What are Hidden Fates Tins?
Hidden Fates Tins are a set of collection tins that were released on 6th September 2019, two weeks after the launch of the Sun & Moon Hidden Fates expansion set.
There are three different tins to collect featuring Charizard GX, Raichu GX and Gyarados GX.
Due to their enormous popularity the tins were reprinted in September 2020. In the Spring of 2021 they received a final reprint as part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations. The Hidden Fates Elite Trainer Boxes were reprinted at the same time.
The tins measure 15 cm (6 inches) x 11.5 cm (4.5 inches) x 7.5 cm (2.95 inches) and are sealed with a plastic strip around the middle of the tin.
What is inside the Hidden Fates Tins?
The plastic strip around the middle is removed by pulling a vertical tear-off strip.
Once it has been done, the lid can be removed. This reveals a Black Star Promo GX card for that tin’s character, housed in a honeycomb style card inset.
The Charizard GX Promo card is numbered SM211, Gyarados SM212 and Raichu SM213.
Below this card is an online code card for the tin.
The card inset can be removed to reveal 4 Hidden Fates Booster Packs. The image shows the contents of the Raichu GX Tin.
Value for Money?
The Gyarados and Raichu 2021 reprint tins retail at around £24.95 ($35), while the Charizard tin will set you back £29.95 ($41.70). Hidden Fates Booster Packs can be purchased individually from a number of stockists for around £6.70 ($9.30).
Charizard GX SM211 can be currently resold on Ebay UK for £4 – £7 ($5.50 – $9.75), while Gyarados GX SM212 is worth around £3 ($4) and Raichu SM213 fetches just £2 ($2.80).
The tins come with 4 Hidden Fates Booster Packs which would set you back £27 ($37.60). Add in the value of the Promo card and you easily have a break-even price or more.
Pokémon have announced this will be the last reprint so in terms of collectability these tins are sure to increase in value over the next few years. This strategy would almost certainly offer a good return on the money spent.
With a retail price of around £14 these Spring Poké Ball tins are not cheap. A complete set would work out at £70. However, if you are an avid collector or investor this may seem a reasonable expense. If the balls are to be kept sealed, it is highly likely that in a few years time you should see a good return on your investment.
Are the Hidden Fates Tins value for money? In our opinion yes they are.
*Please note: Prices quoted are based on UK prices June 2021.