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What’s In The Booster Walmart?–Part I

February 19, 2011 4 comments

I was out today getting some work shoes, so while I was seeing what Walmart had to offer in that department, I was also doing my normal MTG product check. I noticed that they had a couple of things that I had not seen them stock before (although I had heard tales of such things). First up was some Mirrodin Besieged 6-card Booster Packs.

So let’s see what I got in the one I picked up, purely in the interests of science, of course:

    The second thing that caught my eye, were some Magic: The Gathering repacks. They were different than other repacks that I have seen before, in that these had Magic: The Gathering branding on the packaging and WOTC/Hasbro contact details on the back. The pack itself contains a 6-Card Booster Pack and 30 ‘bonus cards’. The one that I chose contained a Conflux booster, but they had others from the Zendikar block and 2011 core set. So, let’s see what’s in this pack.
    In the 6-Card Booster:

The 30 ‘bonus’ cards were random commons (23) and uncommons (7) from Ice Age through to Ninth. I will list the 30 ‘bonus’ cards in a later post.

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Magic: The Gathering – Complete Player’s Guide

I was out looking through the magazines at Chapters (opposite Mic Mac Mall, Dartmouth, NS) on Tuesday evening and noticed that Beckett have a Magic: The Gathering magazine out. Apparently, the last tine they published a MTG related magazine was 3 years ago. It looks like this new version my be the start of a new set of issues, judging by the request(s) for future content. Although, the publishers information appears to indicate that it will be published bi-anually.

If you want to take a look at it check out a ‘flick-through’ I did on video and posted to YouTube.

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Harbourview Weekend Market

I took a trip down to Harbourview Weekend Market  http://www.harbourviewmarket.com/site/ this afternoon and I am pleased to report back that one of the vendors, Third Eye Blind Games and Collectibles, sells Magic: The Gathering cards. From what I could determine, Booster Packs for the current block, including Rise Of The Eldrazi, were on sale along with some boosters from the previous block. They also have single cards on display.

So, if you find yourself with an urge to splurge on a few Magic cards, and it’s a weekend, then check out Harbourview @ 42 Canal Street, Dartmouth (former Value Village location).

Rise Of The Eldrazi – Walmart

I noticed that I was picking up several Google searches from people looking for Rise Of The Eldrazi at Walmart. So, ever the card hound, I went over to the Walmart at Dartmouth Crossing, while taking my weekly advertising trip, and they do have Rise Of The Eldrazi booster packs and intro packs available.

Although, my advice would always be that, you will tend to get better prices at Wizards Of The Coast dealers. So, if you are able to get to a card, gaming, comic or hobby shop that is a dealer, always go there first. A good example of the vast difference in the ‘at the till’ price (with tax) between stores is illustrated by the current price of a booster pack at say, D & M Sports Cards ($5) and somewhere like Walmart (around $6.50). If you are buying several booster packs this difference can soon mount up.

On a separate note I also checked Zellers in the Mic Mac Mall, and they have the shelves marked up for RotE boosters and intro packs, but no cards. I also checked Toy’s R Us and they only have intro decks from the Worldwake set.

UPDATE: Thanks to Malcolm at D&M for updating me with the location information.

D & M Sports Cards are located at 201 Chain Lake Drive, Unit 16, Bayers Lake, Halifax, NS. It seems that I must have just missed the new store as it’s on the same block as the Dragon Buffet King, directly behind the Mcdonalds.

Rise Of The Eldrazi – Release

Today, as we all know, is the release of the latest set in the Zendikar Block, Rise of the Eldrazi. So, I popped into D & M Cards over in Burnside to buy a couple of Booster Packs. When I got back from my other tasks I decided to film the opening of the first pack and post it on YouTube. Check it out.

I also found myself over at the Mic Mac Mall later in the day, but did not see any RotE stuff in either Zellers or Toys R Us.

Update:

Here is the opening of the second packet.

UPDATE: Thanks to Malcolm at D&M for updating me with the location information.

D & M Sports Cards are located at 201 Chain Lake Drive, Unit 16, Bayers Lake, Halifax, NS. It seems that I must have just missed the new store as it’s on the same block as the Dragon Buffet King, directly behind the Mcdonalds.

