Collectors Editions: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The last couple of editorials Brent has been in an angry mood. Upset with companies, gamers, it was becoming overwhelming at times. That is when he turned and looked at all the collector’s editions that he owns and it made him smile for multiple reasons.

First Brent has to admit that he's a collector’s edition whore. Yes he is a blatant sucker for the plastic models and toys that come packaged within, and over the years Brent has obtained many highly rare items that take a proud place in his collection. Everything from a Dead Space Ultra Limited Edition (xx/1000 worldwide), to a Tiesto signed DJ Hero 2 Tiesto bundle (x/6 worldwide) and more, Brent been rapidly become addicted to what his girlfriend mockingly calls his $10,000 edition bundles.

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Vermigs1315d ago

I'd rank the Dead Space 3 Dev Team Edition up there as one of the best.

Krew_921315d ago (Edited 1315d ago )

As I mentioned in one of my comments earlier.

I don't feel new IPs deserve to have collector's editions. I have seen this opinion around and I feel I agree with it as well. I don't think these new games deserve to have statues and knickknacks made out of them.

Games with previous entries that are beloved by everyone should be the games that have collector's editions. Like Skyrim, GTA, and Call of Duty. All these games have a fanbase and deserve a collector's edition. But until then we will keep seeing "iconic" things for game characters that haven't even been seen yet.

Anyway that's just how I've been feeling about collector's editions these days, the last CE I bought was for LittleBigPlanet 2 and I don't think I will be buying anymore. I agree with most on this list. Some were really solid collector's editions.

x_RadicalAura_x1315d ago (Edited 1315d ago )

Used to be big into CEs/LEs and stopped. I'd rather take the savings from not buying all that exploitative fluff and just put it towards more games. But hey, to each their own.

Paytaa1315d ago

My favorite collectors edition is probably my Halo Reach Legendary Edition. The statue looks great with my gaming setup and the extra perks made me happy since it was very lore oriented. I don't buy too many of them but I really wish I had the money for The Witcher 3's but I already put money towards Halo 5's collectors edition.

BootHammer1315d ago

Nice list. I still feel that the sheer size and level of detail that the Titanfall CE got makes it one of the greatest ever. They rose the bar bar high on that one.

For this year, I can't wait for the collector edition for MGSV! The replica of Snake's arm is going to look stellar in the game room =)

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