In case you’re not aware, it’s Strixhaven: School of Mages spoiler season, and it’s bringing with it not only a huge amount of exciting cards, but also a lot of news about the goings-on behind the scenes.
With the likes of the Crux of Fate artwork issues, the mix-up of the Ephemerate and Memory Lapse Mystical Archive artwork, and the Zaffai printing error, things seem to be tough over at Wizards of the Coast now.
It’s no surprise given the extra problems that the pandemic is causing, but the issues have now reached production too.
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Wizards have announced Strixhaven delays in multiple territories
As per the blog post on the MTG site, Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand are all going to have shipment delays.
“Unfortunately, due to shipment delays, the Strixhaven: School of Mages Prerelease will now be combined with the release date of April 23. Prerelease events and all other Strixhaven: School of Mages products will be available beginning that day. Additionally, for Thailand, Strixhaven: School of Mages Bundles will release approximately mid-May.”
Issues aren’t just there either, but production issues are going to mean that the Strixhaven: School of Mages Draft Boosters and Japanese-language Set Boosters are going to be delayed in the USA and Canada. However, the company has said that “we are working toward making more available after release on April 23.”
It’s unfortunate, for sure, but it’s also fairly impressive that these are the only apparent production and shipping issues when the world is still in the midst of a pandemic that’s been causing chaos for over a year now. Hopefully, things can resume and get back on track soon, but at least it won’t affect the digital releases at all for obvious reasons.
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