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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector’s Edition Details

The Bethesda Blog  has details on a The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector’s Edition (not to be confused with Mojang's Scrolls), which will be released for all platforms alongside the standard edition of the RPG sequel on 11/11/11. This will be $149.99 (US), €149.99 (Europe), £129.99 (UK), and A$199.99 (Australia), and the say those interested should preorder, as it will be offered in "very limited quantities." Here's what this includes:

  • Alduin Statue: Created in conjunction with the IP Factory, this collector’s only statue stands 12” tall and is made of high quality PVC. Modeled from actual in-game 3D digital files, it showcases Alduin, the World Eater. He stands perched atop one the game’s many dragon walls that teach the player the lethal language of dragons.
  • ‘The Art of Skyrim’ Official Art Book: Featuring over 200 pages of striking, full-color illustrations, sketches and models, this stunning 9 3/8” x 12 1/8” coffee table book showcases the characters, creatures, environments, and weaponry of Skyrim. With a foreword by game director Todd Howard and commentary from Bethesda Game Studios artists, readers will be guided through the game’s iconic visual style.
  • ‘The Making of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ DVD This documentary DVD contains exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage, including interviews with the Bethesda Game Studios team as they take you from concept to creation and provide insights into the story, gameplay, setting, legacy of the Elder Scrolls franchise, and much more.

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38. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector’s Edition Details Aug 6, 2011, 10:01 Jonny
 
Deathbishop wrote on Aug 6, 2011, 09:51:
It's a ripoff because it's not something you're into or collect, but I'm sure there is something that you are into that others would consider a 'ripoff'. For example, I think people who spend hundreds of dollars on Magic the Gathering cards is a ripoff, because I'm not into that and to me they are just 'cards' but others do not see it as that.

If people want to spend money on a plastic figurine or whatever else seems 'ridiculous' to you, who are you to tell them they can't? They know what they are buying, it's not like they are expecting the thing to be made out of gold or something.

As I don't collect anything, I doubt that. However I'm surprisingly well aware that other people enjoy things that I consider crap and vice versa. What elevates these to the status of rip-off is the following:

1: They don't contain £100 worth of pvc.
2: They didn't take £100 worth of effort to make.
3: They didn't take £100 worth of effort to design.
4: They base their price wholly on artificially inflating the perception of their value by artificially limiting the amount they make.

If something is priced far above it's material value purely by the company manipulating the perception of their customers, then it's a rip-off by definition, whether I'm into it or not.

*edit*

For example: http://store.eveonline.com/Caldari-Raven-EVE-Battleship-Collection-P121.aspx Resin, plastic, cast metal and hand painted details: $70

It's nothing I'd ever buy, but the price seems reasonable and it comes out at around £43. The CE statue here is at least double that even when the art book and making of are accounted for. The ones on the earlier link are over 3 times the price for no appreciable reason other than they're "limited".

This comment was edited on Aug 6, 2011, 11:25.
 
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