Today marked another rare SotMK Booster Park sighting at the Emporium. Even though the highly sought after merchandise was once again available, today’s batch was met with some disappointment. But how can that be?!? Shouldn’t we be over joyed and feel honored that we get to spend our hard-earned money? It appears that in addition to this being the Emporium’s largest shipment received, the boosters were given a price increase of $2. Bringing the new total to $13.95 w/o tax. The 5 pack per person limit was again enforced and the boosters were only available behind the counter. Your $13.95 still includes 7 seven spell cards one of which is a super-rare (61-70), home game rules, game board, card checklist & game tokens.
Like most of you, I am not pleased with the price increase. However I do understand the concept of supply and demand, despite how unfortunate this may be. To be perfectly honest I felt $11.95 was a tad much considering what poor quality the game tokens are. Since they are such an integral piece to the SotMK home game I would of expected them to be of much better quality. I’ve heard from most people that have attempted playing the relatively confusing home game have taped the tokens to coins as to make them easier to flip. Enough about that, where do we stand now? Can we expect a steady stock of boosters in the parks? I don’t know, they sell out and they restock them as fast as they can. As tough as it is try and be patient, they’ll eventually be available online and when that day comes everyone will have a crack at them. Until then, it’s a mad dash to the Magic Kingdom.
Hello Everyone! Like most of you I was so excited to put Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Bag Of Tricks to use over the weekend. I was even more surprised to find out I was still playing on the medium level! Here are a few videos showing all of the animations the spell card displays, enjoy!
All those people who called me a liar when I posted the rumor on 8/31… BOO TO YOU!!!
At 6:30PM a horde of SotMK fans lined up outside of a closed Firehouse in hopes to be among the first to receive the “rumored” special edition spell card. And its a good thing they did! What we learned this evening is that the spell card is only available at the Firehouse and a wristband and event ticket are required to obtain the card. In addition to that your event ticket will be stamped as to prevent anyone from getting multiples. As expected they are already popping up on eBay, which is unfortunate but not surprising in the least.
The card is numbered 01/P as to denote the possibility of more special event spell cards and it appears to be a “SUN” symbol. So now we have, Stars, Moons, Planets, Lightning Bolts, & Sun icons.
There is no confirmation as to how many cards they had available this evening let alone for the entire event. Since there was never any official announcement from Disney Parks I expect these to go fast. Good Luck Sorcerers!
As I posted on 8/31 a Limited Edition Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party SotMK Spell Card featuring Chip N’ Dale is going to be released. Early speculation was that this card was going to available for purchase as LE Merchandise but that has since changed. From what I have been told the card is going to be distributed at the Firehouse and a strict one card per person rule will be enforced. A MNSSHP Event Ticket & Wristband will be required to obtain the card. Although I was not given a photo of the card I do have these few details:
Orange & Purple Color
Numbered 1 of 12
On the top of the card MNNSHP Appears
I also believe that the card’s animation will involve acorns or nuts, and I would imagine our favorite chipmunks will be wearing Halloween costumes as well. This card is the first of a series of 12 that will be released at various special events/openings/promotions. Other possibilities include, New Fantasyland Opening, Wreck It Ralph card complete with 8 Bit Graphics & Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
I will be posting photos on the blog, Facebook page, & Twitter as soon as I have them!
Just a quick heads up that we are going to add a FAQ page to the site in the next day or two. A friend of the blog Darren has put together an excellent series of Frequently Asked Questions that is bound to help Sorcerers of all levels! In addition to that we are really close to reaching 500 followers on our Twitter feed! With that said a big welcome and thank you to everyone who has joined! As promised, as soon as we reach 500 Followers I will be selecting one Twitter follower at random to receive 22 unopened packs of spell cards which will contain one of each star card!
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As usual there have been some wild rumors revolving around SotMK. To be completely honest none of them have been worth writing about until now. Recently I overheard some cast members talking about new cards that are going to be released. Now we’ve all heard rumblings about a vast expansion of the spell card library, but this is not it. I heard there is a strong chance that we will see a limited number of cards possibly 10 or 12 that would be released one at a time to coincide with special events. For example the first new spell card rumored to be part of this series is one of Chip n’ Dale. According to what I heard this card will only be available for purchase to those attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. The sale will begin at the start of the event and will conclude at the end. Once the event is over, that’s it end of line.
Sounds pretty cool huh? Indeed it does, but it also sounds expensive. In that purchasing a ticket to a special event is required to purchase the card. I honestly believe since the release of the booster packs Disney has now fully realized the merchandising potential of SotMK. With an instant sell out on the day of release, people can’t wait to buy more. In addition to this little nugget of info I would honestly expect a full on surge of booster packs to be released in conjunction with the start of the Halloween party. By doing so this maximizes Disney’s SotMK profits in that if you’re gonna buy some booster packs why not buy the Limited Edition card too. You’re already halfway there. If this rumor is indeed true I’m really excited to see what other cards they come up with for things New Fantasyland & The Christmas Party. Either way the possible release of an exclusive MNSSHP Spell Card has enticed me enough to purchase a ticket.
Will you do the same?
*NOTE* as of 9/9/12 I’ve heard the card will be free to event guests only.
As expected there are a few SotMK Booster Packs that have made their way on eBay. However I spotted one seller who is going a step further and trying to pass off the new cut of cards 61-70 on eBay as ones that were only available during testing. If you visit the link you’ll see that is clearly false. As you can see in the photos below the difference between a beta card and the ones currently available now. (Beta Left & Non Beta Right)
As you’ll see the seller is trying to pass off the cards as beta which is clearly not the case due to their sharper corners. Although the seller does not distinctly say they are “beta” cards they do say:
“You are bidding on an extremely RARE card that is used in playing the exciting new game called Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. This game is played at Walt Disney World in the Magic Kingdom park. Cards #61-#70 were only distributed during the testing phase of the game.”
Thus trying to make it sound more valuable than they actually are. If you’re going to purchase cards be careful, don’t fall for listings like these!
***As of Today 8/30/12 the seller has since update their listings to reflect that they came from booster packs.***
***9/12/12 There are no listings from this seller.