What is the Roaring Moon ex Box?
The Roaring Moon ex Box is one of two new Collection Boxes being released on 17th November 2023. This box features Roaring Moon a new Pokémon with the Ancient mechanic, while the other features Iron Valiant, a new Pokémon with the Future mechanic. It has an expected retail price of £22.99 in the UK and $21.99 in the US.
The Roaring Moon ex Box is scheduled for release two weeks after the launch of the Paradox Rift expansion set, the first expansion to feature the new Ancient and Future mechanics.
The released image of the box shows a return to the rectangular format of earlier ex boxes and the V boxes of the Sword and Shield series. The box dimensions have not been released but given that a Pokémon card is 6.3 cm wide we can assume the box is around 25cm by 20cm (10in by 8 in).
The artwork for the box features a cut out window, outlined in yellow and red, showing the contents of the box. This is surrounded by a blue background with a mesh pattern. Roaring Moon is featured in the top right hand corner.
The recommended retail price for the box is thought to be around £22.99 in the UK and $21.99 in the US.
What are the contents of the Roaring Moon ex Box?
The contents of the box have been revealed:
1 Roaring Moon ex 124/182
1 oversize Roaring Moon ex 124/182
1 Brute Bonnet 123/182
1 Trainer card featuring Ancient Booster Energy Capsule 159/182
4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
A code card for Pokémon TCG Live
Is the Roaring Moon ex Box good value for money?
The box contains one jumbo and one regular sized Roaring Moon ex card from the Paradox Rift set, a Brute Bonnet rare card, a trainer item card and 4 Booster packs.
Individual booster packs generally retail for around £4 in the UK and $4 in the US. With the exception of the Jumbo card, the other cards are not new releases. The Roaring Moon ex card is a double rare, half art card and would likely cost around £2.50 / $2.50, while the jumbo version could fetch around £4 / $4. The Brute Bonnet card is a rare holo while the trainer card is an uncommon card, these are probably not worth more than £1 / $1 each.
The Four Booster packs would therefore cost £16 ($16) adding the expected value of the four cards takes the total to around £24.00 or $24.00 which is £1 more than the expected retail price in the UK and $2 more than the expected retail price in the US. The box is therefore reasonable value for money.