SWTOR Collector’s Edition: Rumor Round-Up

For once, Star Wars: The Old Republic fans weren’t speculating about the release date of the space saga MMO. Instead the past couple of days were spent discussing the leaked contents of the SWTOR Collector’s Edition, its price and distribution method.

EpicToon scanned all the news floating around the galactic internet to bring you all the speculated details surrounding this pricey but jam-packed box set.

What’s are the physical goodies in the Collector’s Edition box?

  • Exclusive Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic game discs in collectable metal case
  • The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural annotated by Satele Shan
  • Old Republic galaxy map
  • Custom security authentication key
  • Exclusive music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD
  • High quality Collector’s Edition box

What are the digital goodies in the Collector’s Edition?

  • Flare gun: Fire flares into the air
  • Training droid: Hovers at your side for combat assistance
  • HoloDancer: Project your own holographic dancer
  • HoloCam: Keep visual records of in-game adventures
  • STAP: Sleek and unique in-game vehicle
  • Exclusive Mouse Droid: Spunky droid to join your adventures
  • Exclusive Collector’s Edition store: Unique in-game vendor with a dynamic assortment of items

What does the Collector’s Edition look like?

The source for the pictures – and the contents gleamed from them – is Polish retailer Empik.com, who prematurely posted the graphic days ago. It has since taken down the store page.

How much is it?

  • €149.95 for EU
  • $175 USD for NA

The rumored price is based on Spanish retailer XtraLife.com, which has already set up its sell page.

When will it be released and where?

A Kotaku source familiar with the roll-out plans says the Collector’s Edition will be available for pre-order starting Thursday, July 21, 2AM CST. The same source says the basic edition will be released at the same time. No information yet on basic edition content and pricing.

Should I get it?

The economy might be in shambles, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t splurge on this big-bang-for-the-big-bucks Collector’s Edition. The Darth Malgus statue and the galaxy map are excellent additions to your fanboy décor, but it’s the exclusive companions that tipped the scales for us. These can’t be bought by SWTOR Credits and should save you cash in the long run as you avoid the temptation of online store purchases of less impressive $20 droid pets and podracers.