What is the Charizard Ultra Premium Collection 2022?
The Charizard Ultra Premium Collection 2022 released on 28th October 2022. It is the third Ultra Premium Collection product released by the Pokémon Company and follows the Zacian & Zamazenta Ultra Premium Collection 2020 and the Celebrations Ultra Premium Collection released in 2021.
The artwork for the outer sleeve features Charizard in grey against a white background. Charizard appears to be emerging from behind two stylised white and grey striped mountains.
The inner box features Charizard outlined in white against a background that ranges from purple to orange. Three inner panels reveal Charizard, Mega Charizard and a Poké Ball in white against a gold background.
The Charizard Ultra Premium Collection will retail for £119.99 in the United Kingdom and $119.99 in the United States. Despite the high price, these boxes have proved to be highly collectable and the fact that this box features Charizard will make it more so.
What is in the Charizard Ultra Premium Collection?
The contents of the Charizard Ultra Premium Collection have been revealed:
3 etched foil promo cards: Charizard V (SWSH260), Charizard VMAX (SWSH261), and Charizard VSTAR (SWSH262)
1 playmat featuring Gigantamax Charizard
65 card sleeves featuring Gigantamax Charizard
1 metal coin featuring Gigantamax Charizard
6 metal damage-counter dice
2 metal condition markers
1 acrylic VSTAR marker
16 Pokemon TCG booster packs from the Sword & Shield Series
A player’s guide to the entire Sword & Shield Series
A code card for Pokemon TCG Live
Is the Charizard Ultra Premium Collection Value for Money?
At first look spending 119.99 on a product seems a large amount of money. It is nearly three times the price of a standard Elite Trainer Box and around the same price as a Booster Box.
The three foil etched cards featuring Charizard will be highly collectable and will surely increase in value over the years. Assuming these cards will be exclusive to this set, purchasers could recoup their outlay from these cards alone.
Single Booster Packs generally retail for between £4 and £5 in the UK and $4 -5 in the US. The Charizard Ultra Premium Collection contains 16 booster packs from the Sword and Shield series. Taking a mid price point, 16 boosters at £4.50 works out at £72 ($72).
Taking into account the individual products that are in the Celebrations Ultra Premium Collection, the box does represent a good value for money. It also offers good investment opportunities for those that can resist opening the box – the Celebrations Ultra Premium Collection released in 2021 is currently selling on Ebay UK for around £320 and on Ebay.com for around $340.