Lucario Tin Differences

Discussion in 'TCG News & Gossip Discussion' started by manicgiraffe, Jan 12, 2008.

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  1. manicgiraffe

    manicgiraffe New Member

    I just screwed up big-time. I had no idea the European and US Lucario Tins had different contents. Maybe I'm the only person on the planet this stupid, but I've now really lost out.

    So the purpose of my post is:
    Why were they different?
    And did everyone else know?

    US (and presumably the Americas) Lucario Tin
    3x SW, 1x MT

    UK (and presumably rest of EU) Lucario Tin
    3x MT, 1x DP

    What makes it worse, is that plenty of US Poke stuff is sold in the UK (we get imports of packs in some of the high street as soon as they're released in the US) and you've no idea which you're getting. Normally it doesn't make any real difference to the consumer. Plus without the presence of an LD, there wasn't an official line on the tins. No one to ask, and no SW.

  2. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Well, is SW even released in Europe? I thought they were a set behind or something, hence why they would have MT packs instead of SW.
  3. Flambeke

    Flambeke New Member

    We already have SW in Europe, there was a delay of 3-4 weeks with America. In Europe the next set will be launched middle February. I geuss to be up to speed with the US around DP5, according to my calculations. Most of our stuff is imported out of America too, so we do not really experience any problems, besides having to wait for a month to play the cards.
  4. 3 mt packs are better since you have a better chance at you know what. Hint its a TSD.
  5. manicgiraffe

    manicgiraffe New Member

    SW is released in my country, yeah.
    I'm a judge and TO. I'd kinda suck if I didn't even know what was legal ;/

    Yes, TSD. There's only so many packs of MT worth going through to get one, though! And TSD doesn't build a deck alone, I need Pokes and the good ones are in SW.
  6. Ardoptres

    Ardoptres New Member

    LOL, it came out in Dec.
  7. manicgiraffe

    manicgiraffe New Member

    It might be that the tin was released too close to the regular set though, I suppose. The tins are a sort of discount keep-the-set-selling thing aren't they.

  8. CrownAxe

    CrownAxe New Member

    Blissey is in MT
  9. manicgiraffe

    manicgiraffe New Member

    And Absol, Gallade, Furret, Gardevoir X and some not so insignificant trainers are in SW. If my tins were the same as US tins, I'd be getting MT anyway. I just wouldn't get so many. And who wants DP packs now?

    Well, at least I'm getting that it wasn't common knowledge.

    No TSD out of them yet...
  10. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    Things in secret wonders generally accepted as decent/popular

    Bebe's Search
    Darkness Energy?
    Gardevoir LvX
    Honchcrow LvX
    Oak's Visit

    That's a nice long list not to mention a lot of the cards combo with each other (Absol, Mars, Honchrow) (Banette/Minun) and such. It's completly fair to feel hard done by to end up with MT/DP packs even if it's out of minor carelessness. SW is undeniably better than both MT and DP.
  11. manicgiraffe

    manicgiraffe New Member

    LOL. That made me laugh. It was delicately put. :biggrin: Aw, come on, where's the great UK TCG resource I'm supposed to consult?! I use Pokebeach ffs!

    The tins even carry a uselessly ambiguous sticker that doesn't actually tell you what's in them. I reserve the right to be a bit peed off.
  12. Freddy K.

    Freddy K. New Member

    How many did you buy?

  13. Heatherdu

    Heatherdu New Member

    Well, I hope that you get some decent pulls and can use them plus the Lv X's to trade for the SW cards that you do want.

    I cannot remember if the US tins specify which packs are inside or not. Anyone?
  14. Nevermore

    Nevermore New Member

    You guys can consider yourself lucky. German Tins come with only three booster packs (while retailing at a higher price than yours, too).
  15. manicgiraffe

    manicgiraffe New Member

    Really? And they're the official tins?

    Its surprising that they would bother to package different versions across Europe; sounds like it would just cost more. Or are they German-language cards? I suppose they have to be printed, packed and promoted separately.

    Es tut mir leid :/

    Here, where we can just import US cards, that's exactly what people are doing. I was a bit surprised to come back from the xmas break to find out two of my juniors had done it though. They're little kids, and they've gone all internet price savvy
  16. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    I'm holding my tin and the sticker reads:

    I've been using the "cool Lucario foil promo card" and it hasn't been letting me "sense victory every time I play". Is it that "cool" anyway? Lies, all lies :)
  17. manicgiraffe

    manicgiraffe New Member

    ... doesn't take much sensing when your opponent leaps up in the air after smashing your deck with cards that you've never seen from SW,

    "Hm, my spidey-senses are tinging. Oh, you won already?"

    I'd also like to take to task that
    and ask how many people have tried to devise a method for keeping a card in the right place for the window, and given up covered in tape?

    So, yeah, anyone want a tin? I'll open a selling thread!
    IIRC multiple Chimecho is not a good pull.

    MG *getting grumpier by the tin*
  18. NoPoke

    NoPoke New Member

    manic.. that must be my grumpiness you have there. I recycled it :p
  19. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    I know what WILL cheer you up...

    At least the promos aren't bent like the tin promos were in previous years!
  20. Heatherdu

    Heatherdu New Member

    We just save the black insert that was originally holding the promo. Just be careful placing your card in and out of the indentation.
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