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SW: TOR Collector's Edition Will be Jam-Packed

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There will be three editions of Star Wars: The Old Republic when the MMOG goes live this holiday season. Go pre-order yours now!

Thursday BioWare and EA revealed plans to launch three editions of the upcoming MMOG, Star Wars: The Old Republic. One version will be geared for the gamer who doesn't care about the extra trinkets and doo-dads, just straight-up gameplay. One will be fitted for the digital gamer and one will be jam-packed for the die-hard collector who probably still has the original Millennium Falcon toy released by Kenner in 1979 perched on a shelf (cough)... you know who you are.

Nevertheless, here's a list of all three editions, each providing 30 days of free game time in addition to their treasures (or lack thereof in the Standard Edition's case):

Star Wars: The Old Republic Collector's Edition

The Collector's Edition includes a host of virtual in-game and physical items for the ultimate Star Wars fan. Physical items include a Darth Malgus Statue from Gentle Giant, the journal of Jedi Master Gnost Dural from Chronicle Books, The Music of The Old Republic soundtrack, a security key and a map of the in-game Star Wars galaxy. Virtual items include a Flare Gun, Training Droid, personal HoloDancer, HoloCam, the STAP vehicle and access to the Collector's Store, an in-game store with new in-game items exclusively for owners of the Collector's Edition. The Collector's Edition will also include 30 days of game time and has an MSRP of $149.99 (USD) at participating retailers.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Digital Deluxe Edition

The Digital Deluxe Edition has an MSRP of $79.99 (USD) and includes 30 days of game time and five virtual items, including the Flare Gun, Training Droid, personal HoloDancer, HoloCam and the STAP vehicle.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Standard Edition

The base edition of the game is available at retailers and online for an MSRP of $59.99 (USD) and includes 30 days of game time.

The Collector's Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition and Standard Edition are available for pre-order today at participating retailers, with digital versions available exclusively at Origin. Upon pre-order, players will be granted a redemption code that will unlock early game access as well as an in-game color stone to change their weapon effect. Pre-order quantities are limited and Early Game Access will only be available to those who pre-order the game and redeem their code before the game's official release.So far, the Collector's Edition is already sold out at Origin.com.

"We are targeting Star Wars: The Old Republic to be one of the biggest launches of holiday 2011," said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Group General Manager and Co-Founder, BioWare and Senior Vice President, Electronic Arts. "Our teams at BioWare and EA, along with our partners at LucasArts, are laser-focused on creating a high quality game, but just as importantly, they are resolute in delivering a high quality service. We are taking all of the necessary steps to make sure The Old Republic has a thriving community built on a stable online foundation from day one, including limiting supply at launch to ensure that players easily transition into the servers. So whether you're waiting to join the Empire or the Republic, pre-order now to ensure you can enter the galaxy at launch!"

Think there's a code to unlock a special performance by the personal HoloDancer? That would be worth the $80. Ok, maybe not.

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    cohetedor , July 21, 2011 11:54 PM
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    SW: TOR Collector's Edition Will be Jam-Packed


    As long as it isn't the raspberry, I hate raspberry.
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    stingstang , July 21, 2011 11:13 PM
    "Think there's a code to unlock a special performance by the personal HoloDancer? That would be worth the $80. Ok, maybe not."
    Unfortunately, the dancers in TOR are pretty poor. IRL, I wouldn't pay for a dance in the cantina.
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    Anonymous , July 21, 2011 11:17 PM
    Be the first to get WoW2 in space, special edition release!
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    cohetedor , July 21, 2011 11:54 PM
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    SW: TOR Collector's Edition Will be Jam-Packed


    As long as it isn't the raspberry, I hate raspberry.
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    klavis , July 21, 2011 11:59 PM
    Seems expensive.
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    Randomacts , July 22, 2011 12:01 AM
    Most places are sold out of collectors eddtion now.. I got mine in time tho :D 
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    davewolfgang , July 22, 2011 12:25 AM
    or.....some of us have the original Millennium Falcon model that we build and modified after getting every blaster burn and dent correct from watching the movies over and over....

    http://www.amoktime.com/036881089179.html

    :-D

    I will be getting the collectors.
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    K-zon , July 22, 2011 12:26 AM
    Hopefully more full of features then Star Wars Galaxies, yes?
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    Trialsking , July 22, 2011 1:24 AM
    Who actually buys this crap!?!?!? Why paid for 3x the games actual cost just to play a game? Can someone please explain to me why the fuck I should pay 3x the normal price? Oh yeah, its to pad the pockets of the developers. Well more power to them if someone is dumb enough to pay that much for a game. And I thought console fan boys were bad with $60 games. Its like the idiots who forked out $150 for the DNF Craptacular Edition. They paid 3x the cost for a $15 game.
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    Device Unknown , July 22, 2011 1:48 AM
    TrialskingWho actually buys this crap!?!?!? Why paid for 3x the games actual cost just to play a game? Can someone please explain to me why the fuck I should pay 3x the normal price? Oh yeah, its to pad the pockets of the developers. Well more power to them if someone is dumb enough to pay that much for a game. And I thought console fan boys were bad with $60 games. Its like the idiots who forked out $150 for the DNF Craptacular Edition. They paid 3x the cost for a $15 game.


