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Skyrim Collector's Edition unveiled

Skyrim Collector's Edition unveiled

The Collector's Edition package for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is price at £129.99 in the UK.

Bethesda has detailed the Collector's Edition package for upcoming RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which is due out on November 11, 2011 on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Priced at an exorbitant £129.99, Skyrim's Collector's Edition will only be available to buy through high street retailers Game and GameStation in the UK. It's available to pre-order now.

Check out what's in the Collector's Edition package below, according to the official announcement.

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.

You can read our Skyrim preview for more information about the game, as well as check out the Skyrim trailer below. Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Aterius Gmork 8th August 2011, 12:27 Quote
So you get some useless Making Of DVD, but no soundtrack on CD (at all)? :(
Toxic_Lemon 8th August 2011, 12:32 Quote
Wow looks great, I can not wait for this game, but will i fork out £130 for it ? dependson detail on the dragon ,maybe.
Kiytan 8th August 2011, 12:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by Aterius Gmork
So you get some useless Making Of DVD, but no soundtrack on CD (at all)? :(

personally I find the making of stuff much more interesting than a soundtrack CD. But I do agree, for £130 I'd want it to come with more.
Aterius Gmork 8th August 2011, 12:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Kiytan
personally I find the making of stuff much more interesting than a soundtrack CD. But I do agree, for £130 I'd want it to come with more.

Usually I wouldn't care about the soundtrack, but the Elder Scrolls soundtracks always have been way above average with Morrowind being the best imo. Considering the soundtrack for Skyrim is based on the one from Morrowind it is bound to be great.

I have bought the soundtracks of both Morrowind and Oblivion as mp3s, but really would have liked CDs. A proper soundtrack (not what EA did with ME2) would have been reason enough for me to preorder this version.
mongpong 8th August 2011, 13:12 Quote
Anyone who spends £130 on this bunch of tat deserves to be slapped hard.
TheLegendJoe 8th August 2011, 13:25 Quote
*Looks at £22 witcher 2 standard edition, shakes head in comparrison*
DeathAwaitsU 8th August 2011, 13:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by Kiytan

personally I find the making of stuff much more interesting than a soundtrack CD. But I do agree, for £130 I'd want it to come with more.

Me too, something like head from an attractive up and coming model at that bloody price!!
SolidShot 8th August 2011, 13:35 Quote
i think that i'll buy the standard edition and not have more crap to clutter up my house...
CardJoe 8th August 2011, 13:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by TheLegendJoe
*Looks at £22 witcher 2 standard edition, shakes head in comparrison*
vdbswong 8th August 2011, 13:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by TheLegendJoe
*Looks at £22 witcher 2 standard edition, shakes head in comparrison*

Obviously that's such a fair comparison.

Not that The Witcher 2 came with a "Collector's Edition" featuring a sculpture of Geralt's head and cost £65, nothing like that at all.
wiggles 8th August 2011, 13:53 Quote
How long before the behind the scenes documentary ends up on youtube or on torrents anyway?

This sort of crap is aimed at the new religion of fanboi. Something the corporate world created and maintains.
Draksis 8th August 2011, 14:29 Quote
So for £130 you get a "coffee table" book that you wont put on your coffee table in case it gets damaged, a Making of DVD that you will watch twice max, and a 12" model that means nothing really to anyone who doesn't know Skyrim, and mean you have more money than sense to those who do know Skyrim.

From the picture it seems you would also get a fold-out map of Skyrim, but seeing as it's not mentioned, prob bad advertising.

hmm... For half that price I may THINK about buying the collector's edition.
TheLegendJoe 8th August 2011, 14:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by vdbswong
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Originally Posted by TheLegendJoe
*Looks at £22 witcher 2 standard edition, shakes head in comparrison*

Obviously that's such a fair comparison.

Not that The Witcher 2 came with a "Collector's Edition" featuring a sculpture of Geralt's head and cost £65, nothing like that at all.

I wasn't saying the witcher one was bad, its the best standard edition I've ever seen for a game, and if it were a collectors edition probably superior to 95% of the ones I've seen out there too- So I do think its a fair comparison- Especially with CDproject being such a small company compared to bethesda...
hexx 8th August 2011, 14:36 Quote
if they want me to pay £130 I want my own personal dragon egg not a figurine of a dragon ;) i have a shed in the garden, would accommodate small dragon
dactone 8th August 2011, 14:50 Quote
I'm going to wait half a year to get skyrim' That way it should be bug free and half the price! : )
megadriveguy 8th August 2011, 15:05 Quote
For that price you could buy the game off amazon 4 times and you'd be left with £18.35 as change, which would get you the skyrim guide and an old copy of oblivion

Bethesda are simply charging £102 for the plastic dragon figure and an art book oh and not forgetting the bonus dvd
John_T 8th August 2011, 15:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by Draksis
So for £130 you get a "coffee table" book that you wont put on your coffee table in case it gets damaged, a Making of DVD that you will watch twice max, and a 12" model that means nothing really to anyone who doesn't know Skyrim, and mean you have more money than sense to those who do know Skyrim.

