Wizards of the Coast Previews Future Set Packaging at 2018 New York Toy Fair
Blink and you might miss the next Magic: The Gathering previews. Seems like we're getting new ones every day! The latest: packaging for the upcoming Dominaria and Core Set 2019.
Hasbro had a booth at this year's New York Toy Fair, and they brought some Magic goodies, including booster packs, Planeswalker decks, and prerelease packs for upcoming sets. Though no cards have yet been revealed, the art is certainly worth another look.
First off, Magic supervillain Nicol Bolas appears as the key art for Core Set 2019, the first Core Set since 2016's Magic Origins. So it's safe to say we'll be seeing the elder dragon again in Standard. Of note: we just got a Bolas planeswalker in Hour of Devastation, so it'll be interesting to see how they differentiate the two.
Booster packs for the upcoming Dominaria also made an appearance. Featuring white backgrounds, light blue font, and the updating Magic logo, the packs look sharp. Plus, they depict what appear to be three different minor mages, an aven, and planeswalker Karn.
Additionally, Teferi appears on the cover of one planeswalker deck, which has some interesting implications for Dominaria. When we last saw him, Teferi had given up his planeswalker spark to close a time rift. Does this mean he's somehow gotten it back?
Look for Dominaria to hit shelves in April and Core Set 2019 following in July.
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