Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Box Topper Cards

Index | 2020




From Wizards.com

As we worked on Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, we knew we had an amazing opportunity to tap into the cultural phenomenon of Godzilla. Magic was finally going to a world filled with its most epic monsters, so it was too good of an opportunity to miss partnering with the Toho Corporation and its iconic monsters such as Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah. We call these cards Godzilla Series Monster cards.

For each Godzilla Series Monster, we went through Ikoria and found the best flavor fit and gave each Godzilla Series Monster card its own card in the set. A total of 19 cards were given this treatment. One card, the Buy-a-Box card, only exists in its Godzilla Series form, but each of the others has both an Ikoria card and a matching Godzilla Series card. For the purposes of playing, they are equivalent to one another (that is, you can still only play a maximum of 4 copies in a deck no matter if you are playing the Godzilla Series or Ikoria versions).

WPN stores will have a foil Godzilla card as part of the Buy-a-Box promotion in addition to a single-card box topper pack that comes with each Draft Booster box. So if you preorder from your local WPN store, you can get two cards featuring Godzilla Series Monsters.

Each display of Draft Boosters will have a single-card Box Topper pack featuring a Foil Godzilla Monster Series card. In Japanese boosters, there are 18 different Box topper cards in foil (three found only in Japanese language). In all other languages there are 15 different box toppers.

Each Collector Booster has a dedicated slot which will have either a foil or non-foil Godzilla Series Monster. In this slot, you can get either one of the 15 worldwide box toppers or the Buy-a-Box (non-foil only). Japanese Collector Boosters may also contain one of the 3 Japanese-language exclusive cards. (Please note, this is different than originally communicated. For more information, click here.)

In Japanese Draft Boosters, 1 in 12 packs will have a non-foil Godzilla Series Monster card. 1 in 60 will have a foil Godzilla Series Monster card. You cannot get the Buy-a-Box card in this way; only the other 18 Godzilla Series Monsters cards.

Due to an unfortunate internal error, the three Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Japanese-language exclusive Godzilla Series Monster cards (Crystalline Giant; Dirge Bat; Mysterious Egg) will only be found in Japanese Draft and Collector Boosters and as Japanese box toppers. They will not be found in English or French Collector Boosters.
Those were sent to LGS in June 2020 as an IKO Collector Booster Japanese Ancillary Pack containing four cards:
* 2 non-foil Mysterious Egg
* 1 non-foil Crystalline Giant or 1 non-foil Dirge Bat
* 1 foil Crystalline Giant or 1 foil Dirge Bat or 1 foil Mysterious Egg


As the world was altered by the spread of COVID-19, the word "corona" has taken on a new meaning, at the basis "the Corona Beam" is Spacegodzilla's traditional breath weapon. Printing couldn't be changed in time to address the new meaning of corona but steps to remove or change the card where possible took place:
All reprints of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths will remove the card Spacegodzilla, Death Corona (Void Beckoner).
The card Spacegodzilla, Death Corona (Void Beckoner) was renamed Spacegodzilla, Void Invader on MTG Arena.
The special Godzilla Series Monster versions of cards only in Treasure Chests (Magic Online), will not distribute this card.


Spacegodzilla, Death Corona (Void Beckoner) and renamed Spacegodzilla, Void Invader.

The 19th card with this Foil Godzilla's treatment is the Buy-a-Box card Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Zilortha, Strength Incarnate), which only exists in its Godzilla Series form.
The 20th card with this treatment is the Love Your LGS Promo: Mechagodzilla, Battle Fortress (Hangarback Walker). The card wasn't a part of Ikoria set.


Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Collector booster


Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Japanese Box Topper booster


IKO Collector Booster Japanese Ancillary Pack (150B14638001 EN - B0000014638)

GODZILLA SERIES MONSTER BOX TOPPER CARDS ART


Anguirus, Armored Killer (Gemrazer) Full Art by Sam Rowan
Babygodzilla, Ruin Reborn (Pollywog Symbiote) Full Art by Simon Dominic
Biollante, Plant Beast Form (Nethroi, Apex of Death) Full Art by Torstein Nordstrand
Bio-Quartz Spacegodzilla (Brokkos, Apex of Forever) Full Art by Svetlin Velinov
Crystalline Giant (Mechagodzilla, the Weapon) Full Art by Kotakan. Japanese only


Destoroyah, Perfect Lifeform (Everquill Phoenix) Full Art by JOZ
Dirge Bat (Battra, Dark Destroyer) Full Art by Hayama Kouhei. Japanese only
Dorat, the Perfect Pet (Sprite Dragon) Full Art by Simon Dominic
Ghidorah, King of the Cosmos (Illuna, Apex of Wishes) Full Art by Nicholas Gregory
Gigan, Cyberclaw Terror (Gyruda, Doom of Depths) Full Art by Jesper Ejsing


