The upcoming Destroy All Humans! game has two types of collector’s editions available that are coming to South Africa, but both of them are eye-wateringly expensive.
Online retailer Raru is the first store we’ve seen stocking these collector’s editions and both are priced into extremely high, even compared to their USD listings.
Let’s start with the more pricey of the two in the Crypto-137 Edition. The main piece of this version is a 60 centimetre tall figurine of Crypto-137. You also get a version of the alien as a backpack, an eye popper stress toy, six lithographs, a “premium box” for the game, a keychain and some DLC skins.
On Amazon the same product can be bought for $399.99 which, at the time of writing, is around R5 986. The massive price difference here is due to import fees and taxes. The prices on Amazon don’t always include the dreaded VAT due to state laws, and getting something that big into the country is going to cost a lot.
In fact Amazon US will ship you the Crypto-137 Edition for $260.37 extra, so you can buy it overseas for $660.37, or about R9 884 making it more expensive than Raru.
The other expensive version of this game is the DNA Collector’s Edition.
Like the previous one you’re getting a sizeable piece of plastic in the form of a crashed UFO scene that’s around 23 centimetres tall.
Other goodies included here are much the same: another eye popper stress toy, six lithographs, a different kind of premium box and the DLC skins.
Back to Amazon for comparison then. The DNA Collector’s Edition is $149.99 with $71.11 shipping to South Africa. This comes to $221.10, which converts into about R3 308 at the time of writing. This is cheaper than Raru if you’re seriously considering buying it.
Putting Destroy All Humans! Aside we can’t talk about Raru without leaving a prerequisite warning about doing business with this company. We’ve heard and personally experienced many unsavoury stories with the company.
Our most recent ‘adventure” involved the ridiculous return of a CPU cooler that you can read about here.
While it would be easy not to recommend Raru at all, it is the only place consistently offering these collector’s editions and your only choice if you don’t want to go through the trouble of importing them yourself.