We’re pretty used to prices making our mouths water Pokémon trading card game Cardboard products, but how about Pokémon Skateboards? A recent collaboration between the Pocket Monster company and Santa Cruz Skateboardswhich literally sold out in seconds, saw thousands of people buying sealed, unknown decks that are now changing hands for tens of thousands of dollars.
that’s not the case Pokémonis the first foray into the world of skateboarding hugely popular Bear Walker collaboration that you can still buy today. However, the game against Santa Cruz went one step further. It asked sealed Pokémon boards are for sale, with customers not knowing which of the 15 designs they ordered, in a way that mimics opening them TCG Packs. There was also a surprisingly small chance of “pulling” a gold skateboard out of the box, with five gold designs – Eevee, Gyrados, Pikachu, Charizard and Mimikyu – in the mix, limited to just 50 pieces each.
At $110 a piece, the decks themselves are incredibly cheap (a regular, average-priced skateboard costs around $50 to $100), which probably explains why most people hitting the site on September 13th at exactly 9 a.m EST visited, immediately realizing they were sold out. This despite a purchase limit of five items per person. Since then, those who have managed to snag some have either held on to the decks or taken to eBay to cash out early.
Why? Because the decks have completely different ratings depending on which Pokemon appears after you tear open the packaging. Aside from the unlikely chance of snagging one of the 250 gold game boards, customers had a one in fifteen chance of getting a game board with something as desirable as a Gengar, Charizard, or Pikachu. But also a one in fifteen chance of getting Magikarp. Sure, we all love Ivysaur, but we all want Mewtwo. So if you sell them sealed, you can of course make more or significantly less money, depending on what’s inside. Therefore, every opening has turned out to be a social media man.
Take, for example, this gorgeous opening of a lady with a parrot on her head.
Even the biggest Pokemon YouTubers couldn’t gain an advantage here. Both Poke Vault and PokeRev had to buy scalped specimens on eBay for prices between $300 and $500.
Now that the hype is even bigger than before, A sealed board will probably cost you around $1,200more than ten times the original price.
This guy has one!
It really helps the decks look good impressively. Big, bold designs for the monsters against subtler, more detailed backgrounds. But yeah, this probably gets even sillier when it comes to pricing.
Oh, and it’s important to me that you know about the optional grip tape Really looks like my boy’s pajamas.