Mass Effect action figures include ME3 multiplayer DLC

Upcoming batches of Mass Effect action figures from Big Fish Toys will include downloadable content codes for Mass Effect 3's multiplayer mode.


You've pre-ordered a limited edition copy on Origin, you've downloaded the Kingdoms of Amalur demo, and you've drank Dr. Pepper. What else will it take to get your hands on every single piece of Mass Effect DLC? Well, you're going to have to buy some toys.

Upcoming batches of Mass Effect action figures from Big Fish Toys will include downloadable content codes for Mass Effect 3's multiplayer mode. "They are slightly randomized during the registration and could include powerful new weapons and new characters."

The first batch, expected to be available in April/May, includes Shepard, Grunt, Thane, and Tali figures. They are all approximately 7" tall.

"The pack could also include character boosters, weapon modifications, and weapon upgrades to make your multiplayer squad stronger," the product listing promises. Unfortunately for PS3 players, these bonuses are only offered for Xbox 360 and PC.

Given the $75 price tag for the set of four, it's certainly not the cheapest way to get your hands on Mass Effect 3 DLC. Still, it's a nice bonus for those that want to capture and display the crew of the Normandy on their bookshelves.

(via Eurogamer)

Andrew Yoon was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    January 24, 2012 8:15 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Mass Effect action figures include ME3 multiplayer DLC.

    Upcoming batches of Mass Effect action figures from Big Fish Toys will include downloadable content codes for Mass Effect 3's multiplayer mode.

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      January 24, 2012 9:35 AM

      I love you, Bioware, but your hype machine is starting to turn me off to Mass Effect 3. I'll buy the game, play it through to the end, but your marketing team might need to tone it down a bit. All of these pre-release promotions makes the pessimist in me a little nervous about the actual game itself. I guess time well tell. Looking forward to the demo.

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        January 24, 2012 9:37 AM

        the scope creep is intense. I'm extremely worried about the single player campaign, which is the sole focus of the prior two titles. mass effect 3 is just an A.D.D. tack on zerg rush.

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        January 24, 2012 11:48 AM

        Glad to hear you are looking forward to the demo. So am I.

        I'm curious. Why do all of the pre-release promotions make the pessimist in you a little nervous about the actual game? How does "Additional Marketing" equal " Bad Game" for you?

        For me, the more promotional content I see, the more excited about the game I become. To me, more marketing means that the company behind the game is willing to devote additional resources to the marketing campaign. Companies don't usually do this unless they believe they have a great product, and they are simply trying to leverage the name of said product to gain market share.

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          January 24, 2012 12:00 PM

          Good quality (non-spoiler) media is fine. Locking portions of the games behind store purchases/accessory items is not fine. It's straight up a loss for the fans of the series.

          At least this stuff is multiplayer DLC. I could care less about it.

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            January 24, 2012 12:28 PM

            I had this discussion with some gamers on another forum earlier. I don't see it as "locking portions of the game behind store purchases." I see is as additional content (outside of the core game) that's available if you want to purchase it. How is that a bad thing?

            I feel a company has the right to try to make a profit. Secondly, it's multiplayer DLC content for an RPG (So I agree with you there).

            As I see it, additional content is always a good thing. I think gamers have this perception of entitlement that really baffles me sometimes. This is multiplayer DLC in an RPG and some of us are unhappy about how it's packaged?

            Again, I'm referring to this unrealistic perception of entitlement that gamers have. I don't think anyone here has complained about the DLC. I think the original poster was just voicing concern about the hype machine. However, this idea of additional content being "locked" behind a purchase as being unfair in some way, is unfounded.

            Our false perception of entitlement leads us to feel cheated in some way when DLC is packaged in this manner. Furthermore, we complain if DLC is there, we complain if it's not, we complain about how it's packaged, we complain if it is only available with new copies of a game, we complain if there is no multiplayer, we complain if there IS multiplayer. When does it end?

            I am all for voicing our opinion to ensure that we are getting a complete game experience for the money we pay...but when we start complaining about how multiplayer DLC content, for an RPG is packaged, I think we are being unreasonable.

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              January 24, 2012 12:35 PM

              I have a problem with content like Zaheed. It was a character finished and included in the game that they got locked out as a 'bonus' based on purchasing.

              I didn't say it was wrong, I just have a problem with it. I like my games to come complete... say, Portal 2 and SKYRIM.

              EA with ME3 (and DA2) is on the leading edge of the wrigigity-wreck-yourself category.

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                January 24, 2012 1:05 PM

                I see. So will you purchase Skyrim DLC?

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                  January 24, 2012 1:57 PM

                  I'm hoping they ONLY do a big Shivering Isles type expansion, but I know they're gonna do some micros too. Don't forget where Horse Armor originated.

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          January 24, 2012 4:27 PM

          A great game (normally) sells itself.

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      January 24, 2012 11:41 AM

      yes, but does the camel toe come with it?

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      January 24, 2012 2:18 PM

      Sounds like they might DLC this one to death... The figures could b great depending on how well they're made, I'd prefer if their content was strictly cosmetic though.

      If you buy say the Garrus figure, and it came with something like a weapon/amror set to match the figure or something that would be great. But if they come with a pretty solid weapon pack that you can't get elsewhere, that would just be annoying (even if it is DLC that you could potentially *BUY* later). No one ever liked 'the PAID advantage'...

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