Resale packs, often marketed as "value packs" or "mystery boxes", are repacked Magic products that are regularly sold in American "Big-Box" stores such as Walmart, Target, and Meijer. Sometimes, they are also sold online on at Amazon. These products are repackaged because the original packaging has been damaged or otherwise wasn't sold. Wizards provides the packaging art to third parties to help them sell these loose items. As of September 2018, WotC started selling directly to the "Big-Box" stores and Amazon. It is as yet unknown, if the practice of resale packages will be continued.
- 1 Nostalgia Packs
- 2 Vintage Packs
- 3 Extreme Value Package
- 4 Blister booster three packs
- 5 Chaos packs
- 6 Acrylic containers
- 7 Starter Set
- 8 Mystery Box
- 9 Power Cube
- 10 Mystery Planeswalker Pack
- 11 Mystery Cache
- 12 Gallery
- 13 Notes
- 14 References
Nostalgia Packs[edit | edit source]
Nostalgia Packs were early packages, consisting of four boosters from early sets. Not seen since early 2012.
Vintage Packs[edit | edit source]
Vintage Packs were early packages, consisting of two boosters from early sets.
Extreme Value Package[edit | edit source]
An early "Extreme Value Package" contained 2 booster packs and 8 "bonus cards" repacked into a blister pack. The "bonus cards" could be any cards from any rarity, including lands and foreign language cards from any expansion or limited edition set. Retail price: US$7.99 (which was .01 more than the cost of 2 booster packs). Another variant was 1 booster pack and 30 random cards.
Blister booster three packs[edit | edit source]
Promos[edit | edit source]
These promos are available since 2007. First with the Extreme Value Package, later with the Blister booster three packs. They are known as Store Foils, Store Promo Foils, Resale Foils or Resale Promos. They also show up in other repacked products.
- A1 2007 — Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
- A2 2008 — Brion Stoutarm
- A3 2009 — Broodmate Dragon
- A4 2010 — Retaliator Griffin
- A5 2010 — Not released
- A6 2010 — Terastodon
- A7 2011 — Knight Exemplar
- A8 2012 — Sunblast Angel
- A9 2013 — Angel of Glory's Rise
- A10 2013 — Hamletback Goliath
- A11 2013 — Angelic Skirmisher
- A12 2014 — Xathrid Necromancer
- 2015 — Stocking Tiger [note 1]
- 2015 — Magister of Worth
- 2015 — Genesis Hydra [note 2]
- 2015 — Atarka, World Render
- 2016 — Outland Colossus
- 2016 — Felidar Sovereign
- 2017 — Thalia's Lancers
- 2017 — Bristling Hydra
- 2018 — Etali, Primal Storm
- 2018 — Curator of Mysteries
- 2018 — Lathliss, Dragon Queen
Japanese[edit | edit source]
Chaos packs[edit | edit source]
Package distributed by MJ Holding Company LLC, containing 6 random packs and a 2017 or 2018 promo for MSRP $19.98. Created for Chaos Draft.
Acrylic containers[edit | edit source]
Clear Acrylic storage cubes, packed by a third party ("Fairfield"). The most recent ones contain two booster packs and one mystery deck for an MSRP of $19.99.[note 3] You can see the front of the booster packs through the plastic storage cube, but the deck is hidden. This may be an Intro pack, or a potentially valuable old Commander, Archenemy or Duel Deck. Notice that Commander decks are thicker and heavier than Intro Packs. They also may be recognized by a red band around the deck.[note 4]
In the past, these storage cubes have also contained other products like 6-card booster packs from "gravity feeds", packs of 50 sleeves, packs of lands containing either 50-80 assorted lands,[note 5] or packs of semi-randomized cards from a Deck Builder's Toolkit.[note 6] They have also been known to contain damaged products.
$10 deck packages[edit | edit source]
$30 deck packages[edit | edit source]
Starter Set[edit | edit source]
Mystery Box[edit | edit source]
A product distributed by MJ Holding Company LLC, available for MSRP $24.98. Each box contained six booster packs, including one mystery pack selected from among some of the most beloved sets in modern Magic: The Gathering history.
2016[edit | edit source]
The fixed boosters were Battle for Zendikar, Oath of the Gatewatch, Shadows over Innistrad, Eldritch Moon and Kaladesh. The mystery ranged from Shadowmoor to Khans of Tarkir. A spindown life counter is also included.
2017[edit | edit source]
The fixed boosters of wave 2 were: Oath of the Gatewatch, Shadows over Innistrad, Eldritch Moon, Kaladesh and Aether Revolt.
2019[edit | edit source]
Power Cube[edit | edit source]
A product distributed by MJ Holding Company LLC, available in 2019 for MSRP $19.98. It contains three booster packs, a a spindown life counter, two promos (most often Thalia's Lancers, Curator of Mysteries and/or Bristling Hydra), and a 'bonus item' (usually a welcome deck or a land pack). One in four of the cubes is said to be seeded with a mystery pack (a booster from an non-standard older set).
Mystery Planeswalker Pack[edit | edit source]
An official Wizards of the Coast product distributed by MJ Holding Company LLC, available since 2017. Each box contains seven booster packs, including 2 Mystery booster packs from Magic: The Gathering Modern history. The fixed booster packs are Kaladesh, Aether Revolt, Amonkhet, Hour of Devastation and Ixalan. In addition the box contains 1 premium Planeswalker card from the history of Magic: The Gathering Duel Decks or Planeswalker decks.
- From Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret
- From Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth
- From Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas
- From Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora
- From Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska
- From the Kaladesh Planeswalker Decks
- From the Aether Revolt Planeswalker Decks
- From the Amonkhet Planeswalker Decks
- From the Hour of Devastation Planeswalker Decks
Mystery Cache[edit | edit source]
An official Wizards of the Coast product distributed by MJ Holding Company LLC, available since 2017. Each box contains five booster packs, including one mystery pack selected from among some of the most beloved sets in modern Magic: The Gathering history. The fixed boosters are Kaladesh, Amonkhet, Hour of Devastation and Ixalan.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- "Stocking Tiger" and "Magister of Worth" were mis-packaged into some select blister packs. They don't differ from the originals
- Promos starting in 2015 do not include the "A##" marking and are in the 2015-style border.
- They are often too small and will not fit sleeved cards at all. Most of the time the contianers are not meant for playing cards. Sometimes however, you do find a double container that does fit sleeved cards.
- These are the decks only, and maybe a strategy insert. You will most likely not get all of the cards if the original packaging had foil or oversized cards displayed on the front of the package.
- Some of the "precronstructed" decks could be all lands.
- These were advertised as a deck by themselves.
References[edit | edit source]
- MTG Salvation: Walmart/Target Value pack primer
- Wizards of the Coast (September 21, 2018). "Experimentation". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- MTG Salvation: Boosters from older sets at walmart
- MTG Salvation: Extreme Value Packs back at Target
- magiclibrarities.net Resale Promos
- MTG Salvation:"Extreme Value" $30 Repacks at Target?
- MTG Salvation: Target and Wal-Mart Extreme Value RePacks are back
- MtgGoldfish.com: Mystery Walmart Bundle Opening
- MTG Salvation: Wal-Mart Classic Two decks and sleeves
- MTG Salvation: New & improved two-deck "Value Packs" back at Target?
- Walmart's New Mystery Boxes - Is It Any Good? (Video). MTG Unsealed. YouTube (April 9, 2019).
- MTG walmart POWER CUBE. What are these & are they worth it?
- Wizards of the Coast: Mystery Packs