Update (Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at 3:50 p.m. PT): Due to shipping delays, there have been reports of stores not getting these Pokémon TCG: Celebrations products in time for the planned release date. Certain products, like the Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Collector Chest, have been delayed to November.
The demand for Pokémon cards is still strong with Pokémon fans, collectors, and (unfortunately) resellers buying up packs, Elite Trainer Boxes, and more with each release. While it seems demand has been met in some areas – it’s easier to get single packs compared to earlier this year – one particular set is selling out almost instantly. Enter Pokémon TCG: Celebrations. Every major anniversary, The Pokémon Company releases a special set of cards that can only be purchased via special collection sets. These anniversary expansions include reprinted and modified versions of Pokémon cards from way back when (the late ’90s and early ’00s) that are not only tournament legal, but also nostalgia-inducing for fans that still have the original versions.
Pokémon TCG: Celebrations has been releasing in waves, with the first wave launching on Friday, October 8th. Tomorrow, the last wave of the series will be available for purchase. For those who didn’t secure a pre-order through Pokémon Center or GameStop, you’ll want to visit your local Pokémon TCG participating retailer bright and early to try and get one of these three collection sets.
Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Premium Figure Collection—Pikachu VMAX
Retail Price: $49.99
- 1 etched foil promo card featuring Pikachu VMAX
- 1 foil promo card featuring Pikachu V
- 1 supersize figure of Gigantamax Pikachu
- 8 Celebrations four-card booster packs
- 3 additional Pokémon TCG booster packs
Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Ultra-Premium Collection
Retail Price: $119.99
- 2 commemorative metal cards featuring Base Set Pikachu and Base Set Charizard
- 1 special gold version of Pikachu V
- 1 special gold version of Poké Ball
- 1 Charizard and Pikachu enamel pin
- 1 anniversary-themed metal coin
- 17 Celebrations four-card booster packs
- 8 additional Pokémon TCG booster packs
- 1 player’s guide
Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Collector Chest
Retail Price: $24.99
- 6 Celebrations four-card booster packs
- 2 additional Pokémon TCG booster packs
- 3 foil promo cards featuring Mimikyu δ (Delta Species), Light Toxtricity, and Hydreigon C
- 4 colorful sticker sheets
- 1 mini portfolio to store cards
- 1 Pokémon coin
- 1 Pokémon notepad
All sets will also come with their very own code card that works with Pokémon TCG Online (which will be transformed into Pokémon TCG Live soon). Plus, while not part of the Celebrations set, the last Pokémon TCG: First Partner pack releases in-stores too. The pack, priced $9.99, features oversized cards of Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle and comes with two Pokémon TCG packs (not Celebrations).
To those who are looking to get any sort of set of Pokémon TCG: Celebrations tomorrow and fondly remember how easy it was to get any Pokémon TCG: Generations packs (the 20th-anniversary set), good luck!
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