Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder, but Marvel vs. Capcom fans seem to have reached a consensus that what they were promised in the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite collector’s edition isn’t what they received. Simply put, what they ended up with is a far inferior looking product. Dozens, if not hundreds, of fans have taken to Twitter to voice their displeasure over the collector’s edition, spouting both jokes and outrage, specifically at the state of the Infinity Gems—the six stones that when wielded in unison offer it’s bearer god-like powers in the Marvel Universe, and a key element to the game’s story and gameplay.

The picture that was used to show off the gems look like highly detailed replicas of actual gemstones. What fans, including us here at EGM, received look more like cheap, plastic Easter eggs. The issue first really got some traction when frequent tournament player Dawn “Yohosie” Hosie tried giving the predicament the meme treatment on Twitter by showing the “expectation vs. reality” in a comparison pic. Many others quickly chimed in their disdain for the cheap “gems” afterwards.


It makes you wonder if incidents like this won’t make fans shy away a little more from dropping so much extra money for these collector’s editions in the future. At the very least, though, the four statues of Iron Man, Mega Man X, Chun-Li, and Captain Marvel that also came with the collector’s editions seem to be spot on and should ease some of the pain of those who made the lofty $200 purchase only to end up disappointed.