Tins, Boxes, Collections
Posted by Adrian Sullivan on September 12, 2016 @ 1:16 pm CT
The Pokemon TCG: 2016 Collector Chest Tin comes out on November 1. It features three foil promo cards featuring Volcanion, Magearna, and Shiny Mega-Gengar-EX. It contains five booster packs, a coin, two sticker sheets, a mini album, a notebook, pencils, and a Pokemon TCG Online code card. MSRP is $29.99.
The Pokemon TCG: Gengar-EX Box arrives in November, but does not yet have a specific release date. It features a foil promo Gengar-EX, four Pokemon TCG booster packs, a special oversize foil promo Gengar-EX, and a bonus online code card to unlock Gengar-EX as a promo card in the Pokemon TCG Online. They are also releasing another product, the Pokemon TCG Kangaskhan-EX Box, which substitutes Kangaskhan-EX for Gengar-EX. MSRP is $19.99 for each box.
On November 11, Pokemon USA will release Pokemon TCG: Alola Collection, a collection which focuses on the tropical land of Alola and the never-before-seen Pokemon of that region. It features either the Legendary Pokemon-GX Solgaleo or Lunala, with a foil oversize card, a sculpted figure, and a collector's pin depicting the featured Pokemon. It also includes three special foil promo cards featuring Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio, five Pokemon TCG booster packs, and a code card for Pokemon TCG Online. MSRP is $29.99.
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