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Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond sets mix-up Lord of the Rings, Warhammer 40K

Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond sets mix-up Lord of the Rings, Warhammer 40K

Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro revealed a major bit of news this week with a pair of new card sets. Both exist in a line that'll be called Universes Beyond. Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond will begin with a set for Lord of the Rings, and another set for Warhammer 40K. This could be amazingly fun and entertaining, or it could be the beginning of the end for the game.*

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Shiny Pokemon TCG Shining Fates unboxing and foil inspection

Shiny Pokemon TCG Shining Fates unboxing and foil inspection

The Pokemon Trading Card Game released a new set here at the tail end of February called Shining Fates. Today we're taking a look at a few different boxes and and unpacking a few packs to see what's inside. This isn't your average set - it's relatively small, meaning you've got a better chance to "Catch Em All" than usual. This set contains not only standard rares, and foils, and Pokemon V cards, and VMAX Pokemon, but SHINY versions of each of these sorts of cards.

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Pokemon TCG card reprints aren’t new

Pokemon TCG card reprints aren’t new

This isn't the first time Pokemon TCG (trading card game) cards have needed to be reprinted. This isn't even the first time Pokemon card sets have been printed beyond their original run in recent years. Since the dawn of the trading card game, Pokemon cards have appeared limited edition at the same time as they've been widely available around the world - that's the dance both Wizards of the Coast and The Pokemon Company International have been dancing for the past two decades.

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Pokemon TCG will soon reprint cards to scorch scalpers

Pokemon TCG will soon reprint cards to scorch scalpers

The Pokemon Company International just released a note on the near-future of the Pokemon card game, especially regarding availability constraints. The wording of the statement seems to suggest they MAY be speaking about the McDonald's release that's taken the scalper world by storm... but we shall see. Per the statement, they are "actively working to print more of the impacted Pokemon TCG products as quickly as possible and at maximum capacity to support this increased demand."

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Magic: The Gathering Smitten Secret Lair February goes from Brutal to Lisa Frank

Magic: The Gathering Smitten Secret Lair February goes from Brutal to Lisa Frank

Today the folks at Wizards of the Coast revealed a new set of cards - or several sets of cards, as it were. The big multi-drop is called a Secret Lair Superdrop, and it's aimed at the month of February, 2021. In the mix are a set of faeries, Valentine's Day, a few full-art basic lands, and a pair of Kaldheim "showcase" packs.

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McDonalds Pokemon cards strategy and tips for Happy Meal madness [UPDATE!]

McDonalds Pokemon cards strategy and tips for Happy Meal madness [UPDATE!]

This month Nintendo and The Pokemon Company worked with McDonald's to deliver Pokemon TCG card packs to Happy Meals across the USA. This isn't the first time McDonalds released Pokemon cards with Happy Meals, but it IS the first time said cards were sold in randomly-assorted packs. Or semi-randomly-assorted, anyway.

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McDonalds has Pokemon TCG card packs, if you’re lucky

McDonalds has Pokemon TCG card packs, if you’re lucky

Just in case you're not sure if you've celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Pokemon franchise enough, there's more. McDonalds and the Pokemon Company announced this week that they're ready to roll with packs of cards. McDonald's Happy Meals will include one 25th Anniversary Special Edition McDonald's booster pack of Pokemon Trading Card Game cards each.

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Pokemon Champions Path Elite Trainer box unboxing (and Pins too!)

Pokemon Champions Path Elite Trainer box unboxing (and Pins too!)

Today we're taking a peek at all the new different boxes and packs available for the newest Pokemon trading card set: Champions Path! This new set includes an Elite Trainer Box, several special Pin Collection boxes, and a Dubwool V collection box. We've got the lot, let's take a peek at what's inside.

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Dungeons & Dragons in Magic The Gathering card set 2021 and MTG in DnD 2016

Dungeons & Dragons in Magic The Gathering card set 2021 and MTG in DnD 2016

Today the folks at Wizards of the Coast combined two of their biggest brands at long last. Or "at long last" if we're only counting proper sets of Magic cards. The card set is a real-deal official black-bordered Standard-legal set called Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. But wait, you might be saying, didn't the Magic: The Gathering universe cross over with Dungeons & Dragons before? The answer is yes, yes it did.

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Cards Against Humanity Family Edition delivered kids in quarantine

Cards Against Humanity Family Edition delivered kids in quarantine

Today the folks at Cards Against Humanity revealed their next major game set, and it's for the kids. Where previous Cards Against Humanity sets were vulgar, inappropriate for children, and sometimes downright absurd, the latest expansion is appropriate for families. Or at least it'll be MOSTLY appropriate, by the standards of the folks at Cards Against Humanity.

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Pokemon TCG Darkness Ablaze unboxing and foil inspection

Pokemon TCG Darkness Ablaze unboxing and foil inspection

Today we're taking a peek at some of the most awesome cards from the newest Pokemon (TCG) card game set. This is Pokemon TCG: Sword & Shield - Darkness Ablaze card set. This set includes a card that's already sold on eBay for well over $100 USD. That is, of course, another Charizard.

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Pokemon TCG Sword & Shield Rebel Clash Elite Trainer Box Unboxing

Pokemon TCG Sword & Shield Rebel Clash Elite Trainer Box Unboxing

Today we're looking at what's inside an Elite Trainer Box of Pokemon cards for the newest set, Pokemon TCG: Sword & Shield: Rebel Clash. This set is expected to hit stores (and ship) on May 1, 2020. You'll be wanting to get cards from this set shipped, if you're in quarantine like most of the world's population. We got some packs, Starter Decks, and this Elite Trainer Box sent to us to review by The Pokemon Company - let's take a look at this big box first!

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