collectors edition, i must say, are a mixed bag. unless you buy online, video game merch is few and far between. i am sorry, but even i am only willing to possess so many action figures. i am a little too old for mario character plushies – the boyfriends are patient people, but one can only tolerate so much.
this is why i used to love collectors editions. you always used to get a ton of shit from them. stardust entertainment was closing its scarborough toronto location about a year ago, so captainadventure and i booked it down there and bought a lot of shit. i scored the grand theft auto 4 collector edition, as well as the fallout 3 one. there’s some good shit in those two. then there was the assassin’s creed 2 one. not bad. action figure, metal tin, book, making of, yeah not bad.
i have also gotten a few others. maybe it is just me, but i am noticing the quality falling. the god of war collector’s edition… well, it wasn’t bad. plastic box, some art books, a dvd ‘making of’ thing… in retrospect, i could have left it on the shelf. the fallout: new vegas collector edition. pack of cards, and some poker chips? meh. maybe i indulge myself too often.
the other day, i got the assassin’s creed: brotherhood collector’s edition. i was so excited about it, as well you all may remember. i haven’t played it yet, but the collector’s edition? the stuff you get with it is a pile of shit.
– art book. but it’s not so much art as it is so much the same shit you can can see anywhere else
– map poster
– dvd chronicling the development process
– a free bag of yawns
the crowning jewel in this clusterfuck is a jack-in-the-box. it is such shitty quality that i am rendered almost speechless. i opened it, and met by a plastic-smelling figure. good times. i struggled with the lid for five minutes to close it. then i showed little_nerdxo. same difficulty, although we had a good giggle over it, it was another struggle to get the lid back on. then we played it again.
its fucking arm broke.
obviously, i’m not going to return it to ebgames. they’d want the whole thing back, and lugging this piece of shit across toronto is just not something i am interested in doing.
what i am interested in doing is being less blinded by my own greed next time.