Westerners have a pretty awesome Dark Souls 2 Collector's Edition (above) to look forward to, but the Japanese version might just blow it out of the water. The highlight here isn't a 12" statue of the default protagonist, but an engraved box filled with replicas of Dark Souls weapons. They're miniature compared to real swords and things, but still neat.
For 15,800 yen, which is around $155, the Japanese Dark Souls 2 Collector's Edition includes mostly the same stuff we'd get for $120 -- a copy of the game, a map, the soundtrack, and a small artbook. While we have the statue, however, the Japanese version throws in a fancy latched case that holds four shields, three swords, and an axe.
The metal miniatures each weigh under a pound, with the largest shield being a bit over six ounces (172g). That's heavier than any of the weapons, and all are nestled in the red, cushioned interior. Check out the goodies in the trailer below.
By contrast, the North American/European Collector's Edition has a 12" knight figurine (the guy in all the Dark Souls 2 trailers), a cloth map, a small artbook, and soundtrack.
While anyone can import the Japanese Collector's Edition through some outlets, the PS3 version is sold out on Amazon.jp, while Xbox 360 editions are still available. Probably because the Xbox isn't region-free.