It seems games this generation just keep trying to one-up each other with outrageous special editions. The movement seems to have started with the Halo 3 special edition that came with a replica Master Chief helmet and has grown each year with Activision putting out bigger and bigger special editions of Call of Duty coming with things like night vision goggles and R/C cars.
There is also a downside to these editions as proven by Dead Silver and Techland’s recent announcement of the Dead Island Riptide special edition that came with a woman’s severed torso. Not exactly the smartest promotion and Deep Silver has since pulled the edition back for “review”.
That all being said the Splinter Cell: Blacklist Collector’s Edition doesn’t look all that bad, if you like remote control things. You get a remote control bomber, 88 page graphic novel, DLC maps and items and a poster for your $169.99. A bit pricey, but if you are into R/C planes it may be a deal for you!