Pokémon trading card game reveals shining fates set to begin 25th anniversary celebrations

2021 is set to be a massive year for the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), which will soon release the Shining Fates expansion – its first major product release in the year in which it celebrates 25 year since the launch of the original Pokémon video games

Written by Mark Naish

Posted 18.01.2021 | Products

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Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the Pokémon TCG had a phenomenally successful 2020 and is sure to receive an even bigger boost thanks to this major milestone for one of the most popular and successful entertainment franchises in the world.

Releasing in February, the Shining Fates set – which spotlights the game’s ultra-rare and powerful Shiny Pokémon variants – is a special expansion sitting outside of the current Sword & Shield expansion block, the latest instalment of which will follow in March. This is the first time that the game has released such a set this early in a year, having previously only done so in Q4 – speaking to the step up in plans for such a monumental year.
As is fitting, the set will be led by the iconic Pikachu, who stars in the Pokémon TCG: Shining Fates – Pikachu V collection. This exciting boxed set features Pikachu V in the form of both a gorgeous full-art foil promo card and a stunning foil oversize card, as well as coming with four booster packs.
Another fan-favourite Pokémon, Eevee, will take a turn in the spotlight as well as it fronts the set’s Elite Trainer Box in gigantic VMAX form. This bumper product, attractive to both collectors and players, includes a majestic foil promo card of Eevee VMAX as well as 10 Shining Fates booster packs and a variety of themed accessories.
The Pokémon TCG, including the full Shining Fates expansion and other exciting lines in the works for the remainder of this celebratory year for the game, is available to the UK trade exclusively through Asmodee UK. Retailers wanting a closer look at what’s next for this mega-popular brand should make sure that they book a meeting at the third edition of AsmoFair, the company’s pioneering virtual trade show.
Running from January 17-23, AsmoFair will bring attendees closer than ever to the feeling of an in-person event thanks to additions including a 360-degree virtual tour of a fully built show stand. With meetings also available at evenings and weekends in order to accommodate as many needs as possible, retailers can visit asmofair.co.uk in order to book a slot and see everything that’s coming up from the games specialists.

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