The Black and White preview tins are now available in the United Kingdom and should be available in America soon, if not already. As stated before, each tin features either a holo Snivy, Tepig, or Oshawott, a Pokemon figurine of the featured Pokemon, a preview booster pack with five predetermined cards from the Black & White TCG set, and four booster packs from the Platinum series, the HeartGold and SoulSilver series, and Call of Legends. The tins cost $15.99 each. Thanks goes to Pokeblob for the images below; click them for larger images!
As you can see, the holographic cards will use the same holo paper that Japan used for their Black and White Collections. But most surprisingly is that the English cards are now using the Japanese numbering system. Instead of the American way, which is to organize the cards first by rarity and then in alphabetical order, the Japanese system orders by type and then Pokedex number. So all of your Grass Pokemon cards will be first, followed by Fire-type Pokemon, and then Water, Lightning, Psychic, Fighting, Darkness, Metal, and Colorless. Check out the Black and White Collections page to get an idea of how the Japanese set is organized if you are confused. Other changes to the English cards is the shortening of “Retreat Cost” to “Retreat,” as has always been the case on the Japanese cards, as well as the shortening of the copyright from “Pokemon/Nintendo” to just “Pokemon.”
The starter Pokemon are the first Black and White promos: Snivy (BW01), Tepig (BW02), and Oshawott (BW03). The Black & White set cards included in the preview packs are Sandile (#63/114), Purrloin (#66/114), Patrat (#78/114), Lillipup (#81/114), and Pidove (#84/114).