The product is awesome. But what's going on with that art? Is that spiky-haired Dragonball character meant to be Jace? I assume it is, because the pouting girl is wearing Chandra's glasses, but... huh. The odd thing is, I like the Japanese manga-style alternate art versions of Jace and Chandra. But I don't like Cloud Strife-style spiky hair on some otherwise Western-style art. It's taking the intriguing (well, mildly interesting) intellectual Jace and making him look like some angsty backstreet thief.
You want to make a milky drink. You squeeze a cow.
I love this description. Like the cows are sponges filled with milk. I can see it all Nick Parks claymation-style with the cow's eyes bugging out momentarily as a giant farmer squeezes it like a squeaky dog toy, and milk shoots out of it.
Figures that this happens like three days after I finally broke down and bought the original Toolkit on a whim, despite knowing it wasn't for me. I already have bulk of cards, which is what the Toolkit gives; with only four rares among 200 cards it's not a product for veterans at all, though I didn't mind a few of the more modern cards I've missed. Still, if I hadn't been lucky enough to open a Grave Titan that I could sell for $8, the $20 investment would have been dismal indeed. My other lucky pull was an Emeria, which is a card I passed in my one and only Zendikar draft, not knowing why the hell I tried to draft a card for my pathetic Ally deck rather than keeping with my tried-and-true policy of rare-grabbing, and I've regretted it ever since. So it was nice to finally correct that error; Emeria is my kind of card and it's not like you ever need more than one.
As far as the benefit of the rest of Magic is concerned, gold cards in Legends were executed perfectly. They got all the excitement a designer could hope out of a splashy new mechanic without using up any of the valuable design space. Truly amazing. --Aaron Forsythe's Random Card Comment on Kei Takahashi