Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition
|Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition|
|Symbol description||Shooting star|
|Release date||June 12, 2020|
|Magic: The Gathering chronology|
Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition is a product in the Secret Lair product range. It is similar to a drop in the Secret Lair Drop Series, but with a different distribution model. It became available for purchase at local game stores on June 12, 2020. The original release was supposed to be May 29, but this was pushed back because of a delay in manufacturing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Description[edit | edit source]
Ultimate Edition is a collection of the five Zendikar enemy colored fetch lands last seen in Modern Masters 2017, featuring art from five of Magic's premier artists set in five popular Magic planes. The lands are packaged in a commemorative box that can be used for display. In contrast to the Drop Series, Ultimate Edition isn't sold through the webshop of Wizards of the Coast, doesn't have an availability window and isn't printed to demand. Copies are limited — WPN stores were announced to typically receive no more than 10 copies of Ultimate Edition.
Card list[edit | edit source]
|Ultimate Edition||001||Marsh Flats||Alayna Danner||Alternate art set on Lorwyn|
|Ultimate Edition||002||Scalding Tarn||Adam Paquette||Alternate art set on Shiv on Dominaria|
|Ultimate Edition||003||Verdant Catacombs||Sam Burley||Alternate art set on Innistrad|
|Ultimate Edition||004||Arid Mesa||John Avon||Alternate art set on Amonkhet|
|Ultimate Edition||005||Misty Rainforest||Seb McKinnon||Alternate art set on Ixalan|
Price controversy[edit | edit source]
Although Wizards of the Coast didn't use suggested retail prices anymore, Blake Rasmussen expected the price to be "a bit more" than the price of Commander Anthology (> $165.00). In actuality, many stores only received four or five boxes and the price skyrocketed to $275-$500. This led to criticism, because the release didn't solve the lack of availability of fetchlands, and the price wasn't affordable for regular players but targeted at "whales" (big spenders) instead.
Other availability[edit | edit source]
Two weeks before Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition went on sale at WPN stores, Wizards of the Coast ran a Summer Superdrop. If you purchased the bundle that combined each drop, you received one random Ultimate Edition fetch land. In addition, Fetchlands will be reprinted in a Supplementary Product in 2020.
References[edit | edit source]
- Printed on the card frame.
- Wizards of the Coast (March 13, 2020). "Making Fetch Happen—Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Wizards of the Coast (May 14, 2020). "Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition Release Delayed to June 12". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Fetchland Reprints & Chandra Signature Spellbook Official Announcement. (Video). Tolarian Community College. YouTube (March 13, 2020).
- Secret Lair Ultimate Edition Is Not Worth It - A Magic: The Gathering Product Review (Video). Tolarian Community College. YouTube (April 17, 2020).