    You're an idiot. Padding the developers pocket? if it's a good game, hell yes I would like to pad their pocket. Keeps them making good games. Why rip people off for their hard work. Besides, buying the collectors edition will give you some stuff that would help you along in game like the vehicle. I know people who spend thousands on their hobby, why not spend 80 for those who's hobby is this game.
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    benikens , July 22, 2011 2:13 AM
    What they didn't mention is that Australasia is getting screwed, currently can't Preorder in Australia and we get a delayed release date. So lame there's loads of people in this country that want to spend money on their product and they don't provide for us.
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    Trialsking , July 22, 2011 2:14 AM
    Device UnknownYou're an idiot. Padding the developers pocket? if it's a good game, hell yes I would like to pad their pocket. Keeps them making good games. Why rip people off for their hard work. Besides, buying the collectors edition will give you some stuff that would help you along in game like the vehicle. I know people who spend thousands on their hobby, why not spend 80 for those who's hobby is this game.


    I guess you answered my question. There is definitely no hope for humanity...
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    utengineer , July 22, 2011 3:15 AM
    TrialskingWho actually buys this crap!?!?!? Why paid for 3x the games actual cost just to play a game? Can someone please explain to me why the fuck I should pay 3x the normal price? Oh yeah, its to pad the pockets of the developers. Well more power to them if someone is dumb enough to pay that much for a game. And I thought console fan boys were bad with $60 games. Its like the idiots who forked out $150 for the DNF Craptacular Edition. They paid 3x the cost for a $15 game.


    I am a Star Wars fan. Yes, most of the the stuff in the Collector's Edition will stay boxed up and stored in my closet.
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    RabidFace , July 22, 2011 4:18 AM
    cohetedorAs long as it isn't the raspberry, I hate raspberry.

    What about snozberry?
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    whysobluepandabear , July 22, 2011 4:25 AM
    TrialskingWho actually buys this crap!?!?!? Why paid for 3x the games actual cost just to play a game? Can someone please explain to me why the fuck I should pay 3x the normal price? Oh yeah, its to pad the pockets of the developers. Well more power to them if someone is dumb enough to pay that much for a game. And I thought console fan boys were bad with $60 games. Its like the idiots who forked out $150 for the DNF Craptacular Edition. They paid 3x the cost for a $15 game.

    It's the same reason people buy Apple products. Why not prey on the same consumer?
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    mortsmi7 , July 22, 2011 9:18 AM
    With Steam around, I'm just not into paying even $50 for games anymore. Most of them aren't worth it. It seems graphics has become inversely proportional to content. Throw a single player my way with at least 50 hrs of content and I might be willing to shell out the cash.
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    RipperjackAU , July 22, 2011 1:35 PM
    RandomactsMost places are sold out of collectors eddtion now.. I got mine in time tho


    OMG! Let the price gouging begin! It maybe sold out in most places, but there are sellers over at amazon.com, who are reselling the game for stupidly high prices. Last look, the cheapest price for the Star Wars: The Old Republic Collector's Bundle is... I $hit you not... $398.98
    + $3.99 shipping.

    ** sigh **
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    nisallik , July 22, 2011 2:22 PM
    Eh, guess I am one of the dying breeds of Star Wars nerds. Gnost-Dural Journal + Galactic Map + metal-game case will be placed in one of my Star Wars bookshelves according to its place in BBY.

    Darth Malgus will be placed on my desk for awhile, but will be placed probably on top of a bookshelf at some point.
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    mikem_90 , July 22, 2011 4:33 PM
    I liked SWG before Lucas got too meddlesome. Back when it was released it was pretty good.

    Though, I'm through contributing to Lucas's collection of cars made out of $100 bills. I'm sure lots of people love star wars, but really, its way overly commercial.
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    utengineer , July 22, 2011 4:50 PM
    nisallikEh, guess I am one of the dying breeds of Star Wars nerds. Gnost-Dural Journal + Galactic Map + metal-game case will be placed in one of my Star Wars bookshelves according to its place in BBY.Darth Malgus will be placed on my desk for awhile, but will be placed probably on top of a bookshelf at some point.


    I am right there with you buddy. I bought two. One for my use and nerd devotion to SW. Second one to sell to the hjighest bidder and make some of my money back :) 
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    DroKing , July 22, 2011 5:30 PM
    Seem like a cool collection but seriously 60 bucks for standard!?!? PC price shuld be 40 bucks at most since we cant even freakin trade it in. No wonder why pirating are so common bc we want to check out the games without getting anal'd by lazy companies.
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