When it comes to showing one’s fandom for a particular franchise, there’s no better way than to pick up a Collector’s Edition. Sometimes the contents of the CE’s are ridiculous and over-the-top, other times they are practical and neat like the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition, but regardless of their contents, they all tend to sell out rather quickly.
Electronic Arts is hoping to see similar success with Star Wars Battlefront. The game is poised to be one of the biggest games of the holiday season when it launches this coming November, and EA is planning to capitalize on the Star Wars Battlefront hype with their newly revealed collector’s edition.
This collector’s edition, currently exclusive to Walmart and the console versions of the game, comes with the Deluxe Edition of Battlefront (which includes exclusive weapons and victory emotes), as well as a mini-fridge. Better yet, this mini-fridge is adorned with Han Solo’s likeness as a clever callback to the days when everyone’s favorite intergalactic smuggler was trapped in carbonite.
The mini-fridge is designed to hold six 12 oz. cans of soda (or whatever else), and has the ability to both cool and warm its contents. It’s a little small, but it makes up for its lack of size with the fact that it has Han Solo, in our estimation.
Gamers interested in the collector’s edition of Star Wars Battlefront should know that it will retail for $129.99, which is surprisingly cheap. Based on how well similar collector’s editions have sold at higher prices, it seems like EA could’ve easily charged a decent bit more than that and it still would’ve flew off store shelves with no problem.
The choice to have this particular item bundled with Star Wars Battlefront could indicate that Han Solo will become a playable character in the game. EA recently teased the announcement of a new character, but we are still waiting to learn just who that might be. This newly revealed collector’s edition could be evidence that Solo is making his way into the game, or it could simply be an attempt at clever marketing on EA’s part.
It’s weird enough that one video game collector’s edition coming this year includes a mini-fridge, but what’s even stranger is that this fridge-equipped version of Star Wars Battlefront is not alone. In fact, earlier this year Activision revealed a special Juggernog mini-fridge that will come with the CE of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. The Black Ops 3 Juggernog fridge is twice the size of the Battlefront fridge, but it also costs more and is currently completely sold out. It’s likely that the Battlefront fridge will go quick as well, so those interested should get their pre-orders in as soon as possible.
Do you plan on getting the unique collector’s edition of Star Wars Battlefront that includes a working mini-fridge? What about the Black Ops 3 fridge? Sound off in the comments below about what you think about these two fridge-centric collector’s editions.
Star Wars Battlefront will be available beginning November 17th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.