From the picture it seems you would also get a fold-out map of Skyrim, but seeing as it's not mentioned, prob bad advertising.

hmm... For half that price I may THINK about buying the collector's edition.

That. (Except for thinking about at it at half the price!).

According to the preview the game will come in at £28, so this is £102 for the book, model & DVD. Being generous, the book could be worth £20, the 'making of' DVD say £5 - so that's £77 for a model dragon.

Looking forward to the game, but they can keep their model dragons...
John_T 8th August 2011, 15:36 Quote
(Sorry, megadriveguy hadn't posted when I opened the topic...)
Everydayoddity 8th August 2011, 15:52 Quote
I'd love to know how many copies this sells, just to see if it is worthwhile. Seriously, quadrupling the price? For that much I'd expect them to provide a clone-person to carry out my normal life, going to work and talking to the missus for the two weeks I spend doing nothing but playing the game...
hexx 8th August 2011, 16:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by Everydayoddity
... Seriously, quadrupling the price? For that much I'd expect them to provide a clone-person to carry out my normal life, going to work and talking to the missus for the two weeks I spend doing nothing but playing the game...

LOL!!!! I'd love that too
Draksis 8th August 2011, 17:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by Everydayoddity
I'd love to know how many copies this sells, just to see if it is worthwhile. Seriously, quadrupling the price? For that much I'd expect them to provide a clone-person to carry out my normal life, going to work and talking to the missus for the two weeks I spend doing nothing but playing the game...

Hell ya!!

and for an extra 100 you will be teleported into the game, so that you can live it instead of just playing it :p :)
Tongue-of-Fire 8th August 2011, 18:22 Quote
I read on the official forums that there was a cloth map available with all versions of the game if preordered. I don't know if this was for american retailers only though.
With respect to the CE it seems to be ludicrously overpriced for what it is. In my opinion £50-60 would be much more reasonable (not that I'd pay that for it anyway - my time will be spent playing the game not admiring a statue!)
delriogw 8th August 2011, 18:59 Quote
i know the exchange rate is all over the place at the moment, but 150 dollars is £91.73......... so at 130 it's insanely overpriced.

eurozone gets screwed too with the whole dollar equals a euro pricing scheme it should be roughly 105 euros.

ANY pre-order gets the map - not just the US, at least that's what it told me i was getting when i ordered it (the SE - not getting the CE, - was actually waiting for the CE as bethesda normally do good ones, but for me not worth the price at all.)
SMIFFYDUDE 8th August 2011, 22:57 Quote
The point of Collectors Editions is that you never open them, in the hope it increases in value.
Elton 9th August 2011, 00:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDE
The point of Collectors Editions is that you never open them, in the hope it increases in value.

So it's like the stock market, minus the high rise suicides, the fast porsches, and real financial gain? :D

120 quid is outright insane for a damn collectors edition, that's a whole new graphics card. Hell that's potential for an SLI/Crossfire configuration.
2bdetermine 9th August 2011, 03:49 Quote
This guys sure know how to rip-off gamers. The Witcher 2 for half the prices or even less you gets pretty everything included DRM free, play it offline etc.

Whoever pays for this should have their head examine, unless you’re filthy rich.
rogerrabbits 9th August 2011, 04:20 Quote
I'll take 10!
LordPyrinc 9th August 2011, 04:28 Quote
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Created in conjunction with the IP Factory, this collector's only statue stands 12" tall and is made of high quality PVC.

If PVC means "Precious Valuable Coins", then perhaps it is worth the cost. From where I come from, though, PVC is usually used for plumbing. Does IP stand for "Inventive Plumbing"?
guvnar 9th August 2011, 07:20 Quote
Anyone wishing to buy this can send me the money instead and I'll send you my mother-in-law as your very own dragon!
XXAOSICXX 9th August 2011, 10:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by mongpong
Anyone who spends £130 on this bunch of tat deserves to be slapped hard.

Exactly this.

