Everyone loves a shiny new Collector’s or Special Edition of their favourite game. It’s something to boast about to your friends, to display with pride and marvel at, or (as the case is with my Alduin statue) something to dress up for Christmas and celebrate the holidays with. Whether it is a soundtrack, t-shirt, figurine or something as simple as a digital download, all of this extra stuff cements your love for your game. Granted they do tend to come with a significant price boost, but for uber fans price really doesn’t seem to be an issue. So despite the fact that you’re paying an extra £30-£40/$47-$62 minimum on a game you were already planning on buying, what makes these editions so special? Why are people obsessed with the shiny Collector’s and Special editions of games?