The rich lore and history behind the Gears of War series has garnered a very passionate fanbase.
Over the years, we’ve all come to engage in some of the most lethal gunfights in gaming against the Locust Horde as Xbox’s resident badass, Marcus Fenix. In 2016, gamers will step into the boots of his son and fend off an entirely new threat that must be eradicated. Gears of War 4 is ready to unleash a new round of cover-fire battles, intense multiplayer skirmishes and Horde Mode on the Xbox One/PC. Besides the actual game itself, there’s a nice variety of additional bonus collectibles fans must become aware of. We’re talking high-quality action figures, custom consoles, strategy guides, gun replicas etc.
Here’s our picks for the top 10 collectibles Gears of War 4 fans need to buy.
1. Xbox One S 2TB Console – Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Bundle/Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Special Edition Bundle (500GB) (Releases on November 1, 2016)/Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Bundle (1TB)
This custom Xbox One S console looks like it’s been through hell and back. That’s what gives it its personality and makes it stand out among the other Xbox One S consoles on the current market. The Crimson Omen color scheme, franchise logo and the vicious looking scratch marks are the finer aspects of this sweet piece of hardware. Nabbing this beauty is the perfect move to make if you’re ready to get sucked into the world of Gears of War 4. What you’ll be getting here is a new Xbox One S with a near limitless hard drive, a full download token for Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition, a matching controller and a huge offering of bonus DLC.
There’s two other Gears of War 4 Xbox One S options to choose from. The 500GB Special Edition model comes adorned in a slick Deep Blue coloring with a matching controller. But if you’re still looking for some really good HD space, go ahead and get yourself the 1TB bundle instead. Both of these machines gift you with a copy of the game, so no worries there.
2. Xbox Wireless Controller – Gears of War 4 Crimson Omen Limited Edition/Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Gears of War 4 Limited Edition
Say you already own an Xbox One and aren’t really in the market for an entirely new one. But you’d really like to own that blood red controller that comes with the Gears 4 Xbox One S. Lucky for you, that’s something that can become a reality. This Crimson Omen Xbox Wireless Controller comes battle ready and prepared for you hours-long play sessions within Horde Mode.
Now if you’re looking to go a bit bigger with your next controller, then this Elite take on the aforementioned gamepad is a much better option. There’s a few bonus options that come with adding this controller to your collection of Gears stuff, by the way; you’ll acquire an exclusive multiplayer lobby emblem and three unique Gear Packs for use in-game. The only way to obtain one of these controller is through the Microsoft Store at the moment.
3. Xbox Wireless Controller – Gears of War 4 JD Fenix Limited Edition (Only at GameStop)
The third Gears 4 controller option you can pick up is of the blue and black variety. And it’s in honor of the future hero fighting for mankind (who just so happens to be Marcus Fenix’s son), JD Fenix. The design this Wireless Controller sports is actually based on the exact armor that JD sports. This controller and the other two options we mentioned work just fine with the Xbox One, Xbox One S and Windows PC’s/tablets.
4. PDP Gears of War 4 Prop Replica Customized Lancer (Releases on November 1, 2016)
PDP are pros when it comes to producing some of the finest accessories gamers are always looking for. We’re talking about wired/wireless headsets, controllers, remotes and more. Now we can add another item to their list of finely developed gear: physical props based on in-game items. One of their newest models comes in the form of a gun replica based on Gears 4’s Customized Lancer. This Lancer comes with a flashlight, which is removable, by the way), illuminated LED lights and the physical features you’ve seen it sport in the actual game. Hanging this bad boy on your wall within your Gears sanctuary is a must.
5. Vanknight Vinyl Decal Skin Stickers Cover for Xbox One Console Kinect 2 Controllers
Still have your classic Xbox One? Are you tired of staring at its basic design? Might be time for you to give it a little Gears of War 4 flavor and spruce it up a bit. The same process can actually be applied to your basic controllers and Kinect. Vanknight is known for crafting all types of decal skins for all types of consoles; these skins tend to feature the iconic images of the most popular games. Thankfully, they’ve done something quite special for Gears 4. The console decal skin reflect the cover art of the game, the controllers can be altered to feature the trademark skull moment and the Kinect shows off JD brandishing his firearm of choice.
