Ok. This news has NOT been released yet, so I kinda got the inside scoop here. I've had the BIOSHOCK LE reserved since it was in Gamestop/EB's computers, regardless of the fact I already have it, I want to pick up the LE and sell the regular off.
ALL OF THE RIGHT ARMS ON THE FIGURINES ARE BROKEN. EVERY LAST ONE. When you pick up the box, you can hear the arm bouncing around in there. I'm not exaggerating when I say EVERY LAST ONE IS BROKEN. ALL OF THEM. EVERY ONE.
I called my manager friend today to check on the LE and he broke the news to me.
"dude, all of the arms are broken. you can hear it rattling around in there. i called my DM and asked for some replacements and he said, that in fact, every last one is defective. every one."
"what?! when you say, 'every one', do you mean every one they made."
"thats the word on the street."
What a massive fuckup on 2k's part (or their manufacturer). I for one, am bummed about this news. As most know, getting ahold of the collectors editions can be a bitch sometimes. I wonder how this will be handled.
I'm calling a few more stores to confirm, if anyone else can followup, call some stores and see what they say.
ADD: yep, its not an isolated incident by any means. I would say at LEAST 75% are totally broken off, cracked, or on their way. Obviously a manu-screw up. I called my store and had them check each one. "oh my god" was a repeated statement. I said, gimme one thats not rattling around in there, thats mine.
!! I HIGHLY SUGGEST IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT THE LE, CALL YOUR STORE AND SOLIDIFY YOUR ORDER WITH A CONFIRMED NON-BROKEN AND/OR RATTLING ONE.This post has been edited by jimjom: Aug 17 2007, 07:48 PM