Has a collector’s edition for Borderlands 3 been confirmed?
Yes, there is a Collector’s Edition for Borderlands 3. And by the time you are reading this, it might already be sold out. So if you want one act fast. I have seen them restock once, I don’t know how long the supplies will last.
There will be a re-stock of the collector’s edition, however, there are no further details at this moment. So be on the look out, you never know when the new shipment will arrive. I’ll try and keep you up2date, here, or on social media. Also, follow @borderlands on social media as they will have the new first.
BORDERLANDS 3 – COLLECTOR’S EDITION CONTENT
To celebrate the return of the original shooter-looter with the Diamond Loot Chest Collector’s Edition, a swag-splosion of collectibles digistructed straight from the worlds of Borderlands 3! Features a replica Diamond Loot Chest containing 10 character figurines, a Sanctuary 3 ship snap model, and more.
This edition includes the full game, season pass, and all bonus digital content from the Super Deluxe Edition, plus:
- Premium Diamond Loot Chest: Featuring a functional retractable lid, this chest is perfect for storing your real-world loot.
- Borderlands 3 character figurines (x10): Make room on your shelf for the whole crew, including the four new Vault Hunters, the fanatical Calypso Twins, and some of your favorite characters from the Borderlands universe! Approximately 3.5” tall.
- Sanctuary 3 snap model replica: Construct your very own Sanctuary 3 model ship and display it proudly on its included stand.
- Planetary Vault Key, keychains (x4): Because you never know when you might stumble across an unopened Vault.
- Cloth galaxy map: Discover new worlds beyond Pandora with Typhon DeLeon’s map of the Borderlands.
- Character art lithographs (x5): Unique character prints starring the new Vault Hunters and fanatical Calypso Twins.
Will there be a collector’s edition for Borderlands 3?
I think there will be a collector’s edition for Borderlands 3. To better justify my answer to this question let’s look back at the previous games that Gearbox Software and 2K Games released.
The first Borderlands game didn’t have a collector’s edition, this is probably because the franchise wasn’t established yet and Gearbox & 2K were entering unknown territory with their game as they had the first “looter-shooter”. Therefore it was probably hard to estimate the attachment rate.
Borderlands 2 was immensely popular and did receive a collector’s edition. In this edition, you got a replica loot chest filled with Borderlands themed collectibles. It turned out that the Borderlands 2 collector’s edition was massively popular and these babies sold out quick. To meet consumer demand Gearbox teamed up with ThinkGeek & Gamestop to produce new loot boxes.
Borderlands the Pre-Sequel didn’t have a collector’s edition. It did have a pre-order insensitive that included the drop shock slaughter dome. This game was released in this weird moment in time, it fell in-between 2 console generations. Market predictions assumed people wouldn’t fully jump onboard the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as everyone was still recovering from the crisis. Therefore I think everyone was in this limbo state, which also probably affected the game’s sales estimations. However, those predictions couldn’t be more wrong. The new generation of hardware was immensely popular. Which brings us to the Handsome Collection.
Borderlands the Handsome Collection was a response to the high demand of players wanting Borderlands the Pre-Sequel on the next-gen consoles. Because Borderlands 2 runs on the same engine it wasn’t a lot of effort to also port that game over to the new systems. The Handsome Collection did have a special edition with a remote-controlled claptrap unit. Probably due to popular demand they made another version with the gentleman’s claptrap unit.
Battleborn also didn’t get a collector’s edition which I’m sad about as I’m a huge fan of this game. But once again Gearbox and 2K are dealing with a new franchise here. There is no established fanbase and while GBX & 2K were pushing the marketing I think they couldn’t justify a more expensive version of the game that contained physical objects. There was a digital deluxe version which contained exclusive digital items.
Borderlands 3 is going to be the big one. It is an established franchise with a big following. The Gearbox Official Twitter channel just passed 1 million followers (congratz guys). Each time they post something there is a lot of excitement surrounding this game. Gearbox Licencing has been doing a solid job on getting new Borderlands merch out there. There is a reason why they are doing that.
What would a Borderlands 3 Collector’s Edition look like?
On one side I think they should do something fresh, however, when I think about a collectors edition for Borderlands 3, I do think about a new loot chest. Maybe they could do a chest themed towards one of the other weapon manufacturers. It’s a nice display piece which they can fill up with other swag.
To riff off this idea, I have seen a lot of cool Borderlands props in the cosplay scene. One of those items is a Vault Key. It would be fun if you can disassemble it into a few pieces. By doing this you can also obtain the goodies that are stored on the inside. Now I’m getting a cookie jar idea, this may or may not be because I’m hungry now.
Let me know what kind of Collector’s Edition you want to see 🙂