America's got a collector's edition for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance announced, but you're going to forget all about that dumb crap when you see Japan's. Instead of an admittedly pretty fresh lamp to look at, Japan will be getting some sweet toys with which they can play.
There are two versions of the Japanese collector's edition: The Premium Package and the Konami Style versions. The Premium Package is what you'd expect, to a large degree. A steel case, the OST, an art book by iconic Metal Gear artist Yoji Shinkawa, and a creepy-looking magnetic Dwarf Gekko. As if those tiny ball monsters with human-esque arms weren't godless horrors enough on their own, they can split in half and magnetically reattach, guaranteeing that I would never sleep if those were in my house.
The Konami Style version, however, includes a fully poseable Raiden figure. Don't let anyone tell you that it's a figurine, that guy's got all manner of articulation! The figure is a Play-Arts figure, and has a sword and fancy white body and stuff. It looks rad, as you can see in the gallery below.
They aren't cheap. The Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Premium Package will run about $125 USD, or 9,980 in native currency. The Raiden-bearing Konami Style package is 12,980 yen, roughly $162.
Raiden also gets a Cyborg Ninja DLC costume code for both, so, you know, don't worry about that.
Goes to show... Japan gets way cooler stuff than the West.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be hitting shelves February 19th of next year in the US. But, you know, without the toys.