The reason for this question is because we have some avid collectors in the SA Gamer clan, so much so that it could put some gaming culture retailers to shame. I myself have bought each collectors edition of Forza up to Forza Motorsport 4, as well as all the collector’s editions of Gears of War through to Gears of War 3.
Now compared to some other collector’s editions out there that are bundled with either a model car, figurine, all those lovely concept art books and back story summaries, I obviously don’t have the greatest array of collector’s editions you can find, but I have seen some prestigious collections that left me in awe rather than envious. Look at the Project Cars 2 Ultra Edition that we gave away to a lucky reader last month (lucky sod). Some franchises have resorted to having digital collector’s editions that offer additional in-game content which doesn’t really scratch the itch of getting something to place in your cabinet of gaming memorabilia. Thankfully, there are some publishers that offer something worth getting.
This week also sees the release of the Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus collectors edition releasing everywhere but here, I’m sure there’s some fans of the franchise out there taking certain measures to get their hands on that edition just for the BJ “Terror-Billy” Blazkowicz action figure. The prices for such collector’s editions are definitely not cheap compared to what they cost some years ago, but I firmly believe that once you start a collection, it’s hard to not continue the trend.
Let’s not forget the themed consoles that have had some stunning editions as well, such as the latest Assassin’s Creed Origins Xbox One X console…
That is a beautiful great-looking piece of hardware. The question is, would you part with your hard earned cash during the weak Rand period in order to get your hands on it? Are you still a dedicated collector of such pretty things? Do you have anything that trumps what was just showcased? We’d love to hear from you, or you could even upload a pic or two of your collections!