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#1891 stavros45

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:07 AM

I've heard the jack in the box is poor quality and cheap plastic. I wouldn't buy the CE if that's the main point of interest.


The jack in the box is definitely plastic, but I wouldn't say cheap. There's nice detail on the outside of the box and the actual "jack" is solid piece. The only downside is the key feels flimsy. Certainly not a toy for kids. If you think Brotherhood is worth $15-20 then the jack in the box is a good bonus.
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#1892 gundie

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:15 AM

The jack in the box is definitely plastic, but I wouldn't say cheap. There's nice detail on the outside of the box and the actual "jack" is solid piece. The only downside is the key feels flimsy. Certainly not a toy for kids. If you think Brotherhood is worth $15-20 then the jack in the box is a good bonus.


Is the JITB different between X360 and PS3 version?

#1893 EdgeCrusher36

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:35 AM

No, only the place you bought it from made a difference on what the JITB was. One was the doctor, one was the harlequin. I think gamestop had the harlequin and amazon and the ubisoft store had the doctor one.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:11 AM

I've heard the jack in the box is poor quality and cheap plastic. I wouldn't buy the CE if that's the main point of interest.


Never played the games to be honest. I tried the trial for plus users but it didn't last long enough to get a feel for the game. I was thinking about picking it up and revaltions with the first game on the disc. Only one I would be missing would be AC2.

And where are most of you pre-ordering the CE of borderlands from? First tme pre-ordering a CE so I have no prior experience with retailers or amazon with them.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:29 PM

Anyone notice that all versions (PS3, 360 and PC) of the Ultimate Loot Chest Editions of Borderlands 2 are all unavailable for pre-order on Amazon? :-s

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:33 PM

Anyone notice that all versions (PS3, 360 and PC) of the Ultimate Loot Chest Editions of Borderlands 2 are all unavailable for pre-order on Amazon? :-s


Sold out at best buy and gamestop also. There is one guy selling them for 275 on amazon :roll:

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:37 PM

Sold out at best buy and gamestop also. There is one guy selling them for 275 on amazon :roll:

I guess it really might be limited after all, then.

Surprise that it went from being released to sold out in a little more than week's time. Even most of the "holy crap, this is limited" CEs don't disappear that quickly.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:42 PM

I know. It came back in stock yesterday for amazon for 12 hours and then OoS again. I'm hoping I might still be able to preorder in store. =/

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:49 PM

I know. It came back in stock yesterday for amazon for 12 hours and then OoS again. I'm hoping I might still be able to preorder in store. =/

Might be worth checking out later today. Wish I could also set the Amazon notifications for having that come back in-stock, though it's not listed there at the moment.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:49 PM

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http://store.ubiwork...rkshop-edition/

UbiWorkshop is offering a preorder for a quasi-CE of ACIII. Includes the regular version of the game, updated hardcover encyclopedia ($50 value), and a softcover compilation of The Fall and The Chain graphic novels (normally $19.95 each).

$99.99 plus Free Shipping if you preorder before July 4th. $109.99 after.

You will be charged for the full amount when the order is placed, so consider yourself warned.

This is an excellent deal if you want the encyclopedia, since shipping in the US is ~$13 for that item alone (~$63 total).

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#1901 yesidoknow

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:05 PM

Might be worth checking out later today. Wish I could also set the Amazon notifications for having that come back in-stock, though it's not listed there at the moment.


No good at best buy. They said they had shut the sku's down "in order to make sure they have enough to fulfill current preorders". I assume its the same at amazon ande gamestop. Guess I get to test my luck and try to get one on release day:cry:

#1902 shrike4242

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:11 PM

No good at best buy. They said they had shut the sku's down "in order to make sure they have enough to fulfill current preorders". I assume its the same at amazon ande gamestop. Guess I get to test my luck and try to get one on release day:cry:

Well, crap.

