If you're a collector of the video game variety, finding that one prefect piece can sometimes become an obsession. But at what point do all these over-priced trinkets simply become useless peices of plastic studios use to milk our wallets dry?
Yes. You pay so much extra money for extra crap that usually has downright terrible build quality. Every once in a while a good CE comes along, but most are just a rip-off.
Some are very terrible yet some are good. The trick is to be picky and actually look at what you are getting. Also the more they make (and thus the easier it is to get) typically means its a crappier collectors edition.
I still stand by my opinion that the Dead Space 3 Dev Edition was some of the best money I spent on a collector's edition.
Most of the time you get good ones though. It's just about who is making them. I mean I try and stay away from Project Triforces crap now. They are doing the Halo 5 edition and Mirrors Edge. Why let them do anything after the Dragon Age Inquisition quality control stuff and the cancelled Batmobile edition. By the way they STILL havent owned up to that or addressed it. Most of my collectors edition will hopefully be opened again once I get my own place so I can proudly display them. It's not about if they are rip offs it's about having replicas and items of your favourite franchises that aren't given to everyone
A lot of them are yeah, I have bought a few which I love though, got the Arkham Origins one with Batman holding up Joker which is one of my favourites, got it £30 too. Marcus Fenix with Gears 3, Geralt with Witcher 3, Songbird with Bioshock Infinite, Halo Reach characters statue, got a few Assassin's Creed statues too which are nice too.
The ones I liked the most were the AC ones as they have great statues. Loved TLOU CE. I like the ones that don't cost much more than the regular game, but offer some nice art books or little collectible items based on the game.
No, the mark-up is to much, a lot of times your paying 100$ or more for some plastic stuff that costs 10$ or less to manufacture in a Chinese factory. Also to be fair I'm of a generation where if I had most of the type of stuff displayed in my house my friends and peers would think I'm even more childish than they probably already think I am.
Just give me a steelbook and I'll be a happy gamer.
I always thought so, especially the cheap plastic statues and replicas, hell for the extra money you pay for these "special editions" you buy a far better replica somewhere else online. I only see worth in the steel cases and artbooks, otherwise they really skimp out on the offerings.
Never looked at them as Rip-off of any kind , see them as extra content that I want even if I must pay more. Am okay with doing so, other may not feel the same way but to each their own.
There's no definitive answer, some are good, others not so much. But most of all, it's all about the customers themselves. I think the Black Ops 3 fridge is nice looking and priced at a reasonable price, so I pre-ordered it. But some might have no need for the fridge at all, and may think it looks tacky or simply wouldn't fit in their current set up. For them, the BO3 one would be a bad deal. I personally don't care much about the statues, with some exceptions, while some of my friends love to display theirs. And then there's the price, as well as the build quality of what you're getting. Some statues over the past few years were incredible, while others looked downright awful when up close.
Mostly this stuff ends up in my loft so I don't bother with collectors editions now, especially so considering the now high price and lack of a digital version.
8/10 times yes they are terrible. The cheap material and drasticly high pricing usually can not be justified.
Actually the Batman A.K one its rip off!The statue on this edition must be one of worst i have seen in terms of constrution materials,very very cheap!Overall i think most of the Collectors editions are priced too high for the value.
All depends on how much value you put on the stuff I guess. Its not like you are really buying anything of material build value. That said, usually if Nintendo or Atlus puts out a CE, you can pick it up and sell it if you want to flip it.
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