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[IN STOCK] Bioshock Infinite: Ultimate Songbird Edition $149.99 @ Amazon.com


#241 def PD   jack of all trades, master of none CAGiversary!   461 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:03 PM

Use coupon code 15FREE to get $22.50 off PS3 version at Gamestop


Thank you!

Coupon code is still good (even though it "expired" back on 4/1); Saved myself roughly $15 and was able to cancel my Amazon order (which hasn't shipped yet).

Also, coupon code is good for free value shipping.

#242 TaylorM06   #CAG4EVAR CAGiversary!   1364 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:54 PM

Does this come with any DLC codes? I have the 360 version. But $22 off sounds nice. I can just sell the PS3 copy. But if there's DLC then it would kind of defeat the purpose

#243 prateeko   IN THE BUTT! CAGiversary!   2789 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:36 PM

The songbird statue will only hold its value until the inevitable songbird figure is released with equivalent quality. Given that the statue is medium quality plastic, I believe, I don't see the value skyrocketing anytime soon. A deluxe figure will run between $30 to $40 most likely, so paying $70 for a statue of similar quality right now seems a bit much.


Has this been announced, or is there a timeframe for this?

#244 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   4939 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:03 PM

Has this been announced, or is there a timeframe for this?


Nope, pure speculation, however given that NECA has already produced an Elizabeth and Boys of Silence figure, with a motorized patriot figure coming soon, I would say it's nearly inevitable that a songbird figure will be produced within the next year.

BTW - if anyone is holding out on picking this up, but wants something really spectacular that's Bioshock Infinite related, grab the art book -

Posted Image
http://www.amazon.co...ck infinite art

IMO, it's way better than the strategy guide and nicer than most of the items in the CE.


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Just did some digging and evidently NECA does have a Songbird plush in the works that they've shown ... but I can't find any photos. They were/are also working on a Songbird figure but have run into some technical issues and it hasn't been shown as of yet. Will add any details I find ...


-edit 2 -

oh damn ... found a little treat for you guys ...

Spoiler

Edited by etcrane, 03 April 2013 - 03:25 PM.


#245 RenoVatio  

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:06 AM

so what of the chances of the price dropping on this?

#246 DanteWarrior   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1373 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:11 AM

so what of the chances of the price dropping on this?

Umm..nil..since it is going to be OOS everywhere soon!

#247 Vulgarism   A living, breathing piece of defecating meat. CAGiversary!   4083 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:21 AM

Nope, pure speculation, however given that NECA has already produced an Elizabeth and Boys of Silence figure, with a motorized patriot figure coming soon, I would say it's nearly inevitable that a songbird figure will be produced within the next year.

BTW - if anyone is holding out on picking this up, but wants something really spectacular that's Bioshock Infinite related, grab the art book -

Posted Image
http://www.amazon.co...ck infinite art

IMO, it's way better than the strategy guide and nicer than most of the items in the CE.


- edit -

Just did some digging and evidently NECA does have a Songbird plush in the works that they've shown ... but I can't find any photos. They were/are also working on a Songbird figure but have run into some technical issues and it hasn't been shown as of yet. Will add any details I find ...


-edit 2 -

oh damn ... found a little treat for you guys ...

Spoiler



That image is just from a promo video that was released a little while back. Nonetheless, pretty neat.

#248 RenoVatio  

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:27 AM

Umm..nil..since it is going to be OOS everywhere soon!


*sigh* well alright i'll buy but if that price drops one day i'll claim my price match from you. So either have my money or otherwise i hope you have a pretty wife.

#249 DanteWarrior   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1373 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:29 AM

*sigh* well alright i'll buy but if that price drops one day i'll claim my price match from you. .

Seriously - you decide your actions based on a stranger's advice.
Come on - time to rethink your life

#250 kayne2000   All Glory to Tachikoma Paradise CAGiversary!   2308 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:32 AM

Seriously - you decide your actions based on a stranger's advice.
Come on - time to rethink your life


well i dont know about you but ill take advice from a stranger if they yell fire ill certainly look.

and if they happen to know far more about a topic than i do and i need information.

also all teachers are strangers.

#251 DanteWarrior   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1373 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:36 AM

well i dont know about you but ill take advice from a stranger if they yell fire ill certainly look.

and if they happen to know far more about a topic than i do and i need information.

also all teachers are strangers.

Time for you to rethink your life as well :D

#252 jrr6415sun   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2981 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:13 AM

amazon is sold out of all versions

#253 kayne2000   All Glory to Tachikoma Paradise CAGiversary!   2308 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:23 AM

Time for you to rethink your life as well :D


curses...

#254 L7NirvanaLove   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   40 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:53 PM

is the songbird edition really worth $150

#255 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9696 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:06 PM

is the songbird edition really worth $150


Many people in this thread want it to be....

#256 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   4939 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:15 PM

That image is just from a promo video that was released a little while back. Nonetheless, pretty neat.


True, but in a couple forums, it's been mentioned that the doll pictured is actually NECA's prototype, so it may be available for purchase in the coming months.

Just my two cents on the game in retrospect, I enjoyed it but I'm glad I waited on this CE. The game is interesting, the story is compelling, but it's not perfect. Maybe I'm alone in this, but I found myself bored with the actual combat and sort of slogging through to get to the story. Plus, I was playing on hard, which made a few of the last boss fights more chaotic and less fun than I feel they should have been. Songbird also felt a bit underutilized in retrospect ... maybe something the DLC could address.

