The Pokemon Company is releasing one nostalgic throwback. While the collectible card game has been getting consistent support for decades now, nothing quite hits for older fans than the original set. Now with Pokemon TCG Classic now available for pre-order, that magic may be recaptured.
The Pokemon TCG Classic Pre-Order Page
According to the Pokemon TCG Classic store page, the box contains cards inspired by the Pokemon TCG base set and quintessential cards from throughout the game's history. These quintessential cards are all foil and ready to play out of the box.
In addition six vintage cards — including Suicune ex, Lugia ex, and Ho-Oh ex — make their debut in this box. As for the box and storage material, they are all presented in a minimal black and white, which contrasts with the colorful cards and tokens.
The collection contains the following:
- Three 60-card decks featuring the original Gen 1 starters: Charizard, Blastoise, and Venasaur
- 3 deck boxes
- 3 sets of card sleeves
- 1 two-player board
- 1 toolbox case with randomizer
- 2 sets of damage counter cones
- 2 sets of condition markers
Now for kicker. While Pokemon TCG Classic pre-orders are live, the MSRP for a single box is $399. That is a lot of money for an eleven-pound 90s throwback.
Furthermore, it seems the pre-order page has gone the way of all beloved elusive Nintendo paraphernalia. At the time of writing, the store page states that pre-orders are unavailable.
Thankfully, it seems the cards within the Pokemon TCG Classic will have limited use. No cards in the box can be used in official Pokemon TCG tournaments, except for basic energy cards.
For those lucky ones who got a Pokemon TCG Classic pre-ordered, they are expected to ship in November 2023.