Well, as real as any “role playing” prop can be. From the middle of October, you’ll be able to pick up a life-sized, working replica of Ezio Auditore’s hidden blade gauntlet. Well, you will if you live in the US – because it’s a bloody Gamestop exclusive.
According to Gamestop, the “Role–Play Gauntlet Replica” “May not be suitable for younger audiences,” and that “Parental supervision is recommended.” For good reason - because even though it’s made of plastic, it has a sharp, pointy blade. while this sort of thing usually appeals to Darryn’s odd costume fetishes, I have to admit I really, really want one – though it’d be mere minutes until I was either bleeding profusely, or it would be in pieces.
It’s quite intricately detailed – and would make cosplaying as Assassin’s Creed 2’s smooth Italian playboy a world easier; if dressing up is your thing. There’s no word on whether or not you have to remove your
middle ring finger for it to work.
According to Gamestop it’s got:
- Spring Loaded Action
- Highly Detailed Replica of Ezio Auditore’s Armored Vambrace
- Adjustable Buckle and Velcro Straps
- Locking Safety Mechanism
- Extends to over 15″ in length
- Made of PVC and ABS plastics
- Closed Box Packaging
According to me, it’s awesome.