I managed to snag 3 packs of EX Sandstorm from eBay for $19 total a couple weeks back. I was really worried they would be weighed but my pulls were incredible! I managed to get Raichu EX and a Ludicolo holofoil. I love the old EX cards so I was super excited. I managed to film the opening and have included it below if anybody is interested:
Was the pull rate for EXes back then the same as they are now?
First pack I bought after deciding to actually play the TCG finally: Mega Tyranitar EX Full Art.
13 Packs I bought on Friday using store credit: Most of the cards in the pictures on this post. I opened up 98.50$ of value, based on Face To Face Games value (which is what folks around here use)
Managed to find myself a Japanese blister pack from the DPPt era on Amazon, and got the following (including Promos) out of the 3 packs (1 Galactic's Conquest and 2 Bonds to the End of Time):
Promos: Mismagius GL Lv. X and Electrode G
Galactic's Conquest: Blastoise (holo) and Golduck + Banette (non holo)
Bonds to the End of Time: Flygon Lv. X, Roserade GL (holo) and Mamoswine GL + Hippowdon + Nidoking + Leafeon (non holo)
The Bonds to the End of Time packs were first edition too!
Got the last triple pack of Ancient Origins on a shelf in Tesco the other night. Pulled a Lugia EX from it, so I'm happy with it. Annoyed though that I still got no Shelgons, and I need them to replace the Dragon Vault ones in my Charizard deck.
I bought some Plasma Storm packs at Walmart today, all single packs are $3.33 right now.
I noticed an original blister pack of Plasma Storm, aka the pack had the original cardboard/plastic cover, and the code card isn't green. It was the only one on the shelf so I bought it, along with a few of the normal repackaged ones that come in light blue or black blisters.
I bought a box of Break Through and even though I managed to pull some really cool full art cards it was not the most interesting thing I pulled and am curious on how rare this error is. It's on a Chesnaught card and on it's Adamantine Press attack the dot over the i is white instead of black. Even though it may not be not be that noticeable form some odd reason it just stands out too me. I will post up an image once I can get my camera working.
That's just a minor, one-off printing error. Sadly, those kinds of print errors and other issues (such as miscuts) have become more and more common since TPCi started slacking off with their print quality around the beginning of the BW era or so.
Anyways Gamestop has asale right now, buy 3 packs get a 4th free. In the last coupl days I got 16 packs. I pulled Houndoom FA, Primal Kyogre FA, M Sceptile FA, Marowak Break, Gyarados H, Gallade H and Mamoswine H.
Been finding multiple Marowak, Chesnaught and Noivern Break cards, can't find the other ones though, also that M Sceptile is my 5th of those, only pulled 1 Sceptile full art though, in my case. Wish the cards were more evenly distributed.
I found my Ancient Origins box was actually quite good, I don't know if all AO boxes are like that though.
M Tyranitar EX
M Sceptile EX
And I think I pulled something else as well, along with a TON of useful, playable trainers.
Would definitely recommend Ancient Origins, and Roaring Skies (I am getting a booster box hopefully of that set for Christmas)