6. McFarlane Toys Gears Of War 4 JD Fenix 7″ Collectible Action Figure (Releases on December 5, 2016)
So it turns out Marcus Fenix settled down and started a family after he helped wipe out the Locust Horde. Marcus and Anya Stroud birthed a little soldier of their own – James Dominic Fenix aka “JD.” Now that the friends and family he adores are in danger of being wiped out by a new threat, he’s forced to don some familiar armor and go to war. We’re sure you’ll soon become a fan of his after controlling him during the Gears 4 campaign. Show him how much your appreciate him by copping this collectible action figure of him made by McFarlane Toys. This special 7-inches scale figure comes equipped with his trusty Lancer Assault Rifle and Snub Pistol. Plus you’ll get a few bonus DLC items, which comes via one Gears Pack.
7. McFarlane Toys Gears of War 4 Kait Diaz 7″ Collectible Action Figure (Releases on January 5, 2017)
JD’s squad mate, Miss Kait Diaz, is a tough SOB who can always be relied on to watch your back. She’s a member of The Outsiders group, which means she had to learn how to survive in the wilderness without the use of COG technology. If you wanna showcase this new female member of the Gears of War canon, this figure is the way to go. She’s scaled at 7-inches and you can stick either the Gnasher Shotgun and Boltok Pistol into her hands. And just like the JD Fenix figure we mentioned before, this Kait Diaz model gets you a Gears DLC Pack.
8. McFarlane Toys Gears Of War 4 Del Walker 7″ Collectible Action Figure (Releases on March 31, 2017
One of JD’s other buddies is Mr. Delmont “Del” Walker. Del ended up running into JD during boarding school and they fast became friends. Del happens to be a former Gear who fought as a part of the new COG regime. After a major incident causes him to go AWOL after joining the militia with JD, Del chooses to hide out with the Outsiders. Him, JD and Kait end up all becoming allies during this event. It’s best to put them all together in your living room in toy model form. This Del Walker figurine can head into battle with either his Buzzkill and Boltok Pistol. And of course, you’ll nab yourself some extra DLC items with your new Del Walker model.
9. Pop! Games: Gears of War Marcus Fenix, Armored JD Fenix, Clayton Carmine, Armored Kait Diaz, Armored Del Walker, Locust Drone! Vinyl Figures Set of 6
Anything that’s hot in the world of entertainment probably has a line of Pop! toys based on them. There’s a bunch of video game franchises that have a ton of cute collectible toys dedicated to their top characters. It should come as no surprise that Gears of War has a few Pop! toys as well. This cool set of dolls provides you with some familiar faces from the old and new regime of Gears of War. Pop! has created the following dolls for you to throw into your growing toy collection: Marcus Fenix, Armored JD Fenix, Clayton Carmine, Armored Kait Diaz, Armored Del Walker and a Locust Drone.
10. Gears of War 4: Prima Collector’s Edition Guide/The Art of Gears of War 4 (Releases on December 20, 2016)
If you need some assistance during the main campaign and some tips on how to conquer competitive multiplayer/Horde Mode, Prima’s got your back. This Collector’s Edition Strategy Guide shall assist you during the much tougher portions of Gears 4. Not only do you get strong advice on how to approach aspect of this game, this guide also features some nice game art, a Replica Metal Cog Tag Necklace, two Gear Packs, downloadable tracks from the Gears 4 soundtrack and a download code for Gears of War 1-4’s eGuides.
Price: $32.60 (Hardcover) or $24.99 (Paperback)
The Coalition has dedicated themselves to carrying on the strong legacy of the Gears series. To commemorate the launch of Gears 4, they’ve partnered up with publisher Dark Horse Books to release an art book based on their latest project. This hardcover tome includes several impressive pieces of concept/production art, finished renders and comments from the game’s creators. Get a thorough look at everything it took to bring Gears 4 to life and read up tons of the behind-the-scenes info from the developers at The Coalition. This book is truly a collector’s item for the most ardent of Gears fans.
Price: $46.99 (Hardcover)