Pokemon is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year (and what a long, strange trip it’s been 😉 ). As part of the year long celebration, they have released a new expansion in the Pokemon TCG; Pokemon Generations. The boosters are not being sold in the usual way, instead they are being included in special monthly boxes as the Pokemon Mythical Collection and in the Red and Blue Collection, a series of four special boxes featuring Charizard EX, Venusaur EX, Blastoise EX and Pikachu EX.
Each box in the Mythical Pokemon collection contains a full art promo card of the Pokemon for that month, a metal pin of the Pokemon and two Generations booster packs (10 cards per pack).
This is the first box in the Mythical Pokemon collection, featuring Mew as our February Pokemon.
I love the symbol for the 20th anniversary products, it’s adorable ^_^
The Mew promo card is absolutely gorgeous, with Mew looking adorable. I’m more of a collector than anything so I can’t comment on how useful this would be for someone who likes to play the TCG competitively, but it’s certainly a beautiful card.
The pin page is great quality, with a gold coloured backing and gorgeous enamel colouring. I’m not sure if these will become great collectors items or not, since on the one hand the boxes are limited but on the other you’ll find loads of people who buy up multiple boxes in order to get the boosters who’ll have several badges each and will sell them for very little to get rid of them. In any case, I’m looking forward to collecting them all as they’re beautiful items 🙂
Here’s our two boosters, we got Blastoise and Charizard. The artwork is pretty neat 🙂
Here’s what we got in the first pack. In case you can’t tell, Magikarp is a reverse holo and both Raichu and Diance are holos. I love that Diance ^_^
Our Blastoise pack contained a Blastoise, I love when that happens! Well, a M Blastoise EX to be exact. He is a holo (I don’t think he comes a non holo does he?), as is Slurpuff. Slurpuff is a real cutie, I love that the Generations collection contains cards from the Pokekyun set. I hate that damn reprinted fossil Slowpoke though, I got him all the time as a child and no one ever wanted to trade for him. Plus, he’s just derpy as hell. Stupid Slowpoke, I knew I’d get him! :p
I’m really happy with the cards we got overall, it’s a good start to the collection ^_^
The monthly Mythical Pokemon Collection is a very effective way to slow the process of building a complete collection of the Generations set. Whether that is a good or bad thing depends on your point of view, but I’m enjoying seeking out a single box every month. It reminds me of when I was a child, when my Grandfather would buy my brother and I a couple of boosters occasionally from the newsagents. This is a year of nostalgia and celebrating, after all, so I like the slow build 🙂