The much-awaited Magic: The Gathering War of the Spark Mythic Edition has sold out within minutes of going live on eBay. Wizards of the Coast prepared and released 12,000 copies of the exclusive War of the Spark though almost 40,000 orders have been placed and you can still purchase the item. Just five minutes later, eBay listing reported that nearly 12,000 had been sold, but the item listing did not go down.
These alleviated some issues and the high demand caused some orders not to fully process. Since this exclusive item is not sold at local game stores, there is no other way to obtain this item. Wizards had to cancel more than half of the orders. Wizards and eBay offered a joint apology on Twitter saying “Due to overwhelming response we sold out of the War of the Spark Mythic Edition orders earlier today. We’ve partnered with @eBay to ensure affected customers are contacted.”
Wizards of the Coast has stated that they are investigating the War of the Spark orders and will have updates once they are available. Needless to say, many purchasers of the exclusive item are unhappy with this mishap. As to what happened in processing the order, neither Wizards of the Coast nor eBay has released any statement on what went wrong to allow more than 40,000 boxes to get purchased when only 12,000 were available.
War Of The Spark Mythic Edition
The exclusive Mythic Edition boxes were sold for $249.99 USD each. The War of the Spark Mythic Edition is a draft-sized special booster box (24 packs) that contains packs with premium planeswalkers. The special booster packs with the premium planeswalkers will be clearly marked and the eight planeswalkers for the exclusive Mythic Edition set include Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Gideon Blackblade, Tezzeret, the Seeker, Garruk, Apex Predator, Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God, Nahiri, the Harbinger, and Sarkhan, the Unbroken.