A lawsuit is being filed over War of the Spark Mythic Edition orders

Thousands of non-existent boxes were sold.

Magic: The Gathering War of the Spark
Image via Wizards of the Coast and Magic: The Gathering

A class-action lawsuit is being filed against Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast for failing to honor a sales contract with customers who purchased the War of the Spark Mythic Edition box on eBay.

On May 1, chaos ensued upon the launch of the War of the Spark Mythic Edition box. Many orders failed to go process and the 12,000 available units sold out in less than five minutes. Shortly after the boxes sold out, however, eBay reopened the sale of the Mythic Edition, leading tens of thousands of customers purchased non-existent Mythic Edition boxes. A statement by eBay said those who ordered units that didn’t exist would be reimbursed and given monetary gifts for their troubles.

Matt Wetherington with Werner Wetherington, P.C. in Atlanta, Georgia is filing the class-action lawsuit against Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast on behalf of individuals who received a confirmation of sale when purchasing the War of the Spark Mythic Edition box.

A Reddit post detailing the lawsuit, made by Matt Wetherington, caught the attention of MTG subreddit moderators, who thought the post was possibly illegitimate. Wetherington, however, has apparently supplied the mods with proper identity verification and a copy of the preliminary lawsuit.

Qualifications for the suit include “[Customer] placed an order for War of the Spark Mythic Edition on eBay, received a confirmation email from eBay, had their order canceled, and have NOT authorized eBay to cancel the contract,” says Matt Wetherington.

War of the Spark Mythic Edition box set
Image via Hasbro eBay Magic: The Gathering

Werner Wetherington, P.C. is asking for individuals to partake in the suit and not cancel their orders when offered by eBay through email. This is likely in response to rumors surfacing on Reddit. Customers are saying they received an email from eBay asking them to cancel their War of the Spark Mythic Edition order, due to the item being sold out.

According to Matt Wetherington, this is a violation of an initial sales contract made between customers and Hasbro/Wizards of the Coast on eBay. Wetherington states that if the order is canceled by the customer, then the contract is voided.

The law firm also says they are handling this case “exclusively on contingency,” meaning those who sign up with the suit will not have to pay any costs toward Werner Wetherington, P.C.

No suit, however, has been filed at this time. Those interested should be safe by confirming the legitimacy of Werner Wetherington P.C and the suit against Hasbro/Wizards of the Coast on their own before handing over any personal information.

According to Wetherington and the MTG subreddit mods, there is a copy of a preliminary suit and one will be filed shortly.