In addition to the WoW Classic launch date being announced there was also a news item about a World of Warcraft 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition.
While the box won’t be available until early October, you can pre-order it today for $100, because of course you can. And when I say box, I mean box, as this appears to be focused on physical items.
The list of items for the CE are:
- Ragnaros Statue
Behold Ragnaros, he who is ancient when this world was young! Bow, mortals, before this 10+ inch immortalization of the Firelord himself.
- Onyxia Pin
Add to your pin collection and adorn your home with the head of Onyxia, Broodmother of the Black Dragonflight.
- Map of Azeroth Mouse Pad
Gaze upon the realms your character has explored these past 15 years while you prepare for the next adventure.
- Fine Art Prints
Reach into Azeroth’s vivid past with eight frameable fine art prints.
- 30 Days of Game Time
Extend your stay in Azeroth with 30 days of game time to aid you on your next adventure.
- Alabaster Mounts
Take to the skies with these majestic alabaster mounts—living stone tributes to a pair of familiar flying creatures.
- Alabaster Stormtalon for Alliance characters
- Alabaster Thunderwing for Horde characters
While I am fond of collector’s editions for WoW (I regret not getting the original one) I am not really big on physical items, save for maybe the sound track. At my age I am already carrying too much baggage when it comes to little nick nacks and dust collectors, so a ten inch tall Ragnaros doesn’t thrill me.
The mounts… maybe. I’d prefer battle pets, but mounts are still good.
But Blizz has me covered. If I want just the mounts, they will be available on their own in the Blizzard shop in August. If you buy them there then buy the CE you will get a $25 credit in the Blizzard store to cover the overlap.
And if you don’t want to spend any money on this, Blizz has plans for in-game anniversary gifts for the 15th anniversary for all subscribers. We’ll get both a mount and a pet. Blizz had put up a video of them.
So, in addition to WoW Classic, we have some things to look forward to later this year.