With hobby shops dying, it is clear that blaster boxes are rising in popularity. That said, I am not a fan. Blaster boxes are still retail packs. The only positive that I see with them, is they keep the pack searchers at bay-well unless you have a retail experience like I had recently and pack searchers squeezed the boxes so much that the majority of blaster boxes were ruined. I hate the odds of retail packs. I don’t trust the quality of cards in retail packs either. Sure the hit of my life came in a retail pack, but that is 1 retail hit out of about a hundred hits.