Godzilla, Doom Inevitable (Yidaro, Wandering Monster) Full Art by Yigit Koroglu
Godzilla, Primeval Champion (Titanoth Rex) Full Art by Lius Lasahido
King Caesar, Ancient Guardian (Huntmaster Liger) Full Art by Slawomir Maniak
King Caesar, Awoken Titan (Snapdax, Apex of the Hunt) Full Art by YW Tang
Mothra, Supersonic Queen (Luminous Broodmoth) Full Art by Nick Southam


Mysterious Egg (Mothra's Great Cocoon) Full Art by Yoroikoh. Japanese only
Rodan, Titan of Winged Fury (Vadrok, Apex of Thunder) Full Art by Johann Bodin
Spacegodzilla, Death Corona (Void Beckoner) Full Art by Zezhou Chen

GODZILLA SERIES MONSTER BUY-A-BOX CARD ART


Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Zilortha, Strength Incarnate) Full Art by Antonio Josť Manzanedo

LOVE YOUR LGS PROMO CARD ART


Mechagodzilla, Battle Fortress (Hangarback Walker), Full Art by Nicholas Gregory

EXTERNAL LINKS
Ikoria Draft Booster Boxes Have Box Toppers, Wizards Play Network
Collecting Ikoria, Card Preview
Statement on Spacegodzilla, News
Godzilla Monster Series, Magic The Gathering Japan
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Variants, Card Image Gallery
Japanese Exclusives Not Included In EN and FR Collector Boosters, News
Japanese Exclusives Not Included In EN and FR Collector Boosters, Wizards Play Network

INTERNAL LINKS
Buy- a -Box Promos
Love Your LGS Promos


2020 - Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Box Topper Cards
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001376 R Anguirus, Armored KillerSam RowanIkoria: Lair of Behemoths Display of Draft boosters and Collector boosters2020-04-17 and 2020-05-15YES 
002372 U Babygodzilla, Ruin RebornSimon DominicIkoria: Lair of Behemoths Display of Draft boosters and Collector boosters2020-04-17 and 2020-05-15YES 
003386 R 暗黒破壊獣,バトラ
Battra, Dark Destruction Beast
Hayama KouheiIkoria: Lair of Behemoths Japanese Draft and Collector boosters2020-04-17 and 2020-05-15YES 
004380 M Biollante, Plant Beast FormTorstein NordstrandIkoria: Lair of Behemoths Display of Draft boosters and Collector boosters2020-04-17 and 2020-05-15YES 
005378 M Bio-Quartz SpacegodzillaSvetlin VelinovIkoria: Lair of Behemoths Display of Draft boosters and Collector boosters2020-04-17 and 2020-05-15YES 
006374 R Destoroyah, Perfect LifeformJOZIkoria: Lair of Behemoths Display of Draft boosters and Collector boosters2020-04-17 and 2020-05-15YES 
007382 U Dorat, the Perfect PetSimon DominicIkoria: Lair of Behemoths Display of Draft boosters and Collector boosters2020-04-17 and 2020-05-15YES 
008379 M Ghidorah, King of the CosmosNicholas GregoryIkoria: Lair of Behemoths Display of Draft boosters and Collector boosters2020-04-17 and 2020-05-15YES 
009384 R Gigan, Cyberclaw TerrorJesper EjsingIkoria: Lair of Behemoths Display of Draft boosters and Collector boosters2020-04-17 and 2020-05-15YES 
010375 R Godzilla, Doom InevitableYigit KorogluIkoria: Lair of Behemoths Display of Draft boosters and Collector boosters2020-04-17 and 2020-05-15YES 
011377 U Godzilla, Primeval ChampionLius LasahidoIkoria: Lair of Behemoths Display of Draft boosters and Collector boosters2020-04-17 and 2020-05-15YES 
012370 U King Caesar, Ancient GuardianSlawomir ManiakIkoria: Lair of Behemoths Display of Draft boosters and Collector boosters2020-04-17 and 2020-05-15YES 
013381 M King Caesar, Awoken TitanYW TangIkoria: Lair of Behemoths Display of Draft boosters and Collector boosters2020-04-17 and 2020-05-15YES 
014387 R 決戦兵器,メカゴジラ
Mechagodzilla, Decisive Battle Weapon
KotakanIkoria: Lair of Behemoths Japanese Draft and Collector boosters2020-04-17 and 2020-05-15YES 
015385 C モスラの巨大な繭
Mothra's Giant Cocoon
YoroikohIkoria: Lair of Behemoths Japanese Draft and Collector boosters2020-04-17 and 2020-05-15YES 
016371 M Mothra, Supersonic QueenNick SouthamIkoria: Lair of Behemoths Display of Draft boosters and Collector boosters2020-04-17 and 2020-05-15YES 
017383 M Rodan, Titan of Winged FuryJohann BodinIkoria: Lair of Behemoths Display of Draft boosters and Collector boosters2020-04-17 and 2020-05-15YES 
018373 U Spacegodzilla, Death CoronaZezhou ChenIkoria: Lair of Behemoths Display of Draft boosters and Collector boosters2020-04-17 and 2020-05-15YES