Happy Friday MTG peeps,
We'll be heading out to OMG! Games latter on tonight to play in the Friday Night Magic event but wanted to swing by today during lunch break to pick up the 2013 Theros Holiday Gift Box on the chance it may sell out latter today. Apparently we did have nothing to fear as the store ordered a good number. While at the store there happened to be a few other players there also on a lunch break to grab some singles ahead of the event tonight and not there to pick up the Holiday Gift Box. After a discussion of what they would pay for four booster packs of Theros (it's about $5 here in Central Ontario), they realised that given the price tag on the Holiday Gift Box (priced at $19.99 at OMG! Games), it was essentially a no-brainer.
Anywhoos - let's have a looky-loo in the box now !
• A storage box that can hold more than 2,000 cards
• Six illustrated plastic dividers
• A sticker sheet for customizing the dividers
• Four Theros booster packs
• An alternative-art Karametra's Acolyte from the Theros set
• 20-card Theros basic land pack
Release Date: November 15, 2013 for an MSRP: $19.99
Enchant the Magic™ player in your life with the Magic: The Gathering® Holiday Gift Box, containing four booster packs from the Theros™ expansion, 20 basic land cards, and a premium card featuring an illustration unique to this gift box.
• Peel 'n' stick sticker are great.
• The box art is nice but not as epic as last year's Return to Ravnica box art.
• The Dan Scott art for alt-art foil Karametra's Acolyte is stunningly beautiful but we have wishes for a more popular standard-format card. Last year's foiling on Dreg Mangler was a bit weird 'n' flat.
• The art for the six card dividers are simply gorgeous. The divider thickness seems a bit thinner from last year.
• Card storage box appears robust and on the same quality as the previous year's box.
• Our four booster packs did not net us anything epic : Temple of Silence / Nighthowler / Artisans of Forms / Labyrinth Champion. We did finally get a token that we've been looking for which is cool.
• All in all a very solid purchase and of great use to just about every Magic: the Gathering player we can think of.