As far as CE value, here's my biggest problem with it - some Targets have already knocked the mid-level edition of the game down to $54 or so. Sure, these may not be easy to find, but is the relatively small songbird statue worth nearly $100 ... it's cool, but not that cool. Even if this edition becomes rare, I can see the premium edition getting discounted and clearanced. So that's the big question, is the plastic songbird worth it ..

#257 Zippon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   684 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:21 PM

Glad to see all the guys predicting, "Oh, I'll buy this for $20 when a pile of them gets discounted at the local store..." were wrong. I knew this would sell well. It's a great game.

Since it all comes down to whether the statue is worth the extra $70, has everyone seen this video:

I like the fact that it has it's own, replica-style box, as if it's a toy from in the world. The thing that really stands out is that it's solid. Others have said it's a lightweight plastic, but 1.65lbs sounds hefty to me. I don't own it, but can others confirm it's solid (not hollow, like the Skyrim dragon)?

#258 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   11542 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:25 PM

So...you are defending a purchase that you have not made yet?

#259 Jrod87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   56 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:31 PM

Its solid. I'm very happy with my purchase.

Ive also bought the CE guide, Art Book and season pass..so I'm a sucker anyways lol

#260 YBX87   CAGiversary! Banned   14405 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:40 PM

Its solid. I'm very happy with my purchase.

Ive also bought the CE guide, Art Book and season pass..so I'm a sucker anyways lol


there should be more ppl like you, who purchase these at msrp price. Otherwise, developers does not have much incentives in making/ producing any collectors editions.

#261 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   4939 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:46 PM

Maybe we should just shut down the deals page ... to support the developers ;-)

#262 Davivascaino   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1575 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:49 PM

there should be more ppl like you, who purchase these at msrp price. Otherwise, developers does not have much incentives in making/ producing any collectors editions.


and do you think they produce collector's edition to support us?? :lol:
They do that so they can overcharge for stuff that is not worth that much. I doubt that the songbird extras are worth it 90 bucks.

#263 YBX87   CAGiversary! Banned   14405 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:52 PM

and do you think they produce collector's edition to support us?? :lol:
They do that so they can overcharge for stuff that is not worth that much. I doubt that the songbird extras are worth it 90 bucks.


they make collectors edition to make more money.

#264 SkiLLs7984   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   273 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:54 PM

I purchased mine when it released and yeaaaa $150 is steep but I'm a huge fan of the series. The statue is awesome regardless of how big a fan you are tough, is nothing but quality. Not hollow, doesn't feel cheap, and is decent size to really catch peoples eye when they see it, plus it's unique unlike dragon /dude with sword /etc. Nice to see these might actually gain some rarity to them.

#265 YBX87   CAGiversary! Banned   14405 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:55 PM

I purchased mine when it released and yeaaaa $150 is steep but I'm a huge fan of the series. The statue is awesome regardless of how big a fan you are tough, is nothing but quality. Not hollow, doesn't feel cheap, and is decent size to really catch peoples eye when they see it, plus it's unique unlike dragon /dude with sword /etc. Nice to see these might actually gain some rarity to them.


it the statue heavy? because it seems kinda of small from the unboxing video i saw

#266 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   11542 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:58 PM

Seems like BBY cannot move these CEs as fast as Amazon, they still have it on their website.

#267 SkiLLs7984   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   273 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:59 PM

and do you think they produce collector's edition to support us?? :lol:
They do that so they can overcharge for stuff that is not worth that much. I doubt that the songbird extras are worth it 90 bucks.


Worth is purely subjective. Obviously if it was $500 I wouldn't have bought it but $150 to someone who appreciate what's included isn't a ridiculous amount. Unless your talking about actual material cost in what it took to physically make the items.

All the same, $150 wasnt a lot to myself based on my liking of the series, where as my mom wouldn't pay $5 for the set simply cause it doesn't hold worth to her, purely subjective. It's always up to someone to decide if what's included is worth it to them personally. I don't get why certain people buy things sometimes but I'm positive if i asked them they'd be able to explain it perfectly. Just

#268 SkiLLs7984   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   273 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:02 PM

it the statue heavy? because it seems kinda of small from the unboxing video i saw


It's got solid weight to it. It's not 5 pounds or anything but it doesn't feel cheap, not hollow whatsoever.

#269 YBX87   CAGiversary! Banned   14405 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:04 PM

It's got solid weight to it. It's not 5 pounds or anything but it doesn't feel cheap, not hollow whatsoever.


thanks

#270 Davivascaino   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1575 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:07 PM

Worth is purely subjective. Obviously if it was $500 I wouldn't have bought it but $150 to someone who appreciate what's included isn't a ridiculous amount. Unless your talking about actual material cost in what it took to physically make the items.

All the same, $150 wasnt a lot to myself based on my liking of the series, where as my mom wouldn't pay $5 for the set simply cause it doesn't hold worth to her, purely subjective. It's always up to someone to decide if what's included is worth it to them personally. I don't get why certain people buy things sometimes but I'm positive if i asked them they'd be able to explain it perfectly. Just


I am not criticizing who buy collector's edition on release day at MSRP. I have done that several times. Hell , I did with bioshock 2 and got screwed after it had a huge price drop weeks later.

I want to buy the songbird edtion, and I would have bought on day one, but did not because I felt that they overproduced and I will get it cheaper sometime

I was just saying that the publishers make collector's edition to make more money, not to be "nice" to us:lol: