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Collector Tins (TCG)

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This page no longer includes the merchandise for the Diamond & Pearl Series, the Platinum Series, the HeartGold & SoulSilver Series, the Call of Legends Series, or the Black & White Series. It is progressively being phased out in favor of merchandise pages organized by Series rather than type. For merchandise from these three Series, please refer to this page accordingly.


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.

EX Series releases

EX Series Collector's Tin

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EX 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.

Promotional cards:

Contents:

EX Series Deck Tins

EX 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.

Promotional cards:

Contents:

  • EX Series booster packs (×2)
  • Sticker sheet matching tin design

Collector's Carry Tin

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EX 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.

Promo cards:

Contents:

  • 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).

Promotional cards:

Contents:

Holiday 2006 Collector's Tins

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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.

Promotional cards:

Contents: