We are Gears of War Central this week, with another unboxing and hands-on!

The Gears of War 4 Ultimate Collector's Edition is the greatest way to celebrate the launch of the latest Gears. It comes with an array of goodies for the biggest Gears of War fans, including one of the most impressively realized collector's edition statues I've ever seen.

What's in the box?

  • Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition for Xbox One disc
  • JD Fenix on COG Bike premium statue with LED effects
  • Exclusive lithograph artwork
  • Frag grenade keychain
  • In-game bonus content including 3 Gears Packs
  • Premium packaging

Impressions

I've owned a lot of collector's editions, and the Gears of War 4 CE is among the best. Microsoft has really stepped up their game when it comes to celebrating their IP, and Gears of War enjoys an extensive line of high-quality collector's items, including an Elite Controller and an impressively detailed Gears of War 4 Xbox One S.

The COG Bike statue is incredibly well-realized, including both the paint job and the physical details. Every inch of the statue oozes with little features, and the layered coloring brings the design to life in a vivid, realistic way. JD's bike is featured in Gears of War 4 itself during some of the game's most explosive scenes, but I won't be spoiling the fun for those who haven't played!

The bike is around 19 inches long and 11 inches tall, so you'd better make sure you have the room to display it before picking it up. The base is flat allowing the statue to sit firmly on any surface, and it even includes LED lighting making it look particularly impressive during late-night game sessions.

The 6-inch frag grenade keychain is made of plastic and feels as though it could break easily if it got caught on something, but it's as detailed as the bike itself, making it impressive for display purposes. If you're as clumsy as me, I wouldn't recommend taking it out and about, but if you're careful with it, it's certainly one of the coolest keychains out there. It also comes with three Gears Packs for use in-game, giving you access to cosmetic skins, class skills and other unlocks for use in Gears of War's various multiplayer modes.

Where can I buy it?

In the USA, you can pick the Gears of War 4 Collector's Edition up straight from the Microsoft Store. It even comes with $10 of Microsoft Store credit some time after launch. Alternatively, you can purchase it from Amazon.com.

Want to win one?

Keep an eye on our weekly Minecraft stream MML Live this Friday, and you might just discover how to be in with a chance to win one of these awesome collector's editions next week!

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