Will anything ever top the great bonuses included with the Playstation release of the cult JRPG Lunar 2: Eternal Blue in 2000? The Complete set included the original game spread across 3 discs, a soundtrack, a leather bound instruction booklet, and an omake box. The omake box was home to a fabric map of the the Lunar landscape, more than a dozen cardboard pop ups featuring the cast as chibi characters, and a bulky replica of leader character Lucia’s magical pendent. When I think of collector’s editions this is the set that I compare them to. But, please correct me if I’m wrong. Have you seen a collectors set that gives Lunar’s set a run for it’s money?
There aren’t many ways for gamers to express their fandom. Collector editions are one of the few things we can have on our shelves to show our true admiration for a series and sadly the trend has been to cut back on physical bonuses in substitute for DLC. Read more about this recent shift in Are Skimpy Bonuses Ruining Special Editions?