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The Case of the Mini Mystery Capsules





What is The Case of the Mini Mystery Capsules?
The Case of the Mini Mystery Capsules is a site event currently in the NC Mall. The Case of the Mini Mystery Capsules got introduced in the following way:

All-new Mystery Capsule Caper! Get on the Case of the Mini-Mystery Capsules in an adventure that takes you inside the Mystery Capsule Factory. What will you find inside these all-new Mystery Capsules? Find out with the Argyle Mystery Capsule, the first in the series. Visit the NC Mall


Apparently, something went wrong in the Mystery Capsule Factory, for now the Mystery Capsules coming with this event will give out a Mini Mystery Capsule. A Mini Mystery Capsule looks almost the same way as the regular, except that it is mini!



Mini Mystery Capsules are like the limited bonus items that come from a regular Mystery Capsule. You have a chance of getting one when you open a Mystery Capsule. This is random. You could get a Mini Mystery Capsule from the first Mystery Capsule you open, or you could open twenty Mystery Capsules and not receive a single Mini Mystery Capsule at all.

Now what can you do with a Mini Mystery Capsule? Well, you can open it again. Each Mini Mystery Capsule will contain a special bonus items. So far, the Mini Mystery Capsules have been giving out two different bonus items (of which you will only get one when you open a capsule), it's not known whether any future capsules will also give out two bonus items or more.

Special bonus items
You can get several special bonus items for The Case of the Mini Mystery Capsules. First of all, you'll get a bonus item when buying all capsules coming along with this event from the NC Mall.

There will be five different capsules:
- Argyle Mystery Capsule
- Tie-Dye Mystery Capsule
- Polka Dot Striped Mystery Capsule
- Feather Boa Mystery Capsule
- Gothic Feather Mystery Capsule

Keep in mind you'll have to buy these capsules! Any capsules you'll get gifted will not count towards getting this bonus item.

There is also a second bonus. You will get this one when you get the all five the Mini Mystery Capsules by opening the regular Mystery Capsules. Of course, this will not always happen on first try, so you might need to open several Mystery Capsules of one kind, like the Argyle Mystery Capsule, before you will get the Mini Argyle Mystery Capsule.

You will not get this second bonus item when you just open the Mystery Capsules, but do not get all five Mini Mystery Capsules. You also won't get this bonus item when someone gifts you a Mini Mystery Capsules.
To see which Mystery Capsules or Mini Mystery Capsules you still need to get to apply for the bonus, you can track your progress here.

If you're planning on getting the second bonus, (the big one at the end of the event) keep in mind that all Mystery Capsules are paid with Neocash, for which you'll have to spend real money. The the only way to qualify for this bonus is by getting all Mini Mystery Capsules through opening the large Mystery Capsules. Since this is random, it's not guaranteed a Mystery Capsule will give out a Mini Mystery Capsule. Therefore it is very possible that you'll have to buy many Mystery Capsules before you'll open one that will give out the Mini Mystery Capsule. In this way, the event can become rather expensive!

Earlier events
Although the idea of the Mini Mystery Capsules is a new one, the concept of this event has been used for several NC Mall events before, like the The event is a continuation of last years Great Mystery Capsule Adventure event, that was hosted in the NC Mall during the Fall of 2009 and the Great Mystery Capsule Adventure Continues event, which was hosted a year later during Fall 2010.

Also similar was the Quest for Knowledge Mystery Capsule adventure that was hosted in the NC mall during spring 2010.

Capules, Mini Capsules and bonus items


Here you can find all Mystery Capsules, Mini Mystery Capsules and the bonus items they give out.

Capsules
Release/ Retire dateCapsuleMini CapsuleBonus item 1Bonus item 2
Release date:
August 29 2011

Retires at:
September 11th 2011

Argyle Mystery Capsule

200 NC

Mini Argyle Mystery Capsule

Candy Cane Path Background

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Gingerbread Wings Shower

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Release date:
September 6th 2011

Retires at:
September 18th 2011

Tie-Dye Mystery Capsule

200 NC

Mini Tie-Dye Mystery Capsule

Weewoo Garland Wig

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Gold Trim Patterned Skirt

Preview coming soon

Release date:
September 13th 2011

Retires at:
September 25th 2011


Polka Dot Striped Mystery Capsule

Mini Polka Dot Striped Mystery Capsule

Sweet Bubble Heart Wand

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Lovely Sparkling Hearts Shower

Preview coming soon

Release date:
September 20th 2011

Retires at:
October 2nd 2011

Feather Boa Mystery Capsule


Mini Feather Boa Mystery Capsule

Excessive Pocket Watch Collection Garland

Preview coming soon


Festive Fireworks Cart

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Release date:
September 27th 2011

Retires at:
October 10th 2011


Gothic Feather Mystery Capsule

Mini Gothic Feather Mystery Capsule

Jagged Jewel Crown

Preview coming soon


Spooky Cyclops Apron

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Bonus items
It was possible to obtain two different bonus items in two ways. The following bonus items were rewarded:

Bonus items
Achievement How to obtain Bonus item
Mystery Capsule Bonus Buy one of each featured Mystery Capsule in the NC Mall.

