Collector’s Corner: Wind Waker & A Link Between Worlds Collector’s Editions

Collector’s Corner: Wind Waker & A Link Between Worlds Collector’s Editions

The last few months have seen the release of two Legend of Zelda titles. Both games have their own collector’s editions, with one being a retailer-exclusive, but how do they actually measure up as collector’s editions? I’m going to take a short look in this post.

 

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Collector’s Edition

Wind Waker HD is one of the Wii U’s biggest games to date. The 2003 classic looks utterly fantastic after going through its HD facelift. It’s arguably one of the best-looking games this generation, but the game still holds all the quality and charm that made it a success when it originally launched–just with a prettier face.

The collector’s edition retailed at £59.99, the average price for most collector’s editions, and only contains one item. The edition includes the game, no download codes or similar items, and a rather nice figurine of Ganondorf, complete with clear plastic case. The figurine itself is nicely sculpted, with the paint work being of exemplary quality. It doesn’t feel cheap; instead it feels like it’s crafted from a decent-quality solid plastic. It’s not a spectacular piece, but it would undoubtedly look good amongst a Zelda display or something similar.

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It’s a nice little edition, bu it’s just a shame it doesn’t come with a soundtrack or even an art book like prevvious Zelda Collector’s editions. For the money, some may find it a little underwhelming, but big collectors will appreciate the detail put into the figurine. It’s a decent edition, just not a great one.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Collector’s Edition

Released this week just gone, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Collector’s Edition is a nifty little bundle. This GAME-exclusive is no longer up for sale on the retailer’s site. But for reference, its RRP was £49.99. The edition includes a beautiful large poster, a shiny cover art for the game, a download code for Link’s Awakening DX, and a small treasure chest.

The main reason many people rushed to buy this edition was simply for the chest. Why is it so special? Each time the chest is opened (its use is to store 3DS games inside), it plays the legendary jingle from the game when an item of importance is found.

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It may sound infantile but there’s an undeniable sense of nostalgia each time the treasure chest is opened. Its small size only allows up to five 3DS games to be stored in it, but the sound effects will kill off any disappointment with the chest’s size.

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For the price, it’s hard to not like this collector’s edition. The chest is a wonderful little item and the poster is truly beautiful. The demand is high for this edition, with the chest alone currently going for £45+ on Ebay. It’s a must-have for any fan of the franchise, though the chest is certainly not worth the prices people are paying for it on Ebay.

Sean Halliday


2 Comments

  1. sam ho
    November 26, 2013, 3:01 pm

    i didnt get the link between to world since my bro got it and it doesnt have multiplayer on it, but i was a little bit disappointed with the collector edition, the box itself is just thin cardboard not worth keeping and the chest isnt that great of quality.

    • Sean Halliday
      November 27, 2013, 1:48 am

      The box is pretty crappy…hate the clutter on the front

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