Christmas in September!September 17, 2008
No, I’m not just referring to tomorrow’s big launch, but that today I finally picked up a product I pre-ordered back in March. Today, joy of joys, the Warhammer Online Collector’s Edition arrived at my local Gamestop.
I’m quite pleased they simply had it shipped and available the day before release — most game stores ship on Tuesdays, so WAR’s Thursday launch works out in this regard. It wasn’t any fuss, I just popped in and claimed it (with the clerk actually asking me, “Oh, hey, do you play World of Warcraft?” and me looking at my CE and going “Not any longer), along with a bundled Prima strat guide and atlas. Okay, I know I ridicule strategy guides and the people who buy them, and I’m a total hypocrite in this regard, but I’m so excited about WAR that I wanted to spoil myself a little extra. Plus, hey, I write a blog. Might be good to have extra info to pass along.
The first thing I noticed about the CE box is that this mother is HEAVY. That coupled with the two books threatened to rip right through the heavy-duty plastic bag Gamestop gave me. It’s a gorgeous box of dark red and black and brown, and the inner part slides out like a giant (dare I say?) tome.
Here I go. Opening it for the first time.
Mmm… I love the smell of freshly-minted CEs. Smells like… victory.
The first two items are the hardbacked graphic novel and The Art of Warhammer Online. Pretty. Shiny.
Velvet-like holding box underneath.
My Grumlok and Gazbag figurine is weighty as well… aww, the hand and axe broke off the orc! Pfft. I wasn’t going to use it anyway, but that kind of sucks. (Oh, it’s supposed to be that way.)
Then the game box itself, along with the product registration code. I hope that doubles as the CE items/heads/quests code.
Even though there’s more in game goodies, the four items in the box seem a bit underwhelming in terms of numbers of Things in here, but the two books really do look awesome. Going to very much enjoy flipping through them while I’m on the pot or something.