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Collector’s Only #4 – Looking Back

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In the last console generation gamers saw a flood of games that saw a collector’s edition or limited editon when they we’re released.  There so many of games of yester-gen that got this treatment that a lot of them felt tacked on to give the developers and publishers an extra SKU and few actually stood out to the gamer at large. in this edition of Collectors Only we take a look back at the games who’s collectors edition actually stood out and gave those gamers who invested the extra money something to be proud of.

 

Halo 3

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Halo 3 arguable kicked off the Collector’s Edition crazy of last gen showing people that they can and will be successful putting the right content inside the box. The box in this case was a Master Chief helmet and included all of the items in the limited edition (extra maps, behind the scenes etc) and just look cool to put on display for all of your friends and family to bask in its glory.

The Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collection

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Capcom did the unthinkable with the release of the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collection by packing in almost every Street Fighter ever created. It also contains Street Fighter 2 the animated movie and the Street Fighter IV movie, the complete soundtrack, a black belt, an art book and a certificate of authenticity this is a must own for any street fighter fan.

Infamous 2 Hero Edition/Uncharted 2 Among Thieves/The Last Of Us

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Sony made sure that they give their fans a lot of bang for their gaming buck in these collector’s editions with Infamous 2, Uncharted 3, and The Last of Us. There is so much content, and extra goodies in these collector’s edition that make it almost mandatory to buy them at launch or lose out on the bragging rights to those who did.

The Elders Scrolls V: Skyrim

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was a massive gem of last generation that threw gamers into the unfamiliar region of Tamriel  and into an adventure unlike any we’ve seen before. The Collector’s Edition of Skyrim gave gamers a Behind-The-Scenes look at the development of the game, a quality art book, steelbook, Dovahkiin Dragon Statue and a leather-esque map of Skyrim not available in the standard edition.

 

Batman Arkham: Series

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The Collector’s Editions for the Batman Arkham series has got better with each entry into the series. The teams at Rocksteady, Eidos, and WB Games has packed each collector’s set with statues, DLC, memorabilia, movies and more; leaving gamers to wonder what Batman Arkham Knight will contain in its collector’s edition.

Grand Theft Auto: V Collector’s Edition

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Grand Theft Auto: V was the last GTA game on last gen consoles and its collector’s edition trumped the previous entries which also had an impressive package of its own. RGN fan may remember when I unboxed this marvel but in you cased you missed the video you can check it out here. Rockstar games packed this beauty with a Collector’s Edition “Los Santos” fitted cap, a bank envelope and key, a blueprint map along with Collector’s Edition DLC and steelbook of the game.

Mortal Kombat 9 Kollector’s Edition/Tournament Edition

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Netherrealm Studios and WB Games made magic when they released MK9 last gen and they believed in the title so much that they not only released a Kollector’s Edition with a limited edition statue but a Tournament Edition with a limited edition fight stick as well. The game did so well that the tournament edition sold out before the game even launched prompting the developer to re-release the MK9 fight stick with the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection.

Super Mario All Star’s 25th Anniversary Edition/ Super Mario Bros 25th Collector’s Edition Wii Console Bundle

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Nintendo pulled out all the stops for the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros, starting the re-release of Super Mario All Star’s which contained all three of the original Super Mario Bros games as well as the “Secret Levels”. The game also came with a collector’s booklet detailing Mario’s history and CD soundtrack with music from the entire Mario franchise. Nintendo didn’t stop there as they then released an all red Wii console bundle complete with a all-red Wii-Motion plus Wii-mote as well as Wii Sports and Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Developers and publishers went all out for the games last year and this list is only all small portion of games that had a Collector’s or Limited edition package. There where more games that had a collector’s edition last gen than all of the previous gen combined, now the question is will this gen lived up to the legacy? We hope you have enjoyed this edition of “Collector’s Only” and if didn’t see your favorite games collector’s edition on the list leave us a comment below.

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Collector’s Only #2 – At The Movies

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Films have been and will always be a pastime for people of all walks of life. There are films that are beloved by both critics and fans alike; with franchises built around them spanning decades while still retaining the quality throughout the span of the series lifetime. There are other films that capture a moment in time and will engage the viewer on many levels dealing with issues in the world around them the inspiration from these type of films bleed over into TV, Music and even Video Games. In this edition of Collector’s Only we revisit some of these classic films and their respective collector’s edition.

James Bond : Bond 50 Collection – All 23 Bond Films

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James Bond is quite arguably the best spy in any medium sure he does have some competition over their years that gives him a run for his money but all in all the name criminals and unsuspecting sexy women fear to hear is still, “Bond, James Bond”. This updated Bond collection comes with all 23 Bond films including the series most recent film “Skyfall”.

Watchmen Film and Graphic Novel Collector’s Edition

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If you were to ask any comic book aficionado what is one of the best graphic novels of all time and the will tell you Watchmen. In this seminal tale of the War, superheros and deception, no one is safe and nothing is ever what it seems. The comic is a masterpiece and the film is arguably one of the best comic book adaptations to ever hit the Silver Screen. This collection includes in the Watchmen Director’s Cut, The Motion Comic, a hardcover copy of the Graphic Novel making it a must own for collectors and fans alike.

Man of Steel – Collector’s Edition

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The film that single handedly brought the Superman film franchise back to the spotlight. This collector edition has the standard Blu-Ray copy of the film, a 3D Blu-Ray version, the DVD and Ultraviolet digital copy with all of the special features all conveniently housed in the Superman crested tin. This set was printed in limited quantities, so fans of the Man of Steel should pick this up soon before its completely sold out.

The Godfather: 40th Anniversary Collection (Limited Collector’s Edition)

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The Godfather was one of the films that changed the film industry forever. The film changed the face of gangsters in cinema, showing that even though they may break the law but they live and die as a family, as a unit, as a team. The Collector’s Edition includes The Coppola Restorations, a copy of the final script and vintage photos from the film’s set.

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Collectors Only #1 – Upcoming Collector’s Editions

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If you are a gamer with the extra cash to shell out on a collector’s edition of a game and wonder which ones are worth your gaming dollar? Well, look no further but right here on RGN with Collectors Only. In the photos below here are the upcoming collectors edition for the remained of this year and some of next year’s games as well.

Dark Souls 2 : Collectors Edition

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Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Limited Edition

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South Park: The Stick of Truth Grand Wizard Edition

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Call of Duty Ghost Prestige Edition

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Watch Dogs : Limited Edition

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Batman Arkham Origins: Collectors Edition

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WWE 2K14: The Phenom Edition

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