You know, ridiculously expensive collectors editions have their place. There are certain franchises where there are enough loyal fans around who will spend hundreds on a box full of crap. I do not think Dirt is one of those franchises.
That's not to say I think it's a bad franchise! Dirt 2 is one of the best racers around, especially if you can grab it on PC. But it just... doesn't seem like the kind of series that has legions of people going, "Yeah, I love this stuff SO DAMN MUCH I'm going to spend THREE HUNDRED BUCKS on it!"
If you are, though, get a look at this! It's a version of the upcoming racer being offered by GameStop that is listed at $US299.99. For that price, you get two things: a copy of Dirt 3 and a remote control car.
With Dirt 3 going for $US60 on its own, that's an extra $US240 for the remote control car. That's, uh, a ton of money.
Of course, this being a GameStop listing there's no guarantee it'll actually cost that much, so we're checking with THQ just to be sure.