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Pokémon TCG: Crown Zenith Elite Trainer Box (10 Boosters & Premium Accessories) & TCG: Sword & Shield—Silver Tempest Elite Trainer Box (8 Boosters Premium Accessories)

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Inside the box, you’ll find all the usual contents and then some. The dice are yellow and brown in a kind of banana-toffee chew vibe (don’t eat the dice), the dividers feature Lucario with red detailing on one side and blue on the other, there are the usual vinyl status counters, and the sleeves. The sleeves, however, are bit more player-friendly, with a matt finish and feel rather than the usual shiny gloss. The set’s 70-card “Galarian Gallery” will contain the new Art Rare cards from Japan’s VSTAR Universe— pictured below — including a new Darkrai VSTAR that we haven’t seen revealed yet. The Galarian Gallery will feature regular Pokemon, Pokemon V, VMAX, VSTAR, and Supporter cards. But I told you at the beginning that I HAD buyer’s remorse, past tense. This is because there are a lot of good reasons to buy this set, and it is not just because it has soooo many pretty cards in this set.

Pokémon TCG: Crown Zenith Elite Trainer Box (10 Boosters

The Crown Zenith expansion will begin releasing on January 20, 2023 and continue through May 5, 2023. With over 160 new cards to discover, Crown Zenith is a treasure trove of never-before-seen Radiant Pokémon, ultra-powerful Pokémon V, mighty Pokémon VSTAR, and the unstoppable Pokémon VMAX. Adding these incredible cards to your collection is a game-changer that will give you the competitive edge you need to come out on top. Next, there are the broken evolution lines – Corphishes without Crawdaunts, Seels without Dewgongs, Snorunts without anything. I get that these are Gym Promos but… eh. Then there are the random Stage 1s and NOTHING ELSE - Eelektrik, Dusclops, Krokorok and Graveler. Again, Gym Promos but... I guess it gets my goat because I am more into the game than the collection and I like things to be complete – Mozart had a similar thing with completing musical stanzas when his kids played unfinished tunes on the harpsicord. Not that I am comparing myself to Mozart, but there you go.Great online store for board games. They always arrive perfectly and undamaged which is important to me. The first is a Bidoof, which at first I thought was a reprint of the not as good Bibarel, but because it is Bidoof, not Bibarel, it’s very good indeed. This is because it has an ability that prevents it from taking damage in the bench – great for when your opponent is playing nasty snipe cards like Sableye and you’re waiting for your Bibarel to come. There’s also a new holo Kyogre that does the aforementioned nasty snipe – four energy, put three in your hand and do 180 damage to one of your opponent’s Pokemon. Oh, I Am Really Going To Miss Frosmoth

Crown Zenith Pokémon Center Elite Trainer Box Pokémon TCG: Crown Zenith Pokémon Center Elite Trainer Box

If you are purely a player, I would say that this is a ‘take it or leave it’ product. There is no denying how lovely this set is, but if you are looking for very playable cards, there are other, cheaper ways of getting them. You might want to hold out for Scarlet and Violet. cards with special artwork in the new Galarian Gallery, including Mewtwo VSTAR, Darkrai VSTAR, and Hisuian Zoroark VSTAR And then the set lists started to break. Yes, there would be all those fancy cards from VSTAR Universe, but wasn’t there a whole load of cards that hadn’t made it into the main sets? Sure, there were those Vs and VSTARS, but there was more…Zatu has an excellent range of games and for most of them the best prices too. Delivery is always fast and I have never received a game in bad condition. 10/10 would recommend. At the end of 2022, the idea of Crown Zenith being our equivalent of VSTAR Universe made it look beyond awesome.

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Crown Zenith will also contain cards that were cut from recent English sets as well as promo cards that haven’t released here yet.Elite Trainer Boxes for the holiday sets are lovely, and the Crown Zenith box is no exception. There’s a big and bold picture of Lucario on both sides of the box, with cool blue lines on one side and fire red on the other. After removing the sleeve (which curiously has no inner illustration), the same images are repeated on the box itself. Very swish. Also inside the sleeve is the set guide, filled with tantalising images of the delights that may or may not lie inside. This set is a lot bigger than previous holiday sets – this has 159 cards plus 70 Galarian Gallery cards (the fancy ones in the reverse holo slot); whereas Pokemon Go only had 88 including secret rares and Shining Fates had 72 cards plus 120 shiny Secret Vault cards.

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