According to an article today June 10, 2014 on USAToday.com, Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast have teamed up with NERF to create a special San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Magic: The Gathering Garruk's Axe. Those who purchase the special Magic: The Gathering pack for $110.99 on July 23-27, 2014 will also score limited-edition alternate art planeswalkers from the Magic 2015 Core Set with art by the Batman and Superman comic-book artist Jae Lee.
The promotional planewalker pack will contain all six planeswalkers featured in the Magic 2015 Core Set: Ajani Steadfast, Jace, the Living Guildpact., Liliana Vess, Chandra Pyromaster, Nissa, Worldwaker, and Garruk, Apex Predator. Lee will be on location, and attendees can have their promotional Magic: The Gathering cards signed at the Hasbro Booth on July 26, 2014 from 9-10 A.M. PT. After the convention there will be an extremely limited amount of sets for sale at HasbroToyShop.com.
If past history is any precedent, don't hold your breath on obtaining the promos from the website. This isn't the first time Wizards of the Coast has sold alternate art planeswalkers as a Comic-Con exclusive. Last year the promos were sold out online within mere minutes, and continue to fetch an exorbitant amount of money on the secondary market. Last year's set is currently for sale on StarCityGames.com for a whopping $799.99. Since this year's set also features an axe, it may command an even higher price.
It's important to note that this isn't the same Garruk axe that's being given away for the Hunt Bigger Game promotion. That one's much longer, and has a bigger blade. Despite that fact, it shouldn't stop this new San Diego Comic-Con Garruk's Axe to be any less collectible.
Which promo planeswalker do you wish you had most?
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