What is the Charizard ex Premium Collection?
The Charizard ex Premium Collection released on 20th October 2023. It is the first ex Premium Collection box to be released and has a recommended retail price of around £43 in the UK and $39.99 in the US.
The artwork for the front of the box features an arrangement of orange crystals around the cut away section that reveals the contents and regular form Charizard in the bottom right corner.
What is in the Charizard ex Premium Collection?
The contents of the Charizard ex Premium Collection have been revealed:
1 etched foil promo card featuring Charizard ex
2 foil cards featuring Charmander and Charmeleon
6 Pokémon TCG booster packs
1 magnetic card protector with display base
65 card sleeves featuring Charizard as a Tera Pokémon
A code card for Pokémon TCG Live
Is the Charizard ex Premium Collection Value for Money?
Any product with Charizard as the hero is likely to be popular with collectors and fans alike. The box includes a Charizard Promo Card and foil cards featuring Charmeleon and Charmander. A rough estimate is that the Charizard card would sell on auction sites for between £15 / $15 and £25 / $25 and the Charmeleon and Charmander cards for around £4 / $4 each.
Single Booster Packs generally retail for between £4 and £5 in the UK and $4 -5 in the US. The Charizard ex Premium Collection contains 6 booster packs most likely from the Scarlet and Violet series. Taking a mid price point, 6 boosters at £4.50 works out at £27 ($27).
The set of 65 card sleeves are worth around £5 / $5 and the magnetic card protector with display base £4 / $4 – £5 / $5.
Using the lower estimates for the value of the individual products in the set, the total is £55 / $55, which is higher than the price of the set, so it can be concluded that it is good value for money.
For those that can resist opening the box, the Charizard ex Premium Collection also offers a good investment opportunity. Charizard is arguably the most popular Pokémon and any product in which it features is likely to increase in value over time.