i'm sure many of the gears fans out there remember gamestop offering a replica of the in game retro lancer for 100$
well as it turned out gamestop gave away too many at shows and contest to fill all of its orders so most of the online preorders were cancelled by gamestop after a few months of "theyre on backorder please be patient"
a few days ago however i received an e-mail with an opportunity to get mine eve tho its almost a year late i will be getting mine
this is the e-mail i received
Dear Valued Customer:
Recently we sent you an email regarding your order for the Gears of War Replica Lancer. At that time, we unfortunately had to cancel your order due to a problem clearing a portion of our shipment through US Customs.
We are pleased to inform you that we have worked to find a replacement for this item. We have pre-cleared this item though US Customs and expect it to be available for shipment near the end of May, 2012. These Replica Lancers are GameStop exclusive, and will come in three different color patterns.
We want to give you the first opportunity to pre-order one of these GameStop exclusive Replica Lancers. From now through April 18, 2012, you can go to the link provided below in order to reserve your Replica Lancer. Your method of payment will not be charged until the item is ready to be shipped to you.
Because of the limited availability of these items, we can only offer one (1) to each customer.
Thank you for your patience as we have worked through this issue. Should you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to reach out to GameStop Customer Service.