New Nebula Dice by Chessex Announced
On January 4th, Chessex announced they would be releasing a new round of Nebula Dice in late February 2021. The announcement was exciting for a number of reasons. First, some of Chessex's most popular Lab Dice sets will be coming back as a permanent part of its collection. Second, the release will feature an entirely new set of Nebula Dice never before seen or tested in the Lab Dice releases.
Image of announcement sent to retailers from Chessex on January 4th, 2021.
Some of the Lab Dice re-releases are not without changes, however:
Nebula Nocturnal will feature blue ink instead of turquoise, which was the ink color when it was released as a Lab Dice set.
The reason was simple, Chessex believes the Nebula Nocturnal dice will look better with blue ink instead of the original turquoise. This may make collectors feel a little better since some of them were paying $75+ on the secondary market to obtain these hard-to-find dice sets.
The Nebula Spring dice have more orange in the re-release.
Chessex explains that the intent of the original Lab Dice was for the set to feature more orange. As they explain in their email to retailers:
The intent was to have it a mixture of light greens (to represent the new growth of spring) and orange (to represent the warmer weather caused by having more sun during the day). Unfortunately, the final dice that were made for the Lab Dice did not seem to have enough orange in them. For the normal production, we increased the amount of orange in these dice. That is why we say the color mix was "Altered."
Besides the Nebula Nocturnal and Nebula Spring dice, the other new sets due for release are the following: