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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 'Collector's Edition' unboxed

With an asking price of $150 during such turbulent economic times, you really need to get a good look at the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 'Collector's Edition' before deciding to pick it up. Get a closer look with our gallery.

With an asking price of $150 during such turbulent economic times, you really need to get a good look at the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 'Collector's Edition' before deciding to pick it up. The over-sized edition of the game features a large plastic statue of one of the game's (all the) dragons, bonus DVD, and 200-page art book. Get a closer look at everything included in our gallery unboxing after the jump. Soon after our review, we'll introduce a new series we're calling "Skyrim Stories," where editors from Shacknews will share their tales from the wild world of Skyrim.

A dragon statue, artbook, and more battles for your hard-earned cash

A bonus DVD looks behind-the-scenes of Skyrim's development

At over 200 pages, the art book offers a look at Skyrim's early development stages

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    October 28, 2011 2:15 PM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 'Collector's Edition' unboxed.

    With an asking price of $150 during such turbulent economic times, you really need to get a good look at the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 'Collector's Edition' before deciding to pick it up. Get a closer look with our gallery.

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      October 28, 2011 2:19 PM

      I was always a fan of these collectors editions, with the norm being most major game releases getting them and selling for the $150 price point. But just like DLC, it seems that this has just become another way for companies to make some quick cash..

      I mean $90 for a plastic model and a 200 page art book.. C'mon guys, gotta do better than that. I mean not even an in game exclusive item is inluded.

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      October 28, 2011 2:22 PM

      That art book looks great. Only thing I'm really missing getting the standard edition...

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      October 28, 2011 2:29 PM

      How come even CEs don't come with full manuals anymore? Is it just so they can sell the strategy guide (which usually has the information that manuals used to have) in addition to the game?

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      October 28, 2011 2:31 PM

      That map looks rinky-dink. Not even cloth! Ultima IV came with a cloth map and a metal ankh. STANDARD EDITION.

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      October 28, 2011 2:42 PM

      Is the "...statue of one of the game's (all the) dragons..." statement an underhanded comment about a lack of dragon models in the game?

      The only extra in this CE I would be interested in is the artbook. Statues and other desk clutter just get thrown back in the box and the box gets tossed in a closet. Hopefully they sell the artbook separately at some point.

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      October 28, 2011 2:43 PM

      way too expensive !!! even for that tat that is included, Bethesda cannot justify that price tag..

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      October 28, 2011 3:01 PM

      WOW, I was considering buying retail to get the map, but if that piece of crap holds a fold like that, it is nowhere near the quality they claimed. Burlap or wood pulp, it's still PAPER.

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      October 28, 2011 3:02 PM

      I'm rather surprised some people have said they are passing on this game because of Dark Souls.

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        October 28, 2011 3:41 PM

        Maybe because Dark Souls is a fucking amazing (and unique) game?

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          October 28, 2011 6:56 PM

          Yep. Any time I play a great game, it pretty much makes me want to stop buying games. Wait, what?

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      October 28, 2011 3:41 PM

      Very ridiculous Bethesda. No, thanks.

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      October 28, 2011 3:42 PM

      5 dollar Steam sale

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      October 28, 2011 3:51 PM

      What about the cloth map?

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      October 28, 2011 3:52 PM

      are times really that turbulet economically or is that just a way to complain about things being more expensive than you want to pay?

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      October 28, 2011 3:56 PM

      I look forward to your "Skyrim Stories" feature, that sounds like a really interesting idea!

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      October 28, 2011 4:00 PM


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      October 28, 2011 4:10 PM

      Did this fall off the back of a truck or did someone forget their camera flash at home and figured "hey! lets shoot this outside!"

      You can't even see the dragon model too well while stupidly positioned like that. At least put the damn thing facing the sun so we don't have a black blob of shadows removing any details from the model. -_-

      Definitely not worth $150 if it isn't including a soundtrack and other assorted trinkets to tack up in the office cubicle. *grin*

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      October 28, 2011 4:15 PM

      $150 is ridiculous unless it comes with every DLC they plan on making for it.

      Although I do kind of want to flip through that art book.

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        October 28, 2011 4:17 PM

        Artbooks are the sole reason I ever get CE of any game. But $150 is just ridiculous.

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      October 28, 2011 4:19 PM

      I would never pay that much, but I hope that you do - support Bethesda! What are you, cheap? Greedy?

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      October 28, 2011 6:55 PM

      I went with the uber crazy edition for Fallout 3, but this time around I already pre-purchased on Steam a while back. (or my wife did to surprise me, anyway)

      I'll be WAY too into the game to focus on any toys made of physical matter.

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      October 29, 2011 4:36 AM

      That is some incredibly sexy pavement. The almost flawless tiling, beautiful contrast of brick and mortar, and just titillating crosshatched spray texture over the whole thing. And it's so clean. Where is that, outside the shack offices or something? I'm so filled with envy right now.

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      October 29, 2011 5:28 AM

      I'll pick the base game up for £30, then in a few months pick up one of these "limited" boxes up for £30 in one of the big stores.

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      October 29, 2011 11:04 PM

      If you buy the collectors edition for USD 150 the license key should allow you to upgrade with any future DLCs.

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      October 30, 2011 6:08 PM

      For 150 bricks i want a dragon "A REAL DRAGON "that spits fire and shit .
      I also want a real treasure map with an X a RED X that marks the spot of some Real Buried Treasure,
      So i can fly my Real Dragon there.
      And when i get there i want to find 1 of 2 thing's .

      No1... Wally yup you heard me i want to find Wally so i can toast him with my Dragon so i and the rest of the world don't have to look for him anymore (What the hell did this wally person do anyway and why is the world looking for him )

      No 2.... any game that is the price of an Xbox should come with a free Xbox ,
      So you decide Wally or an XBOX
      P.s i want a Vegetarian Dragon

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      October 31, 2011 6:03 AM

      A bonus DVD look behind the scenes...Come on Bathesda trow in a damn BLU RAY for that price geesh who still watches DVD's now a days for goodness sake.

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