The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 'Collector's Edition' announced

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is getting a Collector's Edition, Bethesda announced during QuakeCon 2011.

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"You should have acted! They're already here!" are the wise words that introduced the first trailer for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which will no doubt be the words yelled at us by game retailer employees as they berate us for not pre-ordering the just announced Skyrim Collector's Edition on launch day.

At QuakeCon 2011, Bethesda revealed the Collector's Edition of its upcoming title, which packs a multitude of extras for the dragon-sized price of $150.

The Collector's Edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be available on the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. The set will be available in the US ($150), Europe (€149.99), UK (£129.99) , and Australia (A$199.99). The set [High-Res image here] 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.

[via Bethesda Blog]

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    August 5, 2011 12:10 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 'Collector's Edition' announced.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is getting a Collector's Edition, Bethesda announced during QuakeCon 2011.

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      August 5, 2011 12:18 PM

      Was really looking forward to this... But an extra 90 bucks for a book, a dvd, and a statue? First of all the book sounds awesome so I have no problem with that. But together I'm not sure if I would pay the money.

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        August 5, 2011 12:22 PM

        I think it's a pretty fair price for what you get with the game + high quality items. I'm very interested in this.

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          August 5, 2011 1:34 PM

          I never knew PVC was high quality.... Although I must say again, that book looks great.

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        August 5, 2011 12:40 PM

        It's not about what you're getting, it's about bragging rights to your friends and neighbors - it lets them know how much of a badass nerd you are.

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          August 5, 2011 12:45 PM

          see the thing is i'm a closet nerd. i would never display that shit to anyone lol

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      August 5, 2011 12:19 PM

      I'm buying this like a motherfucker

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      August 5, 2011 12:21 PM

      Let me know when I can preorder it. It's not up on amazon yet.

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      August 5, 2011 12:22 PM

      SKEERIM!

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      August 5, 2011 12:46 PM

      The dragon would make a fine addition to the peegy arena.

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        August 5, 2011 12:57 PM

        And sounds like some people don't want their statue...maybe I can get three others and put one at each corner of the arena!

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      August 5, 2011 12:48 PM

      Couldn't care less about a statue.

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      August 5, 2011 12:53 PM

      Man, I want the artbook and the DVD, but not the statue. :(

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      August 5, 2011 12:54 PM

      Dont want the dragon. Art book, sure.

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      August 5, 2011 1:07 PM

      Huge disappointment. Oblivion's was a way better value. DVD is meh, statue is meh, and you know they're going to sell the art book separately... Plus no mention of the map being better than the "burlap paper" one that comes with all pre-orders or any kind of special packaging? How do you put the Oblivion 5-year anniversary in a metal tin, but not this?

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      August 5, 2011 1:33 PM

      it was what, I think 60 Dollars for the special edition for Oblivion? Sorry, a 110 dollars for a statue? No thanks....

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        August 5, 2011 1:52 PM

        Yep, I still have the receipt in my Gmail, $60 directly from Take-Two. Had making-of DVD, poster map, a Tamriel handbook thing that was like 80 pages with very small print and illustrations, and the reproduction Imperial Septim coin. Made of metal.

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      August 5, 2011 1:50 PM

      Do I get the map too? WHAT ABOUT THE MAP??

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      August 5, 2011 2:09 PM

      FYI this is the same company that made the TF2 statues.

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      August 5, 2011 3:04 PM

      For that kind of coin they need to throw in the soundtrack. Maybe a disc of cinematics too.

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        August 5, 2011 3:42 PM

        ^^^ I'm always surprised when Collector's Editions don't come with the soundtrack. It's an obvious and I'd think easy extra to include and in my opinion makes Collector's Editions worth far more. And from what I've heard of Skyrim's music so far, I would kill for the soundtrack to be included.

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      August 5, 2011 3:35 PM

      wow, that minecraft guy has really outdone himself this time!

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      August 5, 2011 3:43 PM

      Been holding off on preordering waiting for collectors. It was a given. Now...?

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      August 5, 2011 3:51 PM

      Notch, you're a machine.

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      August 5, 2011 4:15 PM

      why do these things always have fucking statues? What do they think people do with these?

      I want the book, but don't want to pay for a statue that will just sit in my box of junk (along with my Big Daddy statue who falls down if the table is bumped). :(

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        August 5, 2011 4:19 PM

        display them on the shelf that normal people put pictures of their spouse and family on

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      August 5, 2011 5:50 PM

      Damn... no soundtrack... i guess i'll preorder on Steam...

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      August 5, 2011 8:13 PM

      High quality PVC!!!!!1

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        August 6, 2011 4:02 PM

        For those that don't know, PVC means plastic. You get a 12" plastic dragon for $90. Enjoy.

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      August 6, 2011 8:07 AM

      Think you could hit up a hobby shop(or pawn) and get a pretty badass 5 pound pewter dragon figurine for $100

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      August 6, 2011 1:13 PM

      the dragon will go to the same mysterious island that is currently populated with Master Chief Helmets. Future generations will wonder what primitive race put them there and to what Gods they were trying to appease.......

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        August 7, 2011 12:25 AM

        Right next to the Witcher figurine fighting a dragon in my case.

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      August 6, 2011 3:59 PM

      It seems that $150 is quickly becoming the new norm for collector's editions. I can't understand why people are willing to pay so much for this crap. Really shop around and look at what you can buy for the same amount of money; you'll find that you're getting screwed.

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      August 7, 2011 10:10 AM

      But will I be able to activate it on Steam?

      I bought the Fallout3 uber-pack, but I think I'm pretty much done buying non-Steam (or at least non-DD) games.