'Ultra Premium Box,' 'Elite Trainer Box Plus,' and More 'Champion's Path' Products in November!

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  1. MechaMegaMetagross Aspiring Trainer
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    This is probably just me, but I kinda miss when these boxes were real boxes that you could keep to store cards and ETBs. I think the last premium box was shining legends? Hidden Fates was cardboard, but it was hidden fates and included awesome promos so I still got it haha.
    The BoXY box came out a year after XY was over and we moved on from EX to GX. So if we’re getting the gold tag team gx cards, it’ll probably be a similar product. I still believe we could get that box in the fall as well. I wonder if it’ll be the same price again because I’m not sure if BoXY box sold so well because of its price. I would not complain about a price drop, those promos are cool but the other stuff included does not make it worth it. Then again, The TT GX gold cards would be more popular I feel. But I doubt we would get GX cards in any V set.
     


  2. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer
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    I hope there will be enough stock to at least buy each product once. I still have bad after taste of Hidden Fates were I couldn't buy Hidden Fates Elite Trainer box, both Pokeball promo and Premium collection box with figurine and it was only because it was constantly sold out during the PREORDER time and the stores I buy never could get a restock. Meanwhile, we have scalpers that selling Hidden Fate Elite trainer boxes for 250 Euros while there are many who had no chance to buy it even once. I really, really hope this time there will be enough print run for these products till Black Friday sales.
     
  3. johnwick Aspiring Trainer
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    I said this before and I'll say it again. Many stores online and hobby stores, offer pre-orders well ahead of time.

    Hidden Fates was available for preorder months in advance, and some whiners didn't preorder because they thought it wouldn't be good. It wasn't until Pokebeach revealed around close to late night that the Shiny GX cards were indeed in them that many bought out the entire preorders. Those who woke up on the morning to find out the great news, got worse news when everything was sold out.

    I had the chance to preorder many Charizard products during presales, which at the time I thought they wouldn't go up in value enough, until lo and behold, Covid19 caused products to skyrocket in price. Even something like the Tag Team Generations Box (includes promo BraixZard and SnivySaur promos) worth $25 around that time for the box, now the Zard alone goes for $60+ PSA 10.

    I paid for 10 Booster Cases of Darkness Ablaze. Then I heard about the Zard RR not being in it, I reduced my order to 2 cases, got my money back for the other 8, and used that to pre-order only the Charizard ETB for Champion's Path. I'll.leave all the other Champion's Path stuff alone for you all.

    Point is, and I'll say it again, it's first come, first serve. Inform yourself well. It's a survival world out there.

    If it makes you feel better, I never got the chance to buy the Hidden Fates at all. Always sold out everywhere as well. After that, I made sure to preorder first, then wait to see if the set is worth it, and cancel your order to get your money back if it sucks. Win win for all.
     
  4. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer
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    That the thing during early summer when first Preorders was available at Chaos Cards and couple other larger retailers I buy from it was already sold out during the Preorder phase like 2-3 months before the official release date, those preorders were only available for a day or so. The stores weren't even able to do order another stock because there was simply more demand than the offer. And this had nothing to do when people realized how awesome the cards were or how valuable or how Pokebeach revealed it, the fact is for the for a large yearly special set Pokemon company didn't print enough while previous years they did just right on smaller special sets, there was even little bit leftover. And as far I have asked trustworthy retailers that not how their order works from the supplier. They always give larger orders to be delivered so it lasts till December that when sales booming September- December but very often supplier offer to deliver less than the order was placed so it is spread more evenly. Clearly Pokemon Company made an error on their estimates how well the set will do and ordered fewer products to be made.

    Honestly, I just hope there will be a reprint for Hidden Fate ETB, and both ball editions, not sure how I will react on tin reprint those were plenty available. And clearly I not gonna dry my wallet and buy from 3rd part resellers who trying to cash in on their greedy overpriced listings. From all I care, hope they burn.
     
  5. Raven Zombie Dark/Ghost Trainer
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    oh look, my post from yesterday was deleted.... LOL
     
  6. yungzera Aspiring Trainer
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    I can’t wait for more Steam Siege packs!
     
  7. Solegide Aspiring Trainer
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    Are you sure about that? Seems to me that despite the lack of in person tournaments, TCGs have been doing rather well.
     
  8. johnwick Aspiring Trainer
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    Well, many households have more than 1 siblings in the family. TCG's and other things like boardgames are still getting by due to demand to keep people from blowing their brains out.

    Also, I've noticed that after the shutdown, TCPI started releasing decks and products that are Meta Top Tier for decks. It's a way to ensure people buy them and say "Once this pandemic is over, my real life deck will have OP cards."
     
  9. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  10. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    It’s definitely a good sounding product since you get a promo with it
     
  11. Tytus Expanded Best Format
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    I know that you get more packs and the storage space may be more but this seems kind of like a waste of production money and effort when you could just throw the promo into a regular ETB and charge $45. Then again if it won't come with every set and its just a special 1 time thing I would not mind it.
     
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  12. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    What annoys me about all 3 of these products is the lack of added value. It always scales to $5 (USD) per pack.

    I want a product with the per pack value of a booster box (obviously never going to happen, but would be nice if it was even close).
     
  13. Georgejr20 Aspiring Trainer
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    Cant wait to see what promo we are getting in this box!!!
     
  14. Wavestripe Med Student
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    The dual boosters do rake up to being less than a box for each pack! Since 36 packs would only be 72 before tax!
     
  15. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    Other than this product, my bad. I should have specified. Because these got sharked in 2 seconds and sold out everywhere immediately xD
     
  16. Wavestripe Med Student
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    Theyre still available online on pokemon center and there was a TON at my local Walmart 0:
     
  17. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    As a Canadian, I cannot order from the Pokemon Center and Walmart is full of junk instead of recent products :(
     
  18. TaichoBanana Aspiring Trainer
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    Have we heard anything else about this? With everything else already coming out towards end of year has this been scrapped? Really Hoping somehow this is champions path but I have doubts.
     
  19. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  20. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    I am not missing out on this. Thank god it all packs of the SwSh era. Probably be 4 from each set ☺️
     
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