New ‘Battle Origin Tins’ at Walfart!

 

Walmart is carrying tins that feature reprints of Darkrai-EX from BREAKpoint, Mewtwo-EX from BREAKthrough, and Rayquaza-EX from Roaring Skies!

The tins cost $19.99 and come with a PTCGO code card as well as four booster packs: 2x Sun & Moon, 1x Evolutions, and 1x Fates Collide. The tins are as thin as the Power Champions Tins, which, like these, were exclusive to retail stores like Walmart and Walgreens.

The reason we didn’t know about these tins before is because TPCi makes direct deals with stores to carry them. We hear about most other products because of distributors, who advertise the products in advance to hobby stores so they can order them for their inventory. But since these tins are made exclusively for retailers, the distributors don’t offer them for sale. Thus, we’ll only hear about these once they’re sitting on store shelves!

Thanks goes to Adam S. for the photos!


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  1. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
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    XY is still going?!
     
  2. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer
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    Are these sheen holo's?
     
  3. BrianFrobey Aspiring Trainer
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    There goes the value of Darkrai.
     
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  4. Apterous Aspiring Trainer
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    I guess time to sell my FA Darkrais and replace with (soon to be super cheap) RA reprint Darkrais.
     
  5. Ninjabot 215 Beep Boop
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    Tpci: I know, let's make some new tins with staple Pokemon ex in the competitive meta, and ship em' off to
    Wall-fart and see what happens.
     
  6. GekkisaiDaiNi Bee Revenge!
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    Walfart? Lol.
     
  7. TotoBoss Kappa
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    Aaaand ofcourse Europe doesn't get these tins, Because we sure don't need darkrai ex tins... right... *sigh*
     
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  8. Phlygone Duelist
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    Ha. Walfart. I know that is a typo but that has meme potential for me. "Target or Walfart?"
     
  9. Celty Has the "Style"
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    Walfart was on purpose u.u
     
  10. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    My mom always called it Walfart, so I just roll with it.
     
  11. Ecourts Wanderer | Lvl.1
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    To people saying this will drop the price of Darkrai:

    I recently purchased my Darkrai-EX for $13.49, which is still under the cost of the tin.
    So, I don't think it will effect the price much, to be honest.
     
  12. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    This is a nice reference to the "Legendary EX Tins" back in 2012 ;)
     
    AshCo likes this.
  13. ZygardeGuy Baba ba wawa ha ha ba ba
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    What will it be next? Ultra Ball SR, DCE SR, and VS Seeker SR tins?
     
  14. Luis Rodriguez Aspiring Trainer
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    What about Solgaleo-GX?, the price went down like 8 dollars after the tin release.
     
  15. tsefood Aspiring Trainer
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    Would the cost of darkrai ex go down? That would be pretty cool
     
  16. Ecourts Wanderer | Lvl.1
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    I'd think there are a few variables to consider for the price drop:

    Is it both easier and cheaper to get the version in the tin?
    Usually, it is easier to get them in the tin, but... not always cheaper.
    For example, the tins probably won't lower Rayquaza's and Mewtwo's prices, because the singles are significantly cheaper.​

    Which artwork do players find most attractive? Does the card have different rarities/versions already printed?
    Different prints mean different implied values.
    For example, the normal artwork may drop in price, but the FA may stay the same; because it is still rare.
    But, if the promo has "better" artwork, this could also contribute to the price dropping.
    [​IMG]

    Is the card competitively viable? Is it the main attacker, or a supporting card?
    Darkrai is the main attacker for his deck, meaning, you will be needing 3-4 copies of the card.
    The more copies you need, the more you have to pay the difference.
    For Solgaleo, you only need 2 copies, so the impact of the price difference is less severe.
    4 Darkrais at $13.49 = $53.96
    4 Tins at $19.99 = $79.96
    Is the $26 difference enough to deter customer's from the product...? That's for the players to decide.​

    Something else to consider: Promo cards usually have a bend, due to poor packaging standards. For this reason, I prefer getting the singles.
    (Image link is of a Salamence collection I opened)

    In conclusion:
    I'm not expecting a significant drop in Darkrai's price, but I'd understand if it dropped a couple bucks.
    Only time will tell~
     
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  17. teh awesome mudkipz the dankest mudkip
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    At least Darkrai EX is easier to obtain than spending a lot of money for a single.
     
  18. Cybno Aspiring Trainer
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    RIP Turbo Dark's value.
     
  19. Flames Aspiring Trainer
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    Any idea if this will be available in Canada?
     
  20. AshCo Ladies' Man Extraordinaire
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    Pretty amused they completely took the renders of the Pokemon and just stuck them on new tins.[​IMG]