Drawing Big Prices after Starting on Kickstarter
Posted by ICv2 on May 14, 2021 @ 2:42 am CT
The ravenous TCG customer base, which includes speculators looking for the next Yu-Gi-Oh! or Pokemon TCG, has been driving up prices on the limited quantities of Metazoo sealed product in circulation. Sealed first edition KS booster boxes from the initial print run, with non-alternating pack art, were selling as high as $6,000 on eBay in April. The Metazoo Sample 1st Edition sealed set, of which there were only 100 made, sold on eBay on April 15 for $10,301.00.
MetaZoo has taken a step to nurture the momentum gained from that secondary market boom by partnering with CFB Group for exclusive sales to local game stores on their marketplace. Additionally, ChannelFireball will be featuring the product in its online content.
MetaZoo is a TCG about cryptids, elusive beings such as Bigfoot, Mothman, or Chupacabra, living in behind the curtain of folklore that are suddenly thrust into reality when the Great Veil breaks. The primary mechanic for this game is referred to as "breaking the fourth wall," which essentially means that the Beasties (cryptids) and Spells players use are impacted by the environment they are doing battle in. For example, if it's raining, Water Beasties and Spells get a boost. The game comes off as a mash-up of Yu-Gi-Oh!-style creatures with a splash of light-hearted versions of Magic: The Gathering-style artifacts and spells.