Prerelease Cutbacks over the years.....

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  1. AnimeDDR110

    AnimeDDR110 New Member

    Okay, so, I started going to Pokemon Prereleases since Unseen Forces. Over the years, i noticed the prices and prizes going up and down. Here is what I have been noticing since UF at the PR's i go to.

    UF-$20.00 adm. 6 Packs to play with, 4 for completing. Promo Card. Promo Pin.

    DS-Same as UF.

    LM-$20.00 adm. 6 packs to play with, 2 for completing, deck box. Promo Card. Promo Pin.

    HP-Same as LM. Only PR I went to where 1st pace for each age division won booster box.

    CG-Same as HP.

    DF-$20.00 adm? 6 packs to play with, 2 for completing, deck box. Promo Card. Promo ZPin

    PK-Same as DF (except for promo pin).

    DP-$25.00 adm. 6 packs to play with, 2 for completing, 60 Deck Sleeves. Promo Card.

    MT-Same as DP.

    SW-Same as MT

    GE-Same as SW.


    So, what will we see for the future? Do you like what is given at PR today or did you like the past?
  2. secretsof2113

    secretsof2113 Moderator Trader Feedback Mod

    You forgot about the pins that were given out for some of the sets. At least up to dragon frontiers.
  3. AnimeDDR110

    AnimeDDR110 New Member

    Oh, yes. I will add that right now.
  4. Prof Clay

    Prof Clay New Member

    As a PTO, I do not see any changes in the foreseeable future. Hopefully this will continue.

    At my prereleases, immediately after the main event we still hold booster drafts...the past 4 prereleases have ended with at least 24 players drafting...lots of fun.:thumb: My players love it.
  5. AnimeDDR110

    AnimeDDR110 New Member

    Yeah, but i used to love the 10 packs deal for 20 dollars =]
    Now we have 8 packs and deck sleeves for 25 dollars =[
  6. TheDancingPeanut

    TheDancingPeanut New Member

    ****, let's go all the way back to ex Dragon when we were actually playing for prizes. I mean, I'm not saying those days were better or worse, but why start at UF for this comparison?
  7. pikachual

    pikachual New Member

    $25??......we pay $30!!!!
  8. Black_jirachi

    Black_jirachi New Member

    PK and DF didnt have deckboxes, they had notebooks
  9. TheDarkTwins

    TheDarkTwins Active Member

    Or how about when Wizards was running the game that we didnt really have Prereleases at all. :eek:

  10. Lawman

    Lawman Active Member

    I'd love to go back a few years and pay $1.50/gallon of gas too! (And 2.50 for gallon milk, 89 cents for a dozen eggs......and on and on) Prices go up over time. You still get more for 25 bucks than buying them retail! Sleeves (60 count = $6-10 value) (50 count packs run 4-6 bucks); Packs 3.49 to 3.99/pack retail. 4 x 8 = 32 (taxes get ya!) You still get $42 or so worth of value, PLUS getting to play and trade pokemon cards for an afternoon of FUN!

    Yeah....why do you keep going to these things? :confused:

  11. Donezator

    Donezator New Member

    LOL! There MUCH cheaper here in the UK where I go to in Leicester!
  12. orangematt

    orangematt New Member

    I like drafting more than the actual PR. Usually we can get 6-8 friends in a group which just makes it more fun.
  13. AnimeDDR110

    AnimeDDR110 New Member

    Because i started going to prereleases when UF came out, if you read that.
  14. Nu Gundam

    Nu Gundam New Member

    Bah, you people are way better off than we do in Canada (well, at least at my part of the country). PreReleases costs $35 CAD and our currency is supposed to be at par to your American dollar ... so in theory we are over-paying for our PRs by around 40% :rolleyes:
  15. AnimeDDR110

    AnimeDDR110 New Member

    What do you get at your PR's? Is it the same as ares?
  16. drmario

    drmario New Member

  17. Mystery Thing

    Mystery Thing Administrator

    Myself, I prefer the sleeves to the deck boxes. I've got dozens of deck boxes just sitting around in my closet, but you can never have too many sleeves.

    Side comment: I do prefer draft to sealed, though.
  18. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Base Set: No prerelease.
    Jungle: No prerelease. PR card given out at small number of leagues
    Fossil: No prerelease. PR card given out at larger number of leagues.
    Team Rocket: No prerelease. PR card given out at TRUs and leagues
    Gym 1: Prerelease event held at TRUs.
    Gym 2: no more prereleases done.
    Neo Genesis: no PR
    Neo 2: No PR
    Neo 3: no PR
    Neo 4: No PR
    LC, Expedition, Aquapolis, Skyridge: No PR, no PR, no PR, no PR
    RS: No PR

    Seems better to me now.
  19. TheDarkTwins

    TheDarkTwins Active Member

    I think there was a RS Prerelease at PCNY.

  20. Blue Zangoose

    Blue Zangoose New Member

    $35 CAD?:eek: Over here in Edmonton/St.Albert it's about $25 CAD... Odd. :confused:
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