I am a huge Captain America fan, and had wanted Cap’s shield for a very long time. Back in June (2016), I saw these limited edition 75th anniversary shields available for pre-order on Amazon.com. There were two variants; a plastic PVA one, and this. A full metal shield. Although more substantial in price, I opted for the latter. As a one-time purchase and collectors item, I really wanted to make sure that I was happy with my purchase. Roll on to October, the shield was finally available and shipped to me from the US, with delivery taking just over one week. Even with import fees and delivery, the overall cost was significantly cheaper than how much this would have cost here in the UK. Here are my thoughts.
I preordered the Limited Collector’s Edition of Batman Arkham Knight (PS4) back in January. After initial delays and an expected release of June 23rd, I thought it would be a worthwhile wait to perfect a very anticipated finale to Rocksteady’s Batman gaming experience. I waited patiently, receiving bitter news that the collector’s edition had yet been further delayed! No, this was not another delay for the game, but only the collector’s edition. Amazon sent me an email stating that the manufacturers would release this edition no later than July 14th, but would be sending me a download code on release day so I can download and still play the game whilst I wait for the limited edition goodies. Kudos to Amazon for this, as it allowed me to still pay the game, despite not yet receiving the physical copy. My Limited Collector’s Edition was finally shipped and I took delivery on June 2nd, so just over a week after I should have received it. I am not too sore about the waiting experience, but has the limited edition really been worth it? Let’s take a look.