Thursday, 29 August 2013

AWOL.

Sorry for the lack of updates, haven't really been able to get a spare moment recently.

Our bathroom sprung a leak a few nights ago, coming in through the ceiling. Something had burst on the water tank in the loft, soaking all the insulation and then dripped down through the ceiling into the bathroom.

I am thanking the lord that we decided to bring down all of our CE boxes a few months ago, or else there could have been disaster.

A few new things been announced in the collecting world, such as:

- A massive amount of Steelbooks from Zavvi.
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD LE Wii U Console.
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Limited Edition.

Definitely getting both Wind Waker items. Luckily we don't have to do too much to fit them in our budget, as Allan had already intended to buy me a Wii U for my 21st birthday, back in July. I had a feeling that a Zelda themed one would be released alongside Wind Waker HD, so we held onto the money. Luckily, we'd budgeted £300 for a Wii U back then, so because the LE Wii U is only £250, that means we only need to come up with another tenner to afford the Limited Edition of the game, too!

On the Zavvi note, we can't take it anymore. They are releasing their Steelbooks in a ridiculously short period of time, often with many releases falling on the same date. As a friend pointed out:



73 Steelbooks to come, between now and the end of December. I know Zavvi isn't to blame for all of them, but they certainly are the worst culprits. 

So unfortunately, as with statues, we are now not only just cutting back on Steelbook releases, we are practically eradicating them from our preorder list. We don't want to, of course, but with the rate that Zavvi is pumping them out, and at least £15 a pop, with some titles over £20(!), we simply cannot afford to continue. I know that many other collectors are feeling this burn right now, too. 

If only Zavvi would realise this, and space out their release schedule, that way we wouldn't be practically giving up, so they'd still get our money. But no, instead they will lose a lot of business as collectors are just tuning out now. We can't afford these onslaughts of Steelbooks, in such quick succession.

Limited to 4 per month (or 1 per week, however you want to look at it), it would be far more manageable. I know I've said that before, but the more we ALL say it, the more Zavvi is likely to actually listen.

Until then though, my Steelbook collection won't be getting much added to it.

What do you think about the speed of Zavvi's releases? Are you struggling to keep up?
Let me know in the comments below!

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