What is the Celebrations Deluxe Pin Collection?
The Celebrations Deluxe Pin Collection is one of a number of products released in October 2021 to mark the 25th Anniversary of Pokémon.
The pin collection was released on 8th October 2021 and measures 30.5 cm x 22.5 cm x 4 cm (12 inches x 8.75 inches x 1.5 inches).
This is the size of a regular collection box and is a change from the Shining Fates pin collection boxes which were considerably smaller at 17.9 cm (7 inches) by 19.7 (7.75 inches).
The artwork for the box features a blue background with a white flash and a black band near the bottom. The Pokémon character Zacian features on the left side of the box while the 25th anniversary logo features on the right.
What is in the Celebrations Deluxe Pin Collection?
The contents of the Celebrations Deluxe Pin Collection have been released:
4 Celebrations Booster Packs (each will contain 4 holo cards)
2 Regular Booster Packs (Chilling Reign and Vivid Voltage)
A Promo Card featuring Zacian Lv.X (see more details below)
A leaflet with information about the Zacian Lv.X card
A pin badge featuring Flying and Surfing Pikachu
Surfing Pikachu Pin Badge
When this product was first announced, there was some confusion as to whether there was one badge design or two. The confusion arose from the fact that Pokémon stated the box would contain ‘an enamel pin badge featuring Surfing and Flying Pikachu.’
The image on the front of the box clearly shows surfing Pikachu. However, the two-dimensional image on the front of the box does not make it clear that the cloud area of the badge above Surfing Pikachu rotates to reveal balloons, turning the badge into Flying Pikachu.
The diameter of the badge is 4.25 cm (1.75 inches)
The updated image of the front of the Celebrations Deluxe Pin Collection shows a Zacian LV.X as the Promo Card for the box.
Zacian is a Generation VIII Pokémon introduced in Sword and Shield 2019. Zacian has featured on a number of Sword and Shield promo cards as well as in the Sword and Shield Base set, Rebel Clash and Vivid Voltage expansion sets.
What is interesting with this card is that it has been given Level-Up status. The Level-Up, or LV.X was introduced with the Diamond and Pearl expansion (2007) and retired at the end of the Platinum Series (2009).
From the outset Pokémon have specified that the Celebrations set would feature ‘close remakes’ of old favourites. However, it would seem that they are also going to introduce a mix of old and new styles.
This card, like other remakes in the Celebrations set, is not tournament legal.