I don't mind Pokemon-V personally, despite looking different to what we're used to. I usually put all of my ultras next to eachother instead of having them in a complete set. I tend to agree in that I like the ultra rares that fit more with regular cards, though (I think regular EX's from BW/XY actually did this well, by taking the format of a basic and giving it extra detail, while still being identifiable due to the body of the card. Primes, Lv. X did it very well too). With me though, as long as they're good collectibles (i.e not rainbow rares and gold items) I don't mind what they try out. So far I'm loving the black borders, and the renders on Zacian and Zamazenta look great (They're even growing on me as legendaries because of it).And then they brought V. If the basic cards are your retiring boomers, then this is the millennial walking his dog with an iced mocha. It’s offsetting, and I personally don’t think it fits. I feel like the V, GX, EX and all those special mechanic cards should really fit in more with the regular cards, to give a sort of unity between the types. Then you could advertise the full arts rather than the regular arts— it’s a strange theory, but I kind of want to go back to the days when EX was just ex.
They're supposed gods, they don't need little reminders that they're basic pokemon.... so, nobody is going to mention that Zacian V and Zamazenta V cards don't say "Basic" on the top left corner??
Are they Basic?? Or are they evolutions?? We don't know yet.
Maybe TPCi is hiding that like they did with Solgaleo and Lunala.
I won't get the boxes though due to the evolutions pack in this box. Hard pass.