Ordered my StarCraft 2 – Wings Of Liberty – Collector’s Edition from Amazon.com on the 17th July 2010 and it arrived at my door step on 29th July 2010, only 1 day after the official launch.
When I first heard that StarCraft 2 is going to retail for S$109 and from IAH Games, I immediately cancel my pre-order from The Software Boutique because paying S$109 for a normal edition is not really worth it. So I went to check Amazon for the Collector’s Edition, but unfortunately it was sold out. I placed the item on my Amazon alert list so that once the item is available again, Amazon will email me. I received that email on the 17th July 2010 and immediately ordered it alongside with a few of Li Xiang’s book on my wish list.
- Sagmeister: Made You Look Book – US$26.40
- Absolute Appeal : Direct Mail Design – US$50.62
- Norpro Egg Rite Egg Timer – US$4.99
- StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty Collector’s Edition – US$99.99
- Shipping & Handling – US$53.95
- Total: US$235.90 (S$320.78)
I am not very sure how much does the shipping of StarCraft 2 cost. If the game is US$99.99 means it is only S$135.96 excluding shipping. I think it is more worth it to get the collector’s edition than the normal edition. The only downside is that you cannot play on South East Asia (SEA) servers, you can only play on US servers. But I am fine with it as I don’t foresee myself playing much online. Most likely is just the campaign and skirmish.
Here is what the collector’s edition come with (copy + pasted from Amazon)
- Game Disc
- A behind-the-scenes DVD containing over an hour of developer interviews, cinematics with director’s commentary, and more
- The official StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty soundtrack CD, containing 14 epic tracks from the game along with exclusive bonus tracks
- The Art of StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, a 176-page book featuring artwork from the game
- StarCraft comic book issue #0, a prequel to the comic series
- An exclusive 2GB USB flash drive replica of Jim Raynor’s dog tag, which comes preloaded with the original StarCraft and the StarCraft: Brood War expansion set
- A World of Warcraft mini Thor in-game pet that can be applied to all World of Warcraft characters on a single Battle.net account
- Exclusive Battle.net downloadable content, including special portraits for your Battle.net profile, decals to customize your units in-game, and a visually unique version of the terran Thor unit
- 2x Starcraft 2 Guest Pass & 2x World of Worldcraft Guest Pass