Ad for id Anthology.
The id Anthology was a collection released in 1996 by id Software of all the games they had so far made. This not only includes all of the Doom games prior to Doom 3, but also Quake, Wolfenstein 3D and every game in the Commander Keen series. However, it does not contain Heretic and Hexen, which id co-developed with Raven Software. In total there are 19 games contained on four CDs.
The anthology is particularly prized by collectors, as it contains not only the games, but various collectible items. These are:
The Book of id, a book that details the history of id Software.
An id Anthology phone card.
Two dog tags with the id logo and the id Anthology logo
A pewter Cyberdemon miniature.
A black t-shirt with the id Anthology logo.
The Doom comic.
The id Anthology is often found for sale on eBay, where it can reach hundreds of dollars in price. The value increases if the collection is complete; often, some or all of the collectible items are missing.
Only 10,000 copies of the id Anthology were sold. (source)
The Book of id is on /idgames: http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/?id=16984 pdf file
I’ve never, ever thought I would find a pdf scan of the book in /idgames, of all places
And all I got were these stupid skulls on flames
You won’t believe how fucking big my grin is right now. Greg Punchatz uploaded this video two months ago, it showcases the Spider Mastermind and Mancubus latex models back in 1993. For those out of the loop, he was hired to create the latex models of some of the Doom monsters
From a comment
I just uncovered this rare jem- two boss models from DOOM and Doom 2 made by me and my talented team of Anna Meyer and Alan Elson. We were just about to deliver these bad boys to the awesome guys at ID software.
This, my friends, is a true gem