The collector's mentality is possibly one of the worst aspects of consumer culture today. Publishers and marketers know all about the compulsive need for some to buy literally everything with the words "collector's", "limited", or "special" on it. Naturally, with them assuming obsessed fans will buy literally anything marked as exclusive there's very little incentive to make the products actually worthwhile.

Now, there are collector's editions that offer some significant - albeit kitschy - value for fans (I'm lookin' at you Borderlands 2, stay classy) but a great many of these editions are trash with a premium price. For their flagrant disrespect to their fans, the companies featured should be tried and sentenced. These are the 25 worst collector's editions money should never buy.