Seriously. What utter nonsense. A PVC model (PVC being plastic of course) an art book and a making of DVD, for an extra hundred quid. You'd have to be completely stupid.

I suggest we start a list of alternatives that people could spend the £100 they've saved on. Personally, I'm thinking a budget return flight to Germany in October and an afternoon/evening of getting smash-o'd at Oktoberfest :p Take a few photos, make a huge mess, and make my own artbook of the event on Google+ :p

Any suggestions? lol.
thil 9th August 2011, 10:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by LordPyrinc

If PVC means "Precious Valuable Coins", then perhaps it is worth the cost. From where I come from, though, PVC is usually used for plumbing. Does IP stand for "Inventive Plumbing"?

Basically, the collector's edition is full of ****.
John_T 9th August 2011, 14:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by XXAOSICXX
I suggest we start a list of alternatives that people could spend the £100 they've saved on.

Well I wouldn't mind trying a bottle of Château Branon 2002. £100 may seem a bit extravagant for a single bottle of wine, but I reckon it's probably better value than a plastic dragon!

For those of a slightly less ambitious (pretentious) palette, Asda are doing a pretty stonking deal on Penfolds Rawson's Retreat Shiraz Cabernet - normally £8 a bottle, now 2 for £10.

Hmmm, 20 bottles of lovely Penfolds wine, or a plastic model dragon?

Decisions decisions... :)
Sloth 9th August 2011, 20:34 Quote
Now that's asking quite a pretty penny.

Do have to admit, though, that for a 12" tall model the cost might not actually be unreasonable, stand a ruler on its end and look at just how big that thing must be. Just a matter of whether anyone actually wants a 12" dragon model.
XXAOSICXX 9th August 2011, 23:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by John_T
Quote:
Originally Posted by XXAOSICXX
I suggest we start a list of alternatives that people could spend the £100 they've saved on.

Well I wouldn't mind trying a bottle of Château Branon 2002. £100 may seem a bit extravagant for a single bottle of wine, but I reckon it's probably better value than a plastic dragon!

For those of a slightly less ambitious (pretentious) palette, Asda are doing a pretty stonking deal on Penfolds Rawson's Retreat Shiraz Cabernet - normally £8 a bottle, now 2 for £10.

Hmmm, 20 bottles of lovely Penfolds wine, or a plastic model dragon?

Decisions decisions... :)

The Château Branon is a fantastic idea, though, I might be tempted to say a couple of good Amarone Classicos at £40 a piece and a bottle of Tanqueray Gin...far, far better value than a silly dragon statue.

That said, there's probably much fun to be had at the local news-agents asking for a 10,000p mix :p
Fizzban 9th August 2011, 23:51 Quote
So an extra £90 for a figureen? Not even extra in game content??? Shameful.
The_Beast 10th August 2011, 00:11 Quote
I'm going to buy one for each platform it comes on



Elton 10th August 2011, 00:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Beast
I'm going to buy one for each platform it comes on



You should give me the discs. :D
cjmUK 10th August 2011, 10:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by John_T


According to the preview the game will come in at £28, so this is £102 for the book, model & DVD. Being generous, the book could be worth £20, the 'making of' DVD say £5 - so that's £77 for a model dragon.

This.

£130 is just insane. Criminally insane.
XXAOSICXX 10th August 2011, 11:20 Quote
If only the riots had happened post-launch, everyone could have had one for free. Lulz. (I'm just kidding, btw, I still wouldn't want that thing cluttering up my house ;)
knarF 10th August 2011, 12:05 Quote
£130, seriously?
I mean, i like to have printed out maps and the dragon would look badass in my room, but that's extortionate considering it will be half price in 6 months.
will_123 10th August 2011, 12:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by mongpong
Anyone who spends £130 on this bunch of tat deserves to be slapped hard.

True that.
uz1_l0v3r 10th August 2011, 15:33 Quote
How many of these "collector's edition" games are actually worth money several years down the line? Very few, I'd wager.
Pullen 10th August 2011, 15:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by uz1_l0v3r
How many of these "collector's edition" games are actually worth money several years down the line? Very few, I'd wager.

It depends how good the game is, if it turns out to be a rubbish game where the majority of players dislike it, it's going to be worth ~ Nothing when you try to sell it on, however if this game turns out to be legendary and a landmark for all future RPGs (Which it's not, let's face it :P) then I reckon it would retain it's worth.
Sensei 12th August 2011, 20:44 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by mongpong
Anyone who spends £130 on this bunch of tat deserves to be slapped hard.
LMAO!!! Yep.
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