The mysterious Jirachi V Box still hasn’t released in the United States.
The product released in France last August without official fanfare. The English version also released in the UK and some European countries shortly after. We expected a release to follow in the United States, but this has yet to occur.
Furthermore, there are no distributors who list the product in their catalogs over the next few months. Unless the box becomes a store-exclusive item, it doesn’t appear it will be coming to the States through a mass release anytime soon.
The only exception would be if the box became a store-exclusive product, such as at Walmart or Target. Such items are not announced by distributors, so we don’t hear about them until they’re on shelves. However, the holidays are over.
The Jirachi V Box is an intriguing product. Its Jirachi V card was originally cut from 2022’s Astral Radiance. It was then turned into a Sword & Shield promo. Strangely, the card was revealed and released long after the SWSH era was over.
Without the release of this card in the States, many collectors will have a gap in their SWSH promo pages. Jirachi V is #299 out of 307. Currently, Americans have to turn to online sources to purchase the card.
During the Black & White era, at least one product was cancelled before release. This caused a reshuffling of promo cards in the last products of the era that ultimately led to BW77 Pikachu and BW78 Raichu getting cancelled. This is pure speculation, but perhaps Jirachi V was a last-minute print to ensure SWSH promos would not have a gap in them like the BW era did. This might explain its unusually late release. And maybe TPCi will print it here when there aren’t more pressing releases, like 151 and the upcoming Paldean Fates.
We’ll continue to keep an eye out for this product if and when it releases in the United States!