I have a tendency to buy the special editions of games. It has to be some kind of FOMO (fear of missing out). I also love good swag.
Sometimes those purchases go wrong.
I bought the Batman Arkham Asylum Special Edition. It came with a plastic Batarang on a flimsy stand and a passable artbook. When I popped the box open, the Batarang was all scratched up.
I called and complained that the silly statue was damaged. I was told that was how it was supposed to look. It looked like someone rubbed sandpaper all over it. The scratches were pitched as "Battle Damage". Hey man, don't give me a Batarang I can't effectively chuck at someone.
I recently saw that very same SE set under my mother's TV during a visit. The only reason it isn't in some landfill is that she refuses to through any of my nonsense away.
What physical or digital special editions of games have you purchased and later regretted? Was the swag terrible? Did it only come with horse armor (old joke)?