Reader Makes His Own Bayonetta Collector's Edition

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Frustrated by the lack of a premium collector's edition for Sega's Bayonetta, Kotakuite SonicTHP took matters into his own hands, gathering some of the rarest Bayonetta swag to craft his very own CE.


Many folks are content just to have a game they've been pining over released, but some people crave more. People like SonicTHP, who went out of his way to amass as much Bayonetta swag as possible. Some items are relatively easy to acquire, like the Bayonetta preorder posters from GameStop or the original soundtrack. Then there's the Scarborough Fair motion capture prop Sonic picked up at San Diego Comic Con, which is one of two in existence.

Needless to say, this isn't the sort of CE a rational company would release, but at least it's something. Sonic hopes that Sega will stand up and take notice.

I have collected a number of items before Bayonetta's release in America. What's sad is that there was no collector's edition of any sort, however I have amassed enough stuff to make my own, and I'd like to share it with Kotaku's readership. Hopefully this will urge Sega to not drop the ball about a CE in America next time they have a game like Bayonetta on their hands.

Check out the full list of Bayonetta swag below, along with a picture of the special prop gun. Very impressive scavenging skills, Mr. THP.

-1 Original Bayonetta Scarborough Fair Motion Capture Prop - One of two in the world. Won at the Little Angels's Event at San Diego Comic Con. The frame was signed by:
Mari Shimazaki - Character Designer (Bayonetta, Okami)
Yusuke Hashimoto - Producer (Bayonetta, Devil May Cry)
Atsushi Inaba - Platinum Games Director and Producer (Okami, Viewtiful Joe series)
Tatsuya Minami - President and CEO of Platinum Games
-1 Bayonetta T-shirt designed by Mari Shimazaki
-1 Platinum Games T-shirt
-8 Bayonetta posters - Acquired as a Gamestop pre-order bonus
-1 Platinum Games shiny sticker
-1 Bayonetta Head shot signed by Yusuke Hashimoto, Mari Shimazaki, and JP Kellams
-1 Bayonetta original soundtrack (5 discs)
-1 copy of Bayonetta (PS3 because I like the controller better).

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I think requirement needs to be made that a game must be on it's third iteration before a collector's edition can be made. Games need to earn the collector's edition so that they are more valuable.