Several Upcoming TCG Products Cancelled or Delayed

The release of the Landorus vs. Genesect Battle Arena Deck has been completely cancelled. There are currently no plans to release it in the future, though that could always change.

Due to a saturated release schedule with all the upcoming Shining Legends products, TPCi has decided to delay the Alolan Raichu Figure Collection until next year. Distributors project that it will be released in March.

The release date for the Tapu Lele Pin Collection is still up in the air, but the product has not been cancelled. Distributors think it may release in December. No definitive answer has been given as to why it’s been delayed, only unsubstantiated rumors. (However, I think it may be due to a manufacturing error with the pins, which delayed Tapu Lele’s keychain release in Japan.)

And as I posted before, the Shining Legends Elite Trainer Box will be released early on September 22nd on PokemonCenter.com and through Amazon.com (the actual company, not a third party). It will then be released everywhere else two weeks later on October 6th.

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  1. George Aspiring Trainer
    George

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    Well... hopefully that Tapu Lele box still comes out within the year!
     
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  2. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
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    My delinquent Alt art!!

    Grrr better appear on something else!!
     
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  3. Starsoulklr Aspiring Trainer
    Starsoulklr

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    Yep they give one of their best products a 33% increase in price and people did not react very well to it. Of course instead of the easy to make GX boxes to decrease in how many of those they make instead get rid of the Battle Arena decks instead.

    Makes me really disappointed I loved that they were making a great product with expanded reprints and they got greedy and tried to milk it with the Black and White Kyreums. Maybe they're going to split them and sell them as separate products but it will still be very bittersweet.
     
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  4. Jake_Silberman Waiting to win a League Cup X_X
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    You still get the FA in the XY Premium Trainer's Box, which is probably better than an Alt Art version.
     
  5. signofzeta Aspiring Trainer
    signofzeta

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    I didn't think a $40 battle arena deck with unnecessary packaging size was a good idea anyway. The question is, Landorus vs Genesect is outright cancelled, or will they release it next year?

    2nd question is, is TPCi still going to have 2 release slots per year for battle arena decks, or are they going back to 1? Is there a chance that the entire product line is cancelled? I hope they just release 1 per year.
     
  6. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    Why would they flat out cancelling the BAD? Also, Lele was legal at Worlds for Japanese players, so why would they continue delaying this
     
  7. TokenDuelist VGC Professor
    TokenDuelist

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    This is what happens when you make so many products no one cares about. All while simultaneously neglecting your Leagues and saturating them with cruddy promos that could easily just be the decent promos instead.

    Kind of disgusted by the Shining Legends boxes moving all the cards I wanted into the premium products too.

    Also it may not be Thursday but:

    Throwback to B/W era when they openly apologized for releasing too many products like this and saying it won't happen again.

    What kills me the most is that instead of cancelling pointless product, they cancel the important one.
     
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  8. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer
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  9. Raltsies Some guy with too much time
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    But Professor's Letter though...
     
  10. HouchinsDJ Aspiring Trainer
    HouchinsDJ

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    It technically wasn't legal for Japanese players at Worlds. There was a mix up. Japanese players were given a letter that said they could use it, except that letter was wrong and it was meant to say that they couldn't use it. So some Japanese players were playing it Day 1 and the tournament organizers realized their mistake so they gave every player that played against a Japanese player that used it free points and banned the card for Day 2 and 3.
     
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  11. Teenyvictini Aspiring Trainer
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    This is actually very upsetting. First they take all the full art or rainbow rare varients of cards out of the sets into new products, and now they cancel the BAD? I can tell you one thing, That BAD would have sold well!
     
  12. Welp..... My wallet lives another day, which is disappointing, since I wanted to buy the Genesect v Landorous deck. Should have just cancelled the Kommo-o box TPCI ;)
     
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  13. Gruffling Aspiring Trainer
    Gruffling

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    But the alt Professor's Letter and the Landorus coin...
     
  14. TotoBoss Kappa
    TotoBoss

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    They released so much product, in so little time even they couldn't handle it anymore... That's what u get if you go up to sm108 within 3 sets (and yes, I realize not all spots 1-108 have been taken yet but just the fact they already planned out 108+ promo's this early stuns me)
     
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  15. Swampert Full Art Aspiring Trainer
    Swampert Full Art

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    That's disappointing. I was looking forward to the Alolan Raicu Figure box!
     
  16. Connor Ritter TCG Player
    Connor Ritter

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    It's almost as if releasing 4 core sets, 1 special set, theme decks, elite trainer boxes, GX premium collections, challenge boxes, tins, knock out collections, battle arena decks, legendary battle decks, pin boxes, power collections, blisters, trainer kits, and super premium collections has over-saturated their market and release schedule. Sounds like somebody needs to straighten out their product lines and establish some consistency in what they release, how it's released and the release schedule.
     
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  17. Vexen_IV The Paul Heyman to Giratina-EX's Brock Lesnar.
    Vexen_IV

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    Well I guess I don't have to worry about what to buy now, between Lando vs Gene or the X&Y box
     
  18. RoboSensei The Kid Who Likes Bakugan
    RoboSensei

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    inb4 Tapu Bulu and Fini Pin Collections release and Lele is still TBA
     
  19. gumball51321 Scotty Chesser
    gumball51321

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    Yes, but would you actually have gotten the BAD over the XY box? FA N MAN!
     
  20. Ilovepokemom Aspiring Trainer
    Ilovepokemom

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    Pokemon I hate you right now. I wanted the Lando vs Genie, so I'm really mad