Wizards Of The Coast has announced that the price of all Magic: The Gathering physical goods will rise later this year.
In a new blog post in which the company shared the news, Wizards Of The Coast explained that it will increase the price of physical Magic: The Gathering products by about 11% starting in September (via PC Gamer).
“Over the past year, there has been a significant and steady rise in the costs of goods, transportation and manufacturing for almost everyone in almost every industry,” said Wizards Of The Coast. “For Wizards Of The Coast, this means that we have seen a huge increase in the total production costs of Magic: The Gathering.”
The company went on to say that it worked to maintain Draft Boosters, as well as Set Boosters and Collector Boosters, at a “consistent price across our key indicators – the four major annual issues that impact on the Standard format. – as far as we can. “
“However, the production price of Magic: The Gathering has increased significantly, and we have particularly seen an increase in the cost of Magic production, manufacturing and shipping worldwide over the past year,” Wizards continued. The company has kept the scope of the price increase “as small as possible,” and will only adjust prices for the following Premier Series, Unfinity, and Jumpstart products:
- Draft booster
- Set a booster
- Booster collectors
- Jumpstart booster game
In addition, the price increase for Commander decks will take effect with the release of Streets of New Capenna, and Wizards says there are no plans to further increase the price of Commander decks in July.
The 11% rise will not only directly affect product lines like Masters, Horizons Modern, Secret Lair, Challenger Decks, and Universes Beyond, but will affect Dominaria United, as well as backlog products starting in July .
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