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Worldwake Boosters – Totals After 10 Packs

I opened my last pack of Worldwake Boosters on Saturday, that’s 10 (150 cards) in total and so that’s as many as I plan to buy for a particular set in my collection.  So, here is the final list:

Æther Tradewinds 2
Akoum Battlesinger 3
Apex Hawks 1
Bloodhusk Ritualist 1
Bojuka Bog 1
Bojuka Brigand 2
Brink of Disaster 3
Calcite Snapper 3
Canopy Cover 2
Caustic Crawler 2
Celestial Colonnade 1
Claws of Valakut 1
Corrupted Zendikon 1
Cosi’s Ravager 2
Dead Reckoning 1
Deathforge Shaman 2
Death’s Shadow 1
Dispel 2
Enclave Elite 2
Everflowing Chalice 1
Feral Contest 2
Fledgling Griffin 2
Gnarlid Pack 2
Goblin Roughrider 2
Grappler Spider 1
Graypelt Hunter 2
Grotag Thrasher 2
Groundswell 3
Guardian Zendikon 1
Halimar Depths 3
Halimar Excavator 2
Hedron Rover 2
Horizon Drake 2
Iona’s Judgment 4
Jagwasp Swarm 1
Join the Ranks 1
Kalastria Highborn 1
Khalni Garden 2
Kitesail 2
Kitesail Apprentice 1
Kor Firewalker 2
Leatherback Baloth 2
Lightkeeper of Emeria 1
Loam Lion 1
Lodestone Golem 1
Marsh Threader 1
Mire’s Toll 2
Mysteries of the Deep 2
Nature’s Claim 1
Nemesis Trap 1
Permafrost Trap 1
Pilgrim’s Eye 2
Pulse Tracker 1
Quag Vampires 2
Quest for the Nihil Stone 1
Quicksand 1
Raging Ravine 1
Razor Boomerang 1
Rest for the Weary 5
Roiling Terrain 2
Ruin Ghost 1
Rumbling Aftershocks 1
Scrib Nibblers 1
Searing Blaze 2
Sejiri Steppe 2
Shoreline Salvager 1
Skitter of Lizards 3
Slingbow Trap 2
Snapping Creeper 3
Spell Contortion 1
Stirring Wildwood 1
Surrakar Banisher 1
Terra Eternal 1
Thada Adel, Acquisitor 2
Tideforce Elemental 1
Tomb Hex 2
Treasure Hunt 2
Twitch 2
Urge to Feed 2
Vapor Snare 1
Vastwood Zendikon 1
Veteran’s Reflexes 1
Wind Zendikon 2
Wolfbriar Elemental 1
Plains 1
Island 3
Forest 4
Swamp 2

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Zendikar Boosters – Totals After 10 Packs

I opened my last pack of Zendikar Boosters today, that’s 10 (150 cards) in total and so that’s as many as I plan to buy for a particular set in my collection. So, here is the final list:

Adventuring Gear 2
Akoum Refuge 1
Arrow Volley Trap 1
Baloth Woodcrasher 1
Beast Hunt 1
Bladetusk Boar 2
Blood Seeker 3
Bog Tatters 1
Bold Defense 1
Burst Lightning 2
Caller of Gales 2
Cancel 1
Caravan Hurda 3
Carnage Altar 1
Celestial Mantle 1
Cliff Threader 2
Cobra Trap 2
Conqueror’s Pledge 1
Crypt Ripper 1
Demolish 2
Expedition Map 1
Felidar Sovereign 1
Forest  3
Giant Scorpion 1
Goblin Shortcutter 1
Goblin War Paint 4
Greenweaver Druid 2
Grim Discovery 1
Harrow 1
Hedron Crab 2
Into the Roil 1
Ior Ruin Expedition 1
Island  4
Kabira Evangel 1
Kazandu Refuge 2
Khalni Gem 1
Khalni Heart Expedition 1
Kor Cartographer 2
Kor Skyfisher 4
Kraken Hatchling 1
Lethargy Trap 3
Living Tsunami 1
Mark of Mutiny 1
Marsh Flats 1
Merfolk Seastalkers 1
Mold Shambler 3
Molten Ravager 1
Murasa Pyromancer 1
Narrow Escape 2
Nimana Sell-Sword 1
Nimbus Wings 1
Nissa’s Chosen 1
Obsidian Fireheart 1
Oran-Rief Recluse 1
Paralyzing Grasp 1
Piranha Marsh 1
Pitfall Trap 1
Plains  2
Predatory Urge 1
Primal Bellow 1
Punishing Fire 3
Quest for the Holy Relic 1
Reckless Scholar 1
Relic Crush 1
River Boa 2
Ruinous Minotaur 1
Runeflare Trap 1
Seismic Shudder 3
Sejiri Refuge 1
Sky Ruin Drake 1
Sorin Markov 1
Spell Pierce 1
Spire Barrage 3
Steppe Lynx 2
Surrakar Marauder 1
Swamp 1
Tajuru Archer 1
Tanglesap 1
Teetering Peaks 3
Territorial Baloth 3
Timbermaw Larva 1
Torch Slinger 2
Trapfinder’s Trick 1
Trusty Machete 1
Turntimber Grove 2
Turntimber Ranger 2
Umara Raptor 2
Vampire Hexmage 1
Vampire Lacerator 3
Vampire’s Bite 1
Vastwood Gorger 1
Vines of Vastwood 1
Whiplash Trap 4
Windrider Eel 1
Zektar Shrine Expedition 2
Zendikar Farguide 1

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