I bought Magic: The Gathering – Arena of the Planeswalkers: Shadows over Innistrad last year but only opened the box last night and to my surprise, found this:
It took me a moment to realize that someone had removed the contents of the box and replaced them with plastic cowboys and indians figures and a strategy guide for an obscure JRPG.
I wasn’t upset (the box had been sitting around for a long time and cost like $20), and this is my sequence of thoughts after realizing what happened:
- That’s a video game strategy guide.
- Never heard of it. Oh, Square Enix! Must be an RPG.
- This guide is used!
- Hmm, let me flip through this.
Then I showed the box to my friend and he remarked, “Oh, it’s a strategy guide. It’s used!” Then started flipping through it and googled the game.
Hasbro is replacing the game, which is very nice of them, so all is good.
I’ve had very few component problems with games. Occasionally there are missing or damaged components and that’s it, but never anything like this.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve found in a new (sealed/shrink-wrapped) game box?