.O.G King Raven is a transportation and assault helicopter for the C.O.G army. The helicopter features rotating propellers, two mobile doors and retractable landing gear. It is equipped with a machine gun for air attacks. The set comes with four figures (Marcus Fenix and Clayton Carmine from the Delta Squad, a Locust Drone and a Locust sniper) and six weapons. Building instructions, tools and stickers are included and the model is suitable for children from 8 years old and collectors.
Gears of War Battle Set - Locust vs Delta Squad - Recreate a battle scene between the C.O.G Delta Squad and the Locusts, including a watchtower, tanks and crates. Then choose your side: the COG army with the Armadillo and enter the battle! Set comes with six figurines (Anya Stroud, Damon Baird, Marcus Fenix, two locusts Sniper and a locust drone) and eight weapons. Building instructions, tools and stickers are included. For children from 8 years old and collectors! The set comprises around 200 parts.
All four sets are available for pre-order now from Toys R Us with prices ranging from $24.99 to $59.99. They will be released on August 28.
For those that aren't familiar with Erector Sets, the metallic construction sets have been around in one form or another since 1913. The sets featured metal beams that could be fastened together with nuts and bolts as well as pulleys, gears and motors. The building sets are a part of the National Toy Hall of Fame.
The Erector brand is currently owned by Meccano and does not feature the same beam structure building sets.