Japan Getting a ‘BW / XY Expanded Box’ in October

The official Japanese PTCG website have revealed that a new “BW / XY Expanded Regulation Box” will release in Japan on October 4th. It will retail for 4,400 yen (about $41).

It will come with 201 powerful cards from the Black & White and XY eras, including Shaymin-EX. The breakdown includes 42x Pokemon cards (21 unique), 47x Trainers (25 unique), 4x Special Energy (2 unique), and 108x basic Energy (12 of each type). It will also include a pack of card sleeves.

The official website markets this product as an easy way to get a bunch of powerful cards in one place. This box releases on the same day as SM12a Tag All Stars, which is itself a “Best of Sun & Moon” set. This means Japan will get a bunch of powerful BW, XY, and SM cards on the same day for players to easily throw into their decks.

Japan and America currently share the same BW-on “Expanded” format and Sun & Moon-on “Standard” format, but the ban lists are different.

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  1. Merovingian Expanded Extraordinaire
    Merovingian

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    If Tropical Beach doesn’t get reprinted here. Man, just let that dream go.
     
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  2. aschefield101 is behind you !
    aschefield101

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    That poor cow, does it have any milk left?
     
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  3. Animegamer420 Aspiring Trainer
    Animegamer420

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    Awesome, a great way to get those steam seige and evolutions cards that are impossible to find /s
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019
  4. AshCo Payne-ful
    AshCo

    Member

    Honestly, that's really cool, part because of my nostalgia for that time period. I hope they bring a Computer Search reprint to the west, but it's super doubtful. We kinda need some ace spec reprints though...
     
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  5. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
    Number51x

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    Black and White rotation confirmed. This is too easy.
     
  6. taveryri Aspiring Trainer
    taveryri

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    Does anybody else foresee what I do? They are doing this because after this year they will make a rotation for Expanded and cut most of, if not all B&W out.
     
  7. mordacazir Lord of Souls
    mordacazir

    Member

    Praying for no Tropical Beach reprint cuz I still have mine from worlds
     
  8. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
    DarkMatterGaming

    Member

    PLEASE JUST LET X/Y DIE
     
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  9. Merovingian Expanded Extraordinaire
    Merovingian

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    I’m seeing this more of them trying to better support a format that, despite having more support in the last couple years, is still regarded as a “red-headed stepchild” format.

    Reprinting ace specs and some of the more popular Expanded stuff means it’s easier for people to get into Expanded.

    Where it stands, unless you get your ace specs in the off season between NAIC and Worlds, you are going to pay through the nose to get them.
     
  10. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
    Number51x

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    I suppose, but something really needs to change with that format. It's such a smoking crater right now, it might as well be Unlimited.
     
  11. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer
    Winkachu

    Member

    Actually I wouldn't mind if we got something similar, only less energy and trainer cards for bulk. I sure would love to get those XY common/uncommon and EX/Full art EX.

    For those who really hate that much XY maybe send to someone who would want rofl. I for sure wouldn't mind.
     
  12. Merovingian Expanded Extraordinaire
    Merovingian

    Articles Head Member

    Expanded is far from a mess. It’s pretty diverse and the meta is super mappable.

    The only new factors is that Ray-Gx is virtually dead and Turbo Dark is tier 1, Pikachu & Zekrom-GX has lost a lot of footing, and Mewtwo & Mew-GX has made things slightly weird.

    If you know what you’re looking at and what to look for, Expanded isn’t busted and hasn’t changed much
     
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  13. Nyora Ticked Off ^^
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    If they bring these over in English this is how we get out ACE SPEC problem solved.
     
  14. CynderDarkov Aspiring Trainer
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    Reprinting Computer Search (and hopefully Dowsing Machine) would be so huge tho. They are must have cards that are expensive and often in poor shape
     
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  15. Nyan Staring into space again...
    Nyan

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    Good for you, but not everyone was that fortunate. "Praying" for no reprint is super entitled cause it pretty much says you'd rather have your expensive card even if it means keeping up an extremely tall barrier that's plaguing a format for new players
     
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  16. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    I feel like its a mess because new standard cards have to walk on egg shells or they'll get banned in expanded basically day 1. Seems kinda silly to have to either kneecap Standard because Expanded is too degenerate (hypothetically, but you have to think expanded has some effect on the design of new Standard cards) or ban cards all the time in a "we give up, we've lost control" kind of move.

    I think this quote from Andrew Mahone's Twitter on a recent Expanded game kinda sums it up: "The game lasted 2 turns each and was a 20 minute game." This is hardly unusual. That feels like a smoking crater to me. How fun is that??
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2019
  17. PKMNclassic Aspiring Trainer
    PKMNclassic

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    How do I get this?
     
  18. The-Kaiser Starfleet Captain and Pokemon Trainer
    The-Kaiser

    Member

    Any chance of this coming to America?
     
  19. Merovingian Expanded Extraordinaire
    Merovingian

    Articles Head Member

    If you're talking about Jessie & James, anyone who played Expanded had a good feeling it would get banned because hard hand disruption (as opposed to "soft" disruption like Red Card and Let Loose Marshadow) is way too powerful in Expanded.

    Play expanded control, you'll definitely get more than a couple turns in.
     
  20. Tytus Expanded Legend
    Tytus

    Member

    Can we get this expanded box in America.