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#3361 MSUHitman

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:34 AM

Just like the halo Reach Statue box.. They even commented IN THEIR VIDEO "we wont make that many and will truely be limited" , its all PR garbage.

Do not buy this $150+ CE, so not worth it. Wait for a price drop.


Just beware the history of GS-exclusive CE lasting until a clearance cycle hits doesn't really exist this gen. ME 1, the Forza games, DoA 5, The Walking Dead, etc. pretty much all sell out within the first few weeks and don't get replenished.

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#3362 GodofGambler

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

Man, some outrageous prices. At $149, I can buy myself a 3DS. Companies are milking us collectors. I will pass and besides, you can't collect them all.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:46 AM

Call their customer service and explain the situation. It's a "bug" on Digital River's end. Make sure you explain your situation and if you have to, talk to a supervisor/manager. Be firm but maintain your cool. They're able to replace the order, if possible.

I will give this a go and see what happens. Thanks for the advice.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:59 AM

I'd pay $150 if it comes with a clone of Ellen Page.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

an ellen page steelbook?! shut up and take my money!

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

an ellen page steelbook?! shut up and take my money!


I think your confusing games.

either way, hopefully there will be an Ellen Page Steelbook for Beyond lol.
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#3367 Bezerker

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

Im sure in PS All Stars DLC we'll have Last of Us Ellen Page vs. Beyond Ellen Page.

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#3368 kayne2000

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

Just beware the history of GS-exclusive CE lasting until a clearance cycle hits doesn't really exist this gen. ME 1, the Forza games, DoA 5, The Walking Dead, etc. pretty much all sell out within the first few weeks and don't get replenished.


valid point but i agree with this guy....

Man, some outrageous prices. At $149, I can buy myself a 3DS. Companies are milking us collectors. I will pass and besides, you can't collect them all.


there really is no reason for this game to have a CE much less a 159.99 one and it to be GS exclusive.

#3369 Boss

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

You guys really think a big budget, highly covered by the media and big publisher CE is going to be "limited"? :rofl:


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#3370 secondhand1

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

You guys really think a big budget, highly covered by the media and big publisher CE is going to be "limited"? :rofl:


All the more reason to make it limited.

#3371 Boss

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:50 PM

All the more reason to make it limited.


But why? Its not fan service--this is a new IP.
It is just to capitalize on the hype and maximize profit.

When its released and still available we will all feel a little disappointed. I know the feeling buying some of these in the past, I have learned my lesson.


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#3372 ShockandAww

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:31 PM

But why? Its not fan service--this is a new IP.
It is just to capitalize on the hype and maximize profit.

When its released and still available we will all feel a little disappointed. I know the feeling buying some of these in the past, I have learned my lesson.


It may be overproduced, but the fact that it's a GS exclusive, is a new IP, and is so highly anticipated tells me that it isn't and will probably sell out and be hard to find. If they wanted to overproduce it they'd probably be selling it at more retailers than just GS. And it's apparently a $200 MSRP statue. I don't know but I don't think that's the given msrp for most of these CE statues. It should be a quality statue.

We'll see I guess when it sells out (or doesn't) (it will)

Also a couple more things. It's not just highly anticipated, it's also a near guarantee this will be the next Bioshock or Mass Effect or Uncharted. It will almost certainly be all over GOTY lists unless something catastrophic happens or it takes a lot of hits for being too much like Uncharted.

Second, as far as I know Gamestop.com (US) is the only place you're going to be able to buy this particular version of the game with the statue. Other countries actually got crappier CEs than the US for once. So anyone in the world that wants this version will have to buy it from there.

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#3373 YBX87

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

the only reason it will be rare is because other than people on cag talking about it, no one (your average gamer) else seems to know about the game at all. which results in fewer ppl actually preordering the gs exclusive edition

#3374 BrandonJF

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

Which CE priced at full retail that included a statue has sold out? I don't know why they keep throwing these statues in there. No matter how much publishers will insist they are limited (didn't Max Payne 3 even have a cutoff date for the CE because they were going to be so limited?), they rarely actually are.

There have been some truly limited GS exclusives, so we'll see. They would really have to make these to order (based on preorders) for that to happen.

#3375 giantqtipz

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:30 PM

I think your confusing games.

either way, hopefully there will be an Ellen Page Steelbook for Beyond lol.


You're right lol. I kept thinking its ellen page providing the VO

#3376 Green Card200

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:05 PM

Only the post-pandemic edition is a gamestop exclusive right?

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#3377 PimpLimp

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

Only the post-pandemic edition is a gamestop exclusive right?

Correct.

#3378 kayne2000

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

Only the post-pandemic edition is a gamestop exclusive right?


more like the post-empty-wallet edition

#3379 YBX87

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

more like the post-empty-wallet edition


i mean $150 is really not that much, with the profits people gain from their "trade-ins".

#3380 Boss

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

i mean $150 is really not that much, with the profits people gain from their "trade-ins".


It's $160 + tax.

Profits????
Gamestop offers you pennies for your games. You get better pricing "Trading" on CAG or GameTZ.


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#3381 kayne2000

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

It's $160 + tax.

Profits????
Gamestop offers you pennies for your games. You get better pricing "Trading" on CAG or GameTZ.


leave those pennies as they maybe gamestop still manages to sucker us into trading in games to them quite often so clearly they are doing something right. if only they had a refurbish machine like best buy that made their used games look like new.

#3382 YBX87

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

It's $160 + tax.

Profits????
Gamestop offers you pennies for your games. You get better pricing "Trading" on CAG or GameTZ.


do you really want me to spell it out for you? what i really meant is flip

#3383 Zaku77

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

It's a shit CE, anyway. This is definitely a situation where the cheaper one is better. The statue is lame; all statues are lame. The build quality and detail of these pack in statues always leaves a lot to be desired. The artbook, however, looks quite nice. It's too bad they took it out of the $160 one. It really just feels like a dirty, dirty cash grab. :/

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#3384 Vinny

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:54 AM

Has The Last of US Survival Edition been listed anywhere yet? Or did that also sell out?

It's a shit CE, anyway. This is definitely a situation where the cheaper one is better. The statue is lame; all statues are lame. The build quality and detail of these pack in statues always leaves a lot to be desired. The artbook, however, looks quite nice. It's too bad they took it out of the $160 one. It really just feels like a dirty, dirty cash grab. :/


Dark Horse will sell the artbook separately. It's MSRP is $40 but you can bet it'll probably be $25 or less on Amazon.

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#3385 bojay1997

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:59 AM

Has The Last of US Survival Edition been listed anywhere yet? Or did that also sell out?



Dark Horse will sell the artbook separately. It's MSRP is $40 but you can bet it'll probably be $25 or less on Amazon.


Gamestop has the Survival Edition listed and still available. I haven't seen it pop up at other retailers yet, but I would expect it to shortly.

#3386 Fatbot3

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:07 AM

It's a shit CE, anyway. This is definitely a situation where the cheaper one is better. The statue is lame; all statues are lame. The build quality and detail of these pack in statues always leaves a lot to be desired. The artbook, however, looks quite nice. It's too bad they took it out of the $160 one. It really just feels like a dirty, dirty cash grab. :/


Totally agree. No offense, but I always find the included statues just horrible. Even better is the fact that the other stuff iin the Survival edition is actually great. Definitely a huge jump from the Uncharted 3 version that had no art but a Drake action figure that could collect dust in my attic.

#3387 Vinny

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:15 AM

Gamestop has the Survival Edition listed and still available. I haven't seen it pop up at other retailers yet, but I would expect it to shortly.


Thanks. I don't know why I didn't look there...:lol:

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#3388 Namzor

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

I seriously can't accept that the Post Pandemic edition wouldn't have the artbook at the $160 price range. Spending that much on JUST a statue is bogus.

Quick comment though wheres the posting on the DEFIANCE editions? I can't really wiki so I'll leave this link here. http://defiance.com/...?CAS_REDIR=true

#3389 GBAstar

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

Which CE priced at full retail that included a statue has sold out? I don't know why they keep throwing these statues in there. No matter how much publishers will insist they are limited (didn't Max Payne 3 even have a cutoff date for the CE because they were going to be so limited?), they rarely actually are.

There have been some truly limited GS exclusives, so we'll see. They would really have to make these to order (based on preorders) for that to happen.


Way to go nostradamus!

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And to answer your questions Bioshock and Assassin's Creed come to mind.

#3390 Ionotropic

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

I seriously can't accept that the Post Pandemic edition wouldn't have the artbook at the $160 price range. Spending that much on JUST a statue is bogus.

Quick comment though wheres the posting on the DEFIANCE editions? I can't really wiki so I'll leave this link here. http://defiance.com/...?CAS_REDIR=true


I posted the Defiance stuff a few pages back: Linky

I don't know why everyone keeps saying it is outrageous to spend $80 on a statue. Figure collectors spend that much and way more on figures and statues all the time. For example:

http://www.hlj.com/top/Fig
http://www.amiami.co...c/bishoujo.html

It's great when we can all get a cheapass discounted CE with a figure included because it is overstocked (eg, Skyrim CE for $50) but that is simply not gonna happen every single time.

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