Even I can’t believe I’m saying this, but GameStop is apparently selling a real, functioning Assassin’s Creed II gauntlet—in public stores, to anyone with 40 bucks and a fetish for wrist-mounted blades. It’s both incredibly awesome, and (in my professional opinion) mind-blowingly stupid.
Frighteningly, it’s got all the features of the real (fake) video game weapon, too. At least it’s plastic instead of metal:
- 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
Huh. That’s just in time for Halloween! At least now I know to avoid any of you nutcases wearing a big white Assassin’s Cloak costume that night—and every single gaming convention afterward. Actually, nevermind. I’m just going to stay inside forever.