The Pokémon series has always had a loyal following, and it seems that fans are willing to pay a high price for their beloved games. Recently, a newly released Pokémon game sold out within minutes of pre-orders going live, despite its hefty price tag. Let's take a closer look at why this game has fans clamouring to get their hands on it.
A Blast from the Past
Pokémon is a series that holds a special place in the hearts of many. With its 30 year history, it's no wonder that people are nostalgic for the original monsters. The Pokémon Trading Card game, which launched in 1996, paved the way for the video games that were released the same year in Japan. By the time Pokémon Red & Blue made their way to the UK in 1999, the TV show had already hooked people on the series.
A Deluxe Set for the True Fans
Tapping into this nostalgia, Pokémon released a deluxe set of the original trading card series. However, this set comes with a hefty price tag of £400 ($400). So, what does this set include? It features three 60-card decks based on the three starter Pokémon from the original games – Charizard, Blastoise, and Venusaur. Additionally, the set comes with accessories that trading card players use, such as damage counters, card sleeves, and a game board.
Unfortunately, many fans were left disappointed when the Pokémon TCG Classic collection sold out within minutes of its release. As a result, copies of the game are now being resold on eBay for prices as high as £2000. It seems that not all copies of this collectible set made it into the hands of fans, leaving many empty-handed and saddened by the missed opportunity.
The Rising Value of Collectibles
This story is just one example of how prices for collectible items are steadily rising. It is not uncommon to see items like this Pokémon game sell for extraordinary prices. Collectors, be prepared to dig deep into your pockets if you want to get your hands on these exclusive items!
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