The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector's Edition unboxing (or: Here, there be dragons)

$150 is a lot of scratch, there's no two ways about it. But if you've got the coin, the Skyrim Collector's Edition is a fancy piece of gear. The massive box opens to reveal a 200-page soft-feel art book, that's as heavy as it looks; a cardboard DVD sleeve, which always irks us; and the main attraction which is, of course, a 12" plastic dragon that's sure to upset your significant other and/or co-workers.

The DVD case also packs a cloth-like map of Skyrim, as well as a making-of DVD. Is that enough to command a $90 premium over the regular edition? That really depends on both your financial security and your fondness for plastic dragons, doesn't it? Hopefully our photo gallery below will help you with this most difficult of decisions.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.