'Sky Legends' Officially Revealed!

Discussion in 'Pokémon Trading Card Game' started by Water Pokémon Master, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. rustedharmony Aspiring Trainer
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    It looks like they are stuck in a box... Or case... Or a PSA case.... As if to predict this card will be popular enough to get mass amounts of PSA submissions... popular enough to blow up pop numbers & price magins.... Pay Day... Team Rocket casino making big bucks while they still feel the pulse of th audience...
     
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  2. Team Rocket Agent Aspiring Trainer
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    *Keeps throwing $100 bills at screen*
     
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  3. DMYSYS DUMMY SYSTEM
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    I really like your posts because you put a lot of thought and consideration into these things.

    Having said this, it reminds me of the thought and effort that fans put into tracking the series chronology/timeline. Yeah, GameFreak presumably has a series bible and has put some effort towards a coherent timeline and minimal continuity errors, but they've been cropping up more often lately and seems to have culminated with the introduction of Ultra Space/multiple timelines and universes, so any future continuity errors can be handwaved as being a different continuity. Fans are bending themselves over trying to figure out something no one paid to figure these things out is actually putting an iota as much effort into.

    It's not surprising there, but it is sort of surprising here that TPCi/whoever's running the TCG isn't putting the level of effort into representation of Pokemon across block expansions as you are. It's really not difficult, the Excel spreadsheets you've thrown together are not too difficult to keep track of especially if you end up being the one actually making all the cards. It's so weird they don't do this!?!
     
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  4. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    It's like the regular artwork is how Team Rocket perceives themselves, and the full art is reality.
     
  5. RiverShock Aspiring Trainer
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    Eh, the regular art's better IMO.

    I feel like the full art should've been somewhat fourth-wall breaking and have at least James' face squished against the art window. Would've fit the artstyle better.
     
  6. ShinyJordeon Aspiring Trainer
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    I'd ordered two sky legend boxes. Fingers crossed, i really need this one!
     
  7. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    I mean, I'm just one well-meaning idiot who asks themselves a question like "Has every video game move appeared in the TCG?" (I'm still researching this to update my Google doc, but I'm fairly certain of the answer: no) or "Have we had a Fighting-type Corsola card yet?" (also no!) and then commits fully to the hours and hours of busywork and fact checking required to answer said question.

    There's probably a hundred different reasons they make the choices they do in the TCG, especially when there's so many different factors to consider. Monetary, artistic, playability, marketing, people with clipboards making mandates, whatever. They can do better, but I'm sure it's not easy.
     
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  8. MegaAbsol10 I'm playing Big Blacephalon next quarter :)
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    James' face isn't pressed up against the wall, but Jessie is using the card border to support herself
     
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  9. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    While I agree with you that it is a bit random for them to have 2 of each basic in every 3-staged line (in the main set anyways), I don't think it's very fair to complain that random Gen 7 Pokemon are in the sets. This is the Gen 7 TCG after all, and considering this was both Alolan Persian & Toucannon's 2nd appearance (only after the SM base set) (and Blacephalon's first appearance), I think it's fair to have them in the set, considering they're "only" taking up 12/95 cards.

    I like what @crystal_pidgeot says about the sets theme. Take the Lost Thunder example, while the set includes Pokemon from Alola, they still are in theme (to me at least), with Toucannon flying over Mount Silver and Alolan Persian being in (possibly) Alph Ruins or something similar. That is also why I'm not really that excited for this set tbh. Yes, the art looks good, but I just think the Pokemon featured are just put together randomly. I'd rather have the main focus being on birds/Flying-types (could've had Tornadus Therian GX instead of Keldeo and maybe Archeops/Braviary instead of Naganadel), and then have a few Alola Pokemon (like Bounsweet, Fomantis etc.) on the side
     
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  10. Kalnhobbs Aspiring Trainer
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    Well, I guess I better make a collection page in my binder for this, Red, and Brock. Anyone know if they plan in doing another Full Art Misty? It would be awesome to have the whole gang together.
     
  11. Wechselbalg

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    Love the artstyle and the goofines - would love it if TPC hired this artist to do more FAs in the future.
     
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  12. RiverShock Aspiring Trainer
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    I wouldn't say Jessie's supporting herself on the card border. Looks more like she's about to slap James or something. And I know James isn't pressed up against the wall. What I'm saying is that the card art would have worked better if his face was being squashed on the "front" of the card.

    That being said, the more I look at the art, the less I know what exactly I'm looking at. Their expressions are so indistinct.
     
  13. TheRealBro..

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    Yeah, although I don't think they captured the look of James on the 'reality' card good enough. Should have been more awkward.
     
  14. MegaAbsol10 I'm playing Big Blacephalon next quarter :)
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    I knew you that's what you meant about James, I apologise for wording it poorly. I do agree about Jessie though.
     
  15. MegaAbsol10 I'm playing Big Blacephalon next quarter :)
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    Yeah, this artist is amazing. He also did Copycat FA from Celestial Storm. I'm not sure if he's done any more though.
     
  16. Toni Kensa Playing and Collecting
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    Hope bringing this card to us would be easy with no “copyright” or “distributed by” stuff.
     
  17. Tytus Expanded Best Format
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    I kind of like the regular art better.
     
  18. rustedharmony Aspiring Trainer
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    Surprised jessies underboob isn't pressed against the screen with how they have the girls looking lately
     
  19. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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  20. NaganadelIsBeast Pun Intended
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    Did anyone notice part of Jessie’s Pumpkaboo above her head?
     

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