There are some strings on me
Ever wanted a living Cuphead for your very own? Well, merchandiser iam8bit has the next best thing, opening pre-orders on a special Collector’s Edition of Studio MDHR’s excellent 2017 platformer.
The Cuphead Collector’s Edition offers up a boxed physical copy of Cuphead — complete with its Delicious Last Course DLC — on PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch, alongside several suitably old-school goodies. These include a membership card for The Cuphead Club; six art cards or newspaper-style “funnies”; a sweet, hand-cranked music box; a map of the Inkwell Islands, and an exclusive outer sleeve for your game case, all of which are in keeping with Cuphead‘s classic cartoon style.
The centerpiece of the collector’s edition, however, is an utterly delightful marionette of old crockery skull himself. Standing eight inches in height and sporting a weathered design, the super cute puppet will allow Cuphead fans to entertain/frighten their friends and family members with fun little performances… Or just hang him on the back of your bedroom door. Whatever works for you.
As a fun additional touch, the collector’s edition box doubles as a stage, complete with an “asbestos curtain”, so you have a charming little ramshackle display case for your new string-based pal. The marionette was designed by legendary Prague studio Rici Marionettes, with the team’s loving attention to detail reflected in the model’s authentic look and turn-of-the-century build.
It’s good day for a great pre-order, and if you want in, then you can bag the Cuphead Collector’s Edition over on the iam8bit website right now, priced at $199.99 USD. The box set is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2023. For those of you who are simply looking for the game itself, then standard boxed editions of Cuphead will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on December 6.