New Assassin's Creed statue is the best video game collectible we've seen… but it'll cost you $500

R.I.P. Altaïr 1/6 Scale Diorama on an atmospheric background
(Image credit: PureArts)

We've seen action figures that are so lifelike that websites post images thinking they're movie stills, but statues like the new Assassin's Creed Altaïr diorama is a new one on us. Depicting the OG assassin's skeleton after it's discovered by Ezio in Revelations, it's a total dead (no pun intended) ringer for the scene it's inspired by.

Fittingly called 'R.I.P. Altaïr,' this Assassin's Creed statue is a 1/6 scale diorama by PureArts and Ubisoft. It depicts Ezio Auditore paying his respects to the (very) late master in Masyaf's library and stands on a sculpted base featuring the Creed's iconic symbol. Much like Altaïr, it also has a secret - the memory seal in his skeleton's lap is actually an LED which glows an eerie yellow. In other words, it's the mother of all gifts for gamers.

You can take a look at R.I.P. Altaïr below.

However, all that's going to cost you in a very literal sense - the statue is a breezy $499.

R.I.P. Altaïr is available to pre-order from February 9 and will be available sometime in early 2024. Two versions are going up for sale; an Exclusive Edition with a wearable memory seal pendant and a standard one. Although there will only be 250 copies of the Exclusive Edition, it's still $499 direct from PureArts.

If you'd rather get the normal version of R.I.P. Altaïr, you'll still have to move quickly - only 1,250 are going to be made.

This isn't the only pricey collectible we've seen this week; Lego Lord of the Rings Rivendell is joining the best Lego sets on shelves soon.

Benjamin Abbott
Tabletop & Merch Editor

As the site's Tabletop & Merch Editor, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to the latest Lego news. I've been writing about games in one form or another since 2012, and can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.