What is the Celebrations Ultra Premium Collection?
The Celebrations Ultra Premium Collection is a special product that is being released on 8th October as part of the 25th Anniversary celebration.
The box artwork features a background of what appear to be pencil sketches of early Pokémon characters, with the 25th Anniversary logo over the top.
The Premium Collection carries a weighty £119.99 ($167) price tag, but despite the price it is a highly collectable item that quickly sold out on presale.
Celebrations products are being rolled out in three waves with a second wave expected in December 2021 and a third early in 2022. If you are not lucky enough to purchase Celebrations products in October 2021 all is not lost.
What is in the Celebrations Ultra Premium Collection?
The contents of the Celebrations Ultra Premium Collection have been revealed:
1 x commemorative metal card featuring Base Set Pikachu
1 x commemorative metal card featuring Base Set Charizard
1 special gold version of Pikachu V
1 special gold version of Poké Ball
An enamel pin featuring Charizard
An enamel pin featuring Pikachu
1 x anniversary-themed metal coin
17 x Celebrations four-card booster packs
8 x additional Pokémon TCG booster packs – 2 x Darkness Ablaze, 3 x Vivid Voltage, 3 x Chilling Reign
A guide to playing the Trading Card Game
Is the Celebrations Ultra Premium Collection Value for Money?
At first look spending £119.99 ($167) on a product seems a large amount of money. It is nearly three times the price of a standard Elite Trainer Box and double the price of the Celebrations regular Elite Trainer Box. For that price consumers want something special and they will not be disappointed.
The two gold metal cards featuring base set Charizard and base set Pikachu are highly collectable and will surely increase in value over the years. Similarly, the gold versions of Pikachu V and Poké Ball will be sought after by investors and collectors alike. So far as we are aware these cards will only be available in this set which will increase their value.
Single Booster Packs generally retail for between £3 and £4 ($4 – $5.50). The Celebrations Ultra Premium Collection contains 17 Celebrations boosters and 8 additional boosters. Taking a mid price point, 25 boosters at £3.50 works out at £87.50 ($122).
Taking into account the individual products that are in the Celebrations Ultra Premium Collection, it represents good value for money and offers good investment opportunities for those that can resist opening the box.