i’m still not over the locket and i never will be
toby could have picked a million things to represent the game for the collector’s edition. the delta rune, flowey’s face, the red heart that’s the game’s icon, even something relating to a well-known character like sans or papyrus
instead, as the symbol of the game, as what he considers representing the game’s themes and message and imagery, is the locket representing the relationship between asriel and chara. the two most important characters in the game
everyone knows how important asriel is in this game. but if that doesn’t say everything about the importance that chara has too, about how deep their relationship with asriel was, about how chara is not evil or insincere but a tragic figure who loved their adopted family and their best friend and was loved by them equally back, about who it is that ultimately saves asriel in the end and saves the monsters with it? what does?
and then, for good measure, toby makes the locket a music box that plays memory. just to remind you that one of the game’s most important leitmotifs is not about asriel himself, but specifically about this locket. specifically, it’s about asriel and chara, and the importance asriel’s memory of chara has to the whole story of undertale