The popular sentry turret from Portal 2 has been lovingly recreated with a life-size inflatable sentry turret going on sale from today.
Available through online specialty store ThinkGeek, the turret can be inflated with hot air growing up to 40″ tall. It won’t actually do any guard duty around your home but will amuse your friends and family, and you can’t really put a price on that.
Drastic times call for drastic measures, friends of Science. Aperture Science had to make some cutbacks to the production line when OSHA shut down the main plant. Something about air quality or lead paint in the water pipes. Silly, really. That’s what waivers are for. Anyhoo, we can’t get you any real, bullet-firing turrets, but we did manage to hijack a pool float factory long enough to make a bunch of these inflatable ones.
Fill this 40″ turret with all the hot air in your lungs (just think about life giving you lemons) and then position it wherever you need more protection: outside your baby’s room, in front of the pie that’s cooling, or by your swimming pool to keep the neighborhood kids at bay. Practice your best rendition of “Target acquired” and watch as people run away in fear.
This officially licensed Valve-inspired product will set you back $24.99 USD (excluding shipping) making it a relatively inexpensive collectible for Portal & Portal 2 fans.
Head on over to ThinkGeek to place your order today! I would order as soon as possible if you want your own Sentry Turret. Since its announcement, the product page has been liked on Facebook nearly 8,000 times. If you factor in how many of those people would have ordered one, I don’t imagine it’ll be around for too long.