Good lord, this $400 Borderlands edition has a Claptrap that's controlled with a mobile app


That's damn expensive and damn cool

Most high-end special editions of games come with the same sort of tchotchkes -- maybe a figurine, an art book -- that sort of stuff. 2K is raising the bar when it comes to limited editions, both in terms of content and price.

Alongside the announcement of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection was the reveal of the Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition which is about as literally named as it could be. That's because the highlight of the package is an actual robotic Claptrap model.

Controlled by an iOS and/or Android app named "ClaptrApp," the little robot roams around on his one wheel spouting off different catchphrases. 2K put out a video (above) of him in action at the publisher's offices. There's even a camera in his eye that streams to your mobile device so that you can control him when he's out of sight.

Of course, something this nifty isn't going to come without a hefty price tag. This edition runs $399. Apart from the robot, it also comes with the game (obviously), 12 lithographs, and a steel case. Interested parties will want to act sooner rather than later, as Claptrap-in-a-Box is limited to only 5,000 copies worldwide. 

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