Pokémon TCG’s Coolest Collector’s Editions You Missed

In 2016, the Pokémon TCG published a limited time X and Y break box to celebrate the opening of the Pokémon Center Skytree in Tokyo. Only available in the Japanese store, the special collector’s set was themed to cosplay Pikachu with a Rayquaza poncho. The box not only featured five booster packs, but it also included two Pikachu holographic Pokémon cards disguised as Diamond and PearlLegendary Pokemon Rayquaza. If that wasn’t epic enough, one of the full art cards even featured a shiny version of the Electric-type Sinnoh costume. Both cards are now selling for thousands of dollars online due to their incredible rarity. The XY Pikachu Rayquaza cosplay break box also includes adorable card sleeves and a rare Pokemon card game box.

The Pokemon EX Gift Box

Originally released as a limited edition TCG Produced in 2005, the EX Gift Box has become iconic among Pokémon collectors. Unlike other limited sets, the collector’s box is absolutely stocked with rare collectibles, including two Mew EX and Lucario EX holographic promo cards. As if that wasn’t amazing enough, the set also included a Pikachu Gold Star and a Mewtwo Gold Star. The cards are so rare that sealed collector’s box versions now sell for thousands of dollars on sites like eBay. With the Gold Star Pikachu Card selling for $15,000 at an auction in 2021, the EX Gift Set is undoubtedly one of the rarest TCG Pokémon card merchandise and a release that many Pokémon fans wish they had never missed.

Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Ultra-Premium Collection

Although it is modern Pokémon TCG produced from 2021, the Celebrations The Ultra-Premium collection is worth noting. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pokémon, the TCG release the special Celebrations expansion that featured reprints of rare Pokémon cards from various retro sets. The Ultra-Premium Collection also included gold-plated versions of the iconic Pokémon cards Pikachu and Charizard from the 1999 core set, which made them an instant hit with collectors. Unfortunately, the release of this collection was bombarded with scalpers, leaving many Pokemon fans in the cold. Non-existent stock aside, the limited set is an amazing way to celebrate the Pokémon TCG‘s twenty-five year history. It also includes 17 Celebrations boosters and a Charizard and Pikachu enamel pin. The Ultra-Premium Collection will likely remain one of the most popular collector’s editions due to its reprints of classic Pokémon cards.

Pokémon Platinum Series Collection

the Diamond and Pearl era of TCG officially debuted in 2006 and introduced the hugely popular Pokémon LV.X cards. As a promotional link with the Official Pokemon Magazine, the TCG got the Platinum Series collection. The collector’s set is a dream come true for Gen 4 fans, as it includes the three legendary Sinnoh, Palkia, Dialga, and Giratina, as promotional Pokemon cards. The collection also includes a special Pokémon Platinum displays as well as an Arceus mini figure which is now incredibly rare. While it may not be the most expensive Collector’s Edition to be released, its inclusion of Diamond and Pearl merchandise makes this one of the coolest limited boxes to release in the TCG.

Pokemon Shining Legends Super Premium Ho-Oh Box

In the Shining Legends expansion released in 2017, the TCG brought back the famous Shining Pokémon card mechanic for the first time since its debut in Neo Destiny. With rare cards making their first appearance in over a decade, Shining Legends was understandably a huge hit with Pokémon fans. The Ho-Oh Super Premium Collector’s Box took the already amazing expansion and kicked it up a few levels by including the Pokémon Shining Celebi and Shining Lugia cards as promotional items. The Collector’s Edition also featured a Rainbow Full art card from Gold and silver Legendary Ho-Oh as well as a special figure of the legendary Johto bird.

Pokémon Hidden Fates Ultra-Premium Collection

Although it debuted in 2019, the Hidden Fates the expansion has already become one of the most popular sets in the TCG due to the presence of beloved Pokémon in their rare shiny forms. It’s no surprise that the ambitious Pokemon Card expansion also features an epic Collector’s Edition. The special version is one of the coolest modern collections, as it included a Pokemon Full Art Shiny Rayquaza card, as well as a Gold Solgaleo and Lunala promo card. The Collector’s Edition is housed in a beautiful box and also includes 15 Hidden Fates booster packs. While many Pokemon fans may have missed the limited set in 2019, it can actually be purchased online for a relatively low price compared to other rare collector’s editions.

Pokemon Super Premium Collection – Mew and Mewtwo

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Pokémon series in 2016, the TCG released the Super-Premium Collection. The collector’s box included ten boosters from the Generations expansion, which debuted gorgeous full-art cards of the series’ most popular Pokémon. Similar to Celebrations, the Collector’s Edition also included additional merchandise, such as an incredible Mewtwo and Mew figure as well as special Kanto Legendaries holographic Pokémon cards. The release also included the now coveted Pokemon trading card game Book Collection of Illustrations, which presents more than 20 years of illustrations of the TCG. This incredibly rare book has become a must-have for most Pokémon fans, making it one of the most sought-after collector’s editions of the modern era.


