Dark Horse Direct is producing an extremely limited run statue for the most dedicated fans of the Mass Effect series. The new silver variant of the Normandy SR-1 model is a re-release of a full-color variant released prior, with only 250 units available on pre-order.
The silvered ship may have less detail than its painted predecessor, but Mass Effect fans may feel a nostalgic pang nonetheless- the silver variant has a striking resemblance to the in-game Normandy SR1 model seen in-game in Mass Effect 2 and 3. Looking just like one of the silvered model ships found in Commander Shepard's display cabinet, the new version of the Normandy SR-1 is a crowning piece for any Mass Effect fan looking for a rare reflection of their love for the beloved BioWare series.
With the release of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition just around the corner, loyal fans of the pioneering space opera are being treated to a glut of Mass Effect merchandise. While the numbers are extremely limited, those wishing to acquire the iconic Alliance vessel can still do so at the time of writing.
The pre-order for the model costs $249.99, which has caused some derision from fans critiquing the model's plain aesthetic, though the striking resemblance to the model ships actually found in game might be reason enough for Mass Effect fanatics to grab this limited-run Normandy. The earliest this model will reach buyers is August, which may well be long enough for gamers to download the large remaster of the Mass Effect series.
At 14 inches long, the ship is a sizable piece, certain to act as a centerpiece in any collection. It will also come separate from its lunar-themed base, allowing those looking for the utmost authenticity to mount much like how it appears in the games, resting on wall-mounted supports. A word of caution, though; altogether, the model weighs in at a hefty 24lb, so take care if setting it up off its provided base.
Individuals wishing to emulate Shepard could also pick up the newly announced Omni-Blade prop as well, perfect for people wishing to reminisce on *that* Renegade interrupt from Mass Effect 3. Put together, Mass Effect's most dedicated fans can procure enough Commander Shepard merch to put Conrad Verner to shame.
The Normandy SR-1 may not be around for the whole series, but it is a de-facto icon of Commander Shepard's journey. The Normandy SR-1 acts as the hub for Mass Effect, and sets the layout for every vessel Shepard commands after. Both in-universe and out, the ship is viewed with a nostalgia as the place the story began, an accolade reflected in this model.
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is on the horizon and players are extremely eager to dive back into to this epic sci-fi action role-playing game series on modern hardware. As one of the most celebrated sci-fi video game series in history, new and returning players are going to experience exactly what makes this trilogy so great.
Now, in celebration of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition's impending release, Electronic Arts has released a tool that allows players to make customizable wallpapers and box arts for the game. This Mass Effect: Legendary Edition artwork creator lets players edit in their favorite characters, locations, and even their choice of morality.