So I came across something cool on the internet and I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on what it is specifically. What I saw was t game box which I’m assuming has a disc but it had different box art than the retail versions of Halo 3. It was from the E3 2006 trailer. The box says “Halo 3 Presale Kit” and on the right side of the box it has a picture of the retail picture of the Legendary Edition. If I happened to get my hands on it, what specifically would it be/include and how rare is it? Thanks in advance!
A pre-sale kit is basically a replacement for a gift card. It's a cool case and usually came with a poster or some little collectible as a "thank you" for pre-ordering at the store. It's rare but not something super valuable. Most were thrown out and/or forgotten about which is why collectors usually jump on items like that.
A pre-sale kit is basically a replacement for a gift card. It's a cool case and usually came with a poster or some little collectible as a "thank you" for pre-ordering at the store. It's rare but not something super valuable. Most were thrown out and/or forgotten about which is why collectors usually jump on items like that.
Very cool. Did you take these kits to the store on launch day as a proof of purchase or something in order to get the game?
A pre-sale kit is basically a replacement for a gift card. It's a cool case and usually came with a poster or some little collectible as a "thank you" for pre-ordering at the store. It's rare but not something super valuable. Most were thrown out and/or forgotten about which is why collectors usually jump on items like that.
Thanks for the info! I have never seen this before and Halo 3 has been a huge part of my life. The release of Halo 3 has always been really fascinating to me and I love things like this that can take me back to that time. Hearing and remembering people's stories of the release are cool to me too. I remember in 2007 everything was Halo 3'd out from GameStop to Burger King. Even with it being 12 years I can't believe I didn't know about this. Hopefully I can get my hands on it.
tuhin94 wrote:
A pre-sale kit is basically a replacement for a gift card. It's a cool case and usually came with a poster or some little collectible as a "thank you" for pre-ordering at the store. It's rare but not something super valuable. Most were thrown out and/or forgotten about which is why collectors usually jump on items like that.
Very cool. Did you take these kits to the store on launch day as a proof of purchase or something in order to get the game?
That's another interesting question. I have never gotten anything like this for pre-ordering a game, even back then. The only things I actually remember physically getting for a pre-order is a poster for NBA 2k something and Sgt. Johnson card from Halo 3 ODST.
tuhin94 wrote:
A pre-sale kit is basically a replacement for a gift card. It's a cool case and usually came with a poster or some little collectible as a "thank you" for pre-ordering at the store. It's rare but not something super valuable. Most were thrown out and/or forgotten about which is why collectors usually jump on items like that.
Very cool. Did you take these kits to the store on launch day as a proof of purchase or something in order to get the game?
It wasn't required. As long as you had the receipt, you could pick up your game once it was released.

dryrain23 wrote:
A pre-sale kit is basically a replacement for a gift card. It's a cool case and usually came with a poster or some little collectible as a "thank you" for pre-ordering at the store. It's rare but not something super valuable. Most were thrown out and/or forgotten about which is why collectors usually jump on items like that.
Thanks for the info! I have never seen this before and Halo 3 has been a huge part of my life. The release of Halo 3 has always been really fascinating to me and I love things like this that can take me back to that time. Hearing and remembering people's stories of the release are cool to me too. I remember in 2007 everything was Halo 3'd out from GameStop to Burger King. Even with it being 12 years I can't believe I didn't know about this. Hopefully I can get my hands on it.
You're welcome! There are a ton of awesome collectibles out there. Finding collectibles from the Bungie-Era Halo games are becoming harder and harder to find. Halo 3 was a big game and I still vividly remember being at the midnight launch, all the hype leading up to the release, the Beta invites and/or Crackdown games, LAN parties, it was a fantastic time to be a Halo fan.