You know how sometimes people want to buy you things? Like, at certain times of the year, well-meaning relatives will express their love through the medium of gifts? It can be tricky buying a present for a Magic player if you don't know much about Magic yourself.
And that's why Wizards of the Coast is introducing the Holiday Gift Box! It's a handsome storage box that holds more than 2,000 cards. The MSRP is $19.99 and it will be available worldwide in English on November 16, 2012.
In addition to the box (and let's face it, you always need more card storage boxes), it comes with:
Four Return to Ravnica booster packs
A pack of twenty Return to Ravnica basic land
Six illustrated plastic dividers
A sticker sheet for customizing the dividers
An alternate-art Dreg Mangler from Return to Ravnica. We're not going to tell you what Dreg Mangler does.
Those that scoff at the value given here are pretty silly. As stated the 4 packs are nearly the entire price of this thing if you are talking 4 bucks a pack. Obviously some stores sell packs cheaper then that but not all.
Crap I have seen people pay 10 bucks for a Zendikar box from the fat pack alone on Ebay.
Well, at least this isn't a "must buy" for exclusive promo cards in the way that literally every other special product coming out this fall/winter is- Oh, wait. Hope the promo isn't constructed playable...
On the plus side, I'm sure I'll be buying packs anyway, so I'm fine paying a few dollars more for a nice box and some useful dividers.