• Nov 11, 2018
  • by My Pop Culture

We're not quite done with our 25th Anniversary yet! We've got one more trick up our sleeves for 2018, and it's something quite special—the last Masters set we plan on making for a while. We tried not to hold back.

Announcing Ultimate Masters. And it's coming soon. Very soon.

Ultimate Masters

Release Date: December 7, 2018

  • 254 Cards
  • 24 packs per box
  • 15-card booster packs, one premium foil per pack
  • English and Japanese languages with global distribution
  • One Ultimate Box Topper per box
  • Supplies are limited

Let's start with the big news—yes, we're shelving the Masters series for the foreseeable future. We are instead focusing on other products that will also include reprints. We'll talk more about those when the time comes, but we're sending off the Masters product line for the time being with this premium take on the Masters series, Ultimate Masters.

Now, on to that box topper. Or should I say, those box toppers. All 40 of them.

Every box will come with a sealed pack containing a single box topper, sealed inside the box. The pack will look a little something like this:

Box topper pack

Open it up, and you'll get one of 40 different cards (you can check out the list below) with extended art, like this:

Liliana of the Veil | My Pop Culture | New Zealand

This set of 40 box topper cards includes extended art versions of some of Magic's most popular cards, including every mythic rare in the set, many of the rare cards, and two uncommons—Kitchen Finks and Eternal Witness—that are among the most beloved in Magic's history. Every box topper also has a main set counterpart, just with a normal frame treatment. So in the same box, you could pull both of these:

Snapcaster Mage box topperUMA Snapcaster Mage

Because we're releasing this product in just one month, we're showing you every box topper right here! You can see all of them at the bottom of the page, along with their regular-set counterpart.

Note that the box toppers will be distributed by treasure chests on Magic Online.

The packaging for Ultimate Masters will look a little something like this.

UMA Box

Finally, yes, we want to acknowledge that Ultimate Masters has an MSRP (US only) higher than previous Masters products. We're sending the Masters series off in the style it deserves: Ultimate Masters is a limited run, premium set that is unique and collectible. We understand that it might not be for everyone. And that's okay. If you're looking for a unique, cool product with a collectible twist, then Ultimate Masters might be up your alley.

And if it is for you, here are what the box toppers will look like, along with their main-set counterparts. We'll show off the rest of the set starting November 19 here on DailyMTG and around the web.

Emrakul, the Aeons Torn Box Topper
Karn Liberated Box TopperKarn Liberated
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth Box TopperKozilek, Butcher of Truth
Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre Box TopperUlamog, the Infinite Gyre
Snapcaster Mage Box TopperSnapcaster Mage
Temporal Manipulation Box TopperTemporal Manipulation
Bitterblossom Box TopperBitterblossom
Demonic Tutor Box TopperDemonic Tutor
Goryo's Vengeance Box TopperGoryo's Vengeance
Liliana of the Veil Box TopperLiliana of the Veil
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed Box TopperMikaeus, the Unhallowed
Reanimate Box TopperReanimate
Tasigur, the Golden Fang Box TopperTasigur, the Golden Fang
Balefire Dragon Box TopperBalefire Dragon
Through the Breach Box TopperThrough the Breach
Eternal Witness Box TopperEternal Witness
Life from the Loam Box TopperLife from the Loam
Noble Hierarch Box TopperNoble Hierarch
Tarmogoyf Box TopperTarmogoyf
Vengevine Box TopperVengevine
Gaddock Teeg Box TopperGaddock Teeg
Leovold, Emissary of Trest Box TopperLeovold, Emissary of Trest
Lord of Extinction Box TopperLord of Extinction
Maelstrom Pulse Box TopperMaelstrom Pulse
Sigarda, Host of Herons Box TopperSigarda, Host of Herons
Fulminator Mage Box TopperFulminator Mage
Kitchen Finks Box TopperKitchen Finks
Engineered Explosives Box TopperEngineered Explosives
Mana Vault Box TopperMana Vault
Platinum Emperion Box TopperPlatinum Emperion
Ancient Tomb Box TopperAncient Tomb
Cavern of Souls Box TopperCavern of Souls
Celestial Colonnade Box TopperCelestial Colonnade
Creeping Tar Pit Box TopperCreeping Tar Pit
Dark Depths Box TopperDark Depths
Karakas Box TopperKarakas
Lavaclaw Reaches Box TopperLavaclaw Reaches
Raging Ravine Box TopperRaging Ravine
Stirring Wildwood Box Topper
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth Box Topper

Reposted from here.