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On July 16, 2010, [[The Pokémon Company International]] filed a lawsuit against Beckett Media. The lawsuit argues that Beckett's use of Pokémon card images and other artwork violates TCPi's copyright. This lawsuit is a result of Beckett Media ignoring TCPi's earlier requests to remove their copyrighted material.
 
On July 16, 2010, [[The Pokémon Company International]] filed a lawsuit against Beckett Media. The lawsuit argues that Beckett's use of Pokémon card images and other artwork violates TCPi's copyright. This lawsuit is a result of Beckett Media ignoring TCPi's earlier requests to remove their copyrighted material.
   
In late September 2010, magazine subscribers received a notice that the magazine was going to be cancelled, most likely due to the aforementioned lawsuit.
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In late September 2010, magazine subscribers received a notice that the magazine was going to be cancelled, most likely due to the aforementioned lawsuit. However, subscribers would now recieve issues of ''Beckett Game Strategyst'', which includes information about Pokémon games.
   
 
==Sections==
 
==Sections==

Revision as of 17:27, 2 October 2010

Cover artwork of the September 2008 issue

Beckett Pokémon Unofficial Collector was an English-language magazine with information on the Pokémon anime, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the games and other Pokémon-related media. It had been in circulation since 1999 and was the oldest publication dedicated to Pokémon. Beckett Pokémon Unofficial Collector was published by Beckett Media, and the editor of the magazine at the time of closure was Doug Kale.

While Beckett was often the first English-language print source to report on developments in Japan regarding the Pokémon franchise, it was also known to occasionally report false information. Beckett was the first publication of any kind to report information about Pokémon Platinum, through the December 2007 issue.

The magazine had contained, among other things, listings of prices for Pokémon trading cards. In addition to Pokémon coverage, the magazine also occasionally featured "Bonus sections" on other games and anime, such as Yu-Gi-Oh! and Webkinz.

Beckett Pokémon Unofficial Collector often hosted contests to win prizes such as Pokémon merchandise and full boxes of Trading Card Game cards.

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On July 16, 2010, The Pokémon Company International filed a lawsuit against Beckett Media. The lawsuit argues that Beckett's use of Pokémon card images and other artwork violates TCPi's copyright. This lawsuit is a result of Beckett Media ignoring TCPi's earlier requests to remove their copyrighted material.

In late September 2010, magazine subscribers received a notice that the magazine was going to be cancelled, most likely due to the aforementioned lawsuit. However, subscribers would now recieve issues of Beckett Game Strategyst, which includes information about Pokémon games.

Sections

There were several sections of the magazine which recurred in most, if not all, issues of the magazine:

  • Beckett Pokémon Hot List: A list of top-selling cards in Japan.
  • Beckett's Ultimate Guide: a new Pokémon is featured every month.
  • The Real-Life Pokémon: A report on a featured Pokémon which resembles or is based on a real-life animal.
  • Collector's Corner: Photos of readers's Pokémon collections.
  • Pokémon Price Guide: A main selling point of the magazine, especially in its earliest years of publication. This section is a detailed estimated price guide of the value of all current TCG cards from the Base Set up until the most recent English expansion as well as all English-released promotional cards.
  • Art Gallery: fan art submitted by readers.
  • Fun Trivia: The closing section of the magazine.

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