Legendary Collection TCG Series merchandise
As well as producing unique or variant cards available at events, Nintendo has also released several varieties of promotional items in which to deliver special cards. Such mediums include value packs, box sets and collector tins. The list below focuses on collector tins, each of which contain a promotional card and booster packs from recent Expansions. The items are listed in (roughly) chronological order and contain details of their contents.
- 1 EX Series releases
- 2 Diamond & Pearl Series releases
- 3 Platinum Series releases
- 4 HeartGold & SoulSilver Series releases
EX Series releases
EX Series Collector's Tin
This tin was released in November 2003 and was the first Collector's Tin to be released by Nintendo. As the general collector's tin, with a window display and hexagonal design, did not debut until 2006, this collector's tin instead was rectangular and lacked a window.
EX Series Deck Tins
These tins were released in October 2004 and were the first tins to be released in a number of different designs. They were designed to hold a 60-card deck in sleeves as well as other items, such as counters, markers, coins and dice. Their designs were based on Japanese booster pack artwork from Miracle of the Desert, Rulers of the Heavens, Magma VS Aqua: Two Ambitions and Flight of Legends.
- Treecko (Nintendo Promo 016)
- Torchic (Nintendo Promo 017)
- Mudkip (Nintendo Promo 018)
- Whismur (Nintendo Promo 019)
- EX Series booster packs (×2)
- Sticker sheet matching tin design
Collector's Carry Tin
This tin was released in 2005 and is a unique item amongst Nintendo's promotional items. It features a carry handle, a latch and is the largest tin to be released to date. It is the same tin that was used for the Japanese Emerald Gift Set in 2004. The tin art features a battle between Deoxys and Rayquaza, as depicted in Destiny Deoxys.
- EX Series booster packs (×3)
Holiday 2005 Collector's Tins
Following the success of their previous collector tins and responding to the feedback from the community, Nintendo released the first wave of new "window tins", in which people could see the promotional card included. The tins feature Japanese art from various sets along the side.
These tins were also the first to be released under the schedule in which the tins now become available: excluding Spring 2006 and irregular standalone tins, tins are released every year in Spring and Fall (though the latter was classed Holiday until the Fall 2009 Collector's Tins).
- EX Team Rocket Returns booster pack (×1)
- EX Deoxys booster pack (×1)
- EX Unseen Forces booster pack (×1)
Holiday 2006 Collector's Tins
These tins were the first to have specifically-designed lids to distinguish between each other and the available promotional card inside each.
Spring 2007 Collector's Tins
These tins were unusual as the tin designs do not match any of the promotional cards included (with the exception of Tyranitar in the UK and Europe), and the promotional cards differ depending on the country the tins were available in.
- US promotional cards:
- UK/EU promotional cards:
- EX Delta Species booster pack (×1)
- EX Dragon Frontiers booster pack (×1)
- EX Power Keepers booster packs (×2)
Diamond & Pearl Series releases
Diamond & Pearl Collector's Tins
These tins were the first official Collector's Tins to be released for the Diamond & Pearl Series, although previous tins had included cards from the Diamond & Pearl expansion. For a time, preliminary images of these were displayed as including regular Torterra, Infernape and Empoleon cards, all found within the Diamond & Pearl expansion. Nearer their release, however, it was found that they included their Pokémon LV.X variants with promotional artwork instead.
- US contents:
- UK/EU contents:
- Diamond & Pearl booster packs (×4)
Lucario Collector's Tin
This tin was released in September 2007 and was the first standalone tin to be released. The tin included a Japanese promotional Lucario LV.X card, a reprint of the same card recently released in Mysterious Treasures, released with the Visual Book for the first two Pokémon Card Game DP expansions.
Spring 2008 Collector's Tins
These tins include both Dialga LV.X and Palkia LV.X promotional cards as released in Japan, as well as a new Darkrai LV.X promotional card which was never released in Japan. This card uses promotional artwork used for the release of Shining Darkness in Japan.
- Mysterious Treasures booster pack (×1)
- Secret Wonders booster packs (×2)
- Great Encounters booster pack (×1)
Holiday 2008 Collector's Tins
Instead of releasing three holiday tins, in 2008, The Pokémon Company released two waves of two tins each, thus releasing four holiday tins instead of three.
The first wave was released on September 17, 2008. These tins include promotional variants of the Mewtwo LV.X and Rhyperior LV.X cards released in Legends Awakened. The promotional Rhyperior LV.X was never released in Japan.
The second wave was released on November 5, 2008. These tins include promotional variants of the Heatran LV.X and Regigigas LV.X cards released in Stormfront, released on the same day.
- Mewtwo LV.X (DP Promo 28)
- Rhyperior LV.X (DP Promo 29)
- Regigigas LV.X (DP Promo 30)
- Heatran LV.X (DP Promo 31)
- Wave 1:
- Wave 2:
Platinum Series releases
Spring 2009 Collector's Tins
These tins were released on March 2, 2009. Rather than including cards based entirely on an expansion, the cards are instead based on the three main legendary Pokémon featured in Giratina and the Sky Warrior: Dialga, Giratina Origin Forme and Shaymin Sky Forme. All three cards are reprints; however, both Giratina LV.X and Shaymin LV.X were created with English exclusive artwork at the time.
Prior to the release of the tins, it was announced that each would hold one figure from the Pokémon Trading Figure Game. However, the TFG was later discontinued and these plans were dropped.
- Diamond & Pearl Series booster packs (×2)
- Platinum booster packs (×2)
Fall 2009 Collector's Tins
These tins were released on September 2, 2009. They include reprints from Supreme Victors, with new artwork, of three of the more popular Pokémon featured in the expansion: Charizard, Rayquaza and Garchomp. These reprints were never released in Japan.
- Diamond & Pearl Series booster pack (×1)
- Platinum Series booster packs (×3)
Arceus Collector's Tin
Originally scheduled to be released on December 2, 2009, this tin was brought forward to coincide with the release of the Arceus expansion on November 4, 2009. It includes a reprint of one of the three Arceus LV.X cards from the expansion with English exclusive artwork.
- Platinum: Arceus booster packs (×3)
- Diamond & Pearl or Platinum Series booster packs (×2)
- POP Series 9 booster pack (×1)
HeartGold & SoulSilver Series releases
Spring 2010 Collector's Tins
Along with the release of HeartGold & SoulSilver in Western regions, the first batch of tins for the HGSS series of cards were released on February 24, 2010. The tins included promotional reprints of three Pokémon Prime cards, as well as four booster packs, from the expansion.
Fall 2010 Collector's Tins
These tins were released between Undaunted and Triumphant, on September 15, 2010. Rather than Pokémon Prime, these tins include promotional cards of the legendary beasts as Shiny Pokémon. They also include cards of the corresponding legendary beasts from Secret Wonders.
- Raikou (HGSS Promo 19)
- Entei (HGSS Promo 20)
- Suicune (HGSS Promo 21)
- Raikou (Secret Wonders 16/132)
- Entei (Secret Wonders 04/132)
- Suicune (Secret Wonders 19/132)
- HeartGold & SoulSilver Series booster packs (×2)
- Diamond & Pearl or Platinum Series booster packs (×2)