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In 2016, the Pokémon TCG released a limited-time X and Y break box to celebrate the opening of the Pokémon Center Skytree in Tokyo. Only available at the Japanese store, the special collector’s set was themed around Pikachu cosplay with a Rayquaza Poncho. The box not only featured five booster packs, but it also included two holographic Pikachu Pokémon cards dressed up as Diamond and Pearl‘s Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza. If that wasn’t epic enough, one of the full art cards even featured a Shiny version of Electric-types Sinnoh costume. The two cards now sell for thousands of dollars online due to their incredible scarcity. The XY Pikachu Rayquaza Cosplay Break Box also includes adorable card sleeves and a rare Pokémon card deck box.
The Pokémon EX Gift Box

Originally released as a limited TCG product in 2005, the EX Gift Box tin has become iconic among Pokémon collectors. Unlike other limited sets, the collector’s tin is absolutely packed with rare collectibles, including two holographic Mew EX and Lucario EX promo cards. As if that wasn’t unbelievable enough, the set also featured a Gold Star Pikachu and Gold Star Mewtwo. The cards are so rare, that sealed versions of the collector’s tin now sell for thousands of dollars on sites like eBay. With the Gold Star Pikachu card selling for $15,000 in a 2021 auction, the EX Gift Box is without a doubt one of the rarest TCG Pokémon card products and a release that many Pokémon fans wish they had never missed out on.
Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Ultra-Premium Collection

Despite being a modern Pokémon TCG product from 2021, the Celebrations Ultra-Premium Collection is worth noting. To celebrate Pokémon’s 25th anniversary, the TCG released the special Celebrations expansion which featured reprints of rare Pokémon cards from various retro sets. The Ultra-Premium Collection also included gold-plated versions of the iconic Pikachu and Charizard Pokémon cards from the 1999 Base Set, which instantly made it a hit with collectors. Unfortunately, the release of this collection was bombarded with scalpers, leaving many Pokémon fans out in the cold. Nonexistent stock aside, the limited set is an incredible way to celebrate the Pokémon TCG‘s twenty-five-year history. It also includes 17 Celebrations booster packs and a Charizard and Pikachu enamel pin. The Ultra-Premium Collection will likely go down as one of the most popular collector’s editions due to its reprints of classic Pokémon cards.
Pokémon Platinum Series Collection

The Diamond and Pearl era of the TCG officially kicked off in 2006 and introduced the wildly popular LV.X Pokémon cards. As a promotional tie-in to the Pokémon Official Magazine, the TCG got the Platinum Series collection. The collector set is a dream-come-true for Generation 4 fans, as it features the three Sinnoh Legendaries, Palkia, Dialga, and Giratina, as promotional Pokémon cards. The collection also includes a special Pokémon Platinum poster as well as a mini Arceus figurine that is now incredibly rare. While this might not be the most expensive collector’s edition to hit stores, its inclusion of Diamond and Pearl merchandise makes it one of the coolest limited boxes to release in the TCG.
Pokémon Shining Legends Super Premium Ho-Oh Collection Box

In the Shining Legends expansion released in 2017, the TCG brought back the popular Shining Pokémon card mechanic for the first time since it made its debut in Neo Destiny. With the rare cards making their first appearance in over a decade, Shining Legends was understandably a massive hit with Pokémon fans. The Super Premium Ho-Oh Collection Box took the already incredible expansion and kicked it up a few levels by including Shining Celebi and Shining Lugia Pokémon cards as promotional items. The collector’s edition also featured a Rainbow Full art card of Gold and Silver Legendary Ho-Oh as well as a special figurine of the Johto Legendary bird.
Pokémon Hidden Fates Ultra-Premium Collection

Although it made its debut in 2019, the Hidden Fates expansion has already become one of the most popular sets in the TCG due to featuring beloved Pokémon in their rare Shiny forms. It should come as no surprise that the ambitious Pokémon card expansion also features an epic collector’s edition. The special release is one of the coolest modern collections, as it included a Shiny Rayquaza full art Pokémon card, as well as a Gold Solgaleo and Lunala promotional card. The collector’s edition is housed in a gorgeous box and also includes 15 Hidden Fates booster packs. While many Pokémon fans may have missed out on the limited set in 2019, it can actually be bought online for fairly cheap compared to other rare collector’s editions.
Pokémon Super-Premium Collection – Mew and Mewtwo

To celebrate the Pokémon series’ 20th anniversary in 2016, the TCG released the Super-Premium Collection. The collector’s box included ten booster packs from the Generations expansion, which debuted gorgeous full art cards of the series’ most popular Pokémon. Similar to Celebrations, the Collector’s edition also included extra merchandise, such as an incredible Mewtwo and Mew figurine as well as special holographic Pokémon cards of the Kanto Legendaries. The release also included the now highly-coveted Pokémon Trading Card Game Illustration Collection book, which features over 20 years of illustrations from the TCG. The incredibly rare book has become a must-have for most Pokémon fans, making this one of the most sought-after Collector’s Editions from the modern era.

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