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