Blair posted a few further details shortly about the Tool Opiate reissue, and I thought I’d take the time to summarise what we already know:

  • The Opiate reissue will feature new artwork from Adi Granov, a few other extra items pertaining to the new art design (Adam mentioned stickers and stereoscopic art), and a certificate of authenticity.
  • All of the copies of Opiate will be signed by the current members of Tool.
  • The package will contain an Opiate CD (not vinyl) with no extra musical bonuses
  • There are five different variations, 1000 of each for a total of 5000.
  • Each variation of 1000 contains a special (randomly chosen) “SEAL OF XATANITOS” which entitles the bearer of to a certain prize. This “seal” will be included on the 5 unique certificates of authenticity contained in the prize winning package.
  • Buyers will be limited to 3 per variant, so presumably can buy up to 15 in total.
  • Update: Price is $150 each.
  • It will go on sale to the public on March 26th
  • There will be a Toolarmy presale on March 22nd. All edition will be available, however one 1000 in total will be for sale (200 of each variety). Toolarmy presale is over!
  • Update: Toolarmy Opiates went on sale at around 9am PST. Expect the public items to go on sale at a similar time.

I hope this answers some of your questions. Personally, I don’t think this will sell out super fast, so I don’t think there’s a need to be checking out Toolarmy every 30 seconds to see if it’s up yet. And it will probably be much easier to get a copy in public sale than during the Toolarmy one.