Many ‘Ultra Prism’ Prereleases Cancelled in Europe Due to Theft

Where’s Detective Pikachu when you need him?!

Several Ultra Prism prereleases that were to take place in the United Kingdom this weekend have been cancelled after someone stole the entire shipment of Ultra Prism product while it was in transit to the distributor, which sends out the product to stores. Unfortunately, a request to send additional stock to the U.K. cannot be fulfilled in time because of the current weather delays in the U.S.

According to witnesses, three suspicious figures were seen near the delivery truck before it was robbed — one was described as a brash young woman with red hair, the other an effeminate male, and the third a talking cat.

Here’s the official story from the UK’s distributor, Asmodee, which leaves out some of the aforementioned details.

Ultra Prism Pre-Release Stock Theft and Pre-Release Cancellation

We have been made aware this morning that the Pokémon Ultra Prism pre-release stock has been stolen in transit to Asmodee UK. We are working on sourcing additional product to allow stores to run events next weekend, however it will not be possible for the below listed stores to run pre-release events for the Pokémon Ultra Prism set this weekend. Please expect an update later this week as to the situation of the Ultra Prism pre-release. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

The effected stores are as follows:-

8Bit Planet

A Fistful of Dice

Acme Games

Angry Cherry

Antics Hobby Store

Athena Games

Bag of holding

BattleQuest Games

Bazbo Comics Truro

Beanie Games

Bus Stop Toy Shop

Calamity Comics

Cataclysm Games

Chaos Cards Tabletop Gaming Centre

Chase Games

Chimera Leisure Ltd


Comics, Games & Coffee

Common Ground Games

Critical Hit Games Cafe

Dark Matter Cafe

Daydream Nation

Den 11

eclectic games

Excelsior games

Famous Collectibles

Fan Boy Three

Firestorm Games Cardiff

Firestorm Games Newport

Galleon Games

Game HQ ltd

Gamers World

Games hub

Geek Retreat

Geeks Headquarters

Golden Sun TCG

GTG Games

Harlequins Blackpool

Heroes (formerly Cheap Thrills)

Highlander Games`

Ibuywargames Ltd

IQ Games Centre

Just Games

Kabooom Entertainment GmbH

KD Games

Kids Stuff Toys

Mad for Miniatures

Magic Madhouse EXP

Mana Gaming

ManaFlux Gaming

Marquee Models

Nerd World


Netherworld Chester

Patriot Games

Patriot Games: Leeds

Portal Games & Entertainment

Premier Express, 2 Coles Lane

Proud Lion

Questing Knight Games

Rewind Collectables

Robins Hobby Cafe

Shadow Games Ltd

Shogun Games/GamesLoft

Skyward Fire Games

Sneak Attack Games


Stans games

The Gamers’ Emporium

The Games Pit

The Games Shop

The Grove, Goodies, and Geekery

The Hobbit Hole

Toys & Games of Worcester

Travelling Man (Leeds)

Vault 14

Warboar Games

Wargames Workshop MK

Waterstones, University of Hull

Weekend Warlords

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  1. Yog Rogue


  2. FacepalmMaster 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9


  3. EdGeorge92 TCG collector


    You've got to be kidding me. Absolutely gutting, I was so so looking forward to this.

    Are there any UK pre-releases not affected by this?
  4. GekkisaiDaiNi The Sharp Alien


    Nice joke about Team Rocket, WPM.

    Seriously though, who does this? You can't just go to the prereleases or wait for a few weeks? It's not like the prerelease promos are going to be that expensive anyways...oh wait it comes with packs too. Not nice :L
  5. RedSuinit Aspiring Trainer


    Those shipments have more than just pre-release boxes. They also include full booster boxes as well.
  6. GekkisaiDaiNi The Sharp Alien


    Oh wow, I didn't know that.
  7. lmao didn't notice that was what was going on (the joke)
  8. Haaaaarry Aspiring Trainer


    This annoys me. I booked this weekend off of work so I could visit all 4, not enough time to ask for the weekend off. Now Igotta pray that I'm not working so I can still go :(
  9. Jadethepokemontrainer We're on the edge of greatness~

    Forum Mod Chat Room Staff Member

    Ouch. wth, that sucks D:
  10. MarshalBry Shaym' on you


    Our store is on that list and it's very sad. I love judging pre releases and this is gonna hurt the amount of people coming and makes it so we have to have ours at an awkward time. :'(
  11. Haaaaarry Aspiring Trainer


    my local store has a yugioh prerelease later on the day they need to do this one :(
  12. gumball51321 *thumbs up*


    So THIS is how Derium gets his cards.
  13. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*


    Anyway the US can send some product there? America is about spreading the love too. We don't always drop bombs.
  14. Ecourts Wanderer | Lvl.2


    "[...] cannot be fulfilled in time because of the current weather delays in the U.S."
  15. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*


    I know what it said. Not all of America is being ravaged. I for one would love to have some of this weather.
  16. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    Maybe Gardevoir-GX stole the cards so it could stay as a meta deck...
  17. Attix Electric Delivery Driver from Washington



    Seriously though, who does this?

  18. Tapu Lele Inflated and Overstocked
    Tapu Lele


    This is the beginning of Cyrus' Conspiracy o.o
  19. Charjabus Beep Beep


    I wonder if the robbers are aware they just stole children's playing cards...
    Alex Sableye and Haaaaarry like this.
  20. Etunes Aspiring Trainer


    This is what i was thinking. I just imagine a small group of criminals trying to score something relevant like electronics. They crack open the boxes and BAM. A whole lot of cardboard cards meant for children. lol.

    On another note, RIP UK fans. I shall think of you this weekend during the Pre Release. (States here)
    Haaaaarry likes this.