Guess we might be out of luck after all. I'll run by GS today and see if I can pre-order it there in-store.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:23 PM

Wow, last time I was at GS (a week and a half ago) they didn't even have the ability to order it yet.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:40 PM

Well, crap.

Guess we might be out of luck after all. I'll run by GS today and see if I can pre-order it there in-store.


Gamestop told me the ultimate edition was OoS and no idea if it would come back. Here's hoping you get lucky at yours later.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:40 PM

According to the GS rep I spoke with at one store by my house, they apparently cut off all pre-orders for the Borderlands 2 Ultimate LootChest edition yesterday, which was the last day. :-s Supposedly won't be coming back, unless 2K decides to make more of them, which at this stage of the game, is still an option.

Maybe this this will actually be limited after all, if they've cut off pre-orders with less than two weeks since pre-order being an option.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:44 PM

According to the GS rep I spoke with at one store by my house, they apparently cut off all pre-orders for the Borderlands 2 Ultimate LootChest edition yesterday, which was the last day. :-s Supposedly won't be coming back, unless 2K decides to make more of them, which at this stage of the game, is still an option.

Maybe this this will actually be limited after all, if they've cut off pre-orders with less than two weeks since pre-order being an option.

Unless I'm mistaken, didn't something similar to this happen with the Dark Edition for The Witcher 2: AoK Enhanced Edition--i.e., preorders became unavailable at Amazon, GS, and BBY a few weeks after being announced? If so, then there's still hope of Ultimate Loot Chest Editions popping up on Amazon as the release date approaches, like what happened with the Dark Edition.

I wasn't even considering getting the ULC Edition, but with it potentially being a hot collector's item, I might have to jump on one if it ever reappears for preorder.

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#1907 shrike4242

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:46 PM

Unless I'm mistaken, didn't something similar to this happen with the Dark Edition for The Witcher 2: AoK Enhanced Edition--i.e., preorders became unavailable at Amazon, GS, and BBY a few weeks after being announced? If so, then there's still hope of Ultimate Loot Chest Editions popping up on Amazon as the release date approaches, like what happened with the Dark Edition.

I wasn't even considering getting the ULC Edition, but with it potentially being a hot collector's item, I might have to jump on one if it ever reappears for preorder.

Yes, that is what happened with Witcher 2 Dark Edition, so we'll have to keep eyes out for it and see what comes up on Amazon.

I think Amazon will likely be the best option for it, though GS and BBY may surprise us.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:47 PM

According to the GS rep I spoke with at one store by my house, they apparently cut off all pre-orders for the Borderlands 2 Ultimate LootChest edition yesterday, which was the last day. :-s Supposedly won't be coming back, unless 2K decides to make more of them, which at this stage of the game, is still an option.

Maybe this this will actually be limited after all, if they've cut off pre-orders with less than two weeks since pre-order being an option.


This happened to me on the Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition. In the beginning preorders were sold out on amazon and gamestop. Just wait a while and they SHOULD take more pre-orders.

Thank God I never went back to preorder again seeing as how limited the Balls of Steel edition is lol

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:47 PM

I was able to preorder a loot chest at gamestop last night. I was on the fence about it but im kinda glad i did now.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:49 PM

So...almost four months later, and the collector's edition of Final Fantasy XIII-2 is STILL being sold. Boy, the game hasn't been doing too well.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:01 PM

dang, when did darksiders ii ce sell out everywhere? every site i've checked has it as no longer available. maybe since thq is struggling financially they are limiting production? idunno. gonna swing by gs and see if i can preorder there. really want the gs side quests dlc.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:10 PM

http://store.ubiwork...rkshop-edition/

UbiWorkshop is offering a preorder for a quasi-CE of ACIII. Includes the regular version of the game, updated hardcover encyclopedia ($50 value), and a softcover compilation of The Fall and The Chain graphic novels (normally $19.95 each).

$99.99 plus Free Shipping if you preorder before July 4th. $109.99 after.

You will be charged for the full amount when the order is placed, so consider yourself warned.

This is an excellent deal if you want the encyclopedia, since shipping in the US is ~$13 for that item alone (~$63 total).


This is a pretty good deal considering I wanted the encyclopedia, but held off because of the high shipping charges. With the CEs already announced for the UK, we are bound to get one as well. I guess I'll hold off for now until we hear more details about the US CEs.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:12 PM

This happened to me on the Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition. In the beginning preorders were sold out on amazon and gamestop. Just wait a while and they SHOULD take more pre-orders.

Thank God I never went back to preorder again seeing as how limited the Balls of Steel edition is lol

We'll see how that plays out, though from the GS rep I spoke with, it seems like they're done unless 2K decides to produce more of them. With three and a half months before release, I'm sure that's something they're evaluating as we speak.

I set up a price watch on camelcamelcamel.com for a price higher than the MSRP of $150, so if it's available again, that price watch should go off when it comes back in stock.

I was able to preorder a loot chest at gamestop last night. I was on the fence about it but im kinda glad i did now.

The GS rep I spoke with said that it was after last night that they cut them off, so you just snuck in under the wire.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:19 PM

The GS rep I spoke with said that it was after last night that they cut them off, so you just snuck in under the wire.

That's what I was told at a local GS store as well. Plus BB's kiosks no longer have a listing for it either.

It seems strange that all three retailers were cut off at the same time, mid week, and not even at the end of the month. Usually you see each place sell out individually, one after the other, not all at the same time overnight. And I wasn't aware of some sort of hard pre-order cutoff date as was the case with the Max Payne 3 SE either.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:24 PM

Max Payne SE is back in stock pretty much everywhere, though.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:26 PM

That's what I was told at a local GS store as well. Plus BB's kiosks no longer have a listing for it either.

It seems strange that all three retailers were cut off at the same time, mid week, and not even at the end of the month. Usually you see each place sell out individually, one after the other, not all at the same time overnight. And I wasn't aware of some sort of hard pre-order cutoff date as was the case with the Max Payne 3 SE either.

Makes me think that 2K might be trying to limit availability initially to see how demand is for it, and then ramp up production to match demand.

I'm sure they won't want to get caught in the trap we have for numerous large CEs out there of recent (Gears 3, Skyrim, Duke Nukem Forever, Killzone 3) where they get discounted after release due to lack of sales. Hopefully they'll make more before release.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:38 PM

We'll see how that plays out, though from the GS rep I spoke with, it seems like they're done unless 2K decides to produce more of them. With three and a half months before release, I'm sure that's something they're evaluating as we speak.

I set up a price watch on camelcamelcamel.com for a price higher than the MSRP of $150, so if it's available again, that price watch should go off when it comes back in stock.

The GS rep I spoke with said that it was after last night that they cut them off, so you just snuck in under the wire.


Funny thing was I had no idea they were cutting off the pre-orders this soon nor was I even planning to pre-order it. I just went in to trade games and saw the sign there and figured what the hell I'll just reserve it for now since I had a decent amount of credit.

It is one of the 2 games this year outside of the Wii U (the other being Halo 4) that I was going to buy Day 1 anyway so I am definitely going to keep the pre-order now.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:39 PM

Makes me think that 2K might be trying to limit availability initially to see how demand is for it, and then ramp up production to match demand.

I'm sure they won't want to get caught in the trap we have for numerous large CEs out there of recent (Gears 3, Skyrim, Duke Nukem Forever, Killzone 3) where they get discounted after release due to lack of sales. Hopefully they'll make more before release.


The Gears one held it's value or at least has stuck around $100 for quite a while. I was surprised.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:45 PM

The Gears one held it's value or at least has stuck around $100 for quite a while. I was surprised.

Still started out at $150, so it was around enough in quantity to get the price dropped at least once down to $100.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:47 PM

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