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| Collecting Pokémon: An Unauthorized Handbook and Price Guide
|| Jeffrey B. Snyder
The Collecting Pokémon: An Unauthorized Handbook and Price Guide is a book about collecting Pokémon TCG cards and merchandise. It has 128 pages.
Meet an electric mouse and one hundred and forty nine of its closest friends in the volume that introduces you to the world of Pokémon collecting! Hundreds of beautiful color photographs display the hottest Pokémon collectibles produced for the US market today. Topping the list are the cards and characters from the immensely popular Trading Card Game, followed by comics, figures, toys and electronic games sure to excite every collector.
Also included in the text are brief histories of Pokémon's development in Japan and successful export to America in 1998 and of the rise of trading card games in the 1990s. As a bonus, this book explains the basics to everyone (parents, I'm talking to you here) who just cannot figure out what all the excitement is about! Values are given to the items displayed and listed in the text.
Pokémon Collectibles to Catch
A short intro to the next two sections.
Pokémon Trading Card Game
- Base Set - A checklist, then full images and price guide for every card in the set, organised by type (Colorless, Fighting, Fire, Grass, Lightning, Psychic and Water). Energy cards are listed at the beginning of their respective type listing, and trainer cards at the end of the lists.
- Jungle - All cards in the set listed in the same manner as above.
- Fossil - A checklist of the cards in the set.
Other Pokémon Collectibles
- Comics - CRP listings for The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Pikachu Shocks Back, Electric Pikachu Boogaloo, Pokémon Adventures, Pokémon: Surf's Up, Pikachu!, and Pokémon Video Mini Comics.
- Electronic Entertainment - Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon Yellow, Pokémon Pinball, Pokémon Snap, and the Pokémon Pikachu virtual pet are listed here.
- Poké Plush - Bean-filled plush figures (First Release - 5" Plush), Pokémon plush clip-on (Pikachu - 3" Plush), Jumbo Plush Figures (Pikachu - 9" Plush), 8" Plush (Blastoise), 12" Plush (Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu, and Meowth), and 14" Plush (Pikachu).
- Toys & Trinkets - Battle Figures (First and second releases), Hasbro electronic figures (First and second releases), Micro Playsets (Forest, City and Beach Adventure), Poké Ball Blasters (first and second releases), Pokémon Master Trainer Game, Power Bouncer (first and second releases), Pokémon Light Up Keychains (Squirtle, Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Psyduck and Chansey), and Electronic Yo-Yo.
A section of ruled paper for writing notes.