Note: these capsules must be bought from the NC Mall. Gifted capsules don't count.

Mystery Capsule Factory Background

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Limited Edition Bonus Receive the bonus item from each featured Mystery Capsule.

Note: Only bonus items you obtained from opening capsules will count toward this. If the the bonus item was gifted or traded, it will not count. However, bonus items coming from traded or gifted Mystery Capsules do count. Many users have not received all five frames, the rules are not clear at this time.

Extra Shiny Red Wig

Preview coming soon



Frequently Asked Questions



What is The Case of the Mini-Mystery Capsules?
The Case of the Mini-Mystery Capsules is an NC Mall event that takes users inside the Neopets Mystery Capsule Factory. Five all-new Mystery Capsules are being released in the NC Mall for this event. Purchase all five Mystery Capsules to receive a Limited Edition Bonus NC item prize. Also, open capsules and find the bonus item, Mini-Mystery Capsules (not all capsules will contain a bonus item) to receive the second Limited Edition Bonus NC item prize!

What is a Mini-Mystery Capsule? Will I be able to purchase one?
A Mini-Mystery Capsule is exactly what it sounds like. A miniature version of a Mystery Capsule. When opening a Mini-Mystery Capsule, users are awarded an exclusive bonus NC item. Unfortunately Mini-Mystery Capsules are only available as the bonus items for opening any of the five Mystery Capsules (not all capsules will contain a bonus item) in this event.

What Mystery Capsules are included in The Case of the Mini-Mystery Capsules?
There are five Mystery Capsules included in this event: Argyle, Tie-Dye, Polka Dot Striped, Feather Boa, and Gothic Feather.

What is the duration of The Case of the Mini-Mystery Capsules?
Mystery Capsules in The Case of the Mini-Mystery Capsules will be on sale for a limited time. All five Mystery Capsules need to be purchased during August 29, 2011- October 10, 2011 to qualify for the first NC bonus item prize. To receive the second Limited Edition NC item prize, all five Mystery Capsule Bonus items (Mini-Mystery Capsules) must be claimed by October 10, 2010.

I purchased all five Mystery Capsules and did not receive the first Limited Edition Bonus NC prize.
Please make sure that you've purchased the five Mystery Capsules that are included in this promotion. Only these five Mystery Capsules count toward the bonus prize. These capsules must be purchased. Gifted capsules will not count toward the bonus prize.

I opened all five Mystery Capsules, received the bonus items (Mini-Mystery Capsules) from each, and did not receive the second Limited Edition Bonus NC item prize.
Please make sure that you've opened the five Mystery Capsules that are included in this promotion. Only these five Mystery Capsules count toward the bonus prize.

What items do I need to redeem to receive the second Limited Edition NC bonus item prize?
If you find five Mini-Mystery Capsules while opening the five Mystery Capsules in this event, you'll receive the second Limited Edition Bonus NC item prize.

Can I participate in The Case of the Mini-Mystery Capsules on my side account?
Yes, you can purchase Mystery Capsules and participate in the event on your side accounts.

I was gifted the bonus items (Mini-Mystery Capsules) to all five Mystery Capsules. Why didn't I receive the second Limited Edition Bonus NC item prize?
You will only receive the Limited Edition Bonus NC item prize if you received the Mystery Capsule bonus items by opening them all on your own account. Gifted Mini-Mystery Capsules do not count toward the Limited Edition Bonus NC item prize.

How do I know if I've purchased the right mini capsules?
You can track your purchases and bonus items here

Do I need to purchase and open the capsules in any particular order?
No. These Mystery Capsules can be purchased and opened in any order, but remember that each capsule is only available for a limited time and capsules must be purchased and opened between August 30, 2011- October 10, 2011.

Will I receive multiple Limited Edition Bonus NC items if I purchase more than one of each Mystery Capsule or receive more than five Mystery Capsule bonus items (Mini-Mystery Capsules)?
No. Only one of each of the Limited Edition Bonus NC item prizes can be awarded to a Neopets account.

Can I receive Mystery Capsules as a gift to qualify for the first Limited Edition NC bonus item prize?
No. Each Mystery Capsule must be purchased in order to qualify for the bonus prize. Only one of each of the Limited Edition Bonus NC item prizes from the event can be claimed on a Neopets account.

I was not able to purchase one of the Mystery Capsules when it was on sale. Do I still qualify to receive the NC bonus item prize?
Sorry, you must purchase all five capsules during their sales windows in order to qualify for the first Limited Edition Bonus NC item prize. The good news is you're still able to qualify for a chance at the second Limited Edition Bonus NC item prize.





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