Gift Pack to Replace Gift Box


Wizards has recently announced a new product they call the Holiday Gift Pack which is to replace the Holiday Gift Box that is yearly released. While I prefer the former as I used the box for my card storage, this new product’s contents might be appealing to the new players of the game. The new components include:

• 5 premium basic lands by artist Mark Poole (known as the “Shooting Star Lands”)
• 2 premium creature cards (Metalwork Colossus and Kari Zev, Skyship Raider)
• 3 booster packs (Ixalan, Hour of Devastation, Amonkhet)
• Spindown life counter
• Exclusive mini-poster (Featuring art from Hour of Devastation)

In comparison, the old gift box included 5 boosters, a few basic lands and a special promo foil. It looks a little different at the same MSRP of $19.99. It would probably benefit the players that are just starting with a card pool for Standard or at the least for casual play. The collector inside me are looking to buy those premium lands and that maybe is my only reason to buy this one. Or I should extend my budget a little bit and buy an Ixalan Bundle. We shall see.

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