Artbooks, Steelbooks, Special Editions, Figurines, Collectables, and Bundles.



  • @FF7Cloud I know. that's the one I posted. :)
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  • @TokyoSlim sorry hada brain fart lol



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    This has been my favorite gaming collectable so far. It was such a great feeling that first day, opening up the Fallout 4 case, putting on a Pip Boy, and navigating the world with it. Then it turned out the game was just okay and it got really heavy to wear after awhile so now it's just decoration... but still!

    Also, the Morgana plush is top-tier. You're a monster @TokyoSlim for not realizing this. Stoked for the bag as well, the one I use for my work is falling apart.



  • @SabotageTheTruth I thought I was a monster for KYB.



  • @TokyoSlim I can't separate KYB from reality anymore. Everything I know is a lie.


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    I bought this on release

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    Were quite expensive, then like 2 weeks later it was down more than half price, silly me. But still really nice art book in there!



  • I used to be all about Collector's Editions, Limited Editions, Day One Editions and it will give a free blowy editions. You're looking at the guy who bought Halo: Reach three times so they could get all of the stuff that came in the various versions of the game. Life was great, I was paying a lot for my games but I was getting cool and fun extra things with them. Then I ordered the Dragon Age: Inquisition Inquisitor's Collector's Edition from GameStop UK.

    Yep this box of potential goodness:
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    I was so hyped for the game and was planning to use the contents of the box as part of my playthrough. The sketch book, quill and ink would be used to make notes and the map and markers would help me plan my moves and track the quests I was interested in tackling. It was going to be a fun and unique way of interfacing with a game, for me anyway.

    Release day came and I waited for the post to arrive, I even booked the day off work. The box didn't arrive because the courier apparently received the package late. Also GameStop managed to charge me for it twice. Bare in mind that thing was £130 so I was £260 down without a copy of the game in my hands.

    Two days later, after a lot of phone calls and eventually getting a refund for the false second purchase, the box finally turned up. Still excited I gleefully opened it up thinking of the wonders inside. I even filmed the unboxing*

    Disappointment immediately set in because out of the box's contents the following items were broken beyond repair:

    • All of the War Table Pieces
    • The Inquisitor's Badge
    • The Lockpick Set
    • The Ink Jar (which thankfully didn't have any actual ink in it
    • The steel book case was dented
    • The frigging Inquisitor's Case itself

    Also the Steel Book was a generic case designed to hold any version of the game so it had slots for multiple disks for the PC version which irked me to no end. The actual game came in a normal PS4 box stuck to the top of the box because that is the classy way of receiving a limited edition version of a game these days.

    So out of a £130 purchase only four items (the Sketch book, Card Set, Coins and Map) were actually usable.
    A quick search online also revealed that this was the state that the majority of copies of the set came in to their owners.

    Then came a hellish few weeks of a back and forth with GameStop at first not claiming any responsibility for the state of the Collector's Edition. They eventually gave me a refund of 50% of the product 's value because according to their terms they shouldn't have been giving me a refund anyway but wanted to as a goodwill gesture. I was so annoyed that I contacted the maker of the set directly (Triforce) and appealed to their better nature. It is only this past week, over TWO. YEARS. LATER. that I have been sent a new box set to replace the broken parts.

    And do you want to know what the worst thing about this whole thing is?

    It tainted Dragon Age: Inquisition for me.

    I could only play it for ten hours or so before having to throw in the towel. The thought of throwing away so much money on something only for it to slap me in the face cut deep. It plagued my every moment in the game. A game I couldn't wait to play became a painful experience because of something outside of the game and its developer's control. As someone who works in the games industry I knew my thoughts were crazy but they were still there. So it sits unloved and nowhere near completed on my shelf of shame. Everytime I look at it or think about trying to play it again I just sigh, audibly, loudly and longingly. Thinking of what could have been.

    It was shortly after that I vowed to stop buying collector's eds. I didn't want to be burned again. It has is a rule that has seen me save a bunch of money and still enjoy the games I like. The only exception I have given myself was with the Fallout 4 collector's ed because that thing was so cool and above and beyond what you usually get.

    This is my story, take it as the warning that it is.

    Buuuut......on Saturday I pre-ordered the Collector's Edition for Zelda: Breath of Wild because it felt right for some reason so maybe I haven't really learnt a lesson from all of this :P

    *I think I still have this video saved somewhere, it is painful viewing. You can see the moment right where my heart breaks and everything.
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    If I find it I will share it.



  • Man that sucks. Thought I had it bad when my Destiny Ghost edition box came crushed. At least nothing inside was broken. How did they manage to break nearly every damn thing inside your box? That takes effort.



  • Ashens has a great series showcasing these special editions:

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    That said, I wish I had money to purchase these for some games. I would love to get my hands on that Alduin Statue from Skyrim...



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    i probably watched the dvd a thousand times over



  • @HylianMigz I still have mine too.



  • @TokyoSlim said in Artbooks, Steelbooks, Special Editions, Figurines, Collectables, and Bundles.:

    Man that sucks. Thought I had it bad when my Destiny Ghost edition box came crushed. At least nothing inside was broken. How did they manage to break nearly every damn thing inside your box? That takes effort.

    It was a mix of poor box insert design and using a postal service that didn't give a shit and threw the package around.

    Also the crushed box thing happened with my Destiny Ghost Edition, I should have seen it for the omen that it was :P

    I have bought some really cool Collector's Eds over the years though. The Halo ones up to 4 have always been really cool and the Arkham ones with the statuettes take a prime place in my collection of gaming tat.



  • @thenerdtheword You should really give Inquisition a shot one of these days. It's nothing of the caliber of Skyrim or Breath due to how divorced the world is — split up into different zones — but there are a ton of surprises and the story is better than most 'good' games this gen. And there's just a ton of stuff to do, which is always nice in these very well-crafted worlds. If only Bioware had stitched them all together into one continuous map, but cross-gen probably robbed us of that.

    Unfortunately, they're making the same mistake with Mass Effect due to its planet-hopping setting. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



  • Only ones I've bought were the Disco Edition of P4 Dancing All Night, The Lionheart edition of Trails of Cold Steel, since it was the same price, and now the Take Your Heart Edition.

    I actually really want the Special Edition of Nier Automata, because that figure looks pretty sweet, but it is too expensive for me at the moment, so I'll just have to pass on it.



  • @bard91 actually here in canada it was cheaper to get the limited edition of cold steel as the ps3 version by it self is 69.99 here and it was 49.99



  • @Haru17 said in Artbooks, Steelbooks, Special Editions, Figurines, Collectables, and Bundles.:

    @thenerdtheword You should really give Inquisition a shot one of these days. It's nothing of the caliber of Skyrim or Breath due to how divorced the world is — split up into different zones — but there are a ton of surprises and the story is better than most 'good' games this gen. And there's just a ton of stuff to do, which is always nice in these very well-crafted worlds. If only Bioware had stitched them all together into one continuous map, but cross-gen probably robbed us of that.

    Unfortunately, they're making the same mistake with Mass Effect due to its planet-hopping setting. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I think now that I have the replacement parts I can give it another shot but with Zelda, Mass Effect and Horizon on the...erm...horizon I don't know when I'll have the time to play it!



  • I might have a job that requires business cards soon, so I'll be able to utilize my Yakuza 0 Business edition card holder!

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