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Video: A Punboxing of The Wind Waker HD Collector's Edition

Posted by Rory Cocker

A very punny video

When the Collector's Edition of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD landed at my doorstep on Saturday morning, I was, naturally, eager to show it off to all my envious real-life friends. Then I thought, hey, why not exhibit myself as a massive, deplorable show-off to everyone on the internet, as well?! So here I am.

Now, obviously, there are already countless unboxing videos of this particular product on the YouToobs; we had to find a way to spice it up a bit, and anybody who went to the Eurogamer Expo in London at the end of last month will know that I am the King of Puns and basically the funniest person to have ever set foot on this godforsaken, humourless planet.

Interestingly, it seems that karma is most definitely a real thing; after all my bragging and grandstanding about owning 'dat Ganondorf' figurine, I suffered a technological mishap which rendered the game practically unplayable. OK, OK, so I may be exaggerating a little - the HDMI-out port on my Wii U has gone kaputt. Sure, it's not the end of the world, but I am vehemently opposed to the idea of playing this gorgeous game over component cable. So, as you watch the video, an infernal rage of jealousy building within you, just think: you can actually play the game right now. I have to wait 5-7 working days.

Anyway, without further ado, I present to you a punboxing of the The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Collector's Edition for Wii U.

Haha. Punboxing. Get it?

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Spanjard

#1

Spanjard said:

Hahaha that made me laugh, "visit nintendolife.com and dodongo anywhere else xD

skjia

#2

skjia said:

"It would be Gerudo not to." Haha I laughed pretty hard on that one.
Also, I'm very jealous you guys got the nice dome. Not sure why NA didn't get that.

Shiryu

#3

Shiryu said:

Puntastic! Ganon sits uncomfortably at my home among the TMNT, Link from Twilight Princess and all of Skylander's Giants.

ChessboardMan

#5

ChessboardMan said:

I call Bull-Sheik on this unboxing, Gannondorf comes with more packing than that, mine had a half shell of hardish plastic, and either string or elastic band like things?
You also made no mention of the instructions that tell you to remove the extra packaging before replacing the dome on it, and commands you to "keep Dome on top at all times.".
Bold their's, not mine.

Araknie

#7

Araknie said:

Rory makes my same kind of jokes that i make in real life...that's sad...xD

Nico07

#8

Nico07 said:

I've seen an unboxing of the US version that had Ganondorf in a cheesy plastic protector and not the dome. Interesting.

Ichiban

#10

Ichiban said:

ugh I had to watch an ad of the plastic looking Ellen Page and that 2 Souls rubbish before I could watch! (damn it looks freaking awful)
But yeah if this had released in Australia I would have bought it, and the WWHD wii u bundle. man Nintendo Australia, im not a fan of you lately....

Darth_Pascal

#12

Darth_Pascal said:

Booh! No glass in North America. It looks so much nicer... although I still have not opened mine.

Shambo

#13

Shambo said:

I have it opened up, and a still unopened version too. But wasn't their like some extra plastic protecting Ganondorf inside the dome? I honestly remember removing a piece of plastic and some plastic foil...

Ryno

#14

Ryno said:

I like the US cover better but the figurine looks better for Europe.

NbaJunkie

#16

NbaJunkie said:

Got mine from NA with the cheesy plastic.No dome..I would have settled for a full intact box.Very dissapointed.And it was 60,not the 55 I heard from most everyone else..

WaLzgiStaff

#18

WaLzgi said:

I just can't figure out his accent. Is he British or Australian?

TheAdrock

#20

TheAdrock said:

Can't buy this. Its been out of stock on Gamestop's site since it was announced. It doesn't appear to ever be coming in stock. When I called around to all the local Gamestop retailers they tell me that its been discontinued already. So stupid. They could probably sell a boat load of these if they half-tried.

Torchwood

#22

Torchwood said:

GameStop sent me an email today saying they cancelled my order, I'm sort of pissed. I preordered on the day it was announced and they just never shipped it. Oh well, I'll use the money I'll save getting the normal version on Pokemon X/Y...

OptimisticLink

#24

OptimisticLink said:

I certainly Like-Like this Punboxing. On a related note, I just "Minish"-ed the first dungeon of the game yesterday. :P

skjia

#26

skjia said:

@NbaJunkie The suggested price was $55 but since it was a GameStop exclusive they didn't have any competitors and sold it for $60. Good ol' GameStop.

mikeyman64

#27

mikeyman64 said:

I got one. But my younger brother missed the preorder date... and what kind of brother would I be if I didn't lie to him about Gamestop running out before I picked it up, only to hide the figure in my closet 'till Christmas? :P

Intrepid

#32

Intrepid said:

All these comments make me want to get in Makar and drive to the store to get this game. I haven't played it in a Lon Lon time.

Crimson_Ridley

#33

Crimson_Ridley said:

I'm a huge Zelda fan, but to be honest this looks very disappointing. £60 for such a small figure, a plastic case (they could have gone for glass as it looks much more attractive) and a game that should only retail for £29.99 seems like Nintendo is giving a massive middle finger to the fans, knowing they'd pay out for it.

If the figure was a few inches bigger, and the price was £10 less, I'd be a lot happier.

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