I couldn't see a guide, so here we are xD
Gift Boxes are important not only while gifting Neocash items to other users, but also in order to trade Neocash items. With the Christmas season, trades are taking place in order to fulfil the wishes of friends, and also in order to invest in some of those limited edition items given out by capsules and events such as the stufftacular. I've compiled a list of Gift Box capsules to clear up any confusion about them.
1. What is a gift box capsule?
Gift box capsules are just like regular mystery capsules, but have the chance of giving you gift boxes when you open them. You'll also receive a few random buyables.
2. How much are they?
Gift box capsules are priced at 200 NC in the mall (with the exception of the original Gift Mystery Capsule and NC Mall 2nd Birthday Gift Mystery Capsule, which were 250 NC each); however, the value increases as they retire (assuming that another set of capsules hasn't been released).
3. How many boxes will I get?
You can receive anywhere between one and four basic gift boxes. There is also the chance of receiving a limited edition gift box, which is covered in wrapping paper of said box's theme.
4. What do you mean by "assuming that another set of capsules hasn't been released"?
Gift box capsules are released for a shorter period of time than regular capsules, and are all listed under a different name, with a different image and a different limited edition gift box. Because TNT don't re-release capsules, a new set will be created and released. Hopefully the information below will clear this up for you.
5. Why does the value of each one increase if new ones are released anyway?
There used to be several months between the release of each type of gift box capsule, but recently, TNT have been releasing more in a short space of time (roughly a month). Formerly, the capsules would be valued highly because of how "precious" boxes can be; because the only alternative option of getting boxes is by buying gift cards or waiting for TNT to release them in the mall/through a site event, these capsules are great for when you're low on boxes. The capsules are usually valued at 2-3 250 NC capsules (500 NC - 750 NC in total) when no other gift box capsules are currently buyable in the mall.
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Gift Mystery Capsule and NC Mall 2nd Birthday Gift Mystery Capsule doesnt guarantee a box, while the other ones do, I think thats pretty important and should be added. Along with the value of these two since they differ from the rest. The original gift mystery cap is around 80-90 caps and the 2nd one is around 6-8
Thank you, Boink, for this information
Holiday Gift Box Mystery Capsule
Holiday Gift Box
Super Holiday Gift Box
This capsule is due to retire on the 31st of December, 2010.
A note regarding the Super Holiday Gift Box:
This box is able to gift four NC items at once!
The following Gift Box Mystery Capsules have been released and retired. To the right of the capsule, you can see the limited edition box which could be obtained from it.
Gift Mystery Capsule
Shining Star Gift Box
This capsule retired on the 5th of January, 2009.
NC Mall 2nd Birthday Gift Mystery Capsule
NC Mall 2nd Birthday Collectors Gift Box
This capsule retired on the 1st of August, 2009.
3rd Birthday Gift Box Mystery Capsule
3rd Birthday Gift Box
This capsule retired on the 15th of August, 2010.
Fall Gift Box Mystery Capsule
Fall Gift Box
This capsule retired on the 30th of September, 2010.
Halloween Gift Box Mystery Capsule
Spooky Gift Box
This capsule retired on the 31st of October, 2010.
Cornucopia Gift Box Mystery Capsule
Cornucopia Gift Box
This capsule retired on the 30th of November, 2010.
Nobody knows when the next set of capsules will be released, but I'll keep this guide updated. Hopefully this cleared up the basics of gift box capsules
nice thanks for the info
Great guide. It will be better if you add some images for all the GB's on there.
Thanks for the guide, actually cleared up a lot of